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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.

Morocco’s King outlines a roadmap to improve social protection

King Mohammed VI has outlined a roadmap for an in-depth, thorough restructuring of national social welfare programs and policies, and called on the Government and all the stakeholders concerned to engage in the endeavor. This came in the speech the king addressed to the nation Sunday on the occasion of Throne Day, celebrating this year […]

Sahara: EU Court inflicts new setback on Polisario

Morocco and the European Union initialed in Rabat on Tuesday, July 24, a new 4-year fisheries agreement under which European trawlers will operate all along the Moroccan Atlantic coast, from Cap Spartel in the North to Cap Blanc in the far South of the Sahara, much to the discontent of the Polisario and its mentor, […]

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Morocco-EU reach new fisheries deal covering Sahara

Morocco and the EU wrapped up negotiations for a new fisheries deal, which shall include the Sahara waters. The two parties have been negotiating the renewal of the fisheries deal in four rounds of negotiations that came to an end on July 19. The new deal is in line with Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara […]

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King Filipe VI of Spain underscores strategic relations with Morocco

King Filipe VI of Spain stressed the close relations between Morocco and Spain and the need to transform common challenges into opportunities of an ever close partnership. “Relations between Morocco and Spain are strategic because we are neighbors who have shared concerns and who face common challenges and threats that we can transform together with […]

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Morocco, Angola explore cooperation areas

Morocco has been winning new friends that were until recently ardent supporters of the Polisario Separatists. After Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ghana, Zambia and Malawi, Angola has also started to see in Morocco an ally and an economic partner whose voice gained credibility in the continent. Angolan foreign minister Manuel Augusto who is on a working […]

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‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa, UN Secretary-General

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) addresses a peace and security in Africa session at the Second Annual AU-UN Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. […]

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Togo/Morocco: Mohammed VI Foundation Holds First Initiative for Peace

The Togo chapter of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Muslim clerics held its first peace activity in the West African country as part of the Moroccan monarch’s initiative to promote peace on the continent. The two-day event held in the Togolese capital Lome, July 7-8, brought together Muslim and Christian scholars and clerics to […]

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Tunisia: At least six policemen killed in ambush near Algerian border

An ambush laid Sunday by a terror group to a unit of the Tunisian interior ministry forces resulted in the death of six forces in the west of the country near the border with Algeria, the ministry said. An unidentified terror group caught by surprise a unit of Gar Dimaou police in the region of […]

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World Cup 2030: ‘Algeria-Morocco-Tunisia eager to joint bid’, Algiers

Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia could team up for a bid to host 2030 FIFA world cup, Algerian sport minister stated on Sunday. “Recent news about possibility that Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco submit a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup finals are correct,” Mohammed Hattab was quoted as saying by the media. The three countries […]

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Maghreb countries say Migrants’ Reception camps not welcome

Morocco and Tunisia have made it clear that they are opposed to the establishment on their territories of migrants’ reception centers as proposed by the European Union. EU leaders early Friday agreed on new measures to tackle the floods of migrants embarking on the difficult journey to reach the coasts of Europe. One decision made […]

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