MoroccoAfrica air traffic up 11 in December 2014

Casablanca – Air traffic between Morocco and African countries posted a year-on-year increase of 11.33% last December, the National Airport Office (ONDA) said.This performance is ascribed to an increase in the number of African passengers transiting through Moroccan airports which stood at 99,836 travelers up from 98,679 in December 2013.Despite this increase, air traffic with Africa accounts only for 7.65 of Morocco’s international air traffic which registered by December 1,302,261 passengers. In 2014, 17,294,871 passengers transited to African countries through Moroccan ports, that is an annual growth of 4.84% compared to 2013. read more

Local Somalis support abduction accused in Hamilton court

A bail hearing has been set for a woman arrested in Hamilton, accused of defying a court order and leaving England with her sons.Anisa Mohamed Ibrahim, 35, was arrested in downtown Hamilton earlier last month, where she’d been living under another name. About 30 people from the Somali community in Hamilton and Toronto showed up at the John Sopinka Courthouse to support Ibrahim during an appearance to set dates for bail and extradition hearings. The bail hearing happens October 9th and is expected to take a full day; the extradition hearing happens December 4th. Ibrahim has been in jail since her August 13th arrest. The judge was concerned that Ibrahim may not make bail and will remain in jail until December. However her counsel requested the later extradition hearing.She is accused of unlawful abduction of her 8 and 10-year-old sons and disobeying a court order in the United Kingdom. She allegedly traveled from Manchester, England to Toronto on April 13th, 2010. Police got a tip the trio was living near Main and Ferguson in downtown Hamilton.After Ibrahim’s arrest the kids were in the care of the Children’s Aid Society. Her husband was thrilled the police finally found them. Ibrahim is facing child abduction charges in the United Kingdom. Her uncle Mohamed told CHCH News that he hopes to bail his niece out of jail, and the reason they left England was that her husband is abusive; adding that when she arrived here in Canada her body was covered in bruises. read more