Archive for July, 2015

PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report

PRNewswire via COMTEX


Quietly, sedately, Morocco’s pharmaceutical sector is shining. Thanks to decades of experience, the domestic pharmaceutical industry is strong, with a well-developed base of local producers that today manufacture products to high international standards.

One place where the quality of Moroccan pharma is well known is in sub-Saharan Africa: Morocco has quietly become the second largest African exporter of drugs right after South Africa. (more…)

Morocco: Second Review Under The Arrangement Under The Precautionary And Liquidity Line-Staff Report

Press Release and Statement
by the Executive Director for Morocco

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The economy is recovering and the outlook is favorable but still subject to significant risks. After slowing to below 2½ percent in 2014, growth is expected to be close to 5 percent in 2015, boosted by a strong agricultural output and a gradual acceleration of activity in other sectors.

Fiscal policy is on track to achieve the annual deficit objective of 4.3 percent of GDP. The external position has improved rapidly, benefiting from lower oil prices and strong export performance. (more…)

Maya Gold & Silver Provides Drill Results At Zgounder


Drilling Intersections Include 1098g/t Ag Over 10-meters, 348g/t Ag Over 19-meters & 431g/t Ag Over 20-meters.

Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (“Maya” or the “Corporation”) (MYA) is pleased to announce a progress update from the 2015 spring diamond drill program at its Zgounder Silver Mine in Morocco. Overall, the drill program has successfully extended high-grade silver mineralization to the east and to depth for both the parallel Main and North Zones. (more…)

In Morocco, Muslims And Jews Study Side-By-Side But For How Long?

PBS Newshour
By Madeline Gressel, Zoe Lake, Siyi Chen, Kelsey Doyle and Khadija Boukharfane

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Watch a report about the Jewish community in Morocco, not as vibrant as it once was.

For many people, Judaism in the Middle East conjures images of discord. But the Islamic nation of Morocco is an exception — it’s a place where Jews are not just tolerated but embraced in some circles as an important part of the country’s history and culture. (more…)

Morocco: The Forgotten Frontline Of The Migrant Crisis



Morocco has become a choke point for sub-Saharan African migrants aiming to reach Europe, pinched by the Moroccan and Spanish governments working together to halt the flow across the Mediterranean.

Thousands of irregular migrants were unable or unwilling to take advantage of the Moroccan government’s limited “regularisation” process that granted less than 18,000 one-year residency permits. (more…)

Morocco: Cimar Sees 10% Net Profit Rise In 1H15
By ICR Newsroom


Cimar Ciments du Maroc business results turnover to MAD1.93bn (US$197m) for the first half of 2015. The positive sales figures in Doukkala-Abda region, which advanced by 20.4 per cent, contributed significantly to keep sales stable for the Moroccan cement producer, despite a 1.3 per cent contraction in the domestic market.

In addition, the company also benefitted from a 27 per cent rise in ready-mix concrete and aggregates sales in this period when compared with 1H14. (more…)

Morocco Warns Israel Against Imposing New Status Quo In Al-Aqsa

Middle East Monitor


File photo of Israeli soldiers marching outside Dome of the Rock in Al-Aqsa compound

Morocco yesterday condemned Israeli police and troops who stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling on the international community to protect it “in order to avoid inciting Muslims’ feelings”, Jordan’s Al-Ghad newspaper reported.

On Sunday, a large number of Israeli police and troops escorted tens of Israeli Jewish settlers, including Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel into Al-Aqsa Mosque. They clashed with Muslim worshipers, fired tear gas and bullets wounding a number of them. (more…)

Western Sahara: Polisario Embarrassed By Khat Achahid

Sahara Newsby Ali Haidar


Khat Achahid disturbs the Polisario. The dissident Sahrawi movement continues to denounce abuses committed by the Algeria-backed separatist Front and rejects the Polisario’s claim that it represents the Sahrawi population confined in the Tindouf camps.

This rejection was renewed by the dissident movement khat Achahid to the Polisario, which referred to the Swiss Federal Council to claim the right to represent the Sahrawi population under the 1949 Geneva Convention. (more…)

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