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Morocco, ‘important, very reliable’ partner for Germany: German official

Rabat - Morocco is an "important and very reliable" partner for Germany, said Tuesday in Rabat, Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal minister for Economic Cooperation and Development. "Morocco is an important and reliable partner for Germany. ( ... ) Recently, we successfully wrapped up our intergovernmental negotiations," Silberhorn told journalists following a meeting with the m ...

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Bolivian man who abducted Moroccan girl living in Spain sentenced to 17 years

Madrid - A court in Bolivia imposed a 17-year prison sentence on a Bolivian man for abducting a ten-year old Moroccan girl living in Spain and holding her detained for 7 months, Spanish national TV TVE reported. The court in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba found Grover Morales guilty of human trafficking and sexual abusem TVE added. The Moroccan girl, Nada, flew to Bolivia in August 2013 with Mo ...

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Enterprise Development, Improvement of Business Climate Are Key Priorities: Head of Govt.

Casablanca - Morocco’s head of government Abdelilah Benkirane said Monday in Casablanca that enterprise development of and improvement of business climate are among top priorities for his cabinet. Benkirane, who was speaking during a meeting under the theme "Enterprise at the Heart of the Government's Strategy", said "in order to meet those priorities Morocco needs to engage major reforms in the fields of j ...

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Princess Lalla Salma on Facebook with Queen Rania of Jordan

Rabat - Queen Rania of jordan posted on her Facebook page a photo of her with the Princess Lalla Salma, consort of Mohamed VI, king of Morocco, with a statement that shows the queen’s deep respect and close friendship the two royal spouses have. In a statement posted on October 17, the Queen wrote “Happy to see my good friend Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco yesterday in the UAE.” The two women, who look bea ...

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Indian Footballer Dies after His Goal Celebration Went Wrong

Rabat - A young Indian footballer has died after the celebration of his goal went tragically wrong in India's Mizoram Premier League. Having equalized for his own team in a game of the regional championship in the northeast of India, Biaksangzuala Peter, 23, has embarked on a series of flips and somersaults to celebrate his goal, but unfortunate he fell and broke his neck, according to local media. The midf ...

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Morocco to Spend MAD 15 Million on Documentary Films on ‘Western Sahara’

Marrakech - According to Mustapha El Khalfi, the spokesman for the Minister of Communication and Government, the Morocco has allocated a budget of MAD 15 million to produce documentary films about the so-called Western Sahara. In a press conference held last Thursday, in Rabat, the Ministry of Communication, in cooperation and the Moroccan Cinema Center, announced that they will co-produce documentaries on ...

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Family of Moroccan Shot at Algerian Border Tells What Happened

Marrakech- After the recent shooting of a Moroccan citizen in Oujda (525 km northeast of Rabat) by an Algerian soldier, the family of the victim, Salhi Rizki Allah, has clarified how the incident occurred. In a video posted Oujda city local news site, the brother and father of Rizki Allah expressed their distress and despair at what happened to their son. Rizki was shot from across the border by a soldier o ...

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“Halal Test”: New Device to Check for Pork and Alcohol in Food

Taroudant, Morocco - French company “la Société Capital Biotech” (biotech company) has developed a new product known as “Halal test,” a device that will allow Muslim consumers to detect the presence of pork or alcohol in food, according to Le Nouvel Observateur. Created by Franco-Algerian duo Abderrahmane Chaoui, a 25-year-old graduate graduate student in business, and French entrepreneur Jean-François Juli ...

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African Nations Cup Leader: a Vivid Example of Africa’s many Failures

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - African Cup of Nations (CAN) organizing committees are an example of exactly what’s wrong with Africa. They place zero value on human life. When Morocco rightfully asked for the games to be postponed until the Ebola virus is under control, Issa Hayatou and his crew, chaired by Moroccan Hicham El Amrani, wrote a secret letter to 7 African countries asking them to form a “Plan ...

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Economy minister presents broad lines of 2015 appropriation draft bill to Parliament

Rabat - Morocco's Minister of Economy Mohammed Boussaid presented, on Monday before the two houses of parliament, the broad lines of the 2015 appropriation draft bill. The draft bill forecast for achieving in 2015 a GDP growth rate of 4.4% on the basis of a 4.3% budget deficit of GDP and a 9% rise of investment expenses to reach 54 billion dirhams. The draft bill, elaborated pursuant to Royal Instructions a ...

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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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Adil Taarabt is Overweight, not to Fit to Play: QPRS Coach

Rabat - QPR manager Harry Redknapp criticized the Morocco international Adel Taarabt for being both overweight and unfit, and went on to add that the former AC Milan loanee does not deserve a spot in the British team's starting XI mainly because of his attitude and lack of excitement to represent the London-based side, according to media reports. "[Taarabt] is not fit to play football unfortunately, the for ...

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