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Moroccan Government Outlines Major Priorities in 2019 Finance Bill

Rabat - The government has prioritized education, employment, health, social protection programs, major economic projects, and investment in the forthcoming 2019 Finance Bill. Head of...

Khiame: BCIJ Plans to Monitor Moroccan Diaspora in Europe

Rabat - Morocco’s BCIJ plans to expand over the borders to monitor the Moroccan diaspora in Europe, but it needs access to Europol’s intelligence. Morocco...

9 Moroccans in Africa Report’s ‘Top 50 Influential Businesswomen in Africa’

Rabat - The Africa Report magazine has published profiles of the top 50 African influential women in business, including 9 Moroccan businesswomen. The African magazine...

Attijariwafa Bank Buys Path Solutions’ Islamic Banking Software

Rabat - Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank Group has bought Kuwait’s Path Solutions’ “iMAL” Islamic banking software to run Bank Assafa, the group’s Islamic participative subsidiary. Path Solutions,...

Polisario Willing to Negotiate with Morocco, Algeria Not Interested

Rabat - Following Kohler’s call to resume negotiations on Western Sahara, Polisario confirmed its readiness to engage with Morocco while Algeria is silent. The Polisario...

Morocco Has Already Received 127 American M1A1 Abrams Tanks

Rabat - At least 127 American M1A1 Abrams tanks have arrived in Morocco, part of a US-Morocco procurement contract for 200 tanks. “Satellite images show...

Moroccan 9/11 Accomplice to Receive Premature Release

Rabat - Germany has granted early release to Mounir El Motassadeq, a Moroccan accomplice in the 9/11 attack, after he served 15 years in...

Agriculture Ministry: US Poultry Imports to Morocco Must Be Halal

Rabat - Following the recent free trade agreement allowing imports of US poultry, Morocco’s agriculture ministry stated its conditions on poultry imports. Imports of poultry...

Spain Acts on Moroccan Intelligence, Arrests ISIS Suspect

Rabat - A joint Spanish-Moroccan security collaboration resulted in the arrest of a Moroccan national in Spain with alleged ties to ISIS. The Spanish national police...

Amara Appointed Minister of Economy, Replacing Sacked Boussaid

Rabat - Morocco’s Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics, and Water Abdelkader Amara has replaced the recently dismissed minister of economy and finance. Morocco’s King Mohammed...

Morocco Agrees to Import US Poultry

Rabat - The USDA has announced that Morocco will import US poultry, opening up an estimated “$10 million market.” The US Trade Representative (USTR) and...

Italy to Invest €1 billion in North Africa for Border Management

Rabat - Italy has announced it will give Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia funds in order to restrict the immigration flow to Europe. The Italian government...

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador, Recalls Ambassador to Canada

Rabat - Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador over criticism from Canada’s foreign minister on the kingdom’s arrest of human rights activists. Saudi Arabia...

Spain to Include Moroccan Arabic and Culture in Its Educational Programs

Rabat - Spain’s government will include the teaching of Moroccan Arabic, culture, history, and civilization in the Spanish educational system. As a development of diplomatic...

Portrait: Remembering Morocco’s Iconic Comedian Kechbal

Rabat - Kechbal, one of Morocco’s most popular comedians, died at the age of 86 in his home city Settat. Ali Bachar, who used the...

Morocco’s Trade with Israel Totaled $37 Million in 2017

Rabat - Although Morocco has no official diplomatic ties with Israel, the North African country traded $37 million worth of goods with Israel in 2017...

Report: Morocco’s Pension Funds in Danger of Bankruptcy

Rabat - Despite reforms, Morocco’s pension fund deficit is expected to increase to MAD 36.4 billion by 2045. Since 2014, the Moroccan pension fund (CMR)...

Morocco’s Interior Minister Discusses Decentralization, Investment

Rabat - Morocco’s interior minister has met senior officials and high-ranking military and police officers to discuss the King’s major projects. Following the oath taking...

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