Two Moroccan Referees Selected for CAN 2015

Rabat - Two Moroccan referees have been designated by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to participate in the upcoming African Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Equatorial Guinea. The Moroccan referees are Bouchaib El Ahrach and assistant Redouane Achik. They have been selected to participate in the 20th edition of CAN which will take place from January 17th until February 10th. 44 referee ...

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Mali Grateful to Morocco for Its ‘Efficient, Discreet’ Support: Malian Minister

Rabat - Mali is "very grateful" to Morocco for its "efficient" and "discreet" support, Malian Minister of Labour and Public Service, Bocar Moussa Diarra, said. This is a "welcome support that meets the basic expectations of the people, such as health centers", the Malian Minister said in an interview with the French-speaking daily "L'Opinion", adding that this is "a sign of brotherhood" and "genuine solidar ...

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Polisario Snipers Killed Malian Troop Leaders in Kidal, Malian Paper

Bamako - Polisario snipers were responsible for the killing of Malian troop leaders in bloody clashes last May in the northern region of Kidal, Malian Daily, L’indépendant, said on Thursday. The paper said that Malian intelligence services have found enough evidence showing the involvement of the Polisario snipers in the killing of the Malian troop leaders including Colonel Fayçal. L’indépendant added that ...

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Burkina Faso to Ask Morocco to extradite Former President

Rabat - Burkina Faso interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida said that his country will ask Morocco to extradite ousted leader Blaise Compaore. "We will ask Morocco to place president Compaore at the disposal of Burkinabe justice," Zida was quoted as saying by AFP. Compaore fled the country on October 31 following a popular revolt sparked by his attempt to amend the constitution to extend his 27-year term. He arr ...

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UN Lauds Morocco’s Support For Sahel Region

Rabat - UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel Robert Piper lauded, on Tuesday in Rabat, Morocco's priceless support for the Sahel region, affirming that the UN-Morocco partnership will grow stronger in the future. At a joint press briefing with Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida, the UN official expressed his gratefulness to Morocco for its support to UN teams operating in thi ...

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New Network for Youth Policy Experts in Africa Launched in Baku, Azerbaijan

Rabat - Africa has made history. During the closing session of the First Global Forum on Youth Policies, held in Baku, Azerbaijan that was held on October 28–30, the birth of the African Network of Youth Policy Experts (AfriNYPE) was announced, the goal of which is to advance the cause of youth policies in the region. The network was announced at the closing plenary session attended by over 700 invited dele ...

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Morocco Keen to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation with Kenya

Rabat - Morocco's Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane met Tuesday in Rabat with the speaker of the Kenyan Senate David Ekwe Ethuro on means of promoting bilateral cooperation. During this meeting, Benkirane highlighted Morocco's particular interest in strengthening bonds of friendship and cooperation relations with the African countries and accompanying Africa's development process, a statement of the he ...

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Morocco Denounces Terrorist Attacks in West Niger

Rabat - Morocco strongly denounced on Friday Thursday's terrorist attacks in the region of Tillabery, western Niger. "The Kingdom of Morocco strongly denounced the terrorist attacks perpetrated on Thursday in the region of Tillabery, western Niger, that killed nine persons among Niger's security forces," a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said. Morocco also expressed solidarity wit ...

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South Africa Says “NO, NO” to Replacing Morocco as Host of CAN 2015

Rabat - South Africa refused on Monday to host the upcoming edition of the African Cup of Nations, scheduled to take place in Morocco from January 17 to February 8, 2015. In a Tweet posted on Monday, South Africa Sport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, said his country has no intention of hosting the tournament if Morocco pulls out because of the Ebola epidemic. "Hosting AFCON next year is a NO NO," the minister tw ...

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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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