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UN expert urges Algeria to pardon pro-democracy convicts

A United Nations expert on Tuesday urged Algeria to pardon people convicted or detained over their involvement in the pro-democracy protests of 2019-20 and to ease restrictions on gatherings.

The Hirak protests broke out in February 2019, forcing longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down two months later.

The movement continued to press…

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Tunisian president remarks on storm Daniel

The president of Tunisia criticised European Union monitors who were hoping to speak to the families of Tunisian prisoners.

Kais Saied also blasted the naming choice of the Mediterranean storm that hit neighbouring Libya last week, in scathing remarks in Tunis on Tuesday.

"Anyone who comes from abroad to monitor us is unwelcome and will not enter…

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Egypt: presidential election dates announced

Egypt will hold a presidential vote on December 10 to 12, 2023, the country's election authority announced Monday.

Walid Hassan Hamza, chairman of Egypt's National Election Authority, said the winner will be declared on December 18. 

"The final results of the presidential elections will be announced and published in the official newspaper no later…

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Libya Floods: 'the damage is huge, hard to describe' says Khalifa Haftar

The damage is huge, it's hard to describe or measure it" says the military strongman in Libya's eastern administration, Khalifa Haftar as thousands are feared dead or missing after huge flash floods devastated eastern regions. The devastation with a surge of muddy river water ripping away entire neighbourhoods in one coastal city, local authorities…

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