Moroccan Press Review of April 16
These are the main topics that caught the interest of Moroccan dailies:
The Moroccan delegation withdraws from Ahmed Ben Bella’s funeral to protest the presence of polisario’s leader Mohamed Abdelaziz. Communication minister and government’s spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said that the delegation’s withdrawal is in conformity with Morocco’s stand on this fake entity.
Vandals wreck havoc in Casablanca’s Mohammed V complex during WAC-Far soccer game. 40 people were injured and 100 arrested in the incident.
Malcontents scupper a meeting by the RNI party in Berkane under the chairmanship of Anis Birou.
A show on Moroccans living in Israel angers those opposing normalization. Unions call for conducting an investigation on the television documentary aired by 2M TV Channel .
Justice minister Mustapha Ramid is about to conclude a truce with trade unions CDT and UNTM.
AKHBAR AL YAOUM AL MAGHRIBIA
Opposition at the upper house blasts over the appropriation bill draft for being “unconstitutional” and takes advantage of the absence of PJD’s MPs.
Algeria’s intelligence services behind the withdrawal of the Moroccan delegation from Ben Bella’s funeral as they were in charge of protocol preparations and chose to put the separatists’ leader among most prominent figures.
RNI’s president Salaheddine Mezouar accuses Mustapha El Khalfi of trying to Islamize public TV channels.
reformers within the PAM party send a letter to their SG Mustapha Bakkouri on some examples of negative behavior hampering the party’s actions.
Minister in charge of relations with the parliament and civil society Habib Choubani holds outgoing government responsible for the bad management of the issue of university graduates in search for employment.
Officials at private health insurance (MGPAP) urge head of the government Benkirane to audit the body’s financial status and point an accusing finger at chairman of MGPAP’s board of directors Abdelmoula Abdelmoummi.
AL AHDATH AL MAGHRIBIA
Unprecedented vandalism and violence acts at the Casablanca’s Mohammed V complex during WAC-FAR football match. 19 policemen wounded and 180 vandals apprehended.
Housing Minister Nabil Benabdellah criticizes Mustapha El Khalfi for not submitting the terms of reference of public radios and TV channels before their announcement.
Security measures strengthened near the house of Mustafa Ramid as terrorist group “Attawhid Wal Jihad fi Al Maghrib Al-Aqsa” threatens to murder the justice minister.
ANNAHAR AL MAGHRIBIA
Algerian president Bouteflika snubs Benkirane, and keeps the leader of separatists and Moncef Marzouki at his side.
Jobless graduates warn against the cancellation of direct employment in civil service.
Parents and teachers warn against the impact of recurrent strikes on students and denounce the absence of security and the upsurge of the phenomenon of extra hours.
BAYANE AL YAOUM
Truck drivers stage a strike and threaten to paralyze the transportation sector after May 1.
A march staged yesterday in Rabat to call on the government and the rights council CNDH to integrate the victims of human rights abuses and settle the issue of the 21,000 victims of rights breaches.
AUJOURD’HUI LE MAROC
Hooligans in Casablanca: 160 supporters arrested and one hundered wounded on Saturday. The police and auxiliary forces’ intervention averted a blood bath.
LE MATIN DU SAHARA ET DU MAGHREB
The African Development Bank backs Morocco through 30 billion dirhams. The regional multilateral development bank’s funding is in line with Morocco’s priorities and vision and will be used for Morocco’s green plan and the reform of public administration.
WAC-FAR soccer game: reprehensible vandalism acts smear the reputation of the national football.