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King Mohammed VI Calls for Pooling Energies to Rise to Challenge of a Prosperous Africa

Marrakech - King Mohammed VI has called for uniting and pooling energies to rise to the great challenge of the 21st century: that of a united, stable and prosperous Africa. "Our changing continent brings a message of hope and revival to the international community. By uniting and pooling our energies, we shall rise together to the great challenge of the 21st century: that of a united, stable and prosperous ...

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King Mohammed VI’ s speech to UNGA reaffirms Morocco’s African “deep-rootedness”: Senegalese FM

New York (UN) - King Mohammed VI addressed to the 69th UN General Assembly reaffirms Morocco’s African "deep-rootedness" and the Kingdom’s commitment to working with all African countries, said Thursday in New York Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye. "The speech of HM the King is extremely important as it reaffirms Morocco’s African deep-rootedness and its commitment to working with all African coun ...

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Africa’s trade under a changing climate

By Richard Munang and Jesica Andrews The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa. The 2011 drought-induced famine in the Horn of Africa affected more than 10 million people, claimed 257,000 lives and cost over $1 billion in damages. The recent Africa Adaptation Gap report by the UN Environment Programme warns that climate change could reduce total ...

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Morocco to host 9th Africa Development Forum

Addis Ababa - The ninth African Development Forum will be held in Marrakech from 12 to 16 October 2014 on the theme "Innovative financing for Africa's transformation", the UN Economic Commission for Africa announced. The Forum is the UNECA flagship event and it is the first time it will be held outside Addis Ababa where the ECA is headquartered, the UN body added in a statement. The ECA is Africa's leading ...

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Morocco, ‘key centre’ for Africa’s economic development: UNECA

New York - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) welcomed Morocco's role as a "key centre" for economic development in Africa. "Morocco is a key centre for business development in Africa and the Moroccan private sector has been expanding its operation throughout the sub-region," said in a statement UNECA Executive Secretary Carlos Lopes, expressing the Commission's delight of holding the ...

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Central Africa: UNSG Counts on “Professionalism, Integrity, Commitment” of Moroccan troops

New York - Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki- moon said "he counts on the professionalism, integrity and commitment of the Moroccan troops to reach stability in Central Africa."  "I wish to reiterate my concern regarding attacks against civilians and I count on the professionalism, integrity and commitment of the Moroccan troops to achieve the stabilization of the country which is necessary to put the Cent ...

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Ebola: Guinea lauds before UNSC Morocco’s solidarity and brotherhood

New York (UN) - Guinean Minister of State for foreign affairs Lounceny Fall lauded, on Thursday before the UNSC, Morocco's solidarity and brotherhood towards his country which was affected by the Ebola epidemic. "We should thank once again countries like Morocco and Mali which embraced from the beginning the principle of solidarity, brotherhood and friendship," said the Guinean Minister of State, on the sid ...

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RAM Charters Special Flight to Carry Humanitarian Aid To Liberia

Casablanca - Morocco’s airliner Royal Air Morocco (RAM) chartered, Monday, a special flight carrying 15 tons of humanitarian aid to Liberia. This flight, the first of its kind, reinforces the regular flights that have shipped, since September 1st, some 30 tons of humanitarian aid to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea-Conakry, the countries most affected by the epidemic of Ebola, Amine El Farsi, Managing direc ...

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Displacement of Peoples Threatens World Security and Stability

Marrakech - The European Border agency, Frontex, is responsible for protecting Europe’s borders from the growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Africa, who are fleeing violence, genocide and poverty, in search of a better life in the European Union (EU). Thousands are dying in unseaworthy boats, victims of unscrupulous people traffickers. Off the coast of North Afri ...

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FGM survivors may regain the ability to experience an orgasm due to new surgical technique

London - Lack of orgasm for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may now be a thing of the past thanks to new surgery Women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may be able to regain the ability to experience an orgasm through a reconstructive surgery offered by a surgeon in France. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is defined by the World ...

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Rabat: Young African MPs Establish their Union

Rabat - The Union of Young African Parliamentarians, a political platform for exchange between new African political leaders, held on Thursday in Rabat its constituent Assembly. The Union will provide a new platform to reinforce cooperation between African parliaments, as it will allow for the establishment of a legislative body up to the expectations of the African people, Vice-Speaker of the House of Repr ...

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Morocco Reaffirms Commitment to Fostering Ties with African Countries

Rabat  -Minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida reiterated Morocco's commitment to fostering ties with African countries according to an active, solidarity-based approach, as part of HM King Mohammed VI's strategic vision. Bouaida, who was speaking at a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Sao Tome and Principe Antonio Alvaro Da Graca Dias, also expressed ...

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