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    The sources indicated that the decrease in oil prices is expected to be implemented by tomorrow, November 1. The changes will operate as follows: A decrease of 35 centimes per liter in diesel prices and a 21 centimes per liter decrease in gasoline. The news will be welcomed by many Moroccans, especially following recent demonstrations […]

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    Improving its 2018 global ranking of 69th by nine places, Morocco owes its score of 71.02 out of 100 to several new entrepreneurship-friendly policies. Thanks to these reforms, Morocco ranked the 2nd best country for doing business in the MENA region behind the United Arab Emirates, which came 11th worldwide and just ahead of Bahrain, […]

    The post Morocco Jumps 9 Places, Ranks 60th in World Bank ‘Doing Business’ Report appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    The measure is due to the large numbers of migrants arriving in Morocco and wishing to complete an undocumented journey to Europe. The Moroccan foreign ministry will now require all African travelers, except Tunisians and Algerians, to fill out an online form on the ministry’s website to get a permit, Reuters wrote. The measure will […]

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    According to a Lufthansa communique, an Airbus A320 will offer two weekly flights, Mondays and Saturdays, between Agadir and Frankfurt. An Airbus A319 will provide another direct flight between Agadir and Munich every Sunday starting November 4. The two new routes will provide Agadir with access to 239 destinations in approximately 88 countries, the communique […]

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    The French official was speaking at the opening ceremony of Morocco-France business Forum, a cooperative investment-focused event between Paris and Rabat. The forum, which is being held in Laayoune, opened on November 2 and is set to close on November 4. Philipe-Edern-Kelin remarked on the rapid transformation of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region in recent […]

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    Rabat – “We seized a number of dictionaries showing the Western Sahara as an integral part of Morocco,” Bouzid Dahian, the head of divisional customs inspection of Bordj El Bahri, east of Algiers, told Algerian television channel Ennahar TV. He added that customs “removed the dictionaries because they contained banned maps.” During the televised interview, […]

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    Rabat – The four-day event will include interactive training and experience-sharing through talks, workshops, round-table discussions, campfire chats, lightning talks, and a film festival. Prior to the event, attendees had the opportunity to take technical site tours to view Moroccan water management. IWC9 is meeting under the theme “Sustaining International Waters Cooperation.” The primary purpose […]

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    Rabat – Many have questioned the sincerity of Morocco’s Africa agenda, arguing that Rabat is only trying to respond to the urge to reclaim Western Sahara by advancing Morocco’s own continental agenda. But to those still raising eyebrows and doubting Morocco’s African u-turn, King Mohammed VI has given an answer: Morocco feels genuinely proud of […]

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    By Josh Babb Rabat – The briefing detailed one large irregular migration network composed of 20 leaders which intelligence services dubbed the “schleuser lodge.” The report said the network was the main trafficker of migrants along western Mediterranean routes beginning in early 2017. Irregular migration from Morocco to Europe has increased 150 percent since 2014 […]

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    Rabat – The biennial fashion show, hosted in new African cities every two years, will come to Dakhla in Western Sahara November 21 to 24. The 11th FIMA event will celebrate FIMA’s 20th anniversary. The landmark event in the continent’s artistic life will be held under King Mohammed VI’s patronage. The theme of this year’s edition is “Art and […]

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    Rabat – “Every time we visit the region we witness considerable improvements,” said Ismaila Nimaga, ambassador of the Central African Republic to Rabat. Nimaga said he is impressed by the “rapid transformations” in the region. The aim of the visit, the Central African diplomat explained, is to “bear witness to Morocco’s diverse developments efforts.” The […]

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    By Mohamed Hikal Rabat – In the 2018 English Proficiency Index, Morocco came sixth out of nine in Africa below South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, and Egypt, yet it scored better than Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya. Strikingly, women in Africa largely improved their English competency. African women scored higher than European males and slightly lower […]

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    Baddou, who has also been the director general of the Moroccan Federation of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies (FMSAR) since 2010, was re-elected at GFIA’s general meeting in Luxembourg on November 8. The two-year term will be Baddou’s second representing Africa and the Middle East within the executive committee of GFIA. In addition to Baddou, the […]

    The post Global Insurance Assn. Elects Morocco’s Bachir Baddou to Executive Committe appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – The Social, Economic, and Environmental Council (CESE) is an independent consultancy body that conducts studies on socio-economic developments in Morocco. Prized by Moroccan decision makers, CESE’s studies and recommendations are generally commissioned by the Royal Palace or Moroccan parliamentary bodies. CESE’s secretary general, Driss Guerraoui, was speaking in Skhirat on Monday, November 12, […]

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    Rabat – Marrakech, which depends largely on French visitors, makes approximately 30.2 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from tourism. The red city came second to Cancun, Mexico, a favorite American destination. Cancun receives 49.6 percent of its income and revenue from tourism and travel. For Macau, China, which came third, the figure is […]

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    Rabat – Initiated in June 2004, the Morocco-US FTA entered into force in January 2006. The agreement essentially applies to agriculture and related products. Gregg Doud, the US trade representative’s chief agricultural negotiator, and Aziz Akhannouch, Morocco’s agriculture and fisheries minister, met in Rabat on Tuesday, November 13, to discuss strengthening bilateral ties in terms […]

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    Rabat – In a speech commemorating the 43rd anniversary of Green March—a peaceful popular uprising wherein thousands of Moroccans protested against the Spanish colonial presence in Western Sahara—King Mohammed VI said that Morocco is ready for a “frank dialogue” with Algeria. “I should like to say today, in a very straightforward and responsible way, that […]

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    Rabat – The French Arianespace satellite launching company will launch into orbit the new Mohammed VI-B satellite, according to a November 13 press release from the company. The satellite will launch from the Vega Launch Complex in Kourou, French Guiana. The government has not officially confirmed acquiring a new satellite. Last September, Moroccan newspaper Almassae […]

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    Rabat – The Chinese embassy and the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES), a Moroccan government think-tank, organized the conference in Rabat. The event focused discussion on “The future of relations between Morocco and China in a globalized world.” During the conference in Rabat, both sides noted the successful relationship between Morocco and China since […]

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    Rabat – After touring the sites of the region’s many megaprojects in Agadir and its surroundings, Minister Moulay Hafid Elalamy said he was satisfied at the projects’ pace of development. According to the minister, the successful—and timely—completion of the Souss-Massa projects is part of Morocco’s 2014-2020 Industrial Acceleration Plan. Launched in January 2018 under the […]

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