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Prof. Omer Lauds Relations Between Sudan and Morocco

[SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the National Legislature and Speaker of the National Assembly, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, has lauded the distinguished relations between Sudan and the Kingdom of Morocco in all fields. (AllAfrica)


Attorney General Lauds Sudanese - Moroccan Relations

[SNA] Khartoum -The Attorney General, Omer Ahmed Mohamed, has appreciated progress of the relations between Sudan and Morocco. (AllAfrica)


HM the King Says Morocco Is Ready for Direct and Frank Dialogue With Algeria, Proposes Setting Up of Joint Political Mechanism

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI said, on Tuesday, that Morocco stands ready for a direct and frank dialogue with Algeria and proposed the setting up of a joint political mechanism for dialogue and consultation in order to settle the transient differences impeding the development of relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)


Saharawi Delegation Takes Part in the Spanish Municipalities Conference in Face of the Decolonization of Western Sahara

[SPS] Cadiz (Spain) -Sahrawi delegation headed by the Prime Minister, Mohamed Luali Akeik took part at the conference of Municipal Policies in the face of the decolonization of Western Sahara with the presence of Spanish municipalities, parliamentarians and researchers on various aspects related to the question of Western Sahara (AllAfrica)


A French Association Calls for Saharawi People Right to Self-Determination

[SPS] Paris, France -The French Association for Friendship and Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa called for enabling the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination, denouncing the brutal violations of human rights committed by the occupying Moroccan authorities against the Sahrawi civilian since October 1975. (AllAfrica)


Ali Skalli Houssaini, Author of Morocco's National Anthem Dies

[MAP] Rabat -Ali Skalli Houssaini, poet and author of the lyrics of Morocco's national anthem, died Monday in Rabat at the age of 86, according to his family. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria Loses Top FDI Destination to Morocco, South Africa

[Guardian] Nigeria may be filled with a huge "potential" narrative, but its attractiveness has been overtaken by Moroccan and South African economies, which now lead the investment destinations in the continent, EY report has shown. (AllAfrica)


Morocco-Cedeao and China-Africa at the heart of the eleventh MEDays Forum in Tangier

[africandailyvoice] Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) -- Organized by the Amadeus Institute in Morocco, the MEDays Forum will be held this year from 7 to 10 November in Tangier. In its eleventh edition, the Forum will be devoted to various issues, including Morocco's accession to ECOWAS and China-Africa relations. (AllAfrica)


Political Unrest Drives Moroccans to Join Africa Exodus

[VOA] Moroccans are increasingly joining other Africans in the dangerous sea crossing to Spain, driven by what they see as deteriorating social conditions and a crackdown on political dissent. (AllAfrica)


HM the King to Deliver Speech to His Faithful People Tuesday On Occasion of 43rd Anniversary of Green March

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI will deliver a speech to his faithful people on Tuesday evening on the occasion of the forty-third anniversary of the glorious Green March, announces the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery in a statement. (AllAfrica)


China's Stance in Favor of UNSC Resolution 2440 Reflects Quality of Chinese-Moroccan Dialogue in International Arena (Ambassador)

[MAP] Rabat -China's stance in favor of UN Security Council Resolution 2440, adopted on Wednesday by a large majority of its members, reflects the quality of Chinese-Moroccan dialogue in the international arena, said, Friday in Rabat, China's ambassador to Morocco, Li Li. (AllAfrica)


HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Performs Friday Prayer At Al Ridouane Mosque in Salé

[MAP] Salé -HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, performed the Friday prayer at Al Ridouane mosque in Salé. (AllAfrica)


Marrakech International Migration Conference, a 'World Summit' Examining 'Structuring' Matter in International Relations (FM)

[MAP] Rabat -The international conference on migration scheduled for next December in Marrakech to adopt the Global Compact on Migration is a "world summit" that will address a "structuring" matter in international relations, said, Thursday in Rabat, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita. (AllAfrica)


French Montana Foots Bills of Two Preschools in Morocco

[Guardian] Rapper French Montana is stamping his place as an entertainer who cares about the future with his recent act of kindness and he is doing so by footing the bill for two preschool classrooms in his home country of Morocco by footing the bill for 2 preschool classrooms. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria, Morocco Boost Strategic Dialogues With New Initiative

[Guardian] The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), and OCP Policy Centre of Morocco, have partnered to launch the maiden edition of the "Morocco-Nigeria Strategic Dialogues, which focuses on enhancing opportunities for growth and development. (AllAfrica)


'EU-Morocco Trade Deal If Includes Western Sahara Will Paralyze the Peace Process- - Namibian Ambassador to EU

[SPS] Brussels -The Namibian ambassador to the European Union Mr. Dr. Kaire Mbuende stated that the EU-Morocco trade deal will paralyze the UN-led peace process in Western Sahara if it does not exclude occupied territories of Western Sahara. The Namibian diplomat went on saying that the colonization of Western Sahara remains a shame on international community in 21st century. (AllAfrica)


