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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, Nigeria partner to set up a South- South cooperation model

King Mohammed VI of Morocco and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria have both expressed their satisfaction at the progress scored by their cooperation in various areas, such as agriculture, fertilizer production, energy infrastructure and mining and voiced resolve to bank on this cooperation to set up a South- South cooperation model. This came in the […]

The Rabat-Abuja axis, an enhanced partnership for a new Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is expected in Rabat Sunday for a two-day friendship and working visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The two leaders will hold official talks and will co-chair the signing ceremony of several agreements, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery said in a statement. […]

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IFC gives BOA $60M to support SMEs in 8 African countries

The International Finance Cooperation, a member of the World Bank Group, announced earlier this week a $60 million investment in a regional risk-sharing facility to support Bank of Africa Group’s lending to small and medium enterprises in eight African countries, facilitating growth and job creation in the region. IFC’s investment will cover as much as […]

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Morocco’s King orders urgent measures to tackle water stress

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has ordered the government to take urgent measures to address water shortage through building dams and desalination. That came during a meeting on Tuesday attended by head of the government Saad Dine El Otmani and Agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch and energy minister Aziz Rabbah as well as senior officials and […]

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At Least 48 African Migrants Lost their Lives off Tunisia

A boat carrying illegal migrants toward Europe has sunk this weekend off the coast of Tunisia drowning at least 48 people, while dozens more could be missing. According to Tunisian authorities, 68 people were rescued after the boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea near Kerkennah island. Survivors say that more than 180 people were jam-packed […]

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Field hospital deployment in Gaza, additional token of Morocco’s solidarity with Palestine

King Mohammed VI has once again translated his solidarity with Palestine into acts as he gave on Sunday his orders to deploy a medical-surgical field hospital of the royal armed forces (FAR) in Gaza, following the recent tragic events that took place in the Palestinian territory, leaving hundreds of injured. This royal solicitude is meant […]

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Pan-African Parliament: Morocco Elected Rapporteur of Justice & Human Rights Committee

Morocco was elected, Monday in Midrand, South Africa, rapporteur of the Pan-African Parliament’s Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Member of the Authenticity and Modernity group in the Moroccan House of Representatives, Meryem Ouhssata, was elected to this important committee of the Consultative Assembly of the African Union (AU), with 11 votes. Her closest challenger […]

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Morocco Hosts UN Public Service Forum 2018

The Moroccan city of Marrakech will host the United Nations Public Service forum June 21- 23 to be held under the theme: “Transforming governance to realize the Sustainable Development Goals”. The event will bring together ministers and senior decision-makers to discuss how to transform governance and innovate the way governments, institutions and public administrations are […]

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Morocco Represented at Women’s Forum Canada 2018

Morocco was represented by Princess Lalla Hasnaa, chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment at the “Women’s Forum Canada 2018”, held in Toronto May 10-11 under the theme “Bridging the gap: A call to the G7 for inclusive progress”. In an address she delivered at a plenary session, held under […]

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EBRD Distinguishes Morocco for Agricultural Sustainability

Morocco received the 2018 sustainability award of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for its project to protect the irrigated plain of Saiss. The project, funded by the EBRD, stood out amid 55 competing submissions vying for the prize. The prize was awarded at EBRD’s general assembly to secretary general of the agriculture […]

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