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CAF Offers $500, 000 to African World Cup Teams

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant a financial subsidy of US$2,5 million to assist African teams at the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup prepare for the tournament. (AllAfrica)

World Cup Draw - the Details

[RFI] France on Friday were handed an apparently straightforward passage into the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup after being drawn with Peru, Denmark and Australia in Group C. The 2016 European championship runners-up will start their campaign on 16 June in Kazan against Australia. (AllAfrica)

The AU-EU Summit - Zuma and Moroccan King Hold 'Icebreaker' Talks

[Daily Maverick] After years of acrimony, President Jacob Zuma held positive talks with Moroccan King Mohammed VI at the African Union-European Union summit. By PETER FABRICIUS in Abidjan. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Takes Part in Imo 30th Assembly Session

[MAP] London -Morocco takes part in the 30th Session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which is meeting in London. (AllAfrica)

5th AU-EU Summit - HM the King Receives South-African President in Abidjan

[MAP] Abidjan -HM King Mohammed VI received on Wednesday in Abidjan President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Jacob Zuma, on the sidelines of the Sovereign's participation in the 5th African Union-European Union Summit. (AllAfrica)

Referees Kick Off Journey to Morocco 2018

[CAF] With barely a month to the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Morocco 2018, referees have launched preparations for a place at the final tournament. (AllAfrica)

HM the King Underlines Need to Break Stalemate, Uncertainty Characterizing Peace Process, Message

[MAP] New York -HM King Mohammed VI underlined the need to break the stalemate and put an end to the uncertainty characterizing the peace process, calling for meaningful negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, with a reasonable time frame. (AllAfrica)

Message of HM the King to 5th African Union-European Union Summit in Abidjan, Full Text

[MAP] Abidjan -HM King Mohammed VI sent on Wednesday a message to the 5th African Union-European Union Summit in Abidjan in his capacity as Leader of the African Union on the Migration Issue (AllAfrica)

HIV New Infections in Morocco Down By 44 Percent Between 2004 and 2016, Minister Says

[MAP] Rabat -The number of HIV new infections in Morocco has dropped by 44% between 2004 and 2016 thanks to the significant progress made by the Kingdom in terms of coverage and access to HIV preventive and curative care services, said Tuesday in Rabat acting minister of Health, Abdelkader Amara. (AllAfrica)

Trial of Al Hoceima Events Suspects Postponed to December 5

[MAP] Casablanca -Casablanca's appeal court decided, on Tuesday, to postpone the trial of the suspects involved in the Al Hoceima events to December 5th, and to hold, this Thursday, a hearing to consider the applications for interim release. (AllAfrica)

AU/EU Summit - Libya's Modern Slavery, Western Sahara Tensions Under Scrutiny in Abidjan

[Daily Maverick] The theme is, as usual, worthy. But the real interest is also, as usual, the drama on the margins. That's how summits work, at least in Africa. By PETER FABRICIUS. (AllAfrica)

Polisario Asks Socialist International to Play a More Active Role in Ending Occupation of Western Sahara

[SPS] Barcelona -The Frente POLISARIO's representative in Madrid, Mr. Abidin Bachraya asked "the Socialist International (IS) to play an active role to end the human tragedy that the Saharawi population is living as a result of the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco " (AllAfrica)

Morocco Remains Committed to Supporting Palestinian Cause

[MAP] Rabat -Under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, Morocco and all its national components are committed to continuing the sustained efforts to serve the just Palestinian cause, said, Monday in Rabat, speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki. (AllAfrica)

Morocco's Net International Reserves Up 2.4 Percent

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's net international reserves amounted to 236.8 billion dirhams until November 17, 2017, recording a 2.4% year-on-year increase, Bank Al Maghrib said. (AllAfrica)

2nd China-Africa Investment Forum Kicks Off in Marrakech

[MAP] Marrakech -The 2nd edition of the China-Africa Investment Forum (CAIF) opened Monday in Marrakech, with the participation of more than 500 high-level economic decision-makers from China and Africa. (AllAfrica)

3.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeastern Morocco

[MAP] Rabat -An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale struck Monday the north-eastern province of Driouch, the National Geophysics Institute (ING) said. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Safe, Kenya Still On IAAF Anti-Doping Watch List

