Mediapart: French warplanes sold to Egypt used to back up Haftar in Libya

Originally posted on News:
A study by French website Mediapart and Radio France Internationale (RFI) and two other French investigation sites in coordination with Dutch site Lighthouse Reports has revealed that French Rafael warplanes sold to Egypt had been used to support Khalifa Haftar’s forces in their military operations in Libya. The study said the…

1,909 detained in Egypt as crackdown continues

Originally posted on News:
The number of arrests in Egypt has hit 1,909, according to figures documented by the Cairo-based NGO the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights. Since the 20 September protests began in Egypt security services have been rounding up journalists, lawyers and politicians in a bid to quash further demonstrations. Yesterday…

Morocco; Land of Sand and Sea

Originally posted on Gate 1 Travel Blog:
Souks, kasbahs and ksars, oh my! Morocco is a magnificent country filled with reasons to visit that have long enticed visitors to this fabled country. With Gate 1 in Morocco, visit imperial cities with grand architecture and the High Atlas Mountains that have housed Berber tribes for centuries. Souks,…

$6.4 billion spent to combat desertification in last 2 years: Report

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
By Ishan KukretiLast Updated: Friday 06 September 2019https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change/-6-4-billion-spent-to-combat-desertification-in-last-2-years-report-66528 To combat desertification, around $6.4 billion has been?spent by member countries of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD)?between July 2017 and June 2019, according to a report by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on the financing of programmes and projects concerning desertification,…

The High Atlas Mountains, Imlil, Morocco

Originally posted on Mountain Diaries:
Morocco may be best known for its desert camel rides through the sand dunes, the blue city of Chefchaouen, exploring the old cities and the souk in Marrakech and Fes but when I landed in Morocco, I really felt like going to the mountains. (It’s just this urge I get…

Why Hausa is a Fascinating Language.

Originally posted on adamuminister:
By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. Hausaphone northern Nigerians on social media celebrate “Ranar Hausa” (Hausa Day) every August 26. In honor of the celebration, I share with the reader a reworked version of a column I wrote on September 4, 2016 in the aftermath of the controversy stoked by Facebook founder…