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Morocco is a ‘Model’ of Development, Stability in MENA Region: President of Spanish Senate

Madrid  - The president of the Spanish Senate Pio Garcia-Escudero welcomed the various reforms engaged in Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI. Escudero, who met Tuesday at the Senate's headquarters with Morocco’s ambassador to Spain, Mohammed Fadel Benyaich, stressed that the kingdom is a "model" of development and stability in a region in turmoil. On this occasion, the Moroccan diplomat congra ...

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8.5 kg of cannabis seized at Marrakesh airport

Marrakech  -Police at the Marrakesh international airport has seized 8.5 kg of cannabis resin (hashish). The drugs were carefully concealed in two plastic boxes of candied olives in the luggage of an Algerian-born French national who was about to board a flight to Paris, the police said. The defendant was arrested by the airport police and an investigation has been opened. ...

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Spain Strives to Release Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman in Tindouf: Spanish FM

Madrid  - Spanish foreign minister José Manuel García-Margallo said "daily measures" are being taken to ensure the release of the Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf held in captivity by the Polisario since last summer in the Tindouf camps in southwestern Algeria. The embassy and the consulate of Spain in Algiers "are taking daily measures" in order to end Mahjouba’s detention, ...

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Morocco’s head of CGEM joins US Initiative for Global Development

New York - President of employers' association (CGEM) Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun was appointed, Tuesday in New York, as a member of the board of directors of U.S. NGO "Initiative for Global Development" (IGD). Bensalah-Chaqroun is the first Arab-African woman to sit, along with 4 other new members, in the board which brings together 10 CEOs of leading African and American groups. The announcement was made by ...

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Marrakech: Global Entrepreneurship Summit to Launch a Competition for Moroccan Students

By Amjad Hemidach Fez - The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), scheduled to take place on November 19-21, 2014 in Marrakech, is set to organize a competition of Moroccan Student Innovation Challenge. The competition aims to motivate Moroccan students’ innovation and ideas, as well as encourage entrepreneurship. The competition requires sending descriptive outlines of practical creative projects. Approxim ...

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Morocco: Minister Says English Is from Now on a Must for University Professors

Rabat - Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Vocational Training Lahcen Daoudi said university professors who will be appointed in Moroccan universities, particularly in scientific disciplines will have to have a good command of English. "The decision concerns university professors and not students", Daoudi told Morocan daily Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb. "When we want to recruit a univ ...

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Catalonia: Demo Thursday in solidarity with Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman Detained in Tindouf

Barcelona - The Moroccan-Spanish platform for supporting the Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf will organize Thursday in Tarragona (100 km south of Barcelona) a new sit-in to protest against her detention since last summer by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps in Algeria. This new sit-in is part of a series of demonstrations scheduled by Moroccan and Spanish NGOs across Spain ...

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Morocco’s city Dakhla to Host Crans Montana Forum on Africa in March 2015

Geneva  - The prestigious Crans Montana Forum has chosen the Moroccan city of Dakhla as the host of its 9th annual session on March 4-6, 2015 under the theme "Africa and South-South Cooperation South". The Forum "has chosen the city of Dakhla for its 2015 annual session", a special meeting intended to be "an opportunity to promote peace and dialogue", Jean-Paul Carteron, president of the Forum told MAP. Dak ...

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Fatima Sadiqi Explores the Berber Dimension in Her ‘Moroccan Feminist Discourses’

Fez - Dr. Fatima Sadiqi is Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies. She published her recent book "Moroccan Feminist Discourse" (260 pages) on September 18, 2014. The central idea of this book may be expressed in the following way: Berber, a historically women-associated language, is made official in the Moroccan 2011 Constitution: an unprecedented and unique event in the modern history of the country. ...

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Morocco to Return to GMT on Saturday

Rabat- Morocco will go back to GMT time on Saturday, October 26 at 3.00 a.m., the ministry of Public Service and Administration Modernization announced. "The clock will be put back 60 minutes at 3:00 Sunday, October 26, 2014", the ministry said in a statement.Morocco has been enforcing daylight saving time during summer with an interruption in the fasting month of Ramadan. © Morocco World News. All Rights R ...

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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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