Chariot Oil & Gas Expands Footprint Offshore Morocco

by: Jamie Ashcroft


“Chariot will develop the drilling inventory on these permits through seismic acquisition which capitalises on the current excellent seismic contract rates,” says chief executive Larry Bottomley.

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited (LON:COPL) has expanded its interests offshore Morocco, snapping up an area close to upcoming drilling activity. (more…)

Gulfsands Secures Extension To Moulay Bouchta Agreement

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Josh White Sharecast


Syria, Tunisia, Colombia and Morocco-focussed oil and gas company Gulfsands Petroleum announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary, Gulfsands Petroleum Morocco, had been awarded an extension to its Moulay Bouchta Petroleum Agreement, together with a revised work programme.

The AIM-traded firm had previously disclosed in its interim report that an (more…)

Morocco, GCC Eye Closer Economic, Trade Ties – Economics



A Moroccan-GCC panel convened on Tuesday in Rabat and agreed on a number of measures to beef up economic and commercial cooperation.

The panel agreed a slew of measures and mechanisms to boost mutually-beneficial economic partnership, Moroccan Minister of State for Foreign Trade Mohammad bin Ayyad told KUNA on the sidelines of the first day of the third session of the panel. (more…)

Polisario: Morocco Must Accept Western Sahara Independence

News from The Associated Press
by Edith M. Lederer


The Polisario Front said Tuesday that since Morocco has rejoined the African Union and accepted the group’s principles, it must recognize Western Sahara’s independence – or it could face possible sanctions or even requests to leave the regional organization.

Ahmed Boukhari, the Polisario Front’s U.N. representative, said at a news (more…)

Royal Air Maroc Launches Direct Flights To Casablanca From Manchester Airport

Travel Daily News
Theodore Koumelis


From Tuesday 28 March, the Moroccan flag-carrier will begin operating direct non-stop flights three times per week from Manchester Airport to Mohammed V International Airport. The service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

MANCHESTER, UK – Royal Air Maroc announced the launch of a new route between Manchester and Casablanca. (more…)

Moroccan Mobile Internet Users Increase By 18.6% In 2016



Mobile internet connections in Morocco reached 15.82 million at end-December 2016, growing at an annual rate of 18.6 percent according to the latest quarterly statistics from national regulator ANRT.

In the same period, the fixed broadband market saw an 8.6 percent increase in ADSL subscriptions, bringing the total to 1.23 million. (more…)

Morocco Has 41.5 Million Mobile Users



The number of mobile subscribers in Morocco reached 41.5 million at the end of 2016, an increase of 3.6 per cent over 2015, according to the country’s national telecom regulator ANRT.

The penetration rate reached 122.6 per cent, the Rabat-based agency said in a report, adding that growth in post-paid customers increased by 11.8 per cent to reach 2.98 million subscribers. (more…)

EU, Morocco To Push Ahead With Farm Trade Accord

World Bulletin / News Desk


On Monday, Morocco’s agriculture and fisheries ministry said failure to reinstate the accord would put thousands of jobs at risk, both in Morocco and in Europe.

The EU and Morocco agreed Tuesday to push ahead with an agriculture trade accord, a day after Rabat warned Brussels that failure to do so would damage ties.

“Ours is a model partnership, rich and multi-dimensional. The EU and (more…)

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