Debate: Women were at the forefront of the Arab Spring


Women constitute half of the world’s population. No event is complete without their participation, let alone events the size of the Arab Spring revolutions, which were led by oppressed peoples hoping to achieve their dream of freedom for their countries. (more…)

Wessal Capital Sets Off in Casablanca with EUR2 Bln of Gulf Funds

Morocco is tapping about 2 billion euros of funding from the Gulf to build tourism infrastructure through a private equity vehicle that recently announced its first project, an upgrade to Casablanca’s main seaport. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-04-14


Politics | 2014-04-14
Libyan premier quits over threat to family
As Libya struggles to restore security, the country is once again without a prime minister.


Morocco women march to demand gender equality

Yahoo News

Rabat (AFP) – A group of around 800 Moroccans, mostly women, staged a march in the capital Rabat on Sunday demanding that a constitutional guarantee of gender equality be applied in the kingdom. (more…)

Morocco dismantles Syria jihadists cell

Al-Arabiya News

Morocco dismantled a ‘terrorist cell’ recruiting jihadists to Syria to support rebels on ground. (File photo: Reuters)

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News

Morocco said Saturday it dismantled a “terrorist cell” recruiting jihadists to Syria to support rebels on ground, who are battling President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. (more…)

Ally says Algeria’s Bouteflika recovering, will make reforms


ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is recovering steadily from a stroke last year, talks with his team every day, and is healthy enough to govern after the election on April 17, his chief ally said on Saturday. (more…)

Morocco King asks Ban Ki-moon to maintain impartiality over Sahara issue

Middle East Online

King Mohamed VI warns over ‘dangerous options’ in Western Sahara, ahead of Security Council vote on disputed territory.

RABAT – Morocco’s King Mohamed VI on Saturday warned UN chief Ban Ki-moon over “dangerous options” in the Western Sahara, ahead of a Security Council vote on the disputed territory. (more…)


by Dominique Searle
Morocco may be about to launch an international United Nations focused campaign to recover ‘the colonies’ of Ceuta and Melilla from Spain, according to one Spain’s widest read serious news media El Confidencial Digital. (more…)

Morocco school repair drive set to change pupils’ lives

Team Yallah Dubai will participate in Cap Femina Aventure to help refurbish a school
By Janice Ponce de Leon, Staff Reporter

Image Credit: Cap Femina Aventure

Dubai: Rainwater leaks through the roof. The walls have holes. Out of four classrooms, two need repairs, forcing 100 students to alternately use the remaining two rooms.
This is where primary students ages three to 12 study in the Tafilalet region of northern Morocco.
And this is where two Dubai residents, Mathilde Rottembourg and Carinne Abou-Huguet, are heading as Team Yallah Dubai this October for the Cap Femina Aventure charity rally. (more…)

European Liberals’ leader calls for Marshall Plan for Arab Spring countries


BRUSSELS, April 10 (KUNA) — President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament and former prime minister of Belgium, Guy Verhoftadt, Thursday criticised the EU for failure to adopt an effective policy to help the Arab Spring countries, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-04-11


Terrorism | 2014-04-11
Al-Qaeda propaganda targets Algeria vote
A new terror tape from al-Qaeda breaks from the traditional narrative, aiming to attract a larger audience, analysts say. (more…)

Morocco dismantles Syria-related terrorist cell

Shanghai Dailly


RABAT, April 12 (Xinhua) — Moroccan police announced on Saturday it has recently dismantled a terrorist cell that recruits Moroccan combatants for Syria, local media reported. (more…)

Longreach Oil & Gas raises $9.7mln for Morocco drilling

Proactive Investors UK
By Jamie Ashcroft

Drilling resumed on the Sidi Moktar licence area, in Morocco, in late March with the spudding of the Kamar exploration well.
Drilling resumed on the Sidi Moktar licence area, in Morocco, in late March with the spudding of the Kamar exploration well.

Longreach Oil & Gas(CVE:LOI) confirmed it has raised C$9.7mln to support the group’s ongoing drill programme in Morocco.
Drilling resumed on the Sidi Moktar licence area, in Morocco, in late March with the spudding of the Kamar exploration well. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-04-10


Politics | 2014-04-10
Violence mars Algeria campaign
With just a week to go before Algeria’s presidential election, multiple campaign disruptions are raising concern about the vote.


Russia nets 100,000t fishing quota in Moroccan waters

Undercurrent News


The authorities of Morocco assigned a fish catch quota of 100,000 metric tons to Russia this year in its economic zone according to a protocol on the results of the second session of the Russia-Morocco mixed commission for fisheries,reported the news agency ITAR-TASS. (more…)

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