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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 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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Morocco’s King urges Competition Council to remain true to “neutrality, transparency, independence”

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has urged the members of the Competition Council and its new President Driss Guerraoui to remain true to the “neutrality, transparency, and independence” in their assessment of the country’s economic institutions. The remarks were made by King Mohammed VI Saturday just after he appointed Driss Guerraoui as new president of […]

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Morocco’s King, France’s President to Inaugurate TGV

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Morocco this Thursday at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, who will chair the inauguration of the high-speed train linking Tangier and Casablanca. The Moroccan Sovereign and the French Head of State will travel aboard the TGV to depart from the Tangier railway station to Rabat. The Sovereign will […]

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Morocco’s BMCE Wins ‘Best Bank for Africa’ Award in Paris

Morocco’s BMCE Bank of Africa Group has won the 2018 Best Bank for Africa award in a forum in Paris last week. The media and rating agency Leaders League at the Africa Investment Forum & Awards (AIFA) awards the prize annually to the African bank with the strongest positioning on the continent, the bank said […]

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King Mohammed VI attends Armistice Commemoration in France, a symbol of Morocco’s attachment to world peace

King Mohammed VI of Morocco took part Sunday at the commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice Day, marking the end of World War One. The King, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was received at the Elysee by French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse Brigitte before they headed to the […]

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