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Why king seeks to mend PJD-Istiqlal feud
Despite a crisis that flared up when the Istiqlal party announced on May 11 it was withdrawing from the coalition government, the split between that party and the moderate Islamist PJD movement looks likely to be smoothed over in talks between their respective bosses, Hamid Chabat and prime minister Abdelilah Benkirane.
Benyounes on the runway with Vueling
Son of Algerian senator Mohamed Akli Benyounes and nephew of regional development minister Amara Benyounes , Reda Benyounes is a high flyer in business circles- and in more ways than (...)
Red carpet at BMCE for Mekouar
Morocco’s envoy to Washington between 2002 and 2011, Aziz Mekouar will now be deploying his talents in quite a different field:
(Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines) has issued a new call for bids for a contract
Italians in vanguard for building boom
Italian building and public works companies look set to make hay out of a drive by Algeria to build 300,000 housing units for Algeria’s middle classes, a campaign launched by prime
, an Algerian building firm run by Noureddine Lakelak, was one of the guests of honour at UK
Rahim breaks off with Yala brothers
Boss of the retail and property concern Arcofina, Abdelouahab
Ezzraimi’s Russian connection
The chief executive of the agri-business group SIM, Abdelkader
Hnen calls for new confiscations
Chairman of the Commission de Confiscation, magistrate Nejib Hnen wants to target more people suspected of making ill-gotten gains during the rule of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
Mabrouk brother’s predilection for Luxembourg
The Mabrouk brothers certainly like the Grand Duchy. A few weeks
Residing up to now in London, the boss of Tunisia’s Nur Energie,
Total building a cosy nest for staff
With BP announcing on May 13 that it was withdraw all of its “unessential” staff from Libya, Total seems intent on putting down new roots.
Al-Bargati draws up defence blacklist
Set up by defence minister Mohamed Al-Bargati , a committee that examines all military contracts signed during the Gaddafi period has drawn up a blacklist of 12 companies accused of
Libyan Civil Aviation Authority
(ICAA), headed by Abdulrazag Zatout, has issued a call for bids to modernise
(Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde Mediterraneen), a think tank headed by Jean-Louis
ROYAL PALACE, RABAT
Who's going to take the fall for Minurso?
A number of leading dignitaries could become scapegoats of the Minsurso affair even though Rabat managed to eventually save the day.
DEFENCE MINISTRY, TUNIS
The discreet rise of general Laajimi
Five months after being promoted to the rank of rank of major general, the Tunisian air force’s chief-of-staff, Taieb Laajimi, is continuing his climb towards the top.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY, U.K.
Jebali makes pitch for Tunisia
No longer running Tunisia’s government, former prime minister Hamadi Jebali has transformed himself into an economic envoy for his country.
Dagman soon on way out?
Health minister Nurideen Abdulhamid Dagman is on the list of ministers getting the boot in a forthcoming
Bricq promises better life for city dwellers
French foreign trade minister Nicole Bricq is due to arrive in Morocco on May 16.
Al Bargati seeks to foster emergence of military experts
Along with re-organizing the army (see P.3), Libyan defence minister Mohamed al Bargati is creating
Tripoli Q Paris
, French consul in Tripoli, is to extend his tenure.
Algiers Q Brussels
, Algeria’s foreign minister, deployed a considerable amount of energy in Brussels on May 15 on the sidelines of a conference of donors for Mali to inform his counterparts about Algeria’s concern over the on-going security crisis in Libya, which has experienced a surge in violence.
Tripoli Q Brussels
, Libya’s prime minister, is expected in Brussels on May 27 during a meeting of European Union foreign ministers.
Ben Ali Inc: a political timebomb
How Mohamed VI rules by remote control
A difficult changeover in Tunisia
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