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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.

Sahara: a “peaceful solution” to conflict is possible, says UN envoy

The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Sahara-region concluded on a positive note on Thursday in Geneva, where the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned “in the first quarter of 2019”. Speaking to journalists after a two-day roundtable in the Swiss city, Mr Köhler said […]

Stakeholders to Sahara issue to hold second roundtable early 2019

The stakeholders to the Sahara issue, namely Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario have decided to hold a second roundtable on this regional conflict during the first quarter of 2019. The decision was made at the initial round table on the Sahara issue held in Geneva December 5-6, at the invitation of the UN Secretary […]

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AFCON: Morocco likely fitting candidate after CAF striped off Cameroon rights to host

Morocco has emerged as the likely candidate to host next year African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after Cameroon was robbed off the rights to stage the event. A source told Huffpost Morocco that the Moroccan Football federation (FRMF) is willing to host the competition but is waiting for the government’s approval to bid. The North […]

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COP24: Morocco’s King pleads for more support to Africa, a victim of climate change

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has once again called international partners to grant more support to Africa, a victim of climate change. “The African continent is severely affected by the negative impacts of climate change even though Africa bears no responsibility for this unjust situation,” said the Sovereign in a message he addressed to the […]

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Morocco’s King urges African Cities to fight Street Children Phenomenon

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has urged African cities, urban communities and all local officials to fight the phenomenon of street children and put child-related issues at the heart of decentralization policies. This came in a message read out Saturday at the launch from Marrakech of the pan-African campaign for “African Cities without Street Children” […]

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Moroccan King’s Sister, Winner of 2018 Goi Peace Award

Princess Lalla Hasnaa, the youngest sister of King Mohammed VI and chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, has received the 2018 Goi Peace award at a ceremony during the Goi Peace Foundation Forum 2018, held in Tokyo this Friday (Nov. 23). The GOI Peace Foundation, set up in 1999, seeks to promote […]

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Liftoff of Morocco’s Second Satellite cleared for November 21

Just one year after the launch of its first satellite dubbed “Mohammed VI-A”, Morocco’s second Earth observation satellite will lift off on November 21st from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana (South America). Like the Mohammed VI-A satellite, this second satellite, bap-tized Mohammed VI-B, is a technological jewel that will gravi-tate at nearly […]

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Rabat & Madrid Determined to Bolster Further Their Strategic Partnership

Morocco and Spain are two neighbor countries that share common history, regional and international interests. They built a strategic partnership and are determined to nurture and foster further their special longstanding ties so that they can take up future challenges. On Monday, King Mohammed VI received in Rabat Spanish Prime minister Pedro Sanchez who was […]

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Are Algerian airlines planes taking off without maintenance checks?

In just 24 hours, two Air Algérie aircraft were forced to turn back following technical incidents. The situation illustrates the fears expressed by striking maintenance technicians who have announced that the company’s airplanes take off without prior checks. Head of the Union of maintenance staff at the Algerian airlines, Air Algérie, warned a few days […]

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Morocco: Uplift, expansion of railway infrastructures

Morocco, which has inaugurated last Thursday Al Boraq TGV, the first in Africa, has embarked on large-scale programs to develop its transport infrastructures and other related projects meant to support the development of the railway sector, improve comfort aboard trains, ensure a smooth flow of traffic and reduce travel time. In this connection, King Mohammed […]

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