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Record Number of Tourists Visit Morocco in 2017

Morocco has attracted in 2017 a record number of international tourists due to the country’s stability, tolerance, very competitive holiday deals, deeply rooted hospitality and intensive promotion campaigns. Last year, there were 11.4 inbound visits, a 10 per cent higher than the previous year. This is the first time that the North African country received […]

Morocco, President of African Water Association through 2020

Morocco was re-elected unanimously as President of the African Water Association (AfWA) for a second term through 2020. The re-election of Morocco, in the person of the acting Director General of the Electricity and Drinking Water Office (ONEE), Abderrahim El Hafidi, took place at the Association’s General Assembly held in Bamako, on Saturday. “This vote […]

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Morocco Seizes 541kg of Cocaine in Casablanca

Morocco’s FBI, the Central Bureau for Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), seized 541 kg of cocaine smuggled from Latin America in a shipping container and arrested six people in an operation at the Casablanca port. The operation was jointly conducted between the BCIJ and Morocco’s domestic intelligence agency (DGST), the BCIJ said in a statement. Among the […]

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PyeongChang: Meet Africa’s Winter Olympics hopefuls

As the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off this Friday in PyeongChang, eight contingents will represent the African continent with 13 athletes. It is a record high since 1994 when tougher qualifying standards were imposed. This year, winter Olympic’ veterans, Morocco and South Africa, will participate in the competition along with Eritrea and Nigeria, which are […]

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Morocco secures $2 billion funding from AfDB

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) vice president, Khaled Sherif, last weekend said Morocco will benefit from a $2 billion financing from the Bank over the next two years. The announcement was made during a working visit by the Abidjan-based institution’s vice president in the North African nation. Khaled Sherif, who congratulated the Moroccan government for […]

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Morocco, Champion of CHAN 2018

The Atlas Lions of Morocco on Sunday made history in the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament thanks to a 4-0 thumping of Nigeria’s Super Eagles Team in a final match at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca. The home-based team of the Atlas Lions became the first champions to win five of six matches […]

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AU Summit: Morocco’s King Calls for Setting up an African Migration Observatory

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, who submitted Monday (Jan.29) to the 30th African Union Summit the African Agenda on Migration, has called for the setting up of an African Migration Observatory that would be tasked with understanding, anticipating and acting on the migration phenomenon. The mission of the African Migration Observatory “would be to develop […]

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Regional Industrial Acceleration Plan for Souss-Massa Unveiled

The 2014-2020 Industrial Acceleration Plan for Souss-Massa region was unveiled at a ceremony held in Agadir Sunday under the chairmanship of King Mohammed VI, who also oversaw the signing of eight agreements and a protocol related to industrial investments. The carrying out of the industrial acceleration plan in Souss-Massa launches the regional implementation of the […]

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Nigeria Welcomes Morocco’s Election to AU’s Peace & Security Council

African powerhouse, Nigeria, has welcomed the election of Morocco to the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, as the two countries continue to strengthen their close relations. Morocco and Nigeria, alongside all Africa’s great States, should endeavor to promote peace and security in the continent, said Nigeria’s foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama at a […]

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Morocco’s Election to AU Peace & Security Council Hailed as Additional Asset

The election Friday of Morocco to the African Union’s Peace and Security Council was hailed by several African officials as an additional asset to this body, which is tasked with conflict prevention, management and resolution, and peacekeeping in Africa. The election of Morocco to this supreme decision-making body on peace and security issues, took place […]

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