[Nation] World athletics governing body, IAAF, has announced Morocco's removal from their anti-doping watch list with Kenya among four countries still under surveillance for running "non-compliant" systems in the fight against banned performance-enhancing substances. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Elected President of 22nd Conference of State Parties to Chemical Weapons Convention

[MAP] The Hague -Morocco's ambassador to The Hague, Abdelouahab Bellouki, was elected, here on Monday, as president of the 22nd Conference of the State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention. (AllAfrica)

Simbas Start RWC Qualification With Morocco

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The national 15s team will start their 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign away to Morocco in June next year as they seek to clinch a spot at the 2019 World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Morocco to Host 2018 Africities Summit

[MAP] Abidjan -The 17th Session of the Executive Committee of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), held in Grand-Bassam (Côte d'Ivoire), has decided that the next Africities Summit will be hosted by Morocco in December 2018. (AllAfrica)

Riyadh - Morocco Reiterates Support for Efforts of Islamic Military Coalition to Combat Terrorism

[MAP] Riyadh -Morocco reaffirmed, Sunday in Riyadh, its support for the efforts of the Islamic Military Coalition to deal with the scourges of extremism and terrorism. (AllAfrica)

Country's Agri-Transformation Program Steps Up a Gear

[MAP] Rabat -A total of 110 new projects covering the twelve regions of the Kingdom have been programmed for the year 2018 under the Pillar II of the "Plan Maroc Vert" (Green Morocco Plan-PMV), said, Friday, minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch. (AllAfrica)

HM the King Arrives in Abidjan for Working and Friendly Visit to Côte d'Ivoire

[MAP] Abidjan -HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, arrived Sunday in Abidjan for a working and friendly visit to the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, during which the sovereign will also take part in the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, to be held on November 29-30 in Côte d'Ivoire's economic capital. (More to come) (AllAfrica)

NUSW Condemns Persistent Moroccan Violations of Human Rights Against Saharawi Women

[SPS] Shaheed El-Hafed -The National Union of Saharawi Women (NUSW) condemned on Friday the continuous and serious violations of human rights committed by the Moroccan regime against the Sahrawi women in the occupied cities of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Govt. Chief - Administrative, Judicial Inquiry Into Essaouira Tragedy Is Underway

[MAP] Rabat -The administrative and judicial investigation into the circumstances of the Essaouira tragedy is underway, said, Thursday in Rabat, Head of government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, stressing the need to supervise charity's operations. (AllAfrica)

Morocco, 'Stable' Country Able to Contribute to Strengthening Security, 'Effective' Management of Migration (EU Official)

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco is a "stable" country in its regional environment that is able to contribute to strengthening security and ensuring "effective" management of the migration phenomenon, said, Thursday in Rabat, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos. (AllAfrica)

Lower House to Hold Monday Plenary Session On Government's General Policy

[MAP] Rabat -The House of Representatives (Lower house) will hold on Monday a plenary session on answers by the head of government regarding the government's general policy. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Calls for Immediate Application of UN Resolutions On Western Sahara

[SPS] Windhoek (Namibia) -The Republic of Namibia, called for urgent implementation of the United Nations resolutions related to the Saharawi question that guarantee the right of the Sahrawi people to freedom and independence in the framework of the annual meeting organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Namibia, for the accredited diplomatic corps, diplomatic missions and international organizations, the minister of foreign affairs of Namibia, presented her country's position on the different international issues, reiterati (AllAfrica)

Rogatory Prayers Performed Nationwide

[MAP] Rabat -Rogatory prayers were performed this Friday morning at Morocco's mosques, in accordance with the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful. (AllAfrica)

Spain - 225,444 Moroccans Affiliated to Social Security

[MAP] Madrid -Some 225,444 Moroccans were affiliated to social security in Spain by the end of October compared to 216,417 by the end of September, according to official figures. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan-French Economic Forum Kicks Off in Skhirat

[MAP] Rabat -The Moroccan-French economic forum opened, Thursday in Skhirat (Rabat outskirts), under the theme "Building bridges for growth and jobs", on the initiative of Morocco's employers' association (CGEM). (AllAfrica)