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Kenyan Boys Move Ahead of Ugandans in Morocco

[Nation] Kenya's boys' team recovered seven shots from Uganda to move into third place by the narrow margin of one shot going into Friday's final round of this year's Africa Junior Golf Championships at the par 72 Royal Dar es Salaam golf course here. (AllAfrica)

Conflict Resolution - Morocco Is Afraid of Negotiation

[SPS] Algiers -Member of the Frente POLISARIO National Secretariat and Sahrawi coordinator with the Minurso M'hamed Khadad said Wednesday that Morocco was "afraid of negotiation" to settle the Western Sahara conflict and underlined "a lack of willingness" to engage in the UN-backed process. (AllAfrica)

Golf - Strong Start By SA Junior Teams in Morocco

[Sascoc] Both South African teams made a strong start to the country's title defence in the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Morocco, despite torrential rain and winds gusting up to 50km per hour that tormented the international field at the Royal Dar Es Salam Golf Club in Rabat this week. (AllAfrica)

2019 Afcon - Morocco to Support Cameroon

[Cameroon Tribune] The revelation was made in a joint declaration between the Moroccan Football Federation and FECAFOOT in Marrakech yesterday March 6, 2018. (AllAfrica)

World Bank Launches U.S.$200M Program to Increase Investment Capacity in Casablanca

[Focac] Rabat -The World Bank launched on Monday a project worth 200 million U.S. dollars to improve the investment capacity of Morocco's largest city of Casablanca. (AllAfrica)

Settlement of Western Sahara Conflict - Kohler Meets With Moroccan Delegation in Lisbon

[SPS] Lisbon -The Personal Envoy of the UN General Secretary for Western Sahara Horst Kohler has met on Tuesday in Lisbon a Moroccan delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, announced the Moroccan Foreign Ministry on his tweeter account. (AllAfrica)

Australia Reiterates Its Support for UN Efforts to Solve the Conflict in Western Sahara

[SPS] Sydney (Australia) -Responsible for North Africa and the Middle East in the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Matthew Neuhaus clarified that his country supports the efforts of the United Nations and its Envoy to solve peacefully, the conflict of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Historic Women's Football Symposium in Morocco

[CAF] The Moroccan city of Marrakech, will be the centre of attraction from 5-7 March 2018 for the first ever CAF Women's Football Symposium. (AllAfrica)

'Bittersweet Victory' for Women Facing Domestic Violence

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Beirut -The law passed in the Muslim country earlier this month fails to define domestic violence or explicitly outlaw marital rape (AllAfrica)

Morocco Prepares to Make Its Mark On Security in Africa

[ISS] In the entrance hall of the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, a huge portrait of King Mohammed VI of Morocco was strategically placed to greet delegates attending the AU summit in January. Photographs illustrating Morocco's contribution to peacekeeping in Africa, dating back to the 1960s, as well as its numerous humanitarian missions on the continent, completed the exhibition. (AllAfrica)

Algeria and Morocco's Migrant Policies Could Prevent Violent Extremism

[ISS] Algeria and Morocco have for the past decade been important transit and stopover countries for migrants moving to Europe. Many also stop to seek informal work in Algeria's $548.3 billion hydrocarbon economy and Morocco's $257.3 billion diversified economy. (AllAfrica)

Plundering of Sahrawi Natural Resources - Euro-MPs, International Trade Unionists Express "Deep Concern"

[SPS] Brussels -The participants in the conference "trade unionists and solidarity with Western Sahara" organized Monday and Tuesday at the European Parliament in Brussels expressed their "deep concern" over the continuing plundering of Western Sahara's natural resources, calling on EU and its institutions to "clearly condemn" any illegal exploitation of these resources. (AllAfrica)

Employment Minister Meets With SG of OIC On Labour Challenges

[MAP] Jeddah -Minister of Employment and Professional Integration Mohamed Yatim met, Wednesday in Jeddah, with Secretary General of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Youssef Al-Outhaymine on ways to reduce unemployment in Islamic countries, especially among young people. (AllAfrica)

Renegotiation EU-Morocco Agreements - EP Intergroup 'Worried' About Commission's 'Lack of Transparency'

[SPS] Brussels -The European Parliament Intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi people" expressed on Wednesday "deep concern" over the European Commission's "lack of transparency" during its negotiations with Morocco, about an additional agreement to the Association Agreement, in order to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Justice, of December 2016. (AllAfrica)

