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Morocco: Conviction of Hirak El-Rif protest leader Nawal Benaissa upheld

Responding to the news that the appeals court in Al Hoceima has upheld the conviction of Nawal Benaissa, confirming her 10-month suspended prison sentence with a fine, Heba Morayef Amnesty International’s Director for the Middle East and North Africa said:


Morocco: Abandon Attempts to Dissolve Cultural Group

(Tunis) – Moroccan authorities should immediately abandon attempts to dissolve the cultural group Racines, over critical comments made by guests on an online talk show it hosted, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.


FIFA task force discusses $25BN competitions deal in Morocco

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s task force studying options to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global Nations League in a joint $25 billion deal got together on Friday in Morocco, and will meet again next month in Brazil.


EU Shatters Algeria’s Plots to Unsettle Morocco

Algeria and its proxy the Polisario have yet again tasted the bitter taste of diplomatic defeat as Morocco and the EU renew the agricultural agreement that covers products from the Sahara region.


Morocco's Economy Set to Grow 2.9% in 2019

Morocco's economy is expected to grow by 2.9 percent in 2019 – inflation eased to 1.2 percent in 2019 from 1.7 percent last year. Planning Agency Chief Ahmed Lahlimi Alami said Wednesday in Casablanca that the growth of the Moroccan economy in 2019 will benefit from the internal demand while the for


Growth in Morocco : AfDB Projects 2.9% in 2019 and 4% in 2020

The growth of real GDP in Morocco will stand at 2.9% in 2019 and reach 4% in 2020, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB). «The medium-term economic outlook projects a continuing decline in real GDP growth, to 2.9% in 2019, before a rebound to 4.0% in 2020. The projected slowdown in 2019 i


Morocco: EU praises country’s centrality in external policy

King Mohammed VI on Thursday in Rabat received the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the European Commission, Mrs. Federica Mogherini, who is on a working visit.Mogherini is in Morocco as part of strengthening the strategic partn


Morocco : abortion of nearly 89,000 irregular emigration attempts in 2018

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – A total of 88,761 illegal emigration attempts were aborted by the Moroccan authorities during the year 2018, including 70,571 third-country nationals, up 37% over the previous year, said Thursday National Observatory of the migration of Morocco.


Morocco and the EU welcome promising prospects for their cooperation

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Morocco and the European Union welcomed on Thursday in Rabat, the quality of their relations of cooperation and their level of coordination were constantly treated.


Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation

Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative said on Thursday. The relative said Bongo returned to Morocco late on Tuesday after swearing in a new government. A Cabinet member confirmed it. Both spoke


Gabon: Ali Bongo back in Morocco for medical treatment

The President of Gabon, Ali Bongo has traveled back to Morocco for medical leave. He returned home this week after staying in Morocco for weeks where he had been undergoing medical treatment.


Federica Mogherini begins a visit to Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Prime Minister Saad Dine El Otmani and High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on Thursday hailed the quality of the cooperative relations that bind Morocco and European Union and the European Level Coordin


EU Parliament Passes Agriculture Agreement with Morocco

Flags of the European Union member states fly in front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo. The EU parliament adopted on Wednesday the new agriculture agreement between Morocco and the EU.


Morocco foils 89,000 illegal migration attempts in 2018- interior ministry

MARRAKECH (Reuters) - Morocco stopped 89,000 people from illegally migrating in 2018, up 37 percent compared to a year earlier, the interior ministry said on Thursday, as the country became the main launchpad in the Mediterranean for Europe-bound migrants.


Morocco’s Mehdi Carcela misses the Belgian Golden Shoe gala because he overslept

Moroccan international footballer Mehdi Carcela was ranked second by the Belgian Golden Shoe, an award given in Belgium at the beginning of each civil year to the best footballer of the Belgian first division for the past year.


Morocco: A safe haven of PE in North Africa

After the political and economic turmoil of recent years, Morocco has emerged as a safe haven for PE investments, attracting capital from abroad through its political stability and favourable business environment. During the 2012-2017 period, 56 transactions were closed, representing 42% of North Af


Morocco: A Must Visit Country

Sumptuous landscapes, ancestral heritage, smiling and welcoming inhabitants: Morocco is a refreshing and rewarding destination, which is also easy to access from anywhere. The stone here tells centuries of history and each city will have something to tell you beyond the walls of kasbahs and medinas.


One of the most famous places in the world is a tiny desert town in Morocco where everything from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Gladiator' was filmed

The medieval ksar of Aït Benhaddou is a gorgeous tiny town in southwestern Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in a stunning red desert landscape, Aït Benhaddou is a frequent filming location for historical and epic movies like "The Mummy," " Gladiator," "Alexander," "Prince of Persia,


‘Provocations’ in Western Sahara: Morocco Condemns Latest Truce Violations

Moroccan United Nations Ambassador Omar Hilale complained to the organization about truce violations in Western Sahara. He cited three incidents that took place between 6-8 January in which Polisario Front staged drills, drove military vehicles in a buffer zone and opened up a new facility. Morocco


Agroforestry empowers Morocco’s mountain women

OUEZZANE, Morocco — Suisi Rheia was checking the olives on her tree in front of the community huilerie, or olive oil mill. It was already mid-November 2018, but some fruits were still green, while others were almost totally purple. All of them were definitely full of water, not ready for the harvest