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S&P upgrades Rwanda’s rating to B+ on strong economic prospects

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has raised its long-term sovereign credit rating on Rwanda to ‘B+’ from ‘B’. The outlook is stable. At the same time, it affirmed its short-term sovereign credit rating at ‘B’. We also revised the transfer and convertibility (T&C) assessment to ‘B+’ from ‘B’, the rating agency said in a […]

UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties in Mali to stop attacks on Children and “keep them out of harm’s way”, voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in the country due to ongoing fighting and instability.   “We must not […]

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Crisis in Nigeria ‘far from over’; more efforts needed to help the most vulnerable

Ten years after the start of a violent insurgency in north-east Nigeria plunged the country into a humanitarian crisis that is “still far from over”, the United Nations and its aid partners have underscored the need to “collectively redouble efforts” to help the most vulnerable. “We are here today to remember those who have lost […]

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Sahara settlement: Morocco remains committed to UN-led political process

King Mohammed VI has reiterated Morocco’s firm and earnest commitment to the political process for the settlement of the Sahara issue, conducted under the aegis of the United Nations. “Morocco remains resolutely and earnestly committed to the political process, under the exclusive aegis of the United Nations Organization,” said the Monarch in a speech addressed […]

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Morocco to revamp its development model for comprehensive take-off

Morocco braces for a new phase of a development model that builds on past achievements to tackle social inequalities and regional disparities, said King Mohammed VI, adding that revamping the nation’s development model is not an end in itself. Rather, it is a gateway to a new era for his country. In a speech he […]

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King Mohammed VI’s 20-year Reign: Ambitious Reforms & Great Infrastructures

As Moroccans prepare to celebrate on Tuesday July 30 the twentieth anniversary of the accession of Mohammed VI to the throne, much has already been written on the undeniably positive record of these years of rule. On top of this record, lies the quality of the relationship between King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people […]

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South Sudan: Troika reiterates commitment to lasting peace

The Troika (the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) have reaffirmed their commitment to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led South Sudan peace process and to the lasting peace the people of South Sudan deserve, calling for regular engagement between President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar. The significant drop in political violence and the […]

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Morocco & UK, a shared determination to boost cooperation

Secretary of state for Foreign Affairs Mounia Boucetta met, on Thursday in Rabat, with British secretary of state for International Trade Liam Fox on ways to strengthen and broaden cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Kingdom. “This meeting was an opportunity to review ways to foster the relation between Morocco and the […]

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Morocco’s King Hosts Jared Kushner, Senior US Presidential Adviser

King Mohammed VI conferred on Wednesday in Rabat with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on ways of “strengthening further the long-standing, solid and multidimensional strategic partnership” existing between Rabat and Washington. According to MAP news agency, the Moroccan-US talks also covered latest developments in North Africa and the Middle-East region. On this occasion, the […]

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Sahara-UN: Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate

The UN Security Council decided, on Tuesday, to extend the mandate of MINURSO until 31 October 2019, urging the parties to the Sahara conflict to show “realism and a spirit of compromise to move forward in the negotiations”. In its resolution 2468 adopted by a large majority, the Council praised, once again, Morocco’s autonomy plan […]

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