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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.

International Organization of Francophonie Bestows its Highest Distinction on Morocco’s King

The International Organization of la Francophonie has awarded King Mohammed VI of Morocco its highest honorary order, the Order of La Pléiade, in tribute to his determining role in promoting the values of dialogue and tolerance worldwide and in establishing at home a modern state, a state of the rule of law. The decoration was […]

Zimbabewan Masimba Tafirenyika Appointed Director of UN Information Centre in Pretoria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Masimba Tafirenyika of Zimbabwe as Director of the UN Information Centre in Pretoria, an office that provides service to South Africa  and Tafirenyika started assuming his duties as of Monday, a press release said. Tafirenyika was most recently Chief of the Africa Section in the United Nations Department […]

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Paris, Rabat more committed than ever to bolster their partnership

Paris and Rabat reiterated their commitment to bolster their partnership, notably in the fields of security, sustainable development, culture and education, said the Royal Office in a statement. The statement was issued following a meeting in the Elysée Palace Tuesday between French President François Hollande and King Mohammed VI of Morocco. During the meeting, the […]

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Mali: France kills about 20 jihadists, state of emergency extended

French forces in Mali have killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border of Burkina Faso, Reuters reported, quoting a statement from the French regional force. The air and ground raids come weeks after a French soldier was killed in the region. Mali is reeling from the advance of Islamist extremists, […]

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Rabat, Havana re-establish diplomatic ties

Morocco and Cuba made Friday in New York a giant step towards fruitful cooperation after both countries’ UN permanent envoys to the UN signed an agreement to thaw ties and re-establish diplomatic relations, just a couple of weeks after King Mohammed VI paid a private visit to the Caribbean Island. The agreement, initialed by Omar […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Morocco’s Club Afrique Développement holds forum on investment in tourism

Club Afrique Développement-Côte d’Ivoire will hold a forum to promote investments in the tourism sector of the West African country, in capital city Abidjan on April 20. Club Afrique Développement-Côte d’Ivoire is the local branch of Club Afrique Développement of Morocco’s leading bank Attijariwafa bank (AWB). The gathering seeks to attract members of the Club […]

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ICC warns warlords in conflict-hit DRC, Pope Francis calls for peace

The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda this weekend warned warlords and authorities in unstable Democratic Republic of Congo that her office was “carefully monitoring” the situation, while Pope Francis called for peace in the central African nation. In a statement, the former Gambian Justice Minister said she is “deeply concerned by the numerous […]

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EU Pledges to Protect Farm Accord & Partnership with Morocco

The EU has vowed to take the necessary measures to protect the farm accord and partnership sealed with Morocco, affirming that the accord was not endangered by an EU court ruling. The commitment was made by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting held Tuesday with […]

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Mauritania: President Ould Abdel Aziz Accuses France’s Bollore of Alleged Corruption Attempt

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has lambasted Paris as he accused French logistic and transport company group Bollore of attempting to corrupt him so that he gives them the management of traffic at the port of Nouakchott. The Mauritania President confessed the corrupt attempt during a meeting with senators of his party, Union Pour […]

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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI Awarded Mandela Peace Prize

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has been awarded the 2016 Mandela Peace Prize for his efforts to promote peace and justice around the world and for his Africa-oriented policy that seeks to boost the continent’s development. The king won the prize for his “contribution to building a society of justice and peace between humans and […]

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