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Probe on oil companies: Competition regulator dismissed, king sets up ad hoc committee

King Mohammed VI has dismissed Morocco’s competition council, which has been entrusted with ruling on the alleged uncompetitive practices used by fuel distributors and decided to set up an ad hoc committee to conduct the necessary investigations to clarify the situation, the Royal Office said in a statement Tuesday. The ad-hoc commission is to submit […]

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Morocco bans travel in and out of key cities for Covid-19 fears

Morocco has shut down major cities preventing entry or exist in order to contain a new surge in Covid-19 cases, the Interior and Health Ministries said. The two ministries said in a joint statement that the cities of Casablanca, Settat, Berchid, Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, Tetouan and Tangier will be shut down with only people with […]

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BMW to supply its battery cells with Moroccan cobalt

German car-manufacturer BMW said it will make a fifth of its battery cells for electrical cars using Moroccan cobalt under a 100 million euro contract. The supply contract was signed with Morocco’s mining company Managem and aims to supply batteries of its iX3 electrical vehicles to be launched soon. BMW said it will obtain the […]

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Covid-19: Morocco Extends State of Health Emergency until August 10

Moroccan authorities have decided to extend by one month the state of health emergency until August 10 to keep up the efforts deployed in the country against the coronavirus pandemic as the lockdown restrictions have been increasingly eased, while respecting safety guidelines. The ongoing public health emergency, which has been enforced in Morocco since March […]

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UN: Morocco Calls for Realistic & Pragmatic Solution to Libyan Crisis

Morocco has called for a realistic and pragmatic solution to the Libyan crisis, which continues to get worse every day, go unresolved and rip through the country with the intensification of foreign interventions. “Let us be realistic and pragmatic in addressing the situation in Libya. The proliferation of initiatives has the opposite effect”, Morocco’s top […]

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Arab League calls for an immediate ceasefire in Libya

Arab Foreign Ministers have expressed total opposition to all forms of interference in Libya and to all plans to divide the country, calling for the disbanding of militias and the withdrawal of mercenaries from Libyan territory in order to make a ceasefire viable. The Arab League Foreign Ministers, who held an emergency meeting Tuesday at […]

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Morocco: Operation Marhaba 2020 for expatriates cancelled

“Operation Marhaba 2020”, the summer transit operation of Moroccans living in Europe, organized annually to facilitate the crossing of expatriates between the host countries and their homeland, will not take place this year. The announcement was made Monday by Moroccan foreign minister at the Parliament. This annual transit operation will not take place because it […]

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China rejects Polisario’s participation in Africa summit

China has reduced the Polisario to its real status that of a separatist militia lacking all the attributes of a state and hence ineligible to attend the anti-covid China-Africa summit. China’s steady stand in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity was another slap to South Africa which has lobbied in vain with Chinese officials to include […]

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King Mohammed VI of Morocco had successful heart surgery

King Mohammed VI of Morocco underwent another heart operation at the Rabat Palace Clinic, which was a complete success, according to information from his medical team. The King underwent the surgery on June 14 at the clinic of the Royal Palace in Rabat after he presented a recurrence of a heart rhythm disorder, atrial flutter, […]

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Royal decision to dispatch medical aid to African countries, a token of Morocco’s unwavering solidarity

Morocco, at the instructions of King Mohammed VI, has dispatched medical aid to 15 African countries to help them in their efforts to deal with the covid-19 pandemic. The initiative was hailed by the 15 beneficiary countries and by other diplomats and analysts as a token of Morocco’s unwavering solidarity with the continent, especially after […]

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