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Qatar Airways expands operations with Doha-Rabat route

Qatar’s national flagship carrier has announced the launch late May of a new route to Morocco, connecting Doha to Rabat, in addition to already existing operations in Casablanca and Marrakech Qatar Airways made the announcement at world’s largest tourism gathering, ITB, in Berlin on Wednesday as it unveiled seven new destinations. Scheduled to start on […]

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Liberia to connect 102.000 households to the electricity grid

In Liberia, about 102,000 households will soon be connected to the national grid to increase reliable access to affordable electricity throughout the West African nation, Liberia News Agency (LINA) reported. This initiative will include the Monrovia Consolidation, Kakata Corridor and the Monrovia-Bomi Corridor, the state-run news agency said quoting Information Manager at the Public Affairs […]

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Morocco-South Africa: Pretoria validates Morocco’s first ambassador since 2014

South Africa has accepted the accreditation of Moroccan veteran diplomat Youssef El Amrani as the kingdom’s first envoy since 2014, the year the North African country recalled its ambassador to protest against Pretoria’s recognition of the pseudo- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.   The Moroccan foreign ministry has received South Africa’s acceptance of El Amrani’s appointment, […]

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Successful new oil & gas drilling results offshore Ghana

Oslo-based exploration firm Aker Energy has found oil in the Pecan South-1A well, offshore Ghana after a drilling campaign in the West African nation. The company has estimated the discovery at 450-550 million barrels of oil equivalent. Further analysis is currently ongoing and the company will commence sidetrack drilling in order to confirm initial findings […]

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Rabat & Amman Share Same Views on Regional & International Issues

Speaker of Moroccan House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki, and Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, hailed on Monday in Amman the excellent ties binding the two countries which same viewpoints and stands on several regional and international issues, including the Palestinian cause and the right of the Palestinians to establish their independent state […]

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EU – Morocco: Council adopts sustainable fisheries partnership agreement

The European Council on Monday adopted a decision on the conclusion of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Kingdom of Morocco, the related implementation protocol and the exchange of letters accompanying the agreement, thereby paving the way for its future implementation, the council announced in a press release. This adoption follows […]

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Ghana: Philippines-based company takes over power distribution services

Power Distribution Services (PDS), a consortium led by Philippines-based electricity company, Meralco, has officially started operations and management of the Ghana national electricity grid after taking over from the West African nation’s state-owned power company. The official transfer took place during a ceremony in Accra, in which documents outlining the transfer were presented to PDS […]

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Tanzania to achieve universal access to electricity by 2021

All Tanzanian villages will be connected into the national electricity grid by 2021, local media reported quoting the Minister of Energy Medard Kalemani. Kalemani made the statement during an official tour in Northwestern Tanzania’s district of Geita. According to him, several villages had so far been connected in the first round under the third phase […]

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Luanda refinery to quadruple gasoline output by 2021

A partnership agreement between Angola’s national fuel company, Sonangol, and Italian multinational oil company, Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI), will augment the Luanda Refinery’s gasoline output by four times its current production, Sonaref Chairman, Joaquim de Sousa Fernandes said at a press conference. The Luanda Refinery currently operates at 95 percent of its production capacity and […]

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Gabon’s Ali Bongo returns to Morocco after spending 48 hours at home

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has returned to Morocco to continue his medical rehabilitation after he spent 48 hours at home where he chaired a cabinet meeting.   The Gabonese leader returned to the North African country on Feb. 27. He had come back home on Feb.25.   During the 48-hour stay, Ali Bongo chaired a […]

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