Casablanca - Over 1kg of Coke Removed From Stomach of Portuguese National

[MAP] Rabat -A total of 1.115 kg of cocaine filling 100 capsules was removed from the stomach of a Portuguese national at the Casablanca Ibn Rochd university hospital, the city's police said. (AllAfrica)


24 Killed in Road Accidents in Morocco's Urban Areas Last Week, Police

[MAP] Rabat -Twenty-four people were killed and 1,849 others were injured, including 80 in serious condition, in 1,392 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas on Oct. 22-28, 2018, national police (DGSN) said. (AllAfrica)


New Zealand Firms Looting of Sahrawi Phosphate Hinders UN Peace Process

[Algerie Presse Service] WELLINGTON (New Zealand)- Mohamed Fadel Kamal, Representative of the Polisario Front in Australia on Thursday called on New Zealand companies involved in the looting of Western Sahara phosphate to cease their activities which are in violation of international laws, hinder "the UN peace process and encourages the Moroccan regime to continue its illegal occupation of Western Sahara." (AllAfrica)


Supporting Morocco's Quest to Close U.S.$24 Billion Green Investment Gap

[IPS] Pemba, Zambia -Science has increasingly made it clear that the world is on an unsustainable growth model where economic development is occurring at the expense of the environment. The need for a well-balanced approach has therefore become a necessity rather than a luxury. (AllAfrica)


Train in Deadly Crash Was Going Twice the Speed Limit

[Deutsche Welle] The train involved in a deadly crash in Morocco was traveling at an "excessive" speed when it derailed, prosecutors said. The number of casualties and the response of the national rail company sparked outrage. (AllAfrica)


Morocco Has No Other Choice but to Negotiate With Polisario

[SPS] Al-Ayoun -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, affirmed that the Moroccan occupier is in an international isolation, despite its prevarications, stubbornness and obstacles, pointing out that Morocco has no other choice but to negotiate with the Polisario Front to seek a formula leading, inevitably, to the independence of the Sahrawi people. (AllAfrica)


Govt. Expects Growth Rate of Around 3.2% (2019 Finance Bill)

[MAP] Rabat -The government projects to achieve a growth rate of 3.2% in 2019 and to contain inflation to less than 2%, said Monday minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Benchaâboun. (AllAfrica)


Morocco, Italy Determined to Strengthen Cooperation in Administrative Justice

[MAP] Rome -Minister of Justice, Mohamed Aujjar, and president of the Italian Council of State, Filippo Patroni Griffi, expressed, on Monday in Rome, their determination to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of administrative justice and legislation. (AllAfrica)


Excessive Speed Named As Cause of Bouknadel Train Derailment (Public Prosecutor)

[MAP] Rabat -Speeding, which reached 158 km/h at the site of the train derailment in Bouknadel (near Rabat) where the maximum speed is limited to 60 km/h, is the cause of the accident, said the public prosecutor at the Salé court of first instance. (AllAfrica)


Morocco Goes Back to GMT Time This Sunday At 3.00 A.m.

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco will resume GMT time on Sunday, October 28, the ministry in charge of the Reform of Administration and Public Service announced. (AllAfrica)


Strong Royal Impetus to Upgrading Old Medinas of Marrakech, Essaouira, Sale, Meknes and Tetouan

[MAP] Marrakech -HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Monday at "Riad El Aarous" square in Marrakech, a ceremony to present the measures taken to carry out projects under the upgrading program of the old medina of Marrakech, as well as the rehabilitation programs of Sale, Meknes, Tetouan and Essaouira. (AllAfrica)


One Death As Hundreds of Migrants Scale Spanish Enclave Fence

[Deutsche Welle] One man died and several were injured while trying to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. Despite the Spanish government's promise to remove barbed wire on top of the fence, it has not yet done so. (AllAfrica)


Twelve Soldiers Injured While Trying to Prevent 300 Sub-Saharans From Storming Across Spain-Occupied Melillia

[MAP] Rabat -Twelve soldiers were wounded on Sunday morning while trying to prevent a group of about 300 sub-Saharan migrants from climbing the fence separating the city of Nador from the Spain-occupied city of Melillia, a military source said. (AllAfrica)


Morocco Will Repatriate Sub-Saharan Migrants Who Tried to Storm Across Spain-Occupied Melillia to Their Countries of Origin

[MAP] Rabat -The Moroccan authorities have decided to repatriate all the sub-Saharan migrants who tried, on Sunday morning, to storm across the Spain-occupied city of Melillia to their countries of origin, the Interior Ministry said Monday. (AllAfrica)


3.2-Magnitude Tremor Felt in Meknes Province

[MAP] Rabat -A 3.2-magnitude earthquake was felt on Monday in the province of Meknes, said a statement by the National Institute for Geophysics (ING). (AllAfrica)