Morocco Officially Opens Its Embassy In Kigali

newtimes.co.rw
By: Jean D’Amour

Morocco

Minister for Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo and Youssef Imani, the Moroccan Ambassador to Rwanda raise the Moroccan flag at the new embassy in Nyarutarama, Kigali. Nadege Imbabazi.

THE EXISTING bilateral relations between Rwanda and Morocco will grow faster thanks to the new Moroccan embassy in Kigali, officials have said.

Officials were speaking yesterday during the official hoisting of the Moroccan flag at the new embassy in Nyarutarama, Kigali. (more…)

Western Sahara: New UN Chief Calls Polisario, Algeria To Order

Sahara News
by Ali Haidar

Morocco

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was, in the annual report on Western Sahara he submitted, on Monday, to the appreciation of the 15 members of the Security Council, more pragmatic, balanced and unbiased, unlike his predecessor, the Korean Ban Ki-Moon.

Not only did the UN chief summon the Polisario to “immediately and unconditionally” withdraw its armed elements from the buffer zone of the (more…)

Morocco, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire Conduct Naval Exercise

North African Post

Morocco

Morocco’s Royal Navy conducted an at sea military exercise with Senegalese and Ivorian Navies focusing on improving maritime safety and hostage rescue operations.

Ivorian news outlet Fratmat.com reported that the drills took place off Côte d’Ivoire’s coast on the sidelines of the participation of the three navies in the Obangame Express 2017 maritime exercises under the supervision of the US Africa command, Africom. (more…)

King Mohammed VI Of Morocco Launches The Noor PV I Program In Ouarzazate

Penneenergy.com

Morocco

Dubai, UAE: His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco chaired the ground breaking ceremony of the NOOR Ouarzazate IV plant. The program is the first phase of Photo Voltaic Power (PV) generation plants of the NOOR Solar Plant.

The ground breaking ceremony of NOOR Ouarzazate IV plant, with a generating capacity of 72 MW, follows the agreement that was signed in November 2016 at COP22 at Marrakech by a consortium led by the leading water and power (more…)

A Secluded Moroccan Palace Favored By Hollywood’s A-List

Bloomberg LP
More stories by James Tarmy

Morocco

The 15-bedroom Riad Sultan, yours for just $3.7 million.

Most of the houses in the Medina section of Marrakech—the city’s historic center and now a UNESCO heritage site—aren’t much to look at from the outside. Narrow streets are hemmed in by high, virtually windowless walls. The only indication of life behind them is the odd piece of foliage peeking above the painted stucco. (more…)

Zgounder Silver Mine Produces Monthly Record Of 53,829 Ounces Ag In March 2017

Marketwired

Morocco

Maya Gold & Silver (“Maya” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:MYA) is pleased to report a monthly record production of 53,829 ounces (1,674 Kg) of silver during the month of March 2017 at its Zgounder silver mine in Morocco. (more…)

UN Chief Wants New Talks In 40-year Western Sahara Impasse

The Washington post
By Reda Zaireg | AP

Morocco

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he wants renewed negotiations to resolve the Western Sahara conflict, which has pitted Morocco against the Polisario Front independence movement for 40 years.

In a report to the U.N. Security Council this week, Guterres proposed relaunching the negotiations “with a new dynamic and a new spirit.”

The goal, he said, should be reaching “a mutually acceptable political solution” (more…)

Morocco Dismantles ISIS-Linked Cell

News 24
AFP

Morocco

The Moroccan authorities said on Wednesday that they had dismantled a “terrorist cell” that was recruiting volunteers for the Islamic State group.

The ISIS-affiliated cell, which was active in the northern city of Fez and nearby town of Moulay Yacoub, had seven members, an interior ministry statement said.

They “recruited and sent Moroccan volunteers to Iraq and Syria” where the jihadist group holds territory, it said. (more…)

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