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Morocco, Guinea sign cooperation deal in mining sector

Morocco and Guinea early this week signed a cooperation agreement in the areas of mining and geology. The agreement was initialed in Rabat by Moroccan Minister of Energy and mining Aziz Rabbah and his Guinean counterpart Abdoulaye Magassouba. The deal will pave the way for the elaboration a roadmap for cooperation in the fields of […]

IEA lauds Morocco’s energy policy

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an extensive report covering Morocco’s reforms aiming to promote sustainable development in the national energy sector. The report was presented in Rabat by Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, in the presence of Morocco’s Minister of Energy, Mr Aziz Rabbah. According to the in-depth review […]

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Morocco Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear safety

Morocco Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear safety

Morocco and Rwanda signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in fields relating to nuclear and radiological safety. The agreement was signed in Kigali last week between Morocco’s Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). Under the agreement the two parties shall exchange information and experiences in terms of […]

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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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Côte d’Ivoire awards Morocco’s Agentis contract to build two regional hospitals

Agentis, a Moroccan company distributor and manufacturer of medical devices has won a $97-million contract in Côte d’Ivoire to build two regional hospitals. Under the deal signed by Agentis boss Adil Mesfioui and Kobenan Koussi Adjoumani, minister of animal and fisheries resources on behalf of the Health Minister, the Moroccan company will build and equip […]

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BMW to source cobalt from Morocco, Australia instead of RDC

BMW to source cobalt from Morocco, Australia instead of RDC

German car manufacturing giant BMW has announced a plan to buy cobalt directly from mines in Australia and Morocco to ensure the metal purchased for its electric vehicles is sourced responsibly. The move of the Munich-based company follows London Metal Exchange’s supply-chain review addressing concerns that cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo used by […]

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Morocco: About 7 Tons of Cannabis Seized & 7 Smugglers Nabbed

Moroccan security services have seized on Monday and Tuesday in Casablanca about 7 tons of cannabis and over $21,000 in a major drug-busting operation. Seven smugglers were nabbed. According to the Central Bureau for Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), the drugs were hidden into a truck and two utility vehicles. Investigators say the banned substance was intended […]

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Morocco’s King outlines guidelines for enhancing Cen-Sad role

King Mohammed VI has outlined the guidelines that are likely to enhance the role of the Cen-Sad grouping as a preferred interlocutor for the resolution of the crises plaguing the Sahel-Sahara region, through a coordinated approach with the other Regional Economic Communities, the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union and other stakeholders. In […]

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Morocco’s prison administration transfers Rif detainees closer to their families

Morocco’s prison administration said that inmates who were convicted on charges relating to Rif protests will be moved to jails north of the country for humanitarian reasons. The decision was taken after an appeals court in Rabat confirmed the prison sentences against the activists of the Hirak who were convicted of threatening public order among […]

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Jewish-Muslim cohabitation, the Moroccan Exception in the Arab World – NYT

Morocco boasts a rich history of Jewish-Muslim cohabitation, and in the past several years, the kingdom has taken significant steps to strengthen it, while King Mohammed VI is carrying out a wide-ranging effort to revive his country’s Jewish heritage, in gestures of openness to remind Moroccan citizens, and the world, that the country’s Jewish history […]

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