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Because of Ebola Batman vs. Superman to Relocate from Morocco to New Mexico Desert

Rabat - After it was reported last summer that the crew of blockbuster movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be heading to Morocco as the movie's next filming location, a local station named KOAT 7 said that the film producers were reportedly forced to relocate to the desert of New Mexico due to the recent Ebola virus in Africa. A news report from the Albuquerque-based station said that the movie' ...

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GES Summit: Zainab Salbi Says Morocco is Model in Promotion of Women’s Rights

Marrakech - Iraqi American women's rights activist Zainab Salbi said that it is very critical to include women in all the aspects of society, noting that 'Morocco is a very important country that invested in having women be part of both the political establishment and the religious interpretation.' Speaking at the Global Entrepreneurial Summit taking place in Marrakech, Salbi, who is founder and former CEO ...

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Burkina Faso’s ex-president arrives in Morocco for ‘fixed-term’ stay: Foreign ministry

Rabat  - Burkina Faso's ex-president Blaise Compaore arrived Thursday night in Casablanca with 5 other people for "a fixed-term stay", Morocco's ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said in a statement. "The Kingdom of Morocco, which has strong historical, human and political ties with Burkina Faso, reaffirms its support to the transition process in the country and congratulate the brother people of ...

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Morocco, Babson Global to Establish ‘Enterprise City’ project

Marrakech  - The Moroccan government and the US institution Babson Global signed Thursday in Marrakech a Memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment in the Kingdom of "Enterprise City", a city dedicated to business. The Memorandum was signed on the sidelines of the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (2014 GES) in Marrakesh, by Morocco's  minister of Industry, Trade, Inves ...

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Othman Benjelloun, Richest Man in Morocco: Forbes Magazine

Rabat - Forbes' magazine list of Africa's 50 richest people has been released, and it turns out that the mega rich of the continent are even wealthier in 2014 than they used to be only a year ago. In Morocco, the richest person is Othman Benjelloun, 82, who is the CEO of BMCE Bank, one of Morocco's largest banks. He has additional interests in insurance and telecom through his holding company, FinanceCom. B ...

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Morocco: French Pedophile Arrested For Abusing 11 Children

Rabat- Amid a growing number of pedophilia crimes in Marrakech, one of the world's foremost tourist destinations, another pedophile was brought before the court of the Red City on Thursday for abusing 11 children. The judiciary police of Marrakech heard eleven children aged 12 to 16, claiming they had sexual relations with defendant for money or gifts such as bicycles. According to Minister of the Interior ...

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Marrakech GES-2014: Biden Launches J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative

Marrakech-  US Vice President Joe Biden announced, here Thursday, the launch of the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative to promote exchanges between American and MENA region youth. Launched in honor of Christopher Stevens, former US ambassador to Libya killed in September 2012 in Benghazi, the initiative, which will kick off in Morocco with the launch of a pilot project early 2015, aims to en ...

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King of Morocco: Islam does not object to profit

Marrakesh - King Mohammed VI  highlighted the importance of Islam as a religion that encourages the “entrepreneurial spirit, personal fulfillment and promotion based on merit.” In his letter read by AbdelIlah Benkirane, Head of government,  to the official opening session of the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, King Mohammed VI stressed on the positive role of Islam regarding fair competitiv ...

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Marrakech: Joe Biden Reaffirms U.S’ Determination To Strengthen Partnership With Morocco

Marrakesh - US vice president Joe Biden reiterated on Thursday in Marrakech his country's determination to strengthen partnership relations with Morocco, particularly in promoting entrepreneurship and innovation. The United States stands ready to strengthen partnership with Morocco, Biden said in his remarks at the official opening of the 5th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (2014 Marrakesh GES), recal ...

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GES Summit: King Mohammed VI Says Education is a Window for Prosperity

Marrakech - King Mohammed VI has once again highlighted the role that education can play in developing creativity, critical thinking and responsiveness. In his letter addressed to the official opening session of the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, King Mohammed VI said that "one is not born entrepreneur; one becomes an entrepreneur by embarking on the road to success in an interactive proce ...

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US Official Says Morocco Is ‘Major Economic Player’ In Middle East, Africa

Marrakesh - Morocco is positioning itself as a major economic player in the Middle East and Africa, said Andrew Rabens, special adviser for global youth issues at the US Department of State. US official says Morocco is 'major economic player' in Middle East, Africa 20 November 2014 "In seeking to establish economic and trade relations with both North African countries and Sub-Saharan countries, Morocco is p ...

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GES Summit: US Vice-President Celebrates 72nd Birthday in Marrakech

Marrakech - The official opening session of the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit that is taking place in Marrakech was marked by the celebration of the birthday of US Vice President Joseph Biden who turns 72 on Thursday. Joseph Biden, who was born in November 20, 1942 in Pennsylvania, jokingly said in the beginning of his speech that it is a nice gesture of his majesty King Mohammed VI "who assembled this ...

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