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For Two Decades, Morocco Has Been an Important Ally of the US

By Ahmed Charai

In 1999, King Mohammed VI took the throne after his father’s death, and pledged to renew the monarchy on the basis of steady political and social reforms toward inclusive governance, egalitarianism and the rule of law.

He initiated an equity and reconciliation commission to both acknowledge the prior suffering of elements of the Moroccan population at the hands of the security services and begin to compensate the families for their losses. Read more

12 African Leaders Set To Attend US-AFRICA Summit

By Olumide Oyekunle

12 African leaders, over 1000 American and African private sector executives. Who is going and who is not?

Organizers hope to bring more than 1,000 American and African private sector executives, international investors, senior government officials, and multilateral stakeholders. The aim will be to open up the African market to US Investors in the wake of recent Chinese resolute incursions. Read more

Panel: U.S. Base in Djibouti Key to American Interests in Africa

By: John Grady

Camp Lemonier, the American base in Djibouti, is becoming more integral to U.S. interests in the volatile region surrounding the Red Sea, a leading regional expert said Thursday.

The region presents an excellent opportunity for the United States “to have a unifying role,” for the maritime transit path, Zach Vertin, a fellow at the Doha Center of Brookings Institution, told USNI News on Thursday. Read more

How Africa became collateral damage in US-China trade war

Fall in export earnings revealed the weakness many of these countries share: a dependency on one or two key commodities,

Gavin du Venage reports from Cape Town

As the trade war between the US and China rumbles on, some African countries are becoming collateral damage in the dispute.

President Donald Trump’s administration wants to close the $400 billion (Dh1.46 trillion) trade gap with China, and placed tariffs of 10 to 25 per cent on about $250bn worth of Chinese goods.

Although Africa is not targeted in the dispute, many of the 54 countries on the continent depend on commodity exports, especially to China. Read more

Revealed: The U.S. has 36 code-named military operations in Africa

By Nick Turse and Sean D. Naylor

Many Americans first became aware of U.S. military operations in Africa in October 2017, after the Islamic State ambushed American troops near Tongo Tongo, Niger, killing four U.S. soldiers and wounding two others.

Just after the attack, U.S. Africa Command said U.S. troops were providing “advice and assistance” to local counterparts. Later, it would become clear that those troops — the 11-man Operational Detachment-Alpha Team 3212 — were working out of the town of Oullam with a larger Nigerian force under the umbrella of Operation Juniper Shield, a wide-ranging counterterrorism effort in northwest Africa.

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