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Morocco: Main suspects in beheading of two Scandinavian hikers handed death sentences

Morocco: Main suspects in beheading of two Scandinavian hikers handed death sentences

A court in Sale, near Rabat, Thursday sentenced to death three main suspects who pleaded guilty for the killing in December of two Scandinavian holidaymakers in the High Atlas Mountains. Two of 24 defendants confessed they killed Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, while a third said he stood […]

Morocco’s King pledges support to Tunisia in fight against terrorism

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday condemned the twin terror attacks in capital Tunis and vowed Morocco’s assistance to sisterly Tunisia in the fight against terrorism. The Tunisian capital was hit Thursday by two coordinated attacks that targeted a security vehicle and a police building. One officer was killed in the attacks and eight persons […]

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Barbuda withdraws recognition of Polisario

Barbuda announced that it withdrew its recognition of the Algerian-backed Polisario separatists, six years after it decided to freeze its recognition adding another nail in the coffin of the separatists.   Barbados’s decision was announced Friday during the visit of the Caribbean island nation’s Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to Rabat.   Barbados’ position is […]

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French PSA Group’s Ecosystem in Morocco required a €280 million investment

PSA group’s new plant in Kenitra, inaugurated Thursday, June 20 at an official ceremony chaired by King Mohammed VI, has required a €280 million investment. The PSA group’s new plant will spur the development of the Moroccan  automative sector and mirrors the excellence of the “Morocco Made”. The unit is expected to produce annually up […]

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Morocco & UK, a shared determination to boost cooperation

Secretary of state for Foreign Affairs Mounia Boucetta met, on Thursday in Rabat, with British secretary of state for International Trade Liam Fox on ways to strengthen and broaden cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Kingdom. “This meeting was an opportunity to review ways to foster the relation between Morocco and the […]

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Morocco’s King Hosts Jared Kushner, Senior US Presidential Adviser

King Mohammed VI conferred on Wednesday in Rabat with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on ways of “strengthening further the long-standing, solid and multidimensional strategic partnership” existing between Rabat and Washington. According to MAP news agency, the Moroccan-US talks also covered latest developments in North Africa and the Middle-East region. On this occasion, the […]

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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 […]

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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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