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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.

Algerians denounce Bouteflika’s candidacy for a fifth term

Hundreds of Algerians staged demonstrated Saturday in several provinces and also in some European capitals, including Paris, to voice opposition to President Bouteflika’s candidacy for a fifth term in office despite his poor health condition. Demonstrators in Bejaia, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tizi Ouzou, Jijel, Oran and Annaba took to the street holding placards reading “no […]

King of Spain starts official visit to Morocco

King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Dona Letizia arrived this Wednesday in Rabat on a two-day official visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The Spanish guests were welcomed at the airport by the Moroccan Sovereign, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid and princesses Lalla […]

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Rabat Appreciates Adoption by EU Parliament of Morocco-EU Fisheries Deal

The European Parliament adopted Tuesday with a resounding majority the new fisheries agreement with Morocco, including the Sahara, a historic vote which prompted the appreciation of the North African country looking upbeat over the future of Morocco-EU strategic partnership. In a press release issued by the Moroccan Foreign ministry, Rabat expressed its appreciation for the […]

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Morocco’s King reiterates commitment to good governance

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has reiterated his commitment to promote good governance, improve public administration services and preserve citizens against any administrative or legal abuses. This came at separate meetings he held Thursday at the royal Palace in Rabat with the heads of two constitutional institutions that he named the same day. The Sovereign […]

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UN Chief grateful to Morocco for hosting conference on Global Compact for Migration

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who was received Tuesday in Rabat by King Mohammed VI, expressed enormous gratitude to the Sovereign and to the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting the conference for the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration. He thanked the King for the successful organization in Morocco of the intergovernmental conference […]

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Migration is not a security issue, Says King of Morocco

Migration is not a security issue – nor should it become one… and security concerns should not be invoked to deny mobility. The statement came in the Message that King Mohammed VI has addressed to the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, taking place in Marrakech Dec.10-11. A repressive […]

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Representatives of 150 governments gather in Marrakesh to adopt UN migration pact

World leaders are gathering in Morocco this week for the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Moroccan city of Marrakech is hosting the event this December 10 to 11. Delegates from more than 150 countries are joining the United Nations conference to discuss means to better manage […]

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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 […]

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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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