Morocco Made Progress in Gender Equality: Minister

Rabat - Morocco made considerable progress in gender equality with the promotion of women participation in national bodies and institutions, Minister delegate to the Head of the government in charge of civil service and the modernisation of administration, Mohamed Moubdii said on Thursday in Rabat. The 2011 constitution provides for measures to implement gender equality and non-discrimination and parity par ...

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Morocco Expresses Solidarity With Saudi Arabia’s Military Action Against Houtis

Rabat - Morocco expressed, on Wednesday, full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its full support to legitimacy in Yemen. The Kingdom of Morocco is closely following with great concern the latest serious developments in the Republic of Yemen consisting in the use of force and violence as well as attempts to sap national Yemeni dialogue and undermine legitimacy, the foreign ministry said in a st ...

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Over 800,000 Moroccans Live in Spain: Official

Madrid - The number of Moroccan nationals in Spain was estimated at 800,000 by the end of 2014, Spanish general secretary in charge of immigration and migration, Marina Del Corral Téllez said on Wednesday. Moroccans are thus the largest legally residing non-EU community in Spain, Del Corral Téllez said at a meeting of the immigration network in Spain. The Brits came second with 270,000 nationals, followed b ...

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Majda El Roumi to perform at Mawazine Festival

Rabat - Maroc Cultures Association has announced the participation of Lebanese soprano Majda El Roumi in the 14th edition of the Mawazine Rhytms of the World Festival. The diva will perform on Sunday May 31st, 2015 at Mohammed V Theater in Rabat. Majda El Roumi Baradhy, better known as Majida El Roumi, is one of the most successful singers of the Arab world, as well as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. This is the ...

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GNC lauds Morocco’s Historic Role by Hosting Libyan Talks

Skhirate - Chairman of the delegation of the General National Congress (GNC), known as Tripoli Parliament", Saleh Makhzoume, lauded on Wednesday the historic role by Morocco which is hosting on its territory the inter-Libyan political talks meant to find a solution to the crisis in Libya. By hosting these talks, Morocco plays a historic role which was applauded by UNSG special representative for Libya Berna ...

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Morocco’s Al Akhawayn Leader of the Year Award Honors Community Leaders

Rabat - Each spring semester, the Leadership Development Institute of Al Akhawayn University organizes a “Leader of the Year Award.” The ceremony will take place on April 23rd. The ceremony awards the winner of competition between leaders of Ifran-Azrou and Meknes. The “Leader of the Year Award” aims at enhancing community leadership and to celebrate the accomplishments of people and associations who work t ...

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Billboard Festival Casablanca: Bringing Contemporary Art to Public Space

Rabat - This year’s edition of the Billboard Festival Casablanca will take place on April 1-15. This year’s project will take place in Casablanca, where 63 full-size billboards will display the photographic works of 63 Moroccan and Scandinavian women, including the work of students from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Casablanca. Billboard Festi ...

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Morocco’s Ministry of Education Launches a Project to Videotape Lessons

Rabat - With a view to democratizing educational services and providing equal opportunities for all Moroccan students, the Ministry of Education has launched a project to videotape lessons. The Ministry has invited teachers and directors of schools, academies, and regional delegations to submit a tender to participate. Video courses will be presented by selected instructors on a voluntary basis. The Ministr ...

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Dissident Group Raises Moroccan Flag Inside Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Kifaya, a dissident group inside the Tindouf camps, has released a video in which it shows support for the territorial integrity of Morocco. In the video posted in YouTube, the Moroccan flag is seen floating deep inside the Polisario-controlled camps. Pictures of King Mohammed VI can also be seen in the video, in addition to signs reading "Yes to autonomy" in French. ...

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Morocco Hosts The Casablanca Insurance Forum on April 15-16

Rabat - The second edition of the Casablanca Insurance Forum eyes the digital revolution of the African insurance sector. The forum will take place on April 15-16 in the Hyatt Regency Casablanca. This event, organized by The Moroccan Federation of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies, will focus on the insurance sector’s digital revolution. Under the theme of "Insurance and Reinsurance in Africa: Distributio ...

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Morocco: OCP’s Profits Fall 11, 7% in 2014

Rabat - The Moroccan state-owned Office Chérifien de Phosphates (OCP), the world's largest phosphate producer and a leading global fertilizer player, posted an 11.7 per cent fall in 2014 net profit to 7.74 billion dirhams ($790 million). OCP announced that fourth quarter revenues increased 20% year over year to US$ 1.2 billion. Full year revenues grew 6% year over year to US$ 4.9 billion. Fourth quarter Ear ...

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Chabat Calls for Amnesty for Cannabis Farmers

Rabat - Hamid Chabat, Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, one of Morocco's major opposition political parties, has again called for amnesty for Cannabis growers. Speaking during a pre-election rally over the weekend in Ouzzane, northern Morocco, Hamid Chabat called for the adoption of a bill granting amnesty to small cannabis growers in the north of the kingdom. He said that nearly 80,000 cannabis grow ...

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