Case of Dismantling of International Drug Trafficking Network in Kénitra: 4.9 Tons of Chira Seized in Aït Melloul (DGSN)

Searches carried out in a warehouse in the industrial zone of Aït Melloul near Agadir led to the seizure of 4.9 additional tons of drug intended for international trafficking, carefully packed in metal tanks carried by trucks parked in one of the industrial units, said a press release from the National Police (DGSN), adding that the total quantity of the […]

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UN Human Rights Council adopts African Group’s draft resolution on repatriation of looted funds

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on Tuesday a draft resolution on the repatriation of illicit funds to their countries of origin which was tabled by Tunisia, Egypt and Libya and adopted by the African group, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad on Wednesday. The resolution was adopted at the end of the Council’s 46th […]

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France’s Sarkozy back in court, this time for illegal campaign financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Wednesday accused of financing his failed 2012 re-election campaign illegally, less than three weeks after being convicted of corruption and influence-peddling. Prosecutors allege that Sarkozy’s party, then known as the UMP, splurged nearly double the 22.5 million euros ($27 million) permitted under electoral law on extravagant campaign rallies, and then used […]

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Parliamentary committee examines proposed law on fighting corruption

The Parliamentary Committee on the Organisation of Administration and Affairs of the Armed Forces held a meeting Thursday to review the bill No. 002/2021 on support and coordination of the State’s efforts in the field of governance and fighting corruption. Members of the committee stressed the need to define the mission of the national coordination charged with creating a five-year […]

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Platform fighting fake news to launch soon (SNJT)

The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (French: SNJT) has prepared a platform called “Tunisia Checks” to spot fake news, particularly on social media and websites, SNJT President Yassine Jelassi said Wednesday. During a panel discussion on the dangers of fake news and the role of journalists in this area, Jelassi called on the public and mass media to join efforts […]

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