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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 […]

    The post Pan-African Intellectuals: “King Mohammed VI’s Dialogue Call to Algeria Should Make Africa Proud” appeared first on Morocco World News.

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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 […]

    The post Morocco to Launch Second Surveillance Satellite, Mohammed VI-B appeared first on Morocco World News.

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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 […]

    The post Morocco and China Celebrate 60 years of Friendship, and Make Plans for a Closer Future appeared first on Morocco World News.

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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 […]

    The post Industry Minister Elalamy Monitors Industrial Projects in Agadir appeared first on Morocco World News.

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    Rabat – The PJD, Morocco’s ruling party, announced on Tuesday its intention to start visiting Algerian political parties, following King Mohammed VI’s speech calling for a dialogue with “openness” and “good faith” between the countries. The Algerian Ennahda and Front for Justice and Construction (FJC) parties rejected the invitation Thursday, according to Algerian media outlet […]

    The post Algerian Parties Reject PJD’s Proposed Visit to Algeria appeared first on Morocco World News.

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    Rabat – M-Wallet will enable Moroccans to pay for a wide range of services and goods just with their mobile phones, the African Ecofin agency reported. The “contactless payment” will come into effect by the end of November, in line with an agreement between Bank al-Maghrib, Morocco’s central bank, and the telecommunications regulator, in coordination […]

    The post Morocco to Get Contactless Payment with M-Wallet Platform appeared first on Morocco World News.

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    Rabat – King Mohammed VI’s offer came on November 6 as he gave a commemorative speech on the 43rd anniversary of the Green March. The Moroccan monarch called for unity and brotherhood in the Maghreb region, saying that decades of cold diplomacy served no one’s interests in a region with a shared history that faces […]

    The post US: Morocco-Algeria Diplomatic Normalization Will Improve Security appeared first on Morocco World News.

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    Rabat – The outlook comes from a recent Fitch Ratings analysis. As Morocco’s government keeps its traditional policy of subsidizing commodities such as butane gas, sugar, and flour, the budget deficit and public debt figures in 2018 are set to be far higher than initially expected by government calculations. While the government planned to narrow […]

    The post Fitch Ratings: Despite Challenges, Moroccan Economy Stays Stable appeared first on Morocco World News.

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    Rabat – The public show of allegiance to a complex national and cultural heritage took place at a cultural event in Marrakech on Thursday. Under the theme “Moroccan Judaism: Toward Shared Moroccanness,” panelists and participants convened to celebrate films and other cultural works that shed light on “beautiful historical stories of shared heritage and togetherness” […]

    The post Jewish Moroccans Celebrate ‘Shared Moroccanness,’ Commitment to Morocco appeared first on Morocco World News.

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    Mohamed Hikal Rabat – Passengers at the Menara airport face lengthy lines at passport control upwards of three hours sometimes. Complaining travelers have been posting negative reviews about the low-quality of service and unprofessionalism of some airport employees. “This airport is a disorganised mess. We arrived and there was no proper queuing system. It took […]

    The post Delays and Long Lines at Marrakech Airport Irritate Travelers appeared first on Morocco World News.