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Accreditation of new Seychelles High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

The new Seychelles High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr Derick Ally was accredited to the Court of St James's this morning after presenting his credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

During the Audience with The Queen, Mr Ally conveyed warm greetings and best wishes from President Danny Faure and the people of Seychelles and also congratulated The Queen on attaining her Sapphire Jubilee. Mr Ally also briefed The Queen on the recent developments in Seychelles.

On her part, The Queen conveyed her warm wishes of prosperity and happiness to the government and people of Seychelles and recalled with much pleasure her visit in 1972. The Queen also expressed her appreciation for Seychelles efforts in continuing to uphold the values of the Commonwealth. The United Kingdom has over the years remained a close partner of Seychelles and Mr Ally reiterated the Seychelles Government's desire to further strengthen this partnership.

Mr Ally was accompanied at this ceremony by the Principal Counsellor in the High Commission, Mrs Lalatiana Accouche, and Ms Tinaz Wadia, Commercial Attacheacute; and STB Manager for London.

Note:

Ambassador Derick Ally was appointed Ambassador of Seychelles in September 2014 and he took up his posting in London in January this year.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles.

Accreditation of new Seychelles High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

The new Seychelles High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr Derick Ally was accredited to the Court of St James's this morning after presenting his credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

During the Audience with The Queen, Mr Ally conveyed warm greetings and best wishes from President Danny Faure and the people of Seychelles and also congratulated The Queen on attaining her Sapphire Jubilee. Mr Ally also briefed The Queen on the recent developments in Seychelles.

On her part, The Queen conveyed her warm wishes of prosperity and happiness to the government and people of Seychelles and recalled with much pleasure her visit in 1972. The Queen also expressed her appreciation for Seychelles efforts in continuing to uphold the values of the Commonwealth. The United Kingdom has over the years remained a close partner of Seychelles and Mr Ally reiterated the Seychelles Government's desire to further strengthen this partnership.

Mr Ally was accompanied at this ceremony by the Principal Counsellor in the High Commission, Mrs Lalatiana Accouche, and Ms Tinaz Wadia, Commercial Attacheacute; and STB Manager for London.

Note:

Ambassador Derick Ally was appointed Ambassador of Seychelles in September 2014 and he took up his posting in London in January this year.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles.

ALGERIA, MAURITANIA WILLING TO STRGTHEN CO-OPERATION IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING

ALGIERS, - Algeria's Minister of Vocational Training and Education, Mohamed Mebarki, and the Mauritanian Minister of Employment, Vocational Training and Information and Communication Technologies, Dia Moctar Malal, have expressed their mutual willingness to strengthen co-operation in the field of vocational and technical training and education.

In a media statement issued after their meeting here Tuesday, the visiting Mauritanian minister hailed Algeria for its continuous support and technical assistance to Mauritania.

Mebarki, meanwhile, said the two countries agreed to continue the implementation of ongoing co-operation programmes and to strengthen them, especially in fields related to training of trainers, twinning between training centres and the exchange of curricula.

The two sides also welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on vocational training and education here in December last year on the sidelines of the Algerian-Mauritanian High Joint Committee meeting.

In this regard, they expressed their willingness to boost the ongoing co-operation programme, with the adoption of a new legal framework governing the exchanges in the field between the two countries.

Source: Nam News Network

GUINEA’S MINISTER OF SECURITY VISITS ALGERIA

ALGIERS, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on Wednesday received the Minister of State and Minister of Security and Civil Protection of the Republic of Guinea, Abdoul Kabele Camara, who was accompanied by a large ministerial delegation.

The Office of the Prime Minister Office said in a statement that during their meeting, the two sides examined the current state of bilateral co-operation and agreed on the need to enhance it to a level commensurate with the historical relations between the two countries.

They also agreed to hold a session of the bilateral joint commission as soon as possible, added the statement.

The next African Union Summit to be held at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa at the end of this month was also discussed. Also present at the meeting was Algerian Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ramtane Lamamra and Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui.

Earlier, upon his arrival at Houari-Boumediene International Airport here, Camara said Guinea had "much to learn from the Algerian authorities" in a "troubled world."

"Algeria is a great country from which we have a lot to learn in a rather troubled world. We can also make exchanges in the benefit of our two countries," he added.

Camara also said he was carrying a message form Guinea's President Alpha Conde to his "brother and friend" President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Cameroon Football Looking Not So Indomitable

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON � Cameroon's national football team is trying to rebuild as they head to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon.

