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North Africa and the Sahel

Stories under this heading cover North Africa and the Sahel. North Africa is a region encompassing the northern portion of the African continent. It stretches from the Atlantic shores of Mauritania to Egypt's Suez Canal and the Red Sea. The Sahel spans from the eastern shores of the African continent, starting from Sudan and continuing up to the Atlantic shores of Mauritania and Senegal.

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Polisario Front demands UN keeps its promises, as European Court starts addressing a case  challenging an EU-Morocco trade agreement

Polisario Front demands UN keeps its promises, as European Court starts addressing a case challenging an EU-Morocco trade agreement

The European Court of Justice will start considering the Western Sahara issue in a case brought by the Polisario Front challenging fishery and agriculture agreements between the European Union and Morocco that allow Rabat to export agricultural products and fish from the disputed territory. 

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Polisario Front demands UN keeps its promises, as European Court starts addressing a case  challenging an EU-Morocco trade agreement

Polisario Front demands UN keeps its promises, as European Court starts addressing a case challenging an EU-Morocco trade agreement

The European Court of Justice will start considering the Western Sahara issue in a case brought by the Polisario Front challenging fishery and agriculture agreements between the European Union and Morocco that allow Rabat to export agricultural products and fish from the disputed territory. 
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 Divergent views emerge on future Sahel strategy

Divergent views emerge on future Sahel strategy

Despite the deployment of the G5 force with the backing of France, the Sahel region continues to suffer from regular jihadist attacks. Although France and its allies participated in the G5 summit last week, they appeared to be pursuing diverging courses of action for combating threats from insurgents. 
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Libya's new prime minister starts work on the formation of a government of national unity

Libya's new prime minister starts work on the formation of a government of national unity

Libya's newly appointed prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, confirmed on Saturday that he has started work on forming a new government of national unity. The new prime minister said in his selection he will prioritise efficiency, whilst taking into account the need to include members from across Libya's diverse the political spectrum
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European Commission proposes new "ambitious" agenda for the Mediterranean

European Commission proposes new "ambitious" agenda for the Mediterranean

The European Commission has published its long-awaited strategy for taking forward its relationship with its southern neighbours. It proposes "a new, ambitious and innovative Agenda for the Mediterranean, drawing for the first time on the full EU toolbox and the ground-breaking opportunities of the twin green and digital transitions, in order to relaunch our cooperation and realise the untapped potential of our shared region".