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Vehicles Purchased Abroad - Tax Authority Launches Online Payment of Registration Fees

[MAP] Rabat -- The Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) has launched a new service allowing to pay registration fees of vehicles bought abroad online. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan Research Team Contributes to Discovery of Extremophilic Microbial Life in Confined Spaces

[MAP] Marrakech -- A research team from the Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University (UCA) of Marrakech, has contributed to the discovery of an extremophilic microbial life in confined spaces dating back 570 million years. (AllAfrica)

Production of Morocco's Coastal Fisheries Down 7 Percent in 2020

[MAP] Casablanca -- Morocco's production of coastal and artisanal fisheries amounted to 1,3 tonnes in 2020, worth 6.7 billion dirhams, that is a 7% decrease in volume and 8% in value compared to the previous year, according to statistics of the National Fisheries Office (ONP). (AllAfrica)

CHAN 2020 - Amavubi Face Morocco in Crucial Clash

[New Times] There will be a lot at stake, particularly for Rwanda, when Amavubi face holders Morocco in their second Group C game at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Douala, Cameroon, on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

African Union - Morocco Calls for African Strategy On Education

[MAP] Addis Ababa -- Morocco called Wednesday before the African Union (AU) for an African strategy to ensure accessibility to education for African populations. (AllAfrica)

Irena Assembly - Morocco Highlights Actions Taken to Develop Green Hydrogen

[MAP] Abu Dhabi -- Minister of Energy, Mining and the Environment, Aziz Rabbah, highlighted on Wednesday the measures undertaken by Morocco for the development of the green hydrogen sector. (AllAfrica)

Head of Govt. Calls for Speeding Up Implementation of Digital Transformation Programs in Social Sectors

[MAP] Rabat -- Head of Government, Saad Dine El Otmani, called, Wednesday in Rabat, for speeding up the pace of implementation of digital transformation programs particularly those related to social sectors, in accordance with the general guidelines for digital development in Morocco for 2020-2025. (AllAfrica)

17 Pupils Slightly Injured in Road Accident in Settat - Local Authorities

[MAP] Rabat -- Seventeen students were slightly injured in a road accident that occurred Thursday in the commune of Oulad Sghir, located 20 kilometers from Settat, according to local authorities in the province of Settat. (AllAfrica)

Former Coaches Tip Amavubi to Stun Favourites Morocco

[New Times] Former Rwanda national team coaches Eric Nshimiyimana and Jean Baptiste Kayiranga have tipped Amavubi players to defeat Morocco in their second match of Group C at the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN). (AllAfrica)

Justice Minister Highlights Means to Modernize Judicial System

[MAP] Casablanca -- Minister of Justice, Mohamed Ben Abdelkader, said, Monday in Casablanca, that the modernization of the national judicial system hinges on the efficient mobilization of qualified human resources and the increased use of new technologies. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi Army Continues Attacks Against Moroccan Forces for 66th Day

[SPS] Bir Lahlou -- The Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued its attacks against the positions and entrenchments of the Moroccan occupation forces, behind the Wall of Shame, for the 66th consecutive day, a statement from the Sahrawi Ministry of Defence said on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - Algerian-South African Joint Declaration in Line With AU Demands

[Algerie Presse Service] Sahrawi Ambassador to South Africa, Mohamed Yeslem Beissat said that the Joint Declaration of Algeria and South Africa was in line with the requirements of the African Union (AU) regarding the need to meet the minimum conditions, namely Resolution 690 and the organization of the referendum to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

3.4-Magnitude Quake Shakes Azilal Province

[MAP] Rabat -- An earthquake with a 3.4-magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded on Monday in the province of Azilal, said the National Institute of Geophysics (ING). (AllAfrica)

2020 CHAN - Rwanda, Uganda Settle for Goalless Draw, as Morocco Beat Togo

[New Times] Rwanda and Uganda played to a goalless draw in their first game of Group C in the ongoing Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday, January 18 at Stade de la Reunification in Douala. (AllAfrica)

Employment - Meeting in Rabat to Give New Impetus to MCA-Morocco Agency Projects

[MAP] Rabat -- A meeting was held Wednesday in Rabat to give new impetus to the projects planned by the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco (MCA-Morocco) agency, in particular in the sector of employment. (AllAfrica)

Major Polish Companies Wish to Invest in Morocco's Southern Provinces

[MAP] Warsaw -- Major Polish companies operating in various economic sectors have decided to invest in Morocco, particularly in the Southern Provinces. (AllAfrica)

