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ABAX at the next AVCA conference in Marrakech

[35N] ABAX is looking forward to seeing its partners at the next conference of the African Capital and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), held in Marrakech from April 22-26. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Backs Morocco in 2026 World Cup Bid

[Nation] Kenya has joined the ranks of African nations backing Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup, its federation chief said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Mbewe - Zanaco Still in the Race

[CAF] Zanaco winger Ernest Mbewe insists they are still in contention and have not travelled to Morocco to merely fulfil their second leg clash against Raja Club Athletic in Casablanca on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

ITC Partners With Leading European Brands to Strengthen Climate Resilience in the Moroccan Textile Sector

[ITC] The International Trade Centre (ITC) has partnered with ICS, which is representing a number of European textile retailers, to strengthen competitiveness and climate resilience in the Moroccan textile value chain. The launch of the project will coincide with three days of meetings and training in Casablanca, Morocco, on 10-12 April, that will bring together representatives from the Moroccan, French, German and Spanish textile sectors. (AllAfrica)

Polisario Front Refutes Moroccan Allegations On Buffer Zone

[SPS] Bir-Lehlu (Liberated Territories) -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has affirmed that Morocco has undertaken during the last days, an unprecedented frenetic media and diplomatic disinformation campaign in a maneuver that aims to distort the reality of the facts on the ground and create confusion within public opinion. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Angola Backs Morocco's World Cup Bid

[ANGOP] Luanda -The chairman of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF), Artur Almeida, last Wednesday in Luanda announced the support of Angola to Morocco's bid to host the 2026 Football World Cup, a bid also made by the United States of America, Canada and Mexico. (AllAfrica)

Falana Urges Ecowas Members to Reject Morocco's Bid

[Guardian] Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, yesterday urged member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reject request by Morocco to join the body. (AllAfrica)

Settlement of Conflict in Western Sahara - There Is No Alternative to Negotiations

[SPS] Algiers -Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel underlined Tuesday, in an interview with France 24, that there is no alternative to negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front for the settlement of the conflict of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Govt Mulls 'Options' Over Polisario Front's Western Sahara 'Incursions'

[Deutsche Welle] Morocco's top diplomat has threatened unilateral action against the Polisario Front for alleged incursions in UN-monitored buffer zones in Western Sahara. The Polisario Front seeks independence for the disputed region. (AllAfrica)

UN Denies Morocco's Accusations of Frente Polisario Soldiers' Presence in Guerguerat

[SPS] New York -The United Nations denied Monday Morocco's accusations that the Frente POLISARIO had deployed soldiers in Guerguerat, stressing that the MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) has recorded no violation of the ceasefire in this buffing zone. (AllAfrica)

Marrakech To Host The Second Edition Of Africa Women In Agriculture Empowering Women In Agriculture

[BIAD] Believe in Africa has chosen Marrakech to host the second edition of their conference "African Women in Agriculture" (AWA), scheduled to be holdat the Museum Mohammed VI for Water Civilization in Marrakech, Morocco from May 8th to 10th, 2018. (AllAfrica)

PM - Relations With Morocco Excellent

[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail asserted on Wednesday 4/4/2018 that relations with Morocco are historical and excellent. (AllAfrica)

Algeria Gives Backing to Morocco 2026 World Cup Bid

[This Day] The Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports has announced his country's official support for Morocco's bid to host the World Cup in 2026. El Hadi Ould Ali made the statement at the weekend on a working visit to the province of El Bayadh, south of Algeria. (AllAfrica)

Harambee Stars Hit By CAR in Marrakech

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Ten-man Harambee Stars suffered a 3-2 loss at the hands of 121st placed Central African Republic (CAR) in their second FIFA friendly match played in Marrakech, Morocco on Tuesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Beleaguered Kenya Lose to Lowly CAR

[Nation] Marrakech -Ten-man Kenya on Tuesday struggled against a physically-imposing Central Africa Republic side in an international friendly at the Stade de Marrakech to lose 3-2. (AllAfrica)

'... If Morocco Joins Ecowas, Nigeria Will Disintegrate'

[Vanguard] I was in Morocco recently, about 20 years after I last visited Timbuktu, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Laayoune. I was quite impressed to see how Morocco with its colour-coded cities remains very much an organized, efficient and a comparatively competitive country. The trip this time began from the Lagos airport aboard the Royal Air Maroc, which now plies the Lagos-Casablanca route. Twenty years earlier, I had to go first to Paris, France, change from one airport to the other, before boarding another fl (AllAfrica)

The Luxurious Moroccan Resort Where Harambee Stars Players Are Staying

[Nairobi News] Harambee Stars players are being hosted in a luxurious resort in Morocco ahead of their two international friendly matches in the next seven days. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Discusses Cooperation With Morocco

[SNA] Khartoum -The Heads of the National Assembly's Committees on Foreign and and Grievances , Dr. Ahmed Sabah -al-Khair, Omer Suleiman discussed at the Parliament premises with the Ambassador of Morocco to Sudan, Mohamed Maa Al-Ainain, the way of boosting relations between two countries and importance of reactivatig cooperation and relations between two countries. (AllAfrica)

Minister of Justice Meets Ambassador of Morocco

[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Justice, Dr Idris Ibrahim Jameel met in his office Monday the Moroccan Ambassador to Sudan, Mohamed Maa Al-Ainain in presence of Undersecretary of the Ministry , Ahmed Abbas and the Ministry senior officials. (AllAfrica)

Takeaway From Gov. Abubakar's Visit to Morocco

[Leadership] It has been a norm for some visionless leaders when they assume the mantle of leadership to embark on globetrotting, navigating and gallivanting the world without bringing any good fortunes to their people but putting the huge bills and financial burden on the state treasury. Yet, there are few leaders that are focus and full of zeal who walks around the world in search for better and exploitable opportunities for their people and Governor Muhammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State is one of such leaders. (AllAfrica)

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)