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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.

King Mohammed VI, Emblematic Figure of Pan-Africanism, Latin-American Centre

King Mohammed VI is an “emblematic” figure of Pan- Africanism, said Antonio Yelpi, President of the Latin American Centre for Democracy Studies. Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, is striving to develop a set of strategies aimed at consolidating Morocco’s relations not only with all the countries of the African continent, within the […]

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Morocco, Burkina Faso Poised to Promote their Judicial Cooperation

Morocco and Burkina Faso signed Monday three agreements on judicial cooperation in civil, commercial and administrative matters, as well as on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition. The accords were signed in Ouagadougou by visiting Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohamed Aujjar and his Burkinabe peer, Bessole Rene Bagoro. Under the extradition deal, the […]

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Sahara Population Benefits from EU-Morocco Farm & Fisheries Deals (EU Commissioner)

The returns and profits gained by the population living in the southern provinces of Morocco from the agriculture and fisheries accords were highlighted Tuesday at the EU Parliament by Commissioner for Economic & Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici. During debates on renewal of EU-Morocco Farm accord at International Trade committee (INTA), Moscovici said the new agreement […]

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Sahara: UN Secretary General Refers to Principles Set by Morocco in Report to General Assembly

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has recalled in his annual report on the Sahara issue to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly the terms of reference set by Morocco and quoted large extracts from the Speech delivered by King Mohammed VI on November 6, 2017. The Secretary-General indicated in this regard […]

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Morocco’s King sketches roadmap to address youths’ unemployment

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has outlined a six-pillar roadmap to remedy the shortcomings of the educational system and training programs that leave graduates on the dole while businesses are having difficulty finding the skilled resources they need. “We cannot let our education system continue to produce unemployed people, especially in certain branches of study, […]

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AU: Women rise up against Algerian Chairman of Peace and Security Council

Women working at the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, headed by Algerian Smaïl Chergui, have started criticizing him for a series of discriminatory practices, prompting the Pan-African organization to launch an investigation on the accusations. Smail Chergui, the powerful commissioner of the Peace and Security Council, is under investigation for sexism and other discriminatory […]

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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 […]

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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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