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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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ECOWAS seeks Morocco’s support to promote stability in Sahel region, Chairman

Rabat - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) seeks Morocco's support to establish stability and peace and promote development in the Sahel region, said Tuesday in Rabat, President of the organization, Kadré Désiré Ouedraougou, who is on a working visit to Morocco. "We have developed a strategy for the Sahel to consolidate peace and stability in the region (...) We came to present this stra ...

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Ingenico Opens Casablanca Branch

Rabat - Ingenico, the leading provider of payment solutions, opened an office in Casablanca, Morocco, in order to cover the African Market.  Aware of the significant role of Casablanca in the region as a financial and business hub facilitating investors’ access to the African market, Ingenico launched a new office branch in the city as a part of the company's “geographic expansion strategy, which seeks to c ...

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Malian president pays visit to Morocco

Fez - Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, began on Tuesday evening a visit to Morocco to attend the 9th International Agriculture Fair in Morocco (SIAM) which takes place on April 24-May 3 in Meknes under the motto "Local products." On his arrival at the airport of Fez-Saiss,  the Malian Head of State was greeted by Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane. Boubacar Keïta was also greeted by Minister o ...

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First Gabonese-Moroccan Business Forum to Boost Bilateral Trade

Rabat - The first Gabonese-Moroccan business forum offers a golden opportunity for the Moroccan private sector to boost trade between the two countries, said Monday in Rabat, Minister of equipment, transportation and logistics, Aziz Rabbah. "This is an invaluable opportunity that is being offered to the Moroccan private sector so that it can settle in sub-Saharan Africa, including Gabon," Rabbah told MAP on ...

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Gendering Agriculture: Women spearhead efforts to feed the continent

By Nirit Ben-Ari Do land, seeds and crops have a gender? Perhaps they do in sub-Saharan Africa, where women produce up to 80% of foodstuffs for household consumption and sale in local markets, according to a report by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). For crops such as rice, wheat and maize, make up about 90% of food consumed by rural dwellers, it is women who mostly sow the se ...

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No place for so-called Sahrawi republic in EU-Africa partnership meetings

Brussels - The EU-Africa summit, held in Brussels this April 02-03, has frustrated any hope of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi republic to participate in the EU-Africa partnership meeting, by officially and openly barring any entity that is not member of the United Nations Organization. By excluding the so-called SADR Republic from the summit, the EU-Africa summit, thus, confirms the EU-Africa partnership’s mod ...

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South Africa’s President Boycotts EU-Africa Summit In Protest Of Invitation of Morocco

Rabat- South Africa has stepped up its hostile moves towards Morocco in the European Union; South African president Jacob Zuma has withdrawn from the EU-Africa Summit, because the European Union invited Morocco. While Algiers is busy promoting Boutaflika’s image in the upcoming elections, South Africa has replaced Algeria in its staunch defense of the Polisario self-proclaimed Saharawi Arabic Democratic Rep ...

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Guinea and Morocco Determined to Safeguard Heritage of Long Friendship: Guinean PM

Conakry – The official visit by King Mohammed VI to Conakry confirms the fact that Morocco and Guinea are determined to preserve the heritage of a long friendship and exemplary relation, said on Tuesday Guinean Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana. The close relation between our two countries which share the same emancipation vision dates back to a long time, he said at the opening of the Morocco-Guinea Econo ...

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Guinea, an Access for Morocco to Regional Markets of ECOWAS and UEMOA

Rabat - Given its geographic location, Guinea-Conakry will give Morocco access to the two regional markets of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which total respectively 80 million and 300 million consumers, says the Moroccan national center of foreign trade (CNCE). Morocco, viewed as a privileged partner that contributes to th ...

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Conakry’s Palais Des Nations Renamed After Late King Mohammed V: President Condé

Conakry  -  The Palais des Nations of Conakry was renamed after late King Mohammed V, Guinean President Pr. Alpha Condé announced on Monday.  In a speech after the signing ceremony of 21 agreements between Morocco and Guinea, chaired by him and King Mohammed VI, Condé affirmed that this decision is a recognition for the huge role by the late sovereign in African liberation and unity.  We agreed to name the ...

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21 Agreements Between Morocco And Guinea, A Record in History of Bilateral Cooperation: FM

Conakry  -  Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar said the package of 21 agreements signed on Monday between Morocco and Guinea-Conakry under the chairmanship of HM King Mohammed VI and Guinean president Alpha Condé, is "a record in terms of conventions concluded between Morocco and this sister country". "All the conventions correspond to the Guinean government's prioritie ...

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