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    Rabat – While Morocco prides itself on its “humane and responsible” migration policy, a recent Gadem report has dealt a serious blow to Morocco’s immigration record. In a damning report titled “Gratuitous Expulsions,” Gadem, a Moroccan human rights advocacy group focused on migration, accused Morocco of mistreatment and discrimination toward its growing number of sub-Saharan […]

    The post Human Rights Group Accuses Morocco of Mistreating Sub-Saharan Migrants appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – During discussion on Western Sahara at the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly, Gulf states lent their “uncompromising and brotherly support” to Morocco. At the conclusion of the UN fourth committee earlier yesterday, Casablanca-based Akhbar Al Yaoum reported that “Morocco’s principled neutrality” in the latest Gulf crisis played a vital role in […]

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    Rabat- Choiseul Institute has ranked 10 young Moroccan business leaders among Africa’s top 100 young trend-setters and leaders in the business sector. Monitored and published by the Paris-based Choiseul Institute for International Politics and Geo-Economics, the Choiseul 100 takes into account nominees’ profiles, contribution to country’s socio-economic performance, and impact on their communities. Africa’s growth […]

    The post Choiseul Institute Ranks 10 Moroccans in Africa’s 100 ‘Economic Leaders’ appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Despite efforts to increase national production and boost economic competitiveness, Morocco’s trade deficit continues to expand. With Moroccan imports (MAD 358.8 billion) markedly higher than its exports (MAD 201.5 billion), an assessment by Bank Al Maghrib, the central bank, shows figures of an economy severely hit in almost all major income-generating activities. Although […]

    The post Low National Output Deepens Morocco’s Trade Deficit in January-September appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – South Sudan voiced support for Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara on Friday. Speaking at a joint conference in Rabat with his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita, Nhial Deng Nhial, South Sudan’s foreign affairs minister, reiterated his country’s “total support” for Morocco’s territorial integrity. The South Sudanese official praised Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western […]

    The post South Sudan Supports Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, Denies Ties with SADR appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – King Mohammed VI has received Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch to discuss agricultural employment in rural areas especially for youth. The King received Akhannouch Friday at the Royal Palace in Marrakech. “During the reception, His Majesty renewed his hopes and ambitions for rural areas by creating new activities that generate employment and income […]

    The post King Mohammed VI Receives Akhannouch to Examine Agricultural Employment appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Morocco and the European Union will conduct an institutional twinning to improve the Moroccan penitentiary system.    The General Delegation of the Penitentiary Administration (DGAPR) launched a ceremony for the institutional twinning on Thursday, October 18, in Rabat, according to state-owned media outlet Maghreb Arab Press. The DGAPR initiative, supported by the EU, […]

    The post EU Gives €1.5 Million for Morocco-EU Twinning on Prison Reform appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – The Ministry in charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration is launching an Amazigh (Berber) theater tour throughout the world on Monday. The launching ceremony will take place on Monday at the international conferences center in Skhirat, near Rabat, at 6 p.m. Over 12 Amazigh troupes will give 50 performances on the tour […]

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    Rabat – South Africa’s National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete visited Morocco for the second time to meet her counterpart, Habib El Malki, Friday in Rabat. Mbete and El Malki aimed to reinforce bilateral relations between the two countries. The meeting built on last year’s interaction between King Mohammed VI and former South African President Jacob […]

    The post South Africa’s National Assembly Speaker Visits Morocco appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Truck drivers who transport fruits and vegetables to wholesale markets have been on strike, causing prices to skyrocket, since Friday. The supply of fruits and vegetables has decreased by 33 percent, according to Moroccan media outlet Assabah. Casablanca, which typically receives 1,400 truckloads of produce daily, only received 540 on Friday, driven in […]

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    Rabat – Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi has said that Morocco’s ECOWAS bid is proof of Morocco’s genuine desire to further a South-South agenda. Speaking at the maiden News Directors Forum of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FFAPA) on Thursday, October 18, El Khalfi stressed Morocco’s African impetus, especially since the country’s return […]

    The post Morocco Wants to Join ECOWAS to Promote South-South Agenda appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Africa Sounds, a design project conceived to “honor Africa’s artistic wealth,” is being celebrated at the Medinit Expo in Casablanca. According to organizers, Medinit Expo is an annual exhibition that convenes 80-100 brands representing the “excellence of Made in Italy in the Design sector (interior / exterior decoration, decoration, lighting, etc.) which are […]

    The post Africa Sounds: Morocco’s Hicham Lahlou Celebrates Africa with Art appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – As the Western Sahara conflict shows signs of improvements under newfound UN resolve, Washington should both push for diplomatic breakthrough and vouch for Morocco. That recommendation is the takeaway of a recent analysis by Dr. Sarah Feuer, a Near East and Arab politics specialist at the Washington Institute. Feuer wrote that the Trump […]

    The post Western Sahara: US Should Promote Diplomatic Breakthrough appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – One migrant, failing to reach Spain twice, explained his determination this way: “Like many fellows, we are just waiting for the fervor of Moroccan coast guards to calm down a bit.” And what then? “And then we will try again.” The comment illustrates the tough times a well-organized network of traffickers and middle-men […]

    The post Generation Boza: Why Morocco Can’t Stop Migrants Heading to Europe appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – “They have trusted us since 2008,” reads the advertising line of this year’s International Marrakech Air show. While the message may come across as another catchy slogan that eulogizes more than it delivers, the reality on the ground at the International Marrakech Air Show usually matches the sentiment conveyed in the slogans. The […]

    The post Marrakech Air Show: Making Morocco a Continental Leader in Aviation appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Morocco’s deputy minister in charge of African cooperation has stressed that Morocco views immigration as a gain rather than a threat. Jazouli made the remarks at this year’s Forum of African Women Journalists in Casablanca on Friday, October 26. Titled “African Migrations, an Opportunity for the Continent, a Responsibility for the Media,” the […]

    The post Mohcine Jazouli: Morocco Committed to a Pan-African Migration Agenda appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – The Essaouira Atlantic Andalusia Festival will feature Said Belcadi, Sanaa Marahati, Andalucious and Hapiyout, and Haja El Hamdaouia and Raymonde El Bidaouia tonight. The festival, which opened earlier this week on October 25, continues to celebrate the “glorious and harmonious” past of the Judeo-Arabic memory and will galvanize fans and first time festival-goers […]

    The post Essaouira Atlantic Andalusia Festival Celebrates Judeo-Arab Shared Culture appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Mariam Amjoun, a 9-year-old Moroccan girl, has won the 2018 Arab Reading Challenge in Dubai, outperforming 10.5 million participants from 40 countries. Amjoun won AED 500,000 (nearly MAD 1.3 million) in prize money. She will use it for her university education and for her family for encouraging her to read, reported Gulf News. The award […]

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    Daoudi, a senior figure in Morocco’s ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD), made his remarks on Monday at the third EU-Arab World summit in Athens, Greece. The Greek government launched the summit in 2016 to provide “the necessary platforms of cooperation for a more efficient future.” Speaking to journalists at the Athens summit, Daoudi drew […]

    The post Lahcen Daoudi: ‘Europe Lucky to Have Morocco as a Neighbor’ appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Morocco, an important EU ally, enjoys good relations with a number of EU member states. During a Monday meeting in Marrakech however, Germany and Morocco decided that there was room for further cooperation and integration of their agricultural policies. Aziz Akhannouch, Morocco’s agriculture minister, and Julia Klockner, Germany’s food and agriculture minister, signed the convention. […]

    The post Morocco and Germany Sign Agricultural Agreement appeared first on Morocco World News.


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