Morocco, 3rd Most Popular Tourist Destination in Africa

Marrakech- Morocco remained the 3rd most popular tourist destination in Africa, according to the Bloom Consulting Country Brand Ranking 2014 / 2015. Morocco ranks 31st in the world and 3rd in Africa. It ranks behind South Africa (1st and Egypt (2nd), according to a report obtained by MWN. Morocco’s rank is based on the size of the tourism sector’s contribution to the country’s overall gross domestic product ...

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Belgium Closes its General Consulate in Casablanca

Rabat- The General Consulate of Belgium in Casablanca will be closing its doors temporarily and reorganized for financial reasons, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium. The reorganization of the General Consulate of Belgium in Casablanca is scheduled to be completed by 2016. The General Consulate of Belgium in Casablanca is not the only diplomatic and consular re ...

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Marrakech: Tickets for Real Madrid’s Final Reach $1,100 in Black Market

Rabat- Tickets prices have skyrocketed few hours before the Club World Cup final match between Spain's Real Madrid and San Lorenzo from Argentina. The cost of tickets of the final match scheduled to take place Saturday in the Marrakech Grand Stadium has gone up in the black market. Prices reached 9,500 Dirhams for tickets whose real price does not exceed 1,000 Dirhams. Many fans expressed their utter dismay ...

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$1 million donation from Kuwait to Morocco’s Lalla Salma Cancer Foundation

Rabat- Kuwait Ambassador to Morocco Shamlan Abdulaziz Al-Roumi handed on Thursday a one million dollar donation from the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The donation was handed to Executive Director Rachid Bekkali at the Foundation premises. After delivering the donation, the Kuwaiti Ambassador paid tribute to the persiste ...

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Moroccan Authorities Destroy Large Quantity of Drugs

Casablanca - The Customs services of the Mohammed V International Airport destroyed a large quantity of drugs and smuggled products seized in different operations, customs services said. These include 274 kilograms of cocaine, 110 kg of chira, 500 kg of water pipe tobacco and 97,300 packs of cigarettes and smuggled cigars seized between 2012 and 2014 with a market value of 278 million dirhams, the same sour ...

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Morocco Raises €1.7 billion for Solar Plants Noor 2, Noor 3 in Ourzazate

Rabat - The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) said on Friday it has raised 1.7 billion euros to finance the next phase of solar energy projects Noor 2 and Noor 3 in Ouarzazate. The funds are being provided by international organization including the World Bank, the European Investment Bank and the German Development Bank. The first phase of Noor 1 project is already under construction in the southern ...

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Marrakech Nakhil Crossing to be avoided today between 6 to 7 p.m

Marrakech - The Moroccan National Highways Company (Société Nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc) has announced in a communiqué that the Marrakech Nakhil crossing will be congested between 6 p.m to 7 p.m on Saturday. Because of the final of the FIFA Club World Cup between Real Madrid and Argentina's San Lorenzo that will take place in Marrakesh today, the Marrakech Nakhil crossing is likely to undergo traffic ...

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Death Of Late Abdellah Baha Caused By Train Accident: Public Prosecutor

Rabat - The public prosecutor at the Casablanca appeal court said, on Friday, that the death of former minister of state, late Abdellah Baha was caused by a train accident. A statement by the public prosecutor's office said that "on the basis of investigations led by the judiciary squad of Bouznika royal gendarmerie and the judiciary identification squad in Casablanca and Settat, as well as the research and ...

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Rabat Hosts the First JCI Debating Cup

Rabat - La Jeune Chambre Internationale (JCI), or International Youth Chamber, of Rabat will host the first “Rabat JCI Debating Cup” on December 21, 2014 at the Center of Training and Expertise for Enterprise at The Faculty of Sciences of Education, Rabat. The Rabat JCI Debating Cup is a debate competition of eight teams. It aims at providing and creating opportunities for young people to develop and enhanc ...

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Nine Migrants Die Off Tangier’s Coast

Rabat - Nine migrants died, including 3 babies, when their inflatable boat sank off the northern coats of Tangier and Fnideq, local authorities said. Twenty-one other migrants, who were onboard the same boat, were saved, the Wilaya of Tangier said in a statement. Four units of the Royal Navy and two helicopters of the Royal Gendarmerie were mobilized during the rescue operations, the same source said. ...

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King Mohammed VI Prevents Minister of Sports from Attending Club World Cup Final

Rabat- Following the controversy sparked by the deplorable condition of the pitch of Rabat stadium last Saturday on the occasion of the quarter-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup, King Mohammed VI called on Prime Minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, to open a thorough investigation to determine those who should be held accountable for this scandal, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). “The sovereign also gave hi ...

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Belgium, willing to invest in Morocco’s maritime infrastructure- Ambassador

Rabat  -  Belgian Ambassador to Rabat Frank Carruet expressed, on Thursday, that his country is willing to further invest in Morocco’s maritime and ports infrastructure projects. "Belgian companies are very interested and involved in the large-scale projects carried out in Morocco, notably Tangier’s port, the new port of Nador and the port of Kenitra which will be built soon," said the Ambassador during a m ...

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