By EDITH M. LEDERER
A confidential U.N. document says Morocco violated a 1991 cease-fire agreement with the Polisario Front independence movement by sending armed security personnel and equipment into the contested Western Sahara region without prior notice to U.N. peacekeepers.
The note to the U.N. Security Council from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, said (more…)
by Mariyana Yaneva
US solar panel manufacturer NanoPV technologies Inc plans to invest MAD 2 billion (USD 203m/ EUR 184.5m) to set up a production unit in Morocco by the end of the year.
The company has chosen to set up the factory in Tangier, a Moroccan port city on the Strait of Gibraltar, Moroccan daily L’Economiste reports.
The production site is expected to open 660 jobs. (more…)
by Ali Haidar
Moroccan security services have recently intercepted a convoy of weapons bound to the southern provinces of Morocco, via the no man’s land labeled Kandahar, between Guergarat and northern Mauritania.
The weapons were destined to the separatists settled in the Moroccan Sahara who are controlled by the Polisario front from the Rabouni camp in Tindouf. (more…)
Middle East Monitor
The third commemoration of the Rabaa and Nahda massacres forces us to revisit two issues, at least. The first is the international community’s phoney treatment of a bloody military coup. Hundreds were killed in civilian sit-ins that demanded ballot box respect, while influential countries rushed to justify the crime.
The second is the trails the Arab Spring advocacy has taken in different countries. Armed conflicts, torture and expulsion – with international and (more…)
By Ed King
Minister tells Climate Home the 2016 UN climate meeting should focus on decarbonisation, finance and adaptation pathways.
The UN’s climate summit in Marrakech this November should deliver a series of roadmaps on greenhouse gas cuts, finance and adaptation, Morocco’s environment minister said on Tuesday. (more…)
Arabic News Digest
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King Mohammed VI had called upon his country’s partners in the Maghreb Union, particularly Algeria, to rebuild trust and overcome disagreement on the path to achieving greater aspirations.
On the recent 63rd anniversary of the “Revolution of the King and the People”, King Mohammed VI of Morocco delivered a speech to his nation. The king saw the celebration of the revolution as being “associated with Morocco being part of the Maghreb”, wrote Dr Abdul Haq Azouzi in (more…)
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Tourism is a backbone of Morocco’s economy, along with revenues from exports and the remittances of Moroccans who work abroad.
Morocco has announced a 5.6 percent drop in foreign tourist arrivals for the first half of 2016, with holidaymakers apparently put off by unrest and attacks across the region.
Tourism is a backbone of the North African country’s economy, along with revenues from exports and the remittances of Moroccans who work abroad. (more…)
Channel News Asia
ALGIERS: The United Nations on Thursday (Aug 18) said it had found no sign of any suspicious military activity by Morocco in the disputed Western Sahara, after a separatist group complained about a Moroccan security operation in the region’s far south.
The Polisario Front campaigning for the independence of the Western Sahara had protested to the UN about the operation earlier this week, claiming it had involved large (more…)