Morocco, Regional Hub for Car Industry: Efe

Madrid - Morocco has become a regional hub for the car industry with the setting up of a new PSA Peugeot-Citroen plant in the Kingdom, said on Tuesday Spanish news agency "Efe". This project, which mirrors French enterprises' trust in Morocco, reinforces the Kingdom's industrial fabric and will increase the exports of the car industry, which has become, over the past three years, one of the country's main e ...

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Is Morocco Becoming Africa’s Major Investment Hub?

New York- In recent years, Morocco has become a favorite investment destination for many of the world's global companies. From aircraft assembly to car manufacturing to solar energy, Morocco is distinguishing itself as an important industrial player in Africa and the Middle East. Every now and then, we read in the news that new American, French, German, or Korean companies have expressed interest in investi ...

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Morocco Receives FAO Distinction for Achieving MDG of Extreme Poverty, Hunger Reduction

Rome - Morocco received on Sunday in Roma the Food and Agriculture Organization's distinction for achieving the first Millennium development goal (MDG) of reducing extreme poverty and hunger, two years ahead of the scheduled date (end of 2015). FAO Director General, Jose Graziano Da Silva, handed the prize to secretary-general of the Moroccan ministry of agriculture and fisheries, Mohammed Sadiki, during an ...

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Morocco to Install Surveillance Cameras in Courts to Combat ‘False Witnesses’

Rabat- Morocco is set to install surveillance cameras in courts in order to combat “false witnesses.” Moroccan Justice Minister, Mustapha Ramid, has announced that his Ministry will install surveillance cameras to "combat false witnesses". Ramid, who was speaking Tuesday at a session of oral questions in the House of Representatives, announced his intention to act with "firmness" against people who give fal ...

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Moroccan Lawyer Files Complaint Against Jennifer Lopez for ‘Harming Morality’

Taroudant- A Moroccan lawyer filed an unusual complaint, on behalf of a client, on Tuesday, against both Jennifer Lopez and the president of the ‘Maroc Cultures’ association, under Articles 483 and 129 of the Penal Code. The complainant said that on Friday, May 29, "he was walking in the area OLM –the place where Jennifer Lopez gave her performance - when a crowd of both sexes, mainly minors, attracted his ...

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2M Channel Cancels Flagship Discussion Show on Controversial Film ‘Much Loved’

Rabat-  Morocco TV channel 2M has decided not to air Wednesday's episode of its flagship interview program "Moubacharatan Maâkoum" that was meant to discuss the government's decision to ban Nabil Ayouch's film prostitution "Much Loved". State-owned 2M channel was supposed to air the episode on Wednesday night but canceled it "due to the absence of calm and objective discussion". 2M has since apologized to i ...

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Banning ‘Much Loved’ is Protecting Freedom of Expression: Minister

Taroudant- Mustapha Elkhalfi, Minister of Communication, said on Thursday in Rabat that the decision to ban the projection of Much Loved (Fik Zine Li) in Morocco serves to protect freedom of expression. Speaking at the session of oral questions in the Chamber of Advisers, the minister said that his department made the decision to "protect freedom of expression, which absolutely does not mean freedom of absu ...

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Morocco Dismantles New Terrorist Cell Operating in Casablanca

Rabat -  Morocco’s Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ), dismantled, on Wednesday, a terrorist cell composed of nine members operating in Sidi Moumen (Casablanca), Oued Zem, Boujniba, Fqih Bensaleh and Ouled Said (Kasbat Tadla), said a statement by the interior ministry.  Among the cell members is a former convict who was sued under the anti-terror law and belonged to a terrorist network linke ...

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King Mohammed VI Donates Two Tons of Medicines to Ivorian Anti-Aids Program

Abidjan- King Mohammed VI handed, Tuesday at the University Hospital Center of Yopougon in Abidjan, a donation of two tons of medicines to the Ivorian Anti-Aids Program. The royal donation, offered by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development, is fully in line with King Mohammed VI’s vision, who endeavors to provide a humanist content to Morocco's solidarity with African countries and South-Sou ...

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Morocco Deports Two Femen for Shooting ‘Obscene’ Video in Hassan Tour

Rabat – Morocco on Tuesday deported two FEMEN activists who posed topless in front of Hassan mosque in the country's capital. The two French nationals  shot "an obscene video in Hassan Tour in Rabat, and denied them entry into National territory," the Interior Ministry said. Moroccan authorities had earlier on the day arrested Esther Marie Delamar et Laurine De Olivera Ferrera at the international airport o ...

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Moroccans in Spain Absent From Spanish Political Life

Rabat- The Moroccan immigrant community in Spain is known for being disengaged and having little interest in Spanish political life, a reputation that has resulted in their low representation and public visibility, despite being the largest Muslim community in Spain, with 800,000 people. As a result, Moroccans living in Spain are unaware of how to protect their rights as a minority, as was highlighted durin ...

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Spanish Media Reports on Jennifer Lopez’s Controversial Performance in Morocco

Rabat- Following the opening of the Mawazine Festival in Rabat on Friday, May 29th, several Spanish media outlets have reported on the subsequent controversy surrounding the headlining performance of international pop star Jennifer Lopez. 45-year-old "JLo" was invited by the concert organizers to open the festival, which lasts until June 6th and showcases artists from all over the world. However, musical di ...

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