Morocco Ranks 4th in Africa’s Science and Technology Index

Rabat - Morocco has showed the most progress between 2001 and 2011, according to the new rankings of Science and Technology Index. The recently released Index’s new ranking was developed by RAND Science and Technology for the World Bank. It noted that while African nations are still far behind and most remain near the bottom of the list, Morocco has considerably advanced the rankings by 2011. The new study ...

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Morocco: Second ‘Smart Street’ Competition to Judge 20 Entrepreunial Projects

Casablanca- The “Smart Street” competition is a learning program for young entrepreneurialprofessionals hosted by the Injaz Al-Maghrib association. Young entrepreneurs will learn to put their acquired knowledge into practice. In the second “Smart Street” competition, 20 selected professionals will be granted the opportunity to present their projects and ideas to a group of qualified and experienced judges. ...

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Ifrane Hosts the 4th Edition of the Astronomy Festival

Rabat - The 4th Edition of the Astronomy Festival will take place in Ifrane, Morocco, September 4 through 7. The theme of this year’s festival will be “Our Star the Sun, Source of Light and Energy.” The event aims to raise scientific awareness among participants. It also intends to motivate young scientists by furthering their interest and passion in science and technology. The 4th Astronomy Festival will i ...

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Uber’s Coverage to Expand into Rabat, Tangier and Marrakech

Rabat - The U.S. Company Uber keeps making strides in Morocco. Uber launched in the Moroccan market by servicing Casablanca amidst criticism. They are now planning to expand into Rabat in late 2015, followed by Tangier and Marrakech in 2016. Morocco’s daily L’Economiste newspaper reports in its September 3rd edition that Uber’s “strategy in Morocco is growing slowly but surely.” The company intends to enlar ...

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Lottery Advertisements Banned from Moroccan Radio and Television

Rabat - A Moroccan governmental decree has finally issued a ban against the advertising of gambling in all audiovisual media. Moroccan Minister of Communication and Government Spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi had been battling this petition for the last three years. According to a report by journal Akhbar Al Youm, in its September 3rd edition, the decree endorsees a law proposed by the Moroccan Government, in ...

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Badr Hari Visits Kenitra Prisoners

Rabat - On Friday August 28, Moroccan kickboxing champion, Badr Hari, visited the Kenitra central prison to celebrate his last victory over Ismael Londt. Accompanied by Moroccan artists Latifa Raafat, Abdelali El Ghaoui, Adil Miloudi and Zineb El Adaoui, Badr Hari expressed his sympathy towards the inmates. He began his speech by saying, “I experienced the same thing, I know exactly how you feel but nobody ...

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Morocco Requires all Motorbikes to Display a License Plate

Taroudante - Mopeds, motorcycles and other vehicles with two or three wheels must have a license plate by October30, announced the Ministry of Infrastructure. According to the Ministry, any two-wheelernot yet registered has untilOctober 30 to display a license plate; otherwise, riders will be arrested. The procedure aims to end the anarchy of motorcycles in Moroccan cities and fight the massive import of ne ...

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Morocco, Country of Honor of Olympus Festival

Katerini (Greece)  -  Morocco, through its culture and arts, was the country of honor of the 44th Olympus Festival, held in July and August in Dion, an ancient city in the region of Thessaloniki, the second largest Greek city. This participation in a major event in the Balkans, at the initiative of the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of the Kingdom in Greece, was a unique opportunity to highlig ...

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EU hails Morocco’s Role in Inter-Libyan Dialogue

Brussels  -  The European Union hailed on Wednesday Morocco's role in the inter-Libyan dialogue. "The European Union tanks Morocco for its hospitality and for its role in the discussions", Catherine Ray, EU spokesman for foreign affairs told MAP, expressing the EU's optimism as to the results of the dialog that has been taking place for months in Morocco under the UN aegis. The EU will continue to back this ...

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Princess Lalla Salma Ranks Most Beautiful African First Lady in 2015

Rabat - The African magazine Answers Africa has ranked Princess Lalla Salma, wife of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, as Africa’s most beautiful First Lady in 2015. Answers Africa has recently released its 2015 list of Ten Most Beautiful African First Ladies, ranking Princess Lalla Salma at the top of the list. “Lalla Salma’s beauty is conspicuous and needs no further hyping… Princess Lalla Salma is just a godde ...

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France: Moroccan-Born Myriam El Khomri Appointed Minister of Labor

Rabat - Moroccan-born Myriam El Khmori is France’s new Minister of Labor, replacing François Rebsamen who resigned from office, announced the Elysée Palace on Wednesday. A press release by the Elysée Palace informed that French President François Hollande “appointed Mrs. Myriam El Khomri the new Minister of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue.” El Khomri’s appointment follows the resi ...

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Moroccan Sahara Among World’s Top 10 Arid Destinations: Telegraph

Rabat - The Moroccan Sahara has been ranked among the world's top 10 arid destinations for desert holidays and tours, according to the British daily newspaper the Telegraph. AT 9.4 million square kilometers, the Sahara is the largest desert on the planet. It covers larges sections of Morocco, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan and Tunisia. According to the Telegraph, the Moroccan se ...

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