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Rachida Dati: “Morocco Has Become the Most Innovative Industrial Power in Africa”

Fez - Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Rachida Dati applauded Morocco’s recent efforts in the area of energy sustainability in a recent statement to the press. “To begin work in the first phase of the largest solar power plant in the world, Morocco has become the most innovative industrial strength in the African continent,” Dati said. The former French Justice Minister continued, "This project will ...

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Morocco Ranks Second Safest Country in Africa for Investors

New York – A new study released by a French consulting firm rated Morocco as the second safest country for investors in Africa.  The Compagnie Française d’Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur COFACE maintained Morocco’s risk ratings for investors at A4, whether for country risk ratings or business climate assessment. COFACE reassessed the risk to investors to open business in 160 countries worldwide in its ...

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Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attack in Ouagadougou

Rabat - Morocco has condemned "in the strongest" terms the deadly terrorist attack in Ouagadougou and expressed solidarity with the Burkina Faso’s government and its people, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and cooperation. Twenty-seven people were killed in the Al Qaeda-linked terrorist attack that targeted Hotel Splendid in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital. Thirty-th ...

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New Channel that Captures African News

By Fatima Drar Rabat - News channel Euronews launched Africanews on January 6, 2016 located in the capital of the Republic of Congo, Brazzaville. Bureau Chief in the Congolese economic capital Pointe Noires Mame Campbell Toure said the main goal of the new channel is to provide viewers with diversity in reporting. Robert K’Odingo, a journalist for Africanews said, “I think we’re going to steer people away f ...

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Russia Shows Commitment to resolving conflicts in Africa

Moscow, Russia - In its end-of-year official report, the Russian Foreign Ministry indicated that Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has made a substantial contribution to resolving conflicts and crises in Mali, Somalia, Sudan and the Central African Republic and many other African countries. Russia also provided targeted humanitarian relief aid to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cam ...

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Russia Pledges Support for Unity in Libya

Moscow - The Russian Foreign Ministry said in an official statement that it would unreservedly support progressive measures have been taken towards resolving the internal political problems and efforts directed at preserving stability and unity in Libya.   On December 17, a new an intra-Libyan political agreement was signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat with active assistance from the United Nations. The ...

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Sudan Seeks Closer Cooperation With Russia

Moscow - Quite recently, Foreign Minister of Sudan Ibrahim Ghandour and his high-powered delegation together with top officials of the Russian Chamber of Trade and Commerce have concluded an agreement envisioning close cooperation in various spheres in the economy of Republic of Sudan. The event was attended by Vice President of the Russian Chamber Georgi Petrov, Director of the Department of External Relat ...

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Africa Could Reverse Trade Imbalance With Russia

Moscow - African leaders, export trade organizations and corporate businesses have an extraordinary opportunity to design a well-timed strategy to take advantage of the growing market and to boost trade as a way to reverse considerably trade imbalance that has existed from Soviet days between Russia and Africa, both foreign and local experts have suggested. In an interview, Maxim Chereshnev, the chairman of ...

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Putin Talks Business and Terrorism with New Ambassadors

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, November 26, accepted credentials from 15 new ambassadors of foreign countries, including four Africans namely Mike Nicholas Sango (Republic of Zimbabwe), Maheshwarsingh Khemloliva (Republic of Mauritius), Nadir Yusif Eltayeb Babiker (Republic of Sudan) and Valentin Nkuman Tavun Matungul (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The ceremony was held in Alexa ...

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Morocco Participates in Africities Summit in South Africa

Rabat - A Moroccan delegation along with hundreds of officials from across Africa have gathered for the seventh Africities Summit held in Johannesburg from November 29 to December 3, to discuss the future of urbanization on the continent. Minister Delegate to the Minister of Interior Charki Draiss,, led the Moroccan delegation including heads of regional councils, local communes and city mayors along with a ...

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Tanzanian President Cancels Independence Day Celebrations

By Kaitlin Junod Rabat - Newly elected Tanzanian president John Magufuli has announced that this year’s Independence Day celebrations will be cancelled, saying it would be “shameful” to spend huge sums of money while thousands of people are dying of cholera, according to the BBC. This will be the first time in 54 years the country will not be holding celebrations since it gained independence from the United ...

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Algeria: 18 Sub-Saharan Refugees killed in Camp Fire

Rabat - No fewer than 18 sub-Saharan people were burnt alive along with 43 injured in a refugee camp fire in Ouargla, a town in central Algeria. The fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning at a ‘reception center’ housing about 650 nationals. Saida Benhabiles, the president of the Algerian Red Crescent, said the fire was sparked by a short circuit which triggered the explosion of a heater, AFP r ...

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