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Moroccan Royal Navy Saves Eight Migrants From Drowning

Tinjdad, Morocco - The Moroccan Royal Navy saved eight migrants from sub-Saharan countries trying to illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar toward western Spain. The rescue operation took place near the coast of the occupied city of Ceuta after the Moroccan Royal Navy saw a boat heading toward Cadiz from the Moroccan coast. All the immigrants on the boat have been rescued and were in good health. Moroccan ...

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Morocco donates batches of holy Quran to Tijanes association in Dakar

Dakar -  A donation composed of batches of the holy Quran, issued by the Mohammed VI Foundation for holy Quran publishing, was handed, on Friday in the Senegalese capital, to the Tijanes association in Dakar. The donation, put at the disposal of the Moroccan embassy in Senegal by the ministry of endowment and Islamic affairs, is made on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. This action is part of a glo ...

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A Race Against Time: West Africa Fears Further Outbreaks of Ebola

Casablanca - Since the deadly Ebola disease first appeared in late 2013 in West Africa, it has continued to spread throughout Africa. Last week, team leader, Bart Jansesens of the organization, 'Doctors without Borders' stated that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was "completely out of control.” The rare virus causes painful bleeding inside and outside the body as well as high fever, difficulty breathing, ...

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Mali applauds Morocco’s action as facilitator of talks

New York - Mali applauded on Wednesday at the United Nations Organization in New York, Morocco's action as "a facilitator of the talks process" and stressed the "important influence" of the Kingdom in the region. "We have a strong political dialog with Morocco", said Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop, following a debate at the UN Security c ...

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DRC: Moroccan Blue helmets honored by MONUSCO at the end of their mission

Rabat - The Moroccan blue helmets, deployed in the oriental region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, were honored by the United Nations stabilization force in DRC (MONUSCO) at the end of their mission. A medal-awarding ceremony was held last week in Dungu (Estearn DRC) for the Moroccan servicemen whose term ended "in a satisfactory manner", said a MONUSCO communiqué. Last March, the Moroccan blue helmets ...

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Paris to Host Conference on ‘Morocco, African Hub for sustainable development’

Paris - A conference themed “Morocco, African hub for sustainable development” will be held next Tuesday in Paris at the initiative of the Moroccan-French chamber of trade and industry. Initiated with the support of the Embassy of Morocco in France, this meeting will provide an opportunity to focus on the geostrategic and geo-economic vision of King Mohammed VI, which is future-oriented and aimed at strengt ...

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Requests for training imams is ‘recognition’ of Morocco’s multi-faceted approach, Robert Holley

Washington - The requests from several African countries for training imams in Morocco constitute a "clear recognition" of the success that Morocco has had under the King's leadership in adopting a multi-faceted approach to the issue of combating extremism and violence in the region, said Tuesday in Washington, Robert Holley, a former U.S. diplomat. "Request to Morocco to train the imams of many African cou ...

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Nigerian Imams in Morocco: Recognition of Religious Influence in Africa

Washington - King Mohammed VI"s decisin to respond favorably to the request made by the Nigerian Islamic Council and Iftaa Authority to train imams in Morocco is a recognition of the sovereign's religious aura and political influence in Africa, head of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy (IRPP) Joe Grieboski told MAP on Tuesday. The King is an authentic African leader known as such by the continent' ...

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Moroccan Minister calls for different approach to deal with migration

Rabat - The issue of migration must be treated in a "different" way and should be seen as one of the factors that "bring an added value to societies," said Tuesday in Rabat, Minister in charge of the Moroccan Expatriate Community and Migration, Anis Birou. Birou, who was speaking at the opening session of a meeting on "The future of transmediterranean migration beyond the crisis," said "migration is a norma ...

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Royal Air Maroc strengthens African network

Casablanca - Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has strengthened its African network to reach 31 destinations across the continent, said RAM in a statement. RAM will serve N'Djamena, Chad, starting July 17, 2014, with three flights a week, and will launch in December a new route from Casablanca to Abuja, Nigeria, with three weekly flights. RAM has an already Casablanca-Lagos active route to be rein ...

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First Africa Women’s Forum kicks off in Dakhla

Dakhla - The first Africa Women's Forum kicked off Friday in Dakhla with the participation of high-level women leaders from 35 African countries. The meeting, organized at the initiative of the Council of the Moroccan Expatriate Community (CCME) and the International Institute for Security and Development, in partnership with the Wilaya of the region of Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira, brings together women minister ...

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Morocco, Mali sign protocol of agreement on scientific cooperation in mining

Marrakech - Morocco and Mali signed on Wednesday a protocol of agreement on technical and scientific cooperation in mining. The agreement was signed by the Moroccan national office of hydrocarbons and mining (ONHYM) and the Malian mining ministry on the sidelines of the Summit on oil and gas currently held in Marrakech. The two sides also agreed on work programs for 2014 and 2015 and established scientific ...

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