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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 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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Morocco, Congo Upgrade their Multi-faceted Cooperation, Sign 14 Agreements

Morocco and the Republic of the Congo Monday signed 14 cooperation agreements during a ceremony in Brazzaville, held under the chairmanship of King Mohammed VI and Congo’s President Denis Sassou N’Guesso. The agreements were signed during the King’s friendship and working visit to Brazzaville, where he had attended on Sunday the first Summit of Heads […]

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Blue Fund for the Congo Basin offers promising prospects for the Congo Basin, the region, the Continent

King Mohammed VI of Morocco underlined that the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin is a rallying project which offers promising prospects for the Congo Basin, for the region and for the African Continent, as a whole. King Mohammed VI who was delivering a speech Sunday before the first Summit of Heads of State and […]

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UN Security Council adopts new resolution on Sahara

The UN Security Council adopted Friday resolution 2414 renewing the mandate of the UN mission to the Sahara, MINURSO, for another six months until October 31, and urging the Polisairo to withdraw immediately from the buffer strip, east to the Morocco-built security berm. The resolution, adopted by 12 votes for and 3 abstentions, also calls […]

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