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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

Qrita and McDonald’s: An Inspirational Story

By Abderrahim BoualyOuarzazate – Abdellah Elhaloui, a professor at Cadi Ayaad University and the director of the American Corner Marrakech recounted a very inspirational story entitled “Qrita and McDonald’s” during the North Africa International Model United Nations (NAIMUN) conference, which was held ...

16 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

The Politics of Representation in Video Games

Bomb-Gaza-and-other-Gaza-themed-video-games-that-will-depress-you-to.jpg By Ismail FrouniRabat – “The Orient is watched, since its almost (but never quite) offensive behavior issues out of a reservoir of infinite peculiarity; the European, whose sensibility tours the Orient, is a watcher, never involved, always detached, always ...

16 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

5.5 Kg of Cocaine Seized at Casablanca International Airport

75-Kg-of-Cocaine-Seized-in-Casablanca-Mohammed-V-Airport-police-.gif Casablanca- Police services at Mohammed V International airport arrested, on Tuesday night, an Angolan national carrying 5.5 kg of cocaine.The banned substance was concealed in plastic bags inside several boxes of cosmetics, belonging to the Angolan passenger coming from ...

16 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Ebola: 4,500 deaths, 9,000 cases as WHO warns cases to increase to 10,000 per week

ebola.jpg Geneva  – The death toll from the Ebola deadly virus outbreak has risen to 4,500 with the number of cases climbing to nearly 9,000, said the World Health Organization (WHO), warning that there could be up to 10,000 new ...

16 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco sets up national plan to prevent Ebola virus’ entry to Kingdom, Official

Houssaine-Louardi.jpg Rabat  – Health minister El Houssaine Louardi said, on Wednesday, that his department has set up a nation-wide plan to prevent the entry of Ebola virus to Morocco, adding that no case of the epidemic was detected in the ...

15 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

2 dead, 18 injured in road accident near Meknes

Traffic-Accidents-Toll-in-Morocco-exhausts-2-percent-of-the-GDP.jpg Meknes  –  Two people died and 18 others were wounded on Tuesday in a road accident in the region of Sebaa Ayoune near the city of Meknes, local authorities said. The accident, which took place at around 8:30 a.m. (GMT+1) ... More

15 October 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Politics

Sports

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

Morocco’s head of CGEM joins US Initiative for Global Development

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New York  - President of employers’ association (CGEM) Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun was appointed, Tuesday in New York, as a member of the board of directors of U.S. NGO “Initiative for Global Development” (IGD).Bensalah-Chaqroun is the first Arab-African woman to sit, along with 4 …