Morocco’s Customs Revenue Up 1.9% in 2014

Rabat - The customs revenue rose by 1.9% in 2014 to 85.6 billion dirhams against 84.04 billion dirhams year on year, despite the stagnations of imports, said director general of customs and indirect taxes division (ADII) Zouhair Chorfi on Wednesday in Rabat. Chorfi, who was speaking at a press briefing on ADII's 2014 results, said that this performance which is the double of 2002 receipts is due to efforts ...

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Morocco’s New Migration Policy ‘Already Bearing Fruit': IOM Chief

Geneva - Morocco's new migration policy "is already bearing fruit," Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said in Geneva Wednesday. "I was glad to learn that 18,000 migrants have so far been regularized, that is to say, they have the right to work and access all public services," Swing told MAP following a meeting with Minister delegate for foreign affai ...

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Morocco Reiterates Commitment To Cooperation With UN High Commission For Human Rights

Geneva - Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Mbarka Bouaida reiterated, on Tuesday in Geneva, Morocco’s commitment to maintain "full cooperation" with the UN High Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council (HRC). Speaking at a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raâd Al-Hussein, Bouaida said that Morocco is set to fully cooperate with UN human rights bodies ...

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Morocco Accuses Polisario of Embezzlement of Humanitarian Aid in Tindouf Camps

Geneva - Morocco accused, on Tuesday before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), of embezzlement of humanitarian aid  and condemned the“human rights abuse” of populations in the camps of Tindouf, reiterating its call to conduct a census and “lift the blockade imposed on them.” Speaking at the UNHRC High Level Segment in Geneva, Moroccan Minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida drew t ...

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Guinea, Liberia And Sierra Leone Praise Morocco’s Support to Ebola-Affected Countries

Brussels  -  The Heads of State of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone praised, here Tuesday, the support and solidarity of Morocco with Ebola-affected countries. Speaking at an international high-level conference organized by the EU to support the international mobilization against Ebola, Guinean President Alpha Condé paid tribute to HM King Mohammed VI, citing the personal action of the Sovereign. "There is ...

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Moroccan Researcher Wins L’Oreal/UNESCO For Women In Science Award

Paris-  Morocan Researcher Molly Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli has won L'Oreal/UNESCO for women in science Award, recognizing the top women in science around the world. Professor of the Mohammed V - Agdal University in Rabat, Prof. Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli is being honored for her key contribution to one of the greatest discoveries in physics: proof of the existence of the Higgs Boson, the particle responsib ...

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Canadian National Assembly Speaker Praises Morocco’s Stability, Counter Terrorism Efforts

Rabat  -  Speaker of the Canadian National Assembly Jacques Chagnon praised, on Tuesday in Rabat, Morocco for its stability and the efforts it has launched to counter terrorism and stem extremism in North Africa. Speaking at a meeting with Upper House Speaker Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, Chagnon also applauded the Kingdom for its key regional role in maintaining stability and world peace, the Upper House said ...

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Morocco’s International Agriculture Fair to Be Held on April 28th-May 3rd

Casablanca - Morocco’s 10th International Agriculture Fair (SIAM 2015) will be held in Meknes from April 28th to May 3rd, with the participation of more than a thousand exhibitors from around 55 countries. The theme of the fair will be based on “agriculture and food systems,” and will be held under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI. Organizers have expressed that the event will bring together leading f ...

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Morocco Welcomes the International Awareness against Torture

Geneva - Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida welcomed, on Tuesday in Geneva, the growing international awareness against torture. Speaking at a high level panel held on the sidelines of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council, Bouaida recalled that Morocco, Chile, Denmark and Ghana launched a global initiative against torture on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention ...

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Rabat and Casablanca to Host the International Education Fair Slated on March 13-14 

Rabat - Learning Group Academy, in collaboration with Casablanca International Consulting Center, will organize a free, international education fair. The fair will be held on the 13th and 14th of March in Dawliz Hotel in Rabat and Idou-Anfa Hotel in Casablanca. This 11th edition of the fair will bring together universities from all corners of the world and Moroccan students wishing to continue their studies ...

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Salwa Akhannouch Tops List of Most Powerful Moroccan Women

Rabat - Salwa Akhannouch has topped the list of the most powerful Moroccan women. Akhannouch is listed among the world's 100 most influential Arab women in the fifth edition of a ranking published by UAE website "Arabian Business." Head of Akwa Group made it to the 8th place, "and despite being born into privilege, Akhannouch decided to take the harder route to wealth and success," says the website. Salwa I ...

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Libyan Talks in Morocco to Open Way to Political Agreement: Federica Mogherini

Brussels - The resumption of talks between the Libyan parties during this week in Morocco will open the way to a much needed political agreement on a government of national unity in Libya, said, on Tuesday, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. The EU and the international community will continue supporting efforts by the UNSG special repre ...

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