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Libyan National Army declares pause in operations in Ramadan ceasefire

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Libya’s eastern-based forces will ceasefire for Ramadan, Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed ......

Libyan National Army’s Haftar claims ‘mandate from the people’

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, said Monday he had “a popular mandate” ......

Coronavirus: Algeria extends movement restrictions for second time

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Algeria will extend movement restrictions for the second time by 15 days until May 14 to help limit ......

Algeria eases coronavirus lockdown for Ramadan

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Algeria will ease confinement measures from the first day of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday by ......

Hundreds of Tunisians stranded in Libya due to coronavirus cross border

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Hundreds of Tunisians stranded for weeks in war-racked Libya due to the coronavirus have returned ......

Coronavirus: Tunisia extends lockdown, looks to gradually ease restrictions

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Tunisia is extending a lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus to May 4, then it will ease ......

Morocco arrests over 4,300 for breaching coronavirus emergency rules

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

More than 4,300 people were arrested over the weekend in Morocco for breaching emergency rules in ......

IMF grants $745 mln to Tunisia for coronavirus response

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved a $745 million emergency loan for Tunisia as it ......

Coronavirus: Tunis warns rule-breaking carriers face manslaughter charge

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Tunisia’s interior ministry warned Tuesday that people infected with coronavirus could be prosecuted ......

Morocco to free over 5,000 prisoners to slow coronavirus spread

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Sunday pardoned more than 5,600 prisoners and ordered their release in ......

Coronavirus: Algeria to speed up customs procedures for food, health equipment

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Algeria, seeking to avoid shortages of health products and basic foodstuffs during the coronavirus ......

Tunisian parliament grants PM special powers amid coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Tunisia’s parliament on Saturday gave the prime minister special powers for two months to allow for ......

Algeria urges citizens to be ‘disciplined’ to help combat coronavirus

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday urged citizens to be “disciplined” to help ......

Tunisia frees 1,420 prisoners over spread of coronavirus

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied on Tuesday ordered the release of 1,420 prisoners in an amnesty to ......

Tunisia prints banknote featuring first woman doctor, Dr Tewhida ben Sheikh

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The Central Bank of Tunisia announced on Thursday that the new 10 Tunisian dinar note would feature ......

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