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Hafid El Fassy is the business Editor & Comumnist . A Financial Engineer from Paris-Jussieu & Dauphine Universities, he started in Project & Trade Finance in 1993 before being a Global Emerging Markets Speculative and ALM Trader .Since 2004, he has provided business development/financing advisory for Moroccan Real Estate, Banking, Trade and Tourism projects to top tier Institutions.

Terrorism, looted funds, security top agenda of Buhari-Trump talks

Nigerian President Buhari on Wednesday met his American counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders’ talks ranged over the fight against terrorism, repatriation of looted funds and regional maritime security, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama told the media. President Trump encouraged Buhari to keep up the […]

Africa must be allowed to play its role in tackling global challenges, Moroccan FM

Morocco has once again called for giving Africa the role it deserves in international affairs, stressing the critical need to allow the continent play its rightful role in tackling global challenges. Morocco is convinced that Africa can no longer be seen as a burden on the global community – the continent must play its role […]

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Morocco Calls for Boosting MINUSCA Capacities

Morocco, in its quality as Chair of the peacebuilding committee, deplored the surge of violence in the Central African Republic and called for boosting the capacities of the MINUSCA, the UN peacekeeping mission in CAR. “Armed groups cannot hijack the whole political process,” Morocco’s foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said at a high-level meeting on the […]

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Togo: Government introduces draft Bill to amend constitution

The Togolese Ministers’ Council adopted Tuesday a draft bill seeking to amend articles 52, 59 and 60 of the 1992 Constitution. The move comes as a coalition of opposition political parties called for demonstrations across the West African tiny nation for institutional and constitutional reforms, and more freedom and democracy in the country. The opposition […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Mass jailbreak

About 96 inmates, on Sunday, escaped from Katiola prison, about 45 km from Bouake in the central region of Côte d’Ivoire. According to a communiqué from the prison administration, the prisoners escaped “after having removed part of the roof of their cells.” “The inmates went through the roof of their cells to get to other […]

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Who is to Blame for Terror Upsurge in Europe?

Terror attacks have been recurrent in Europe over the past two years: Paris in November 2015, Brussels in March 2016, and this August 2017, Barcelona and Cambril in Spain, the city of Turku in Finland, the city of Surgut in Russia and again Brussels no later than Friday August 25. This terrorist violence resulted in […]

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ECOWAS Membership to Enable Morocco to Act as bridge between Europe & Africa- German Economist

As a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Morocco would be better able to fulfill its desired role as a bridge between Africa and Europe, said Christoph Kannengießer, the chief executive officer of the German-African Business Association. The German expert told DW that Morocco’s bid to join the ECOWAS is a […]

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King Mohammed VI: Morocco’s Reintegration into AU, Watershed in Kingdom’s Foreign Policy

King Mohammed VI described Morocco’s reintegration into the African Union as a diplomatic breakthrough and a watershed in the North African Kingdom’s foreign policy. In a speech he addressed to the Nation Sunday, on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and People, the Moroccan Sovereign said his country’s commitment […]

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UN Chief Appoints Former German President Horst Köhler as his Personal Envoy for Sahara

UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced Wednesday the official appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for the Sahara. Horst Köhler was appointed to the position after the UN Secretary General Antonio Gueterres received the OK of the Security Council and the approval of the parties to the Sahara conflict, namely […]

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Throne Day: Morocco’s King Rebukes Public Administration

For the second time in less than two years, King Mohammed VI berated the poor management, the inadequate performance and the sluggish service of the Moroccan administration. In the Throne Day speech broadcast Saturday, the Monarch, in a very critical tone, shed light on the major issues suffered by public administration wherein most civil servants […]

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