Archive for April, 2012
By editor on Apr 27, 2012
St. Gallen / Casablanca, 26 April 2012. Militzer & Münch, the internationally active transport logistics company, opened a new logistics terminal in Casablanca in mid-April.
The facility comprises an area of about 8,200 m² and is located near the airport. With the new terminal, Militzer & Münch is extending its contract logistics business while at the same time strengthening its market presence in the Moroccan economic center.
Construction work began last year – the modern complex was finished in less than twelve months. “We are glad we were able to take the logistics terminal into operation so soon”, says Engelbert Heiser, Militzer & Münch’s Regional Managing Director for South Western Europe and the Maghreb. “Especially here in Morocco, we are experiencing above average growth.” (more…)
|The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights
Her piece, “Why Do They Hate Us?,” has incited a fascinating and urgent conversation about gender and the Arab Spring. What hope can there be for women in the new Egyptian parliament, dominated as it is by men stuck in the seventh century?
|Egyptian tourism minister predicts return of tourists to near pre-uprising …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Egypt’s visitor numbers should bounce back to pre-uprising levels this year after a drop caused by Arab Spring unrest, the country’s tourism minister said Monday. The country is eager to entice overseas visitors back … (more…)
Pals hitch hike 1,200 miles to Morocco in aid of charity
TEENAGER and his pals deserve a “thumbs up” for hitch hiking 1,200 miles to Morocco.
Armed with a pop-up tent and a foam thumb, Harrison Smith, 19, managed the free trip travelling via ferry, lorries, cars and vans – all in aid of Link Community Development.
LIFTING THE SPIRITS: Harrison Smith with hitch-hiker pal Aron Fernandez. (more…)
A string of high-profile disagreements is highlighting cracks in the kingdom’s governing coalition.
By Siham Ali for Magharebia in Rabat – 29/04/12
[AFP/Karim Jaafar] Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane is seeking to smooth over differences within his governing alliance.
Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane met with the cabinet last Tuesday (April 24th) in an effort to resolve disputes among ministers.
The meeting followed a series of public spats between cabinet officials, with ministers engaging in debate through the media. (more…)
Fleewinter has come up with four different ways in which to enjoy a 4-night break to Morocco throughout May, June and early July.
What’s more, there is still availability in June for those who wish to enjoy the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations before getting away for a short holiday during half term.
All four breaks cost from £444 pp B&B including flights and private transfers…
4 nights on the coast (more…)
Blatter inaugurates two Goal projects in Morocco
(FIFA.com) Sunday 29 April 2012
FIFA PresidentJoseph S. Blatter opened two artificial pitches atMorocco‘s National Football Centre in Mâamora, near Salé on Sunday 29 April 2012. Accompanied by FIFA vice-president and CAF President Issa Hayatou and the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Ali Fassi Fihri, Blatter inaugurated the pitches near the Moroccan capital Rabat as part of the Goal Project. (more…)
THE WEEK IN MAGHREB
Morocco: forcing religion on air
In Morocco, media bosses warn that their freedoms are threatened by new rules that will make state television more overtly religious. Elsewhere in the country, call centre workers say they won’t be going back to work until conditions improve. Finally, Libya greases the wheels on plans to get oil production back up to pre-revolution levels.
Tangiers is an AIM (LON:TPET) and ASX (ASX:TPT) listed exploration company which has a portfolio of two potentially world class oil and gas assets located in Morocco and Australia.Tangiers Moroccan assets include the highly prospective Tarfaya offshore block.In Australia, assets include the significant Nova and Super Nova gas prospects located offshore Northern Australia.