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UN Lauds Morocco’s Support For Sahel Region

Rabat - UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel Robert Piper lauded, on Tuesday in Rabat, Morocco's priceless support for the Sahel region, affirming that the UN-Morocco partnership will grow stronger in the future. At a joint press briefing with Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida, the UN official expressed his gratefulness to Morocco for its support to UN teams operating in thi ...

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New Network for Youth Policy Experts in Africa Launched in Baku, Azerbaijan

Rabat - Africa has made history. During the closing session of the First Global Forum on Youth Policies, held in Baku, Azerbaijan that was held on October 28–30, the birth of the African Network of Youth Policy Experts (AfriNYPE) was announced, the goal of which is to advance the cause of youth policies in the region. The network was announced at the closing plenary session attended by over 700 invited dele ...

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Morocco Keen to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation with Kenya

Rabat - Morocco's Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane met Tuesday in Rabat with the speaker of the Kenyan Senate David Ekwe Ethuro on means of promoting bilateral cooperation. During this meeting, Benkirane highlighted Morocco's particular interest in strengthening bonds of friendship and cooperation relations with the African countries and accompanying Africa's development process, a statement of the he ...

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Morocco Denounces Terrorist Attacks in West Niger

Rabat - Morocco strongly denounced on Friday Thursday's terrorist attacks in the region of Tillabery, western Niger. "The Kingdom of Morocco strongly denounced the terrorist attacks perpetrated on Thursday in the region of Tillabery, western Niger, that killed nine persons among Niger's security forces," a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said. Morocco also expressed solidarity wit ...

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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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King Mohammed VI Calls for Pooling Energies to Rise to Challenge of a Prosperous Africa

Marrakech - King Mohammed VI has called for uniting and pooling energies to rise to the great challenge of the 21st century: that of a united, stable and prosperous Africa. "Our changing continent brings a message of hope and revival to the international community. By uniting and pooling our energies, we shall rise together to the great challenge of the 21st century: that of a united, stable and prosperous ...

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King Mohammed VI’ s speech to UNGA reaffirms Morocco’s African “deep-rootedness”: Senegalese FM

New York (UN) - King Mohammed VI addressed to the 69th UN General Assembly reaffirms Morocco’s African "deep-rootedness" and the Kingdom’s commitment to working with all African countries, said Thursday in New York Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye. "The speech of HM the King is extremely important as it reaffirms Morocco’s African deep-rootedness and its commitment to working with all African coun ...

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Africa’s trade under a changing climate

By Richard Munang and Jesica Andrews The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa. The 2011 drought-induced famine in the Horn of Africa affected more than 10 million people, claimed 257,000 lives and cost over $1 billion in damages. The recent Africa Adaptation Gap report by the UN Environment Programme warns that climate change could reduce total ...

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Morocco to host 9th Africa Development Forum

Addis Ababa - The ninth African Development Forum will be held in Marrakech from 12 to 16 October 2014 on the theme "Innovative financing for Africa's transformation", the UN Economic Commission for Africa announced. The Forum is the UNECA flagship event and it is the first time it will be held outside Addis Ababa where the ECA is headquartered, the UN body added in a statement. The ECA is Africa's leading ...

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Morocco, ‘key centre’ for Africa’s economic development: UNECA

New York - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) welcomed Morocco's role as a "key centre" for economic development in Africa. "Morocco is a key centre for business development in Africa and the Moroccan private sector has been expanding its operation throughout the sub-region," said in a statement UNECA Executive Secretary Carlos Lopes, expressing the Commission's delight of holding the ...

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Central Africa: UNSG Counts on “Professionalism, Integrity, Commitment” of Moroccan troops

New York - Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki- moon said "he counts on the professionalism, integrity and commitment of the Moroccan troops to reach stability in Central Africa."  "I wish to reiterate my concern regarding attacks against civilians and I count on the professionalism, integrity and commitment of the Moroccan troops to achieve the stabilization of the country which is necessary to put the Cent ...

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Ebola: Guinea lauds before UNSC Morocco’s solidarity and brotherhood

New York (UN) - Guinean Minister of State for foreign affairs Lounceny Fall lauded, on Thursday before the UNSC, Morocco's solidarity and brotherhood towards his country which was affected by the Ebola epidemic. "We should thank once again countries like Morocco and Mali which embraced from the beginning the principle of solidarity, brotherhood and friendship," said the Guinean Minister of State, on the sid ...

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