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WHO Says Number of Ebola Cases Reached 2,240

By Ismail Elouafi Fez - The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Tuesday that the number of Ebola cases has increased to 2,240, with 1,229 ending in death. The WHO called again for an international health emergency to handle the spread of Ebola in West Africa. WHO is working with many international organizations such as U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) to deliver food for people who are still in their ...

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Ebola Virus Claims More Than 1000 Lives in West Africa

By Ismail Elouafi Fez - The most recent numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that more than 1000 people have been killed by Ebola in West Africa. 1069 have been infected and have died, with 128 new cases and 56 deaths reported on August 10 and 11 alone. Sierra Leone and Guinea are the two African countries most seriously affected by the Ebola virus, according to Time magazine. Sierra Le ...

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FIFA: 2015 African Cup of Nations May Be Postponed Due to Ebola Virus

Rabat -The International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) has confirmed that the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) will likely be postponed. It is currently scheduled from January 17 to February 8 of next year, in Morocco. As Ebola virus is preventing several African countries from holding qualifying games, and as a result, FIFA officials revealed that the 30th edition of AFCON may be postponed. The M ...

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Morocco Honors Moroccans Living Abroad in a ceremony in Rabat

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - In celebration of “National Day of the Moroccan Community Residing Abroad,” the Ministry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs hosted a ceremony on Sunday, August 10, in Rabat, to honor citizens living outside the Moroccan kingdom.  In a show of “Gratitude and appreciation to a pioneering generation,” the ceremony hailed the  “pioneers,” or the first Moroccan g ...

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WHO: Ebola is Now an International Health Emergency

Casablanca — The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is no longer just a matter of the affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, New Guinea and Nigeria. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Ebola an international health emergency. With around 1000 deaths due to Ebola in West Africa having been reported to the WHO, the organization has declared an international health emergency in an effort to conta ...

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Ebola outbreak in West Africa : WHO could declare ‘international health emergency’

Geneva  -  The UN World Health Organization WHO will examine the possibility of declaring the West Africa's Ebola outbreak an "international health emergency" as the death tolls nears 900. The WHO will convene a two-day meeting of its emergency committee to determine whether the current Ebola viral disease outbreak in West Africa is a public health emergency of international concern, said the UN body in a r ...

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Morocco well-positioned to draw investment to sub-Saharan Africa, Malian official

Washington - Morocco is well-positioned to be a driving force in order to attract international investment towards sub-Saharan Africa, said, on Monday in Washington, Malian Minister of Industry and Investment Promotion Mustapha Bin Barka. After several decades of economic presence in Africa, Morocco has the competences and the necessary expertise to better assess dangers facing Africa and play a role of a f ...

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Moroccan Royal Navy Saves Eight Migrants From Drowning

Tinjdad, Morocco - The Moroccan Royal Navy saved eight migrants from sub-Saharan countries trying to illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar toward western Spain. The rescue operation took place near the coast of the occupied city of Ceuta after the Moroccan Royal Navy saw a boat heading toward Cadiz from the Moroccan coast. All the immigrants on the boat have been rescued and were in good health. Moroccan ...

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Morocco donates batches of holy Quran to Tijanes association in Dakar

Dakar -  A donation composed of batches of the holy Quran, issued by the Mohammed VI Foundation for holy Quran publishing, was handed, on Friday in the Senegalese capital, to the Tijanes association in Dakar. The donation, put at the disposal of the Moroccan embassy in Senegal by the ministry of endowment and Islamic affairs, is made on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. This action is part of a glo ...

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A Race Against Time: West Africa Fears Further Outbreaks of Ebola

Casablanca - Since the deadly Ebola disease first appeared in late 2013 in West Africa, it has continued to spread throughout Africa. Last week, team leader, Bart Jansesens of the organization, 'Doctors without Borders' stated that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was "completely out of control.” The rare virus causes painful bleeding inside and outside the body as well as high fever, difficulty breathing, ...

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Mali applauds Morocco’s action as facilitator of talks

New York - Mali applauded on Wednesday at the United Nations Organization in New York, Morocco's action as "a facilitator of the talks process" and stressed the "important influence" of the Kingdom in the region. "We have a strong political dialog with Morocco", said Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop, following a debate at the UN Security c ...

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DRC: Moroccan Blue helmets honored by MONUSCO at the end of their mission

Rabat - The Moroccan blue helmets, deployed in the oriental region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, were honored by the United Nations stabilization force in DRC (MONUSCO) at the end of their mission. A medal-awarding ceremony was held last week in Dungu (Estearn DRC) for the Moroccan servicemen whose term ended "in a satisfactory manner", said a MONUSCO communiqué. Last March, the Moroccan blue helmets ...

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