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Morocco starts screening int’l airport passengers for coronavirus

Morocco starts screening int’l airport passengers for coronavirus

Morocco started screening passengers at its international ports and airports as part of preventive and safety measures after the outbreak of the coronavirus in China and reported spread to other countries. The health ministry said the move aim at detecting and treating any potential coronavirus infections after the spread of the disease in Europe. “The […]

Parliament Adopts Two Bills Demarcating Morocco’s Territorial waters

The House of Representatives adopted Wednesday two bills demarcating Morocco’s territorial waters. The House of Representatives unanimously adopted the two bills establishing the Kingdom’s jurisdiction over its maritime boundaries. The first bill is dealing with the demarcation of Morocco’s territorial waters, the second establishes an exclusive economic zone of 200 nautical miles off the Moroccan […]

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Morocco-Tanger-Med : Container Traffic Up 38 pc in 2019

The Tanger-Med port complex posted in 2019 a 38 pc growth in container traffic and shipping compared to activities recorded last year. After Tanger-Med 2 terminal became operational, the port’s complex handled in total over 4.8 million containers in 2019, says the port activity report. 500 465 vehicles were handled on the two vehicle terminals […]

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UN announces unprecedented levels of hunger in southern Africa

The United Nations World Food Program on Thursday announced that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger. Zimbabwe is already facing its worst hunger emergency in a decade, with 7.7 million people – half the population – acutely food insecure. But there is evidence the situation has […]

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Lesotho Prime Minister to resign next week

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced his intention to resign, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported. A spokesperson for the ruling party All Basotho Convention (ABC) said Mr Thabane will officially announce his resignation to the cabinet on Tuesday January 21. No reason has been given for Mr Thabane’s decision, although the party had last […]

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US calls for cut in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

The US deputy ambassador to the United Nations Cherith Norman has called for a new approach to address the growing instability in Mali. Norman has called on Wednesday the Security Council to reduce the size of the 15,000 strong peacekeeping force in Mali. According to her, it was time to recognize that peacekeeping missions were […]

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Sudan: Situation under army’s control

Sudan: Situation under army’s control

The shooting that broke out on Tuesday January 14 in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and the city’s airport in a rebellion by an intelligence department was countered by the army. The Sudanese army stormed a number of intelligence sites to end the rebellion. Two soldiers died and four were injured in the clashes. According to a […]

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Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has called on the European Union (EU) to make 2020 “the year of change for robust refugee protection”. On Thursday Jan.9, the agency issued a set of new recommendations, as Croatia and Germany preside over the EU Council during the next 12 months. After years of shifting policies and heated […]

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Moroccan King’s Roadmap for Inclusive, Equitable & Quality Education to All Children

King Mohammed VI has reiterated his vision for a new educational system, which promotes learner’s interaction, develops his capabilities and hones his critical thinking skills in a bid to provide students with opportunities for creativity and innovation. In a message addressed to participants in the 33rd International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, which opened […]

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Nigeria, Cameroon hit by deadly bomb attack

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed in the northeastern state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge Monday. According to local sources, the bomb detonated on a crowded market on a bridge connecting the Nigerian town of Gamboru and Cameroon’s Fotokol. Authorities said more than 35 other people, including […]

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