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Morocco News meets the World

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    Rabat – The government council approved a decree on Thursday maintaining the suspension of import duties on soft wheat and its derivatives for four months until April 2019. The government had decided earlier to apply a fixed customs duty of 30 percent on soft wheat starting January 2019, down from 135 percent. The duty would […]

    The post Morocco Extends No-Duty Soft Wheat Imports to Keep Price Stable appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Trade unions have sounded an alarm bell, threatening to start 2019 with a “month of anger” of sustained protests and sit-in campaigns until the government reconsiders abandoning the “social dialogue.” The Moroccan Labor Union (UMT), the Democratic Labor Federation (CDT), and other advocacy groups have announced that January will be a month of protests. […]

    The post Wave of Protests to Hit Morocco with ‘Month of Anger’ in January 2019 appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    By Carolina McCabe Rabat – Founded by Boubker Mazoz in 2007, the Sidi Moumen Cultural Center has become a beacon of opportunity for youth from Sidi Moumen in Casablanca. The center, run by the Idmaj Association, has finished building its third facility. The lack of opportunity, violence, illiteracy, and government policies within the Sidi Moumen […]

    The post Casablanca’s Sidi Moumen Cultural Centers Give Opportunity for Community appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – The stakes are high for Morocco’s development aspirations, and there has been a deluge of infrastructure and development projects. And yet, the abiding feeling that some things will not (easily) change remains deeply embedded in the national imaginary. High speed train accident raises questions The social media firestorm that erupted after the glaring […]

    The post ‘This is Morocco’: Despite Grand Development Projects, Problems Persist appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – A projected wave of Morocco-bound ISIS elements has alarmed Morocco’s security experts, and the country is preparing to counter and neutralize possible dangers from former Moroccan ISIS fighters. In its December 31 edition, Casablanca-based Al Ahdath Al Maghribia newspaper said that the prospect of ISIS fighters returning is a central element of the […]

    The post Prospect of ISIS Fighters Returning Rings Alarm Bells in Morocco appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – 2018 was a year full of big events in Morocco that  impacted the political, social, and economic aspects of Moroccans’ lives. The events from 2018 listed below were major news in Morocco. April: Boycott Many Moroccans started a national campaign on April 20 to boycott three major companies in Morocco: Centrale Danone dairy, […]

    The post Boycott, Hirak, Imlil, and More: The Events that Shaped Morocco in 2018 appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – After a joint investigation by the Freestone County Sheriff and the McLennan County Sheriff, police arrested an American school teacher in central Texas for conspiring to traffic a minor to Morocco for prostitution. The arrested woman, Amber Michelle Parker, 37, is an eighth-grade teacher in Mexia Junior High School in Mexia, Texas. Freestone […]

    The post US Police Arrest Teacher Trying to Traffic Minor to Morocco For Prostitution appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Scholz Holding of Germany filed a request for arbitration against Morocco with the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an agency of the World Bank Group, on January 3. The dispute concerns a metal industry project, according to the ICSID website, without giving further details. Scholz says that the 2001 bilateral […]

    The post German Company Requests Arbitration with Morocco at World Bank Agency appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Morocco’s Court of Auditors issued a report on Monday heavily criticizing the state-owned financial institution Deposit and Management Fund (CDG), known by its French name Caisse de Depot et de Gestion. CDG is the legal depository of the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) and the national savings bank (CEN). It also manages the […]

    The post Court of Auditors Slams CDG, Depository of Moroccan Social Security appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Moroccan Minister of Trade and Industry Moulay Hafid Elalamy will meet with the chambers of commerce and industry on January 16 following merchants’ strikes against the new electronic invoicing, the industry ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Early this month, the General Directorate of Taxes (DGI) announced the implementation of new tax […]

    The post Elalamy Responds to Moroccan Merchants’ Anger over Electronic Billing appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – In response to his “detractors” about his growing closeness to Morocco, Ahmad Ahmad said that Morocco’s commitment to African football’s advancement compels love and admiration. “My strong friendship, affection, and numerous trips to Morocco are not well received in some quarters,” Ahmad conceded in a Radio interview, according to the January 10 edition […]

    The post “I Really Like This Country’: CAF President Admits Admiration for Morocco, Dismisses Critics appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Moroccan Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani announced Thursday that the government will suspend the implementation of the new tax measures using electronic invoicing which recently sparked uproar among merchants. Speaking at the weekly Government Council meeting, El Othmani said he seeks to communicate with concerned government sectors and merchants’ representatives “to […]

    The post El Othmani Halts Implementation of Controversial Electronic Billing appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – The Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) plans to create a virtual museum of the ksour and kasbahs in Morocco, as part of celebrating the Year of Heritage in the Islamic World in 2019, a statement by ISESCO says. A ksar (plural ksour) is a fortified village that may include a kasbah, […]

    The post ISESCO to Create Virtual Museum of Morocco’s Ksour, Kasbahs appeared first on Morocco World News.


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    Rabat – Pro-Polisario associations, who describe themselves as “representatives of Sahrawi civil society in Morocco and in the Tindouf camps,” have petitioned against the continuation of Morocco-EU trade agreements. Challenging Rabat’s legitimacy in the southern territories, the group is demanding that the European Union review the terms of its trade deals with Morocco. The group […]

    The post Pro-Polisario Associations Hit Back at Pro-Morocco Petition appeared first on Morocco World News.


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