Archive for April, 2012

Militzer & Münch opens new logistics terminal in Morocco

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Eye for Transport

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…)

Arab spring News : Apr 30, 2012

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The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights
Boston.com
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
Washington Post
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

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Pals hitch hike 1,200 miles to Morocco in aid of charity

Grimsby Telegraph

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.
LIFTING THE SPIRITS: Harrison Smith with hitch-hiker pal Aron Fernandez. (more…)

Differences emerge within Morocco coalition

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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.

[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…)

Escape to Morocco

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Easier Travel
The pool at Kasbah AngourFleewinter 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

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Blatter inaugurates two Goal projects in Morocco

(FIFA.com) Sunday 29 April 2012

Blatter inaugurates two Goal projects in Morocco
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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…)

Morocco: forcing religion on air

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France 24

THE WEEK IN MAGHREB

Morocco: forcing religion on air

Morocco: forcing religion on airIn 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.

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Tangiers Petroleum reports on busy Q1

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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.

Full Tangiers Petroleum profile here (more…)

Longreach Oil & Gas says it's well placed to make progress in 2012

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Longreach Oil & Gas (TSX-V: LOI) is an independent oil and gas exploration company, with significant exploration acreage, managed by a team with excellent technical, commercial and financial skills. Our strategy includes a regional focus within North Africa. In Morocco we enjoy fiscal conditions that are recognised to be amongst the most favourable worldwide. Longreach is incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands.

Full Longreach Oil & Gas Ltd profile here (more…)

White doves, roses: Morocco marks Marrakech bombing anniversary

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White doves, roses: Morocco marks Marrakech bombing anniversaryRelatives, friends of 17 people killed in Marrakech cafe bombing one year ago mark first anniversary of their death.Middle East Online

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MARRAKECH (Morocco) – Relatives and friends of the 17 people killed in a Marrakech cafe bombing a year ago on Saturday marked the first anniversary of their death by releasing a white dove in memory of each of them.

The attack at the Argana cafe on the former imperial city’s famed Jamaa el-Fna square killed eight French tourists, two Canadians, two Moroccans, one Briton, one Dutchman, a Portuguese, Russian and Swiss national. (more…)

Pura Vida: Mazagan resource upgraded to 3.2 billion barrels

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Pura Vida Energy has a 75 per cent interest in the Mazagan Offshore Area. Mazagan is located off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic. We have modern, high quality 3D seismic data over the block with independently certified potential resources of more than a billion barrels of oil. The Toubkal prospect alone has a potential resource range of 180 million to 1.670 billion barrels of oil, with a mean estimate of 790 million barrels of oil. Toubkal is an analogue of the billion barrel Jubilee field in Ghana – the largest oil discovery made in West Africa in the past decade.

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Arab spring News : Apr 29, 2012

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In Tunisia after Arab Spring, Islamists’ new freedoms create new Muslim divide
Washington Post
Sixteen months after a humiliated Tunisian fruit vendor named Mohammed Bouazizi poured paint thinner on himself, lit a match, and sparked a wave of revolutions across the Arab world, the birthplace of the Arab Spring is in many ways better off than the
The Arab Spring today
Washington Post
particularly useful or relevant are displayed in Top Comments, as are comments by users with these badges: . Replies to those posts appear here, as well as posts by staff writers. All comments are posted in the All Comments tab. The Arab Spring today. (more…)

90 wounded in Cairo clashes

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CAIRO (AFP) - More than 90 people were wounded in overnight clashes between Salafist protesters and residents of a Cairo neighbourhood, the Egyptian health ministry said on Sunday.

Dozens of supporters of Hazem Abu Ismail on Saturday night marched towards the Abbassiya district to protest the electoral commission’s decision to bar the popular hardline Islamist from contesting next month’s presidential poll.

They were attacked by Abbassiya residents angry at the protesters, according to the official MENA news agency. (more…)

Mali ex-junta chief rejects troops

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BAMAKO (AFP) - The captain who led a coup in Mali last month before handing power back to a civilian president rejected Saturday the decision by West African states to send troops.

“All the decisions announced in Abidjan were reached without consulting us,” Amadou Haya Sanogo told reporters. “I do not agree with the deployment of soldiers from the Economic Community of West Africa States”, or ECOWAS.

“No foreign soldier will step on Malian soil without being invited by the Malian government,” he added. (more…)

French President Expresses Gratitude To HM The King And Moroccan Authorities For Arresting Perpetrator Of Argana Blast

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Marrakech - French President Nicolas Sarkozy extended gratefulness to HM King Mohammed VI and to Moroccan authorities for their efforts to arrest the perpetrator of the terrorist attack on the Argana Café and bring justice to the victims.

In a message to the participants in the commemoration ceremony in memory of the victims of the attack, the French President extended heartfelt thanks to HM King Mohammed VI for his deep concern over this tragedy.

“Thanks to the remarkable efficiency of the Moroccan investigators and judges, justice has been rendered and the Republic (of France) fulfilled its duty ( ). It did so with the unwavering support of the Moroccan authorities, with whose availability and humanity we are deeply touched, ” President Sarkozy said. (more…)

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