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Morocco awarded two prizes by World Finance

London- The financial magazine "World Finance" awarded Morocco two prizes of excellence for the Wessal Capital initiative. They are the 2014 "Social Deal" for the Wessal Casablanca port project and the 2014 "Sovereign Wealth Fund Deal" for the Moroccan Fund for Tourism Development (FMDT). The prizes were handed to economy minister Mohamed Boussaid on the sidelines of the Conference on Investment in Morocco, ...

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Morocco’s FM in Mauritania to convey verbal message from the King to President Ould Abdelaziz

Nouakchott  -  Morocco's FM in Mauritania to convey verbal message from the King to President Ould Abdelaziz The visit, which comes upon an invitation of Mauritanian foreign minister Ahmed Ould Takdi, is part of the excellent brotherhood relations that have always united the peoples of the two countries, Mezouar told MAP at the Nouakchott airport. The Moroccan chief diplomat highlighted the two countries' s ...

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Oxygen Academy to Hold a National Competition in Public Speaking

Fez - The Oxygen Academy will Hold competition for public Speaking on November 23 in Casablanca.  After two months of preparation, Oxygen Academy is launching a competition whose objective is to motivate youth to excel in public speaking and brush up on their conversational skills. Anas Mubarak, the founder of the project, said “I have diligently worked for more than two months to bring the competition to l ...

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Spain decorates DGST officials in recognition of Morocco’s role in world’s peace, security

Madrid - Spain awarded, on Wednesday, decorations to officials from the General Directorate for Territory Surveillance (DGST) in recognition of Morocco's role in world's peace and security.  During a ceremony in Madrid, Spanish Security state secretary Francisco Martinez Vasquez handed the "Honorary Cross of Police Merit with Red Distinction," one of the top honorary medals granted to foreigners, to Directo ...

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London stock exchange and Morocco’s Maroclear sign cooperation agreement

London - London stock exchange group (LSEG) and Maroclear, Morocco's central securities depositary, signed, on Wednesday in London, a cooperation agreement to expand LSEG services to the Moroccan stock market's affiliated members. The agreement was inked by LSEG Chief Executive Xavier Rolet and CEO of Maroclear Fethia Bennis, in the presence of minister delegate to the minister of industry, trade, investmen ...

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“Banana Spleen” Solo Exhibition by Alëxone Dizac kicks off on Oct. 31 in Marrakech

Marrakech - On October 31, the David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech will present the solo exhibition of the French artist Alëxone Dizac entitled "Banana Spleen." The exhibition will be held until November 22, 2014. Featuring works on fabrics and paper, Alëxone Dizac arrived at the David Bloch Gallery as if it was his playground. Using different fabrics, expert Moroccan craftwork, and the world of his characters ...

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CAF Slams Platini For Supporting Morocco’s Decision to Postpone CAN 2015

Rabat - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has criticized UEFA president Michel Platini's latest media appearance with Qatari network beIN SPORTS in which he addressed the legitimacy of concerns raised by Morocco to call off next year's edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the continent's biggest football event scheduled to be held between January 17 and February 8, over fears of the Ebola epidemi ...

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Moroccan-Dutch social security agreement, Moroccans’ acquired rights are red line: Minister

Rabat  - The acquired rights of Moroccan citizens concerned by the 1972 Moroccan-Dutch agreement on social security are a "red line", minister delegate for Moroccans Abroad and Migration Affairs Anis Birou said. "The issue of Moroccans abroad is a defining factor of Morocco’s policies in its relations with third countries", the minister made it clear. Birou, who was answering a question in the House of Repr ...

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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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Moroccan Athlete Swims Across Five Continents

Rabat- Moroccan swimmer Hassan Baraka successfully completed his quest of swimming across the Gulf of Aqaba on Tuesday from the Egyptian city of Dahab to the Saudi city of Maqana. The Moroccan swimmer accomplished the challenge of crossing into five continents by swimming. He was able to reach the Maqana, the last destination of his challenge. The Moroccan athlete, 27, crossed the Red Sea from Africa and As ...

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