Morocco Strengthening Its Position As Gateway To Africa

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By IANS

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Seattle: Morocco is increasingly strengthening its position as a gateway to Africa where air transport is one of the most promising sectors, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Marketing Randy Tinseth said here on Thursday.

“Morocco’s geographical location and the large capacity of its aircraft fleet make it a main gateway to the African market, which is expected to grow steadily in the years to come,” said Tinseth in a briefing on the eve of the (more…)

Nigeria, Morocco Bilateral Agreements Will Shorten Nigeria’s Recession – Elumelu

Vanguard Nigeria

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The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr Tony Elumelu, has said the Bilateral Agreements signed between Nigeria and Morocco will help shorten Nigeria’s economic recession.

Elumelu made his stance known after participating in the signing ceremony of two of the bilateral agreements, at the State House, Abuja, on Saturday.

Twenty-one Bilateral Agreements were signed between Nigeria and Kingdom of Morocco during the 3-day official visit of the Moroccan King Mohammed VI to Nigeria. (more…)

Nigeria And Morocco Sign Gas Pipeline Deal To Link Africa To Europe

Reuters
by Felix Onuah

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Nigeria and Morocco have signed a joint venture to construct a gas pipeline that will connect the two nations as well as some other African countries to Europe, Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs said on Saturday.

The agreement was reached during a visit by the Morocco’s King Mohammed to the Nigerian capital Abuja, Geoffrey Onyema, the minister, said, adding that the pipeline project would be designed with the participation of all stakeholders. (more…)

Morocco Arrests Suspect Tied To Thwarted French Attack Plot

The Associated Press

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Moroccan police have arrested a “dangerous element” who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group and members of a French cell dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack, the state-run MAP news agency reported Saturday.

The suspect allegedly met on the Turkish-Syrian border with emissaries of the Islamic State group who provided instructions that were to be communicated to the group in France, according to the MAP report. He then was to travel to (more…)

Morocco Business Diplomacy At Heart Of Strategy To Rejoin African Union

Middle East Online

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King Mohammed VI is leading drive to invest in banking, insurance, telecoms, manufacturing and construction projects in countries across Africa.

With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union.

From Senegal to Madagascar, King Mohammed VI is leading a drive to invest in banking, insurance, telecoms, manufacturing and construction projects. (more…)

Marrakech: Moroccan Cinema Records Fewer Local Hits In 2016

Variety
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Martin Dale, Contributor

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National movies score at fests, less at local theaters.

Since film-loving King Mohamed VI ascended to the throne in 1999, Moroccan cinema has received significant state support – enabling the country to spawn one of the most dynamic national film industries in the Arab world, with significant international festival presence and a regular number of domestic hits.

However, in 2016, against the backdrop of a sliding box-office, the national film industry has clocked up fewer local successes than in recent years. (more…)

Morocco Expects Record Citrus Harvest

Fresh Plaza

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In the 2016-17 campaign, Morocco expects to harvest 2.36 million tonnes of citrus fruits, which would be a record figure, as announced by the Ministry of Agriculture in a statement.

Such a harvest volume for one of Morocco’s most exported products would represent a 16% increase compared to the figures achieved in the 2015-16 campaign, according to the statement.

The forecast for the citrus campaign, with oranges and mandarins as the most exported products, is the second piece of good news for the sector, (more…)

Nigeria, Morocco Seek To Improve Trade

NAN news agency of Nigeria

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Nigeria and Kingdom of Morocco are set to improve bilateral trade relations to boost intra-Africa trade volume.

Mr Laoye Jaiyeola, Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), said on Thursday that public and private sectors of both countries would collaborate to leverage on opportunities for sustainable economic growth. (more…)

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