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Disaster Management: Morocco First African Country To Receive UN INSARAG Certification

Geneva - Morocco received Thursday in Geneva the UN INSARAG certification of classification for complying with the Unite Nations standards on disaster management, delivered by the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG). The award ceremony of the UN prestigious certification took place in Geneva following three days of high-level exercise on intervention in case of earthquake in the presenc ...

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Moroccan Government to Grant Monthly Allowance to Indigent Widows

Rabat- After more than ten months since issuing the 2014 financial law, the government Council today finally approved the decree that provides direct support for widows fixed at MAD350 per month for each orphan. During a meeting Thursday, the Council of the government endorsed draft decree No. 2-14-791, which determines the conditions and criteria upon which widows in difficult situations can benefit from g ...

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Calls for Statues to Be Erected in Honor of Moroccan Heroes, Thinkers

Marrakech- In a long and detailed letter to the Moroccan religious scholars, Mr. Bensalem Himmich, a philosopher, writer, and former Minister of Culture, launched an unprecedented appeal for the erection of statues and busts on Moroccan avenues, and in squares and gardens. In his letter, Mr. Himmich expressed his wonder and regret for not creating statues. . He said Morocco should s build statues of widely ...

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Morocco, Model in Maritime Security, South-South Cooperation: SG of IMO

Tangiers  -  Morocco is a model in the field of maritime peace and security as well as in terms of sharing its expertize with African countries as part of south-south cooperation, said, Monday in Tangiers, secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Koji Sekimizu. Morocco takes great interest in sharing its maritime experience with African countries mainly in terms of training skilled ...

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Moroccan Woman Caught Taking Pictures of Naked Women in Hammam

Rabat- Thirty-year-old woman was caught last Friday taking pictures of naked women in a Hammam (public bath) in the Oulfa neighborhood of Casablanca. According to the Moroccan daily Assabah in its October 28 issue, a young woman living in the old neighborhood of Lissassfa was caught taking shots of other women with a smartphone inside the steam room. The ritual of the Hammam and its relaxing atmosphere turn ...

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Joe Biden to lead US delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech

Washington - US Vice President Joe Biden will lead the American delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit slated in Marrakech on Nov. 19-21, the White House announced on Monday. Vice President Joe Biden to lead US delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, White House US president Barack Obama has announced the holding of this forum in Morocco, the first of its kind in the African con ...

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Marrakech GES Summit: Workshop of Mentoring for Women Entrepreneurs

Olathe, Kansas- The annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) (November 19-21, 2014), in Marrakech, will feature a workshop that will focus on the advancement of women entrepreneurs. King Mohammed VI and President Obama determined that the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit would be hosted in Morocco this year, showcasing Morocco’s marvelous history, heritage, and growing economic engine, on the world ...

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Morocco’s AMDI and Chinese Foreign Investment Development Agency sign MoU

Beijing  - The Moroccan Investment Development Agency (AMDI) and the Chinese Foreign Investment Development Agency signed, on Thursday in Beijing, a memorandum of understanding to foster partnership on investment.  Inked by AMDI interim director Ali El Yaacoubi and secretary general of the Chinese agency Hu Weiping, in the presence of Morocco's ambassador to China Jaafar Hakim Laalaj, the agreement is meant ...

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Morocco: 3.1-magnitude quake hits Al Hoceima

Rabat  - An earthquake measuring 3.1-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale occurred on Thursday in the province of Al Hoceima, according to the National Geophysics Institute. The Institute said in a statement that the quake occurred at about 06.32 a.m. (GMT+1, adding that the epicenter is located in the commune of Moulay Ahmed Cherif. Since the earthquake is of low magnitude, no casualties or damages were r ...

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Morocco, FAO sign two agreements in agricultural sector

Rabat  - Morocco and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed Wednesday in Khemisset two agreements in the agricultural sector.  Signed by Agriculture and Marine Fisheries minister Aziz Akhannouch and the FOA representative in Morocco Michael George Hage on the sidelines of the world food Day, the first agreement is aimed at strengthening national capacities for assessing climate change economi ...

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Morocco Didn’t Give up on Hosting CAN 2015, Asked For Postponing it: Minister

Rabat - Morocco did not renounce to organizing the 30th Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2015) but asked for postponing it on solid grounds, said youth and sports minister Mohamed Ouzzine. Speaking at the house of advisors' question time, Ouzzine noted that Morocco is ready, at the technical and logistical levels, to host the event and the Moroccan soccer team is also ready to give its best performance. The minis ...

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African Nations Cup Leader: a Vivid Example of Africa’s many Failures

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - African Cup of Nations (CAN) organizing committees are an example of exactly what’s wrong with Africa. They place zero value on human life. When Morocco rightfully asked for the games to be postponed until the Ebola virus is under control, Issa Hayatou and his crew, chaired by Moroccan Hicham El Amrani, wrote a secret letter to 7 African countries asking them to form a “Plan ...

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