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Renault to start assembling, distributing two models in Nigeria

French automaker Renault announced Thursday it reached a deal with a Nigerian local partner for the production and distribution of its “Logan” and “Duster” models. Lagos-based Coscharis Group will provide its plant for the production and distribution of the Renault vehicles through its sales network in the West African country. “With a population of over […]

Peugeot to start production at its Kenitra plant

French car producer Peugeot Societe Anonyme (PSA) will launch in the second quarter (Q2) a new production factory, in Kenitra, 40 km to the north of capital city Rabat, with the first car to be unveiled as of July. PSA has pumped a total investment of MAD 6 billion ($620 million) into the project and […]

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Libyan Parties urged to show restraint, deescalate tensions

The governments of France, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have expressed deep concern over fighting in Libya and urged all parties to immediately de-escalate tensions, which are hindering prospects for UN political mediation. n a joint statement issued Thursday, the five countries said at this sensitive moment in […]

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Genocide: France drops charges against Rwandan officials

French investigative magistrates have dropped charges against nine Rwandan officials investigated over the death of the country’s president in 1998. French judges have dropped the long-running investigation into the shooting down of a plane carrying the former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana. A judge accused Tutsi rebels, led by the current president, Paul Kagame, of the […]

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Former CAR militia leader arrested in France faces war crimes trial

French authorities have arrested a “senior leader” of the Anti-Balaka militia who is facing extradition to The Hague, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona is suspected of committing war crimes in the Central African Republic. Prosecutors of the International Court say Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona was the “senior leader” of the militia that carried out […]

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Burkina Faso: French court rules for extradition of François Compaore

Paris Court of Appeal has rubber-stamped the extradition of Francois Compaore, brother of ousted president Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso. The court ruled in favor of Francois Compaore’s extradition to his home country where he is wanted in connection with investigations about the assassination of Nobert Zongo, a prominent journalist killed in December 1998, alongside […]

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Africa’s first TGV inaugurated by King Mohammed VI, President Emmanuel Macron

King Mohammed VI of Morocco accompanied by President Emmanuel Macron of France inaugurated Thursday (November 15), the first high-speed train (TGV) in Morocco and Africa, linking the cities of Tangier in the North and Casablanca, the country’s economic capital. The two leaders were offered at the revamped railway station in Tangier the high-speed line first […]

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Morocco’s King, France’s President to Inaugurate TGV

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Morocco this Thursday at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, who will chair the inauguration of the high-speed train linking Tangier and Casablanca. The Moroccan Sovereign and the French Head of State will travel aboard the TGV to depart from the Tangier railway station to Rabat. The Sovereign will […]

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King Mohammed VI attends Armistice Commemoration in France, a symbol of Morocco’s attachment to world peace

King Mohammed VI of Morocco took part Sunday at the commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice Day, marking the end of World War One. The King, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was received at the Elysee by French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse Brigitte before they headed to the […]

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Morocco’s King among High-Profile World Leaders Attending Paris WWI Centenary

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was at the front row of the world leaders who attended the ceremony held Sunday in Paris to mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War I. The King and the heir apparent sat next to US President Donald Trump & the First […]

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