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Catalonia: Demo Thursday in solidarity with Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman Detained in Tindouf

Mahjouba-Mohamed-Hamdidaf1.jpg Barcelona - The Moroccan-Spanish platform for supporting the Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf will organize Thursday in Tarragona (100 km south of Barcelona) a new sit-in to protest against her detention since last summer by the Polisario in ...

21 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco’s city Dakhla to Host Crans Montana Forum on Africa in March 2015

crans-montana-forum.jpg Geneva  – The prestigious Crans Montana Forum has chosen the Moroccan city of Dakhla as the host of its 9th annual session on March 4-6, 2015 under the theme “Africa and South-South Cooperation South”. The Forum “has chosen the city ... More

21 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco-Algeria: Keep the Borders Closed

Morocco-Algeria-Borders.jpg By Majid MorceliSan Francisco - Moroccans decision-makers have recently been asking Algeria to reopen its borders, but the Algerian government has declined, even going so far as to impose impossible conditions to even start discussing normalization with Morocco, much less opening ...

20 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

The Arab Spring tsunami engulfing China

The-Arab-Spring-tsunami-is-engulfing-China.jpg Rabat – In 2010, the Arab democracy spring came to life in Tunisia, this tiny North African nation that courageously rejected patriarchy, nepotism and tribalism and opted for democracy. Sooner than soon, this romantic call for overthrowing absolutism engulfed ...

18 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Edgar Morin: King Mohammed VI, Bulwark against All Forms of Religious Extremism

King-Mohammed-VI.jpg Paris  – French sociologist and philosopher Edgar Morin on Thursday paid tribute to the role of King Mohammed VI in promoting Islamic values, underlining that the Sovereign is a bulwark against all forms of religious fanaticism and extremism.Speaking at ...

17 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco: French national on trial for terrorism

French-national-on-trial-for-terrorism.jpg Salé  – A French national has appeared Thursday before the criminal chamber (first instance) in charge of terrorism affairs at the Court of Appeal of Salé for terrorism-related charges.The defendant, a former call centre agent, is sued, under counter-terrorism ...

17 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

WB official says Morocco has eradicated extreme poverty

WB-official-says-Morocco-has-eradicated-extreme-poverty.jpg Rabat  -  Morocco managed to practically eradicate extreme poverty and reduce relative poverty, said World Bank country director for the Maghreb, Simon Gray. “Extreme poverty has been practically eradicated in Morocco, declining from 2 % in 2001 to 0.28 % ... More

17 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco well-placed to serve as investment platform in Africa: Minister

Mamoun-Bouhdoud.jpg Dallas (Texas)  – Thanks to its strategic geographical location at the crossroads of world maritime routes, Morocco is well-placed to serve as a logistic, industrial and financial platform for investment in Africa, said Thursday in Dallas Mamoun Bouhdoud minister ...

17 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Moroccan, Spanish NGOs Condemn Detention of Saharawi Woman in Tindouf

Mahyuba-Mohamed-Hamdidaf.jpg Madrid  – Moroccan and Spanish associations as well as political parties’ sections in Catalonia (north-eastern Spain) called to stage demonstrations to protest against detaining, since last summer, a young Sahrawi holding the Spanish nationality in the camps of Tindouf ...

17 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Moroccans of North America Abandoned in Struggle with Royal Air Maroc

ram.png Washington DC – Moroccans of North America love to hate “Royal Air Maroc”. RAM is Morocco’s national carrier that doesn’t serve “Morocco’s national interests”. The airline has been the Moroccan community’s nightmare in terms of pricing. If the quality ...

17 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco-France: The French President Remorse Syndrome

French-President-Francois-Hollande.jpg San Francisco - In his speech at the inauguration of the exhibition “Contemporary Morocco,” French President Francois Hollande stated that “Morocco and France remain not only exceptional partners, but also deepen their cooperation in all areas.” He added, “I ...

16 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Rabat Vows to Defend Expats against Dutch Decision to Rescind Bilateral Social Security Agreement

mezouar.jpg Rabat  – Morocco’s ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said all necessary measures will be taken to defend the interests and rights of Moroccan nationals targeted by the unilateral decision of the Dutch government to revoke the 1972 bilateral ...

16 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

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FIFA World Rankings: Morocco Drops to 81st Position

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 Zurich- The Moroccan squad dropped two places and are now down to 81st in the FIFA World rankings, released Thursday.In the Arab world, the Atlas Lions are the 5th behind Algeria (24th), Egypt (33rd), Tunisia (42nd) and Libya (62nd).Germany …

Economy

London stock exchange and Morocco’s Maroclear sign cooperation agreement

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London - London stock exchange group (LSEG) and Maroclear, Morocco’s central securities depositary, signed, on Wednesday in London, a cooperation agreement to expand LSEG services to the Moroccan stock market’s affiliated members. The agreement was inked by LSEG Chief Executive Xavier Rolet and … More