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ECOWAS counts on support of Morocco to implement its development strategy for Sahel

Rabat - The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Désiré Kadré Ouedraougou, who is on a working visit to Morocco, said Wednesday in Rabat, that the regional organization "relies heavily on the support of the Kingdom to implement its strategy to promote development in the Sahel." "We request the support of the Kingdom to promote trade and investment in the region of West Africa ...

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Omar Hilale presents his Credentials to UN Secretary General

New York - Omar Hilale presented, Wednesday in New York, his Letters of Credence to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki -moon, in his capacity as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations. In a statement to MAP at the end of this meeting, Hilale said the UN chief "tasked him with sending warm greetings and appreciation to His Majesty King Mohammed VI," stressing that Ban Ki-moon also ex ...

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UNSC Resolution on the Sahara Won’t Include Human Rights Monitoring Mechanism

New York- As was the case in recent years, the United States drafted the annual resolution that will extend the mandate of the United Mission in the Sahara, known as MINURSO, until April 2015. The draft resolution, which has been circulated to the 15 members of the Security Council, does not include any provision for the establishment of a human rights monitoring mechanism in the Sahara and the Tindouf camp ...

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Morocco, USA Closely Collaborating in Aerospace Field: US Ambassador

Marrakech- Morocco and the United States are very closely collaborating in the aerospace field, said US ambassador in Rabat Dwight L. Bush on Wednesday in Marrakech. US aerospace technologies are helping Morocco to become a regional hub in the sector for Europe and Africa, he said during the inauguration of the American stand at the fourth Marrakech Air Show 2014, which was attended by head of government Ab ...

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Morocco: Mother Kept Mentally Challenged Son Chained Up for Seven Years

Casablanca - In a village in Taourirt, a city in northeast Morocco, a mentally challenged child has been chained in a cave-like place for nearly seven years. A shocking video shared on Youtube, entitled “Moroccan people, you’re all responsible for this child,” shows 13-year-old Faycal, topless with his left leg chained to a wall, as he hungrily leaps toward the food that the villagers and his mother hand hi ...

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FIFA Authorizes FC Barcelona to Sign New Players

Rabat - FIFA, the World football's governing body, which imposed a sanction this month on F.C. Barcelona for breaching rules on the registration of minors, announced in a statement that the ban would be temporarily suspended, allowing Barca to sign players during the summer transfer window which opens on July 1. FIFA Appeal Committee chairman Larry Mussenden agreed that the appeal meant the ban should be su ...

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Morocco offers huge investment opportunities for US companies: OBG

Washington - Morocco offers huge investment opportunities for American companies in several key sectors, said, Tuesday in Washington, Oxford Business Group Regional Editor for Africa Robert Tashima. Morocco undertook considerable reforms to simplify investment procedures by adopting a modern, simplified tax system, said Tashima who was speaking at a conference held at the headquarters of the US trade chambe ...

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Campus of University of New England inaugurated in Tangiers

Tangiers - The campus of the University of New England was inaugurated, on Tuesday in Tangiers, in the presence of US and Moroccan figures mainly the new American ambassador in Rabat Dwight Bush, and governor of the State of Maine Paul LePage. The facility, the first of its kind in Morocco, was built over a surface area of 15,000 m2 on the land of the Tangiers American School. The campus, worth 54 million d ...

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Holland: Wilders’ personal political advisor quits party over anti-Moroccan statements

Amsterdam - The personal political advisor to the far-right politician Geert Wilders has quit the Party for Freedom (PVV), as a reaction to racist and xenophobic statements against Moroccan expatriates in the Netherlands. Stephan Jansen, who has been an active member of the PVV party since 2006 and his representative at the provincial council of South Holland, said in a letter to the party members that his ...

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Mimouna: The Moroccan Holiday Celebrated by Politicians In Israel

Rabat- Mimouna, the Moroccan Jews’ traditional holiday has become a national celebration in Israel, in which politicians attend events nationwide, reported Israeli media. Every year, as the Passover holidays are closed, Jews from Morocco don traditional dress and get ready to start celebrating Mimouna, a festival that features sweets, music, and visits to family members and to the homes of community dignita ...

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Morocco, an investment and finance hub in Africa, chairman of US trade chamber

Washington - Morocco is poised to becoming a hub for investment and finance in the African continent and beyond thanks to an integrated and anticipatory policy and an infrastructure that meet international standards, said, Tuesday in Washington, chairman of the US trade chamber in the Kingdom Walter Siouffi. Thanks to a reforming dynamic tailored to the needs of foreign investors and cutting edge infrastruc ...

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4th Marrakech Air Show 2014 opens

Marrakech- The fourth Marrakech Air Show 2014 opened, on Wednesday at the school base of the Royal Air Forces, with the attendance of head of the government Abdelilah Benkirane and General Abdelaziz Bennani, Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and Commander of the Southern zone. The opening ceremony of the Show, held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of Gener ...

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