Morocco’s King Replaces PM Benkirane Amid Post-Election Deadlock

By Samia Errazzouki


Moroccan King Mohammed VI is replacing Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and will ask another member of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) to form a government after five months of post-election deadlock, a statement from the royal cabinet said on Wednesday.

The king took the decision “in the absence of signs that suggest an imminent formation” of a government and due to “his concern about overcoming the (more…)

Morocco Looks For Prime Minister After King’s Surprise Move

News from The Associated Press


Negotiations are under way to find a new prime minister for Morocco following the king’s decision to oust the previous premier in a surprise intervention into the country’s politics.

The general secretariat of the Islamist Party of Justice and Development party met Thursday to decide its next moves after King Mohammed VI ordered Prime Minister-designate Abdelilah Benkirane to leave office. The king was (more…)

North Africa’s Steadiest Country Is Quietly Unraveling




Losing money fast amid low energy prices and declining output, the Algerian government will work to trim its expenses.

Despite popular pressure to ease up on austerity measures, Algiers will have no choice but to continue implementing its much-needed reforms.

Algeria will look to foreign investors for help in overhauling its energy sector, making incremental progress toward liberalizing its economy in the process. (more…)

Morocco’s King To Appoint Another PM From Islamist Ruling Party

Source: Xinhua


Morocco’s King Mohammed VI will appoint another Prime Minister from the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) after its leader Abdelilah Benkirane failed to form a new government, a statement from the king’s office announced.

In October, the king re-appointed Benkirane as a PM with the task to form a new government, but he has not been able to achieve this goal after five months. (more…)

Maya Gold & Silver Reports Monthly Silver Production And Update On Installation Of Flotation Cells At The Zgounder Silver Mine

Yahoo Finance
March 15


Maya Gold & Silver (“Maya” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:MYA) is pleased to report the production of silver for the month of February 2017 as well as an update of the mining operations at its Zgounder Millenium Silver Mine.

Development highlights at the Zgounder Mine

During the month of February 2017, underground exploration and (more…)

A Surfer Wants To Know: How Do You Say ‘Hang 10’ In Arabic?
Brian E. Clark


When Bruce Brown was shooting his iconic surfing film “The Endless Summer” in 1963, he hopped around the globe. He never made it to Morocco on the northwest corner of Africa, though he did get to Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa.

Brown skipped Morocco a second time when he made “The Endless Summer II,” released in 1994. (more…)

A New Global Hub For Social Impact Startups

US News & Word Report
By Ben Hamadi Zouhour


Some of these entrepreneurs are creating transport and health projects with the aim of compensating for insufficient government investment.

Entrepreneurs, Amr Sobhy, (L), CEO of Pushbots, and Kareem El-Shaffei, (R), CEO of Cirqy, talk about design in the office space at Flat6Labs in Cairo, Egypt. (Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images)
By Ben Hamadi Zouhour (more…)

CMA CGM Launches A New Direct And Faster Service Without Any Stopover Between Morocco And Russia

Liner Shipping


Ideal for Moroccan fruit and vegetable exports.

CMA CGM launches the newly enhanced service AGAX, which will allow the delivery of fruits and vegetables from Morocco to Russia in only 8 days without any stopover.

CMA CGM, and its subsidiaries OPDR and Comanav, now offer a weekly direct link between Morocco and Russia without any stopovers, (more…)

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