Morocco, Gateway for EBRD to Africa, President

[MAP] Rabat -The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) considers Morocco as a "very important country" and a "strategic gateway" to Africa, its president Suma Chakrabarti told several national newspapers. (AllAfrica)

Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 - Morocco Gains 9 Spots, Transparency Maroc

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco jumped nine spots in its world's ranking under the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017, compared to a year earlier, said on Wednesday Transparency Maroc. (AllAfrica)

Spanish Police Arrest Moroccan for Glorifying Terrorism

[MAP] Madrid -Spanish police arrested, Tuesday in the municipality of Torre Pacheco (Murcia- southeastern Spain), a Moroccan citizen for his alleged involvement in indoctrination and apology of terrorism on behalf of Daesh terror organization, said a statement by the Spanish Interior ministry. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Seeks to Bridge Trade Deficit With Morocco

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry is seeking to bridge the trade deficit between Kenya and Morocco and grow trade between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

HM the King Offers Condolences to President Rohani Over Crash of Iranian Plane

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences and compassion to president of the Islamic republic of Iran H.E Hassan Rohani after the crash of an Iranian plane south-west of the country. (AllAfrica)

Government Coalition Signs Charter for Joint Action

[MAP] Rabat -The six parties of the government coalition signed, Monday in Rabat, the Charter of the majority, which is intended to be a contractual document and a political and moral frame of reference for their joint action on the basis of a clear program and well-defined priorities regarding internal and external issues. (AllAfrica)

Morocco's Football League 1 (Week 17) - Results & Table

[MAP] Rabat -Here are the results of Week 17 of Morocco's football league 1: (AllAfrica)

First Pilot Workshop in Morocco On the Writing Peace Manual On Feb. 21-22 in Rabat

[MAP] Rabat -The first pilot workshop using the recently published "Writing Peace Manual" will take place from 21 to 22 February 2018 in Rabat, Morocco, involving 14 schools of the Rabat district, UNESCO said in a press release. (AllAfrica)

Government Aims to Reduce By 50 Percent Number of Fatalities in Traffic Accidents By 2026 (Govt. Chief)

[MAP] Rabat -The government aspires, in implementation of the 2017-2026 national road safety strategy, to reduce by 50% the number of fatalities in traffic accidents in 2026 and by 25% in 2021, said Monday in Rabat, head of government, Saad Eddine El Othmani. (AllAfrica)

Morocco's Net International Reserves Down 5.2 Percent

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's net international reserves amounted to 237.1 billion dirhams until February 9, 2018, recording a 5.2% year-on-year decrease, Morocco's central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) said. (AllAfrica)

Exiled, Exhibition By 16 Canaries' Artists in Support of Western Sahara Cause

[SPS] Madrid -Sixteen Spanish artists from the Canary Islands are holding an exhibition entitled "The Exiled to Shed Light on Western Sahara Cause," displaying the suffering endured by the population forced into exile for more than 42 years. (AllAfrica)

FDI Flow UP 25.5 Percent in January (Exchange Control Office)

[MAP] Rabat -The flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Morocco amounted to 1.88 billion dirhams in January 2018, against 1.5 billion dirhams a year earlier, posting an increase of 25.5%, the Exchange Control Office said. (AllAfrica)

Weah Off to Senegal, Morocco, France

[Observer] President George Manneh Weah yesterday departed the country for Senegal, Morocco, and France respectively, according to an Executive Mansion release. (AllAfrica)

2026 World Cup - Government Will Honour Commitments to Win the Bid (El Othmani)

[MAP] Rabat -The government is mobilized to support Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Arrests Three Isis Supporters (Interior Ministry)

[MAP] Rabat -The central bureau for judiciary investigations (BCJI), under the general directorate for territory surveillance (DGST), arrested, Thursday, three dangerous supporters of the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) operating in the cities of Laayoune, Salé and Marrakech, said a statement by the Interior ministry. (AllAfrica)

Morocco, Senegal Agree to Give New Impetus to Cooperation in Justice (Minister)

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco and Senegal agreed to give new impetus to bilateral cooperation in the field of justice, said, Thursday in Rabat, Justice minister, Mohamed Aujjar. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Drops in Latest FIFA Ranking to 42nd Position

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's national football team has dropped three places to 42nd in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday. (AllAfrica)