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CAF-Morocco: CAF meeting to move AFCON to summer

As part of the highly expected decisions to be made during Rabat gathering of the African Football Governing body CAF, the continent’s flagship football competition; African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is expected to be moved to summer instead of the January-February period, reports say. Leaders of CAF are due to meet in the Moroccan capital […]

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Morocco’s BCP Group Teams up with IFC to Boost Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Morocco’s Banque centrale populaire group (BCP) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed in Casablanca, last week, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to consolidate their long-term partnership in favor of the economic development and social progress in Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa. Signed by Mohamed Benchaaboun, Chairman of BCP Group, and Serge Devieux, IFC Director in […]

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Morocco-AU: King Mohammed VI submits plan to address Africa’s migration issues

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Monday submitted to the African Union a paper laying out a common African vision on migration and the related stakes and challenges facing the continent, at a time thousands of Africans die in the Mediterranean while undertaking the perilous voyage to Europe. The Monarch had been entrusted with the […]

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AU secures $150 mln to boost Africa’s geothermal energy

The African Union has mobilized about $150 million in geothermal energy development in East Africa, Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported. According to Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy officer at the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the AU, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya are the countries initially targeted by the funds. “East Africa alone […]

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AU Summit: Morocco proposes ways to tackle youth problems

Six months after it officially returned to the African Union, Morocco is participating for the first time at the AU summit as a full-fledged member since Monday. The African Union re-admitted Morocco as a member in January this year, more than three decades after Rabat withdrew from the bloc’s predecessor, the Organization of African Unity, […]

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Morocco Renews Resolve to Contribute to Emergence of a New Africa

Morocco has renewed its resolve to contribute to the emergence of a New Africa, able to turn the challenges it is facing into genuine prospects for development and stability, an Africa able to reinvent itself and to unleash a momentum of its own. The pledge was made by King Mohammed VI in the speech delivered […]

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AU Summit: Morocco Foils Plot of Enemies of its Territorial Integrity

King Mohammed VI of Morocco is represented by his younger brother Prince Moulay Rachid at the 29th Summit of the African Union (AU), which opened its proceedings this July 3 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme: “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth”. Morocco’s participation in this African summit is described as […]

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Senegal following Morocco’s solar energy development model

Emulating Morocco’s solar energy development model, Senegal has launched late June a third 30-megawatt solar power plant, placing therefore the country in pole position in West Africa in the field of renewable energies. Although Senegal’s strategy of small power plants lags behind Morocco’s mega projects, such as the Ouarzazate Noor I with 500 megawatts extensible […]

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Morocco admits stranded Syrian refugees, UNHCR welcomes move

Morocco decided on Tuesday to open its doors to thirteen Syrian families that have been stranded at the borders with neighboring Algeria since April 17 and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has welcomed the humanitarian move. The decision to admit the refugees was announced by the Royal cabinet on Tuesday in a press release, […]

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Morocco, France Eager to Pool Efforts for Shared Goals in Africa

Morocco and France have voiced resolve to pool efforts to fulfil their shared goals in Africa, mainly boosting the continent’s development and growth and promoting a balanced relationship. This came during the summit talks held Wednesday between King Mohammed VI and the newly elected President of France Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in Rabat earlier in […]

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