Archive for January, 2014

Maghreb news 2014-01-30


Diplomacy | 2014-01-30
New push to end Western Sahara stalemate
A solution to the Western Sahara dispute is necessary to improve security in the Sahel region, experts say. (more…)

Morocco to get air combat training system

IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
Air Platforms

Jeremy Binnie, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly

The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) will get the P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) under a USD5.5 million contract announced by the US Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on 31 January. (more…)

Morocco Jan-Aug tourism income tops $4.5bn

Trade Arabia

Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism revenues in Morocco touched MD38.8 billion ($4.69 billion) during the eight-month period ending August 2013, marking an increase of 2.1 per cent over the corresponding period in previous year, a report said. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-01-29


Security | 2014-01-29
Security top priority for new Tunisia government
Tunisia’s just-approved cabinet will focus on bolstering security and uprooting terrorism to ensure a smooth democratic transition. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-01-28


Politics | 2014-01-28
Tunisia meets caretaker cabinet
Tunisia’s new government will guide the country through the last phase of the democratic transition. (more…)

IDB grants Morocco Dh1.8b loan

Khaleej Times


The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has granted a loan amounting to Dh1.8 billion to Morocco to carry out projects of drinking water supply in the regions of Agadir and Chtouka Ait Baha and the olive sector for small farmers. (more…)

Neutral government sworn in to get Tunisia back on track


Neutral government sworn in to get Tunisia back on track

> Tunis — A government of independents, tasked with steering Tunisia to fresh elections, took the oath on Wednesday, replacing an Islamist-led administration under a hard-won deal to end months of political turmoil.
> The swearing-in of Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa’s government comes three days after the national assembly finally adopted a new constitution three years after the Arab Spring revolution. (more…)

UN Western Sahara envoy in Morocco on latest peace push

Global Post


The UN’s Western Sahara envoy met Morocco’s foreign minister Monday, official media reported, during a new tour of the region to push for a peaceful resolution to the frozen conflict.

Christopher Ross was received by Salaheddine Mezouar and his deputy Mbarka Bouaida, Morocco’s MAP new agency said, without giving further details of the meeting. (more…)

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