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Floods in Southern Morocco: at Least 17 Dead, 18 People Missing

Guelmim - Heavy rains that poured in some Moroccan regions have caused the death of at least 17 persons, including 13 in the province of Guelmim, who were washed away by floods, according to a new toll supplied by the interior ministry. The ministry also said 18 persons, including 15 in Guelmim, are still reported missing. Rescue teams conducted air and ground operations that helped rescue 200 persons, incl ...

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Ambassador Bush: Moroccan Americans Are a Bridge Between Morocco & the US

Marrakech - U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Mr. Dwight Bush, speaking to a large group of Moroccan American business leaders on Friday, said that "the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Marrakech has exceeded all expectations.” He added that by asking King Mohammed VI to host this year's session, "President Barack Obama meant to send a message to Morocco about the two countries' long shared commitment to wor ...

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Microcredit in Morocco: A Story of Highs and Lows

Marrakech - According to the latest data from the World Bank on Morocco poverty, inequality and insecurity remain significant challenges. 6.3 million people, or one fifth of the total population, live just above the poverty line. The overall unemployment rate remains high at around 9%, the youth unemployment rate in urban areas stands at around 35%. Despite all the efforts, Morocco remains among the least a ...

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In Pictures, Moroccan Minister Visits the flood-damaged Area of Tichka

Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Aziz Rebahh has arrived in Tichka, a village near Marrakesh in order to oversee the massive task of rehabilitation and reconstruction in the aftermath of the devastating floods that hit the region today. Unlike other ministers who used Facebook and other social media to show their sympathy with the flood-affected people, Aziz Rebba ...

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King Mohammed VI to Provide Assistance to Victims of Floods

Rabat - Following the unprecedented flooding that hit many regions of southern and south-eastern Morocco this weekend King Mohammed VI called on the government to take the necessary urgent measures to provide all forms of support and assistance to the affected people. "Following the flood that hit several regions of the Kingdom, including the region of Guelmim, which resulted in several casualties and missi ...

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Exclusive Interview with Economic Counselor of U.S. Embassy in Morocco

Marrakech - Speaking to MWN on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit that is taking place in Marrakech, Mr. Jerrold Mallory, Economic counselor to the United States embassy in Morocco said that the U.S. is trying to promote its culture of entrepreneurship as a brand to create programs and that Morocco is on the right track in terms of entrepreneurship. MWN: what is the vision behind having the ...

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In Pictures: Flooding Kills 14 People in Morocco

Rabat - Several cars and trucks were swept away by flooding, blocking the road traffic for hours in Guelmim on Sunday morning after the heavy rain that fell in the Southern region. According to several media reports, the deaths toll could reach 20 people. Three victims were killed when a car crashed into a river near Bouizegrane, (near Guelmim province south of Morocco). Eleven others, among them three wome ...

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Three Dead, 12 Missing Due to Floods in Southern Morocco

Guelmim (South of Morocco) - Three people were killed and 12 others missing in southern Morocco when a car crashed into a river near Bouizegrane due to floods and bad weather, local authorities said. One of the survivors told authorities that the missing victims were in a car when they were swept away by floods. Dead bodies of three people were found while the search for the missing ones are still ongoing, ...

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Morocco Arrests 3 People For Pledging Allegiance to ISIS

Rabat - Moroccan security services arrested 3 people Saturday in the eastern city of Berkane on suspicion of incitement to terrorism via a video published on the internet, the Interior ministry said in a statement. As part of the monitoring of terrorist threats, a video fomenting terrorism entitled "Appearance of Jund Al-Khilafa in the Maghreb Al-Aqsa "was spotted on YouTube, the statement said, adding that ...

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Morocco’s Head of Govt. Escapes Death While in Plane

Rabat- Head of Government and Secretary General of the Development and Justice Party (PJD) Abdelilah Benkirane held his breath last night as the plane that was taking him from Rabat to Oujda, went through strong winds. Speaking to his party members during the opening of PJD’s regional council being held today in Oujda, Abdelilah Benkirane said that strong winds dangerously shook the aircraft that was carryi ...

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Associated Press Confuses Morocco with Monaco

New York - The Associated Press confused the principality of Monaco with Morocco, erroneously saying that the North African country is expecting to celebrate the birth of royal twins. Most Moroccans living in the United States will tell you that they have come across Americans who confuse Morocco with Monaco. While this confusion is common among the average citizen and can be blamed on the ignorance of peop ...

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Marrakech: French Paedophile Says Parents Knew He Abused Their Children

Fez - The alleged French paedophile Jean Marie Guillaume, who is accused of molesting two underage children without using violence, revealed shocking new information about his crimes. The defendant, who was caught groping child of fourteen, denied allegations of sexual assault during a police investigation. Instead, the 66-year-old French national bluntly confessed that he hosted two minor boys and their pa ...

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