Thousands of fans of the Indomitable Lions cheered their team Tuesday in an international friendly between Cameroon and the Mighty Warriors of Zimbabwe.

The Lions came from behind to secure a one-all tie after Zimbabwe's second goal was disallowed.

But fans were not impressed with the team, which is missing seven regulars who declined invitations to join Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Don't expect too much from team

Supporter Timothe Ndoba says he is prepared to be disappointed.

Ndoba says the present national team of Cameroon does not make anyone dream of success. He says when the main players refused to join, he decided to watch every training session of the new players and realizes Cameroonians should not expect too much. He says when watching other big African football nations like Algeria, Senegal or Ivory Coast you can see only luck or surprises will allow Cameroon to qualify for the tournament's second round.

Another supporter, 24-year old Lewoh Simon says most of Cameroon's players are inexperienced.

I am only seeing new, new players that I have never even heard about, so I do not know how far they will go, Simon said. There are players like Joel Martip, Tchouppo Mouting. Did you (the coach) care to ask them why they refused to come?

Martip and Mouting are among the seven regulars who decided to skip the tournament. In all, 14 of the 23 players who will represent Cameroon in the tournament are new faces.

Top players stay in Europe

National team coach Hugo Broos says the players refused because they are involved with championships on their European teams and could not find one month to sacrifice in Gabon.

But media outlets have criticized the 64-year old Belgian's handling of the team. He is accusing of sparking conflicts with his regulars by using them as reserves during matches.

Sports analyst and former Lions member Michel Kaham says the players' refusal to show up has made fans lose confidence in the team.

Kaham says the public has the right to doubt because it is not the best team to represent them. He says although people are skeptical, there are good players on the team, who unfortunately are not as good as those who refused to play. He says it is an opportunity for those who were called to give their best and make the skeptical public trust them.

Coach asks for respect

Despite the missing players, Broos thinks his team can reach at least the quarterfinal stage of AFCON 2017.

Broos says he is asking supporters to respect his choice of players, even if they hate him. He says he had no option after seven of his players refused to come, categorically stating that they prefer to remain with the European clubs. He says he decided not to insist or to force them to come because they would not play for the love and passion of the game and if it was not their wish to come.

Cameroon, who has won four Africa Cup of Nations titles, will be playing in Group A in Libreville alongside host Gabon, Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau.

Source: Voice of America

ALGERIAN JUSTICE MIN. UNVEILS LIST OF 54,000 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TERROR-RELATED CASES

ALGIERS, Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Louh announced that his ministry has registered over 54,000 people involved in terror-related cases.

Speaking at hearing session at the Parliament's Legal and Administrative Affairs Committee, Louh unveiled that the Ministry database about people involved in terror-related activities comprised over 54,000 names till December 21, 2016.

He added that the list included many people who benefited from the amnesty issued after the peace and reconciliation charter of 2005 which brought to end the civil conflict in the country.

The 2005 charter which was enforced after a national referendum granted amnesty for over 7,000 Islamist militants in return for laying down their arms.

Louh pointed out that the list is regularly updated and provided to relevant security and judiciary authorities to monitor or take actions.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Government: Mali Will Not Help EU Identify, Return Illegal Malians

BAMAKO, MALI Mali said Monday will not help the European Union identify and return illegal Malian migrants to the country. Ongoing talks on the issue are part of larger efforts by the EU to curb migration via cooperation with key countries of origin, a strategy that resulted in a multi-million-dollar deal with Niger earlier this month.

In Mali, negotiations on facilitating migrant returns have caused a stir, following terms of the proposed deal detailing the presence of civil servants in Europe to help authorities identify Malians who are there illegally.

The government's main concern is the safety and well-being of Malians abroad, Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop told reporters Monday in Bamako. He said civil servants traveling to Europe to identify migrants who have had their asylum requests rejected is out of the question.

The EU is currently negotiating a $160 million deal with Mali to expedite the return of migrants to the African country. The talks cover a number of areas, including providing funds to help with job creation and with assistance in stopping smugglers. The negotiations are the most detailed yet between Brussels and an African country.

Diop said no deal has been reached, and negotiations will continue.

The two parties plan to work to create jobs for young Malians, while Malian authorities plan to issue identity cards and biometric passports to help track migrants. So far, the EU has reached agreements with a handful of African countries, including Sudan and Mali's neighbor, Niger.

EU border agency Frontex has estimated that more than 10,000 Malians have entered the bloc since the start of 2015. This month, Algeria rounded up and deported 260 Malians.

Source: Voice of America.