Archive for June, 2015

Morocco Imam Center ‘Enrols’ US Teachers To Combat Ideology-Driven Terrorism



Morocco will soon be bringing US professional coaches to its imam centers to ‘train’ them against extremism. The move is part of an strategy to combat ideology-based terrorism on the part of the Rabita Mohammedia of the Oulemas (the Mohammadia League of Scholars), the highest religious authority, which determines the policy line for the training of imams. (more…)

EBRD And EU Bring Moroccan Fruit Juice To New Export Markets



The EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are helping Moroccan fruit juice producer Citruma invest in new products, formats and markets.

With unique financing and business advice, the EBRD has helped Citruma expand its product range and reach new export markets. While in discussions with the EBRD on obtaining financing for its expansion, Citruma also worked with the EBRD’s Small Business Support team through its Advice for Agribusiness Programme. (more…)

Sound Oil Gears Up For High-Impact Three-Well Drilling Programme In Morocco And Italy

Proactive Investors UK
Stewart Dalby


If oil and gas game is about winners and losers, Sound Oil is firmly in the former category, Stewart Dalby tells us.

Work will soon begin on three potentially transformational wells.

There is an adage that applies to any high risk business such as oil and gas exploration that says: “You win some, you lose some.”

But you can’t really hang the epithet of loser on AIM-listed Sound Oil (LON:SOU) just now. (more…)

Shale Gas Flows In Morocco

Christopher Coats, Contributor

Shale gas

In a further expansion of Morocco’s domestic energy efforts, Ireland’s Circle Oil announced late last week that gas had begun flowing from its first shale well.

According to a UPI report, the company announced that it had reached a stabilized flow rate of 1.9 million cubic feet per day at a well in the Lalla Mimouna onshore permit area. (more…)

Jazz Musicians Will Participate In Moroccan Festival

Prensa Latina


Musicians from the five continents will share the stage the next September 9-13, during the XVI Jazz Festival in the Moroccan city of Tangier.

Known as Tanjazz, at the meeting will converge twenty bands and will be represented different styles, like electric groove, blues and soul-rock.

Cuban pianist Ivan Melon Lewis and the Cuban Express will provide Afro-Latin music to the appointment. Argentine Minino Garay and Americans Ruby Landen and Nikki Hill will provide their contemporary and refreshing sound. (more…)

Circle Oil Provides Update On LAM-1 Well, Morocco



Circle Oil Plc is pleased to provide an update on the progress of the LAM-1 well on the Lalla Mimouna Permit, onshore Morocco.

LAM-1, the first well drilled by Circle on the Lalla Mimouna permit, targeted the Miocene gas-bearing sands, similar to the Sebou Permit to the south of Lalla Mimouna. The TD of the well at 1,541 metres MD was reached on 26 May 2015, prospective gas zones were logged, a completion string was installed and the rig relocated to drill the ANS-2 well. (more…)

‘We have this week,’ says UN envoy, urging Libyan parties to quickly reach political solution to end crisis

UN News Centre


Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León briefs the press in Morocco. Photo: UNSMIL

From Morocco where he is facilitating the dialogue among Libyan parties, the United Nations envoy for the North African country has stressed that the coming week should be decisive to reach an agreement on the draft political proposal he recently introduced to bring Libya’s diverse stakeholders together and ensure peace and stability.

“We have this week. Let us try to make it possible this week. Let us not wait for more time. (more…)

Tindouf: Sheikhs’ Meeting Throws Polisario Into Turmoil

Polisario Confidential
by Khalid Ibrahim Khaled


According to informed sources in Tindouf, the Polisario leadership has been thrown into turmoil since the announcement of the meeting of several Tindouf-based heads of tribes and Sahrawi dignitaries, who had adhered to the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco to settle the Western Sahara issue.

The Polisario’s turmoil is all the greater since the sheikhs gathered at the place of one of the most respected Sahrawi leaders. Sheikh Saleh Ould Mohamed Cheikh is indeed one of the outstanding figures of the powerful Rguibat tribe in Tindouf. (more…)

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