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King of Spain starts official visit to Morocco

King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Dona Letizia arrived this Wednesday in Rabat on a two-day official visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The Spanish guests were welcomed at the airport by the Moroccan Sovereign, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid and princesses Lalla […]

Rabat Appreciates Adoption by EU Parliament of Morocco-EU Fisheries Deal

The European Parliament adopted Tuesday with a resounding majority the new fisheries agreement with Morocco, including the Sahara, a historic vote which prompted the appreciation of the North African country looking upbeat over the future of Morocco-EU strategic partnership. In a press release issued by the Moroccan Foreign ministry, Rabat expressed its appreciation for the […]

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Gabon soldiers seize national radio station in “failed” coup attempt

A group of soldiers have seized state radio in apparent coup attempt in Gabon in the early hours of Monday, local media reported. The military officers who announced the seizure of power through national media, identified themselves as Youth Movement of the Gabonese Defense and Security Forces (MPJFDS). The leader of the coup, Lieutenant Kelly […]

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Presence of pseudo-SADR at TICAD in Tokyo, ‘Big Problem’- Japanese FM Spokesperson

The presence of the pseudo- Sahrawi Republic (SADR) at the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) “was a big problem” that Japan has overcome “to avoid embarrassment,” Spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Mitsuko Shino said Monday in Rabat. The Spokeswoman, who is part of the delegation accompanying Japanese […]

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Tourism: Africa receives only 5% of the international arrivals

Africa’s travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9%). The growth record is slightly above the global performance of a 7% rise in 2017, to reach a total of […]

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Morocco: Vivo Energy & Zakoura Foundation partner with Education Ministry to educate on environment

Vivo Energy and the Zakoura Foundation have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of National Education to bolster environmental education in Morocco. The aim of this innovative partnership is to unite efforts for the Mama Tabiaa environmental education program. The Mama Tabiaa program (Mother Nature) will be generalized in the primary cycle in order […]

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Egypt or South Africa to host AFCON

Egypt and South Africa have officially put in bids to host the next African Cup of Nations, the continent’s football body said. Cameroon has been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month, with CAF saying that Cameroon has been unable to complete the necessary logistics. CAF also […]

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Morocco’s King reiterates commitment to good governance

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has reiterated his commitment to promote good governance, improve public administration services and preserve citizens against any administrative or legal abuses. This came at separate meetings he held Thursday at the royal Palace in Rabat with the heads of two constitutional institutions that he named the same day. The Sovereign […]

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UN Chief grateful to Morocco for hosting conference on Global Compact for Migration

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who was received Tuesday in Rabat by King Mohammed VI, expressed enormous gratitude to the Sovereign and to the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting the conference for the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration. He thanked the King for the successful organization in Morocco of the intergovernmental conference […]

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Migration is not a security issue, Says King of Morocco

Migration is not a security issue – nor should it become one… and security concerns should not be invoked to deny mobility. The statement came in the Message that King Mohammed VI has addressed to the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, taking place in Marrakech Dec.10-11. A repressive […]

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