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Morocco Tops North Africa in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Countries for Immigrants” Ranking

Washington, DC, July 11, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) – Morocco ranked No. 1 in North Africa and second on the continent in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking this week of “Best Countries for Immigrants” – part of its Best Countries survey series. According to the outlet, more than 21,000 people from across the globe assessed 80 countries, and in the immigration aspect of the survey ranked ...

Morocco, a Majority-Muslim Nation, the First to Recognize Newly Independent United States over Two Centuries Ago

Washington, DC, June 30, 2017 (MACP) — America’s Founding Fathers may have ratified the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776; but the document signaled just the beginning of the United States’ long and bloody battle for freedom from British rule. With years of war ahead of them, the colonists needed allies. While the French are perhaps most well-known for taking arms alongside Americans, it was the majority-Muslim nation of ...

Business Brief: Financial Sector Continues to Strengthen and Morocco Reaches Out to New Markets – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 29, 2017 Three developments—in funding for environmental projects, Islamic banking, and currency reform—will help tie Morocco to international markets; Argan oil’s growth has turned remote villages into economic engines; and Morocco’s solar energy agency, MASEN, is working to attract Swedish partners. Morocco hones financial instruments to strengthen economy. An initiative announced at COP22 to provide financing for green projects is gaining momentum. As reported in ...

Morocco Most Democratic Country in Arab World According to Latest Arab Democracy Index

Washington, DC, June 26, 2017 (MACP) — Morocco ranks as the most democratic country in the Arab world according to the Arab Democracy Index, released earlier this month by the Arab Reform Initiative and The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. This fifth iteration of the report examines survey data to measure the democratic transition process in Jordan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco. ...

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Report Highlights Transnational Cooperation – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 22, 2017 While a great deal has been written about the failure of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) to realize its potential for making North Africa a regional powerhouse, little is known in the US about the UfM and how it is creating new cooperative relationships across the Mediterranean basin. Led since 2012 by Secretary General Amb. Fathallah Sijilmassi, it pulls together its 43 member ...
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