The Undercover Migrant

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica) – It was close to midnight when the young man crawled into the desert. All around him was darkness. A hundred metres away, a handful of Tuareg rebels and people smugglers, who worked together ferrying migrants through this unforgiving stretch of the Sahara, were gathered around three trucks, drumming and … Continue reading “The Undercover Migrant”

2 Malta soldiers charged over death of Ivory Coast migrant

 London, May 20, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Two soldiers from Malta have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a racially-motivated, fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. The two men, Lorin Scicluna and Francesco Fenech, were also charged Sunday with the April 6 attempted murder of two other men from Guinea and Gambia, who … Continue reading “2 Malta soldiers charged over death of Ivory Coast migrant”

Egypt is best in African hotel development, Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia follow – Hospitality survey

London, May 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11thannual survey by W Hospitality Group. The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally-branded hotel development pipeline, with Egypt showing 15,158 rooms in 51 new hotels. A total of … Continue reading “Egypt is best in African hotel development, Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia follow – Hospitality survey”

Morocco’s Special Training to Help Sub-Saharan Countries Facing Militancy

London, April 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Naminata Koulibaly, 30, receives training in a Moroccan Muslim teaching institute, founded by King Mohammed VI in 2015, and hopes to return to her home in Ivory Coast better equipped to advise women on religious issues She is one of 100 women admitted every year to study for up to three … Continue reading “Morocco’s Special Training to Help Sub-Saharan Countries Facing Militancy”

Nigeria, 18 African countries get $200m World Bank facility for infrastructure development

London, April 24, 2019-(AltAfrica)-Nigeria and eighteen other African countries will receive about $200 million facility from the World Bank to help increase access to electricity in the affected West African and the Sahel Region. As part of the project, the bank said it had approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project, which includes $150m in the … Continue reading “Nigeria, 18 African countries get $200m World Bank facility for infrastructure development”