Learning From Indigenous Peoples - My Morocco Diary

[IPS] Bonn -- Once a year, on 9 August, the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is commemorated, celebrating their unique culture and knowledge. This is done mostly from a distance, from our homes in (nominally) developed countries. But are we as developed as we pretend to be? On this question, I reflected for a while, still remembering a special and personal experience of having spent several days with an indigenous Berber family in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

E-Commerce - Online Transactions Up 43 Percent in 2020 (Cmi)

[MAP] Casablanca -- Online transactions using domestic cards totaled 1.4 million dirhams in December, which represents a 43% increase over the course of 2020, said Wednesday CEO of Interbank Electronic Banking Center (CMI), Mikael Naciri. (AllAfrica)

Morocco to Play Two Friendly Matches Against Guinea in Preparation for CHAN 2021

[MAP] Rabat -- The national team of local players will play two friendly matches against their Guinean counterpart on January 8 and 11 in Rabat. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan, Turkish Competition Authorities Sign MOU

[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco's Competition Council and Turkey's National Competition Authority signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of competition policies and enforcement of competition laws in force in both countries. (AllAfrica)

Opening U.S. Consulate in Dakhla Will Support Investment and Development Projects in the Region, US Ambassador Says

[MAP] Dakhla -- Opening a US consulate in Dakhla "will support and encourage investment and development projects that bring tangible benefits for the region", US ambassador to Morocco, David T. Fischer, said Sunday in Dakhla. (AllAfrica)

RAM - Direct Casablanca-Dubai Air Route Launched

[MAP] Casablanca -- The national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced on Wednesday the launch, starting March 28, 2021, of a new direct air route linking Casablanca to Dubai, with three flights per week. (AllAfrica)

Lawrence Randolph New Consul General of United States in Casablanca

[MAP] Casablanca -- Lawrence Randolph took office on Wednesday as Consul General of the United States of America in Casablanca. (AllAfrica)

South African Diplomat Calls On Biden to Help Bring an End to the Illegal Occupation of Western Sahara

[SPS] Pretoria (South Africa) -- Former South African Ambassador to Cuba and Chief of Staff in the office of ANC Secretary General, Phatse Justice Piitso, adressed an Open Letter to Joe Biden, Friday 1 January, calling on the US President elect to set things right and help end the illegal occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Over 54k Tenants of Endowment Premises Exempt From Rent During Quarantine (Minister)

[MAP] Rabat -- A total of 54,665 tenants of endowment premises have been exempted from paying the rent during the quarantine, the Minister of Endowment and Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq said on Monday in Rabat. (AllAfrica)

Leading Moroccan Journalist Held On Money-Laundering Charge

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Moroccan journalist Maati Monjib's detention for the past week on a new charge of money-laundering. The target of judicial harassment for years, this leading intellectual and government critic was arrested by plainclothes police in a restaurant in the Rabat district of Hassan on 29 December and is being held in El Arjat prison. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - Security Council Sends Strong Message to Us, Morocco On Decolonization

[SPS] Algiers -- Frente POLISARIO's representative to France, Mohamed Sidati, said the Saharwi people embarked, since November 13, in a second war of liberation, following Morocco's aggression against Saharawi civilians, stressing UN Security Council's recent strong message to the United States and the Moroccan occupier which attempt to derail the decolonization process. (AllAfrica)

Labor Market Experiences 'Relative Recovery' - Minister

[MAP] Rabat -- The labor market is experiencing a "relative recovery" following the gradual recovery of national economy, said Wednesday in Rabat Minister of Employment and Professional Integration, Mohamed Amekraz. (AllAfrica)

Elementary and Secondary Education - Final Exams Will Not Be Held On Scheduled Date

[MAP] Rabat -- The Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research announced on Wednesday that the standardized final exams of primary and junior high school cycles will not be held place on the date set in the 2020-2021 academic calendar. (AllAfrica)

France Football Nominates Four Moroccan Players As Best Maghreb Player of the Year

[MAP] Paris -- Four Moroccan football players are among the ten nominees for the 2020 "Best Maghreb player of the year," announced on Wednesday France Football magazine. (AllAfrica)

Casablanca Derby Ends in Goalless Draw

[CAF] The 128th "Casablanca derby" between archrivals Wydad and Raja ended in a goalless draw on Thursday (24 September 2020) evening at Mohammed V stadium. (AllAfrica)