Spain Hails ‘Exemplary and Coordinated’ Cooperation with Morocco Against Jihadist Terrorism [Maghreb Arab Press]

Spain praises coordinated efforts with Morocco to fight terrorism: Spain praised the “exemplary and coordinated” cooperation between Moroccan and Spanish security services in fighting the jihadist terrorism threat. “Morocco police of Spanish national police have been doing an exemplary, coordinated and reinforced job over the last years against the jihadist terrorism threat”, Spanish interior ministry said in a release published after the distinction-awarding ceremony to a group of senior Moroccan ...

US Ambassador Reiterates Washington’s Support to Moroccan Autonomy Initiative in the Sahara [Maghreb Arab Press]

US official yet again reaffirming Morocco’s Sahara autonomy proposal: US ambassador in Morocco, Dwight Bush, reiterated Washington’s support to the Moroccan autonomy proposal in the Sahara, which it has repeatedly welcomed as “serious, realistic and credible”. “We continue to consider as serious, realistic and credible the autonomy proposal made by Morocco to settle the dispute”, the US diplomat said in an interview with Moroccan “Al Massae” daily. He insisted that ...

King Lays Foundation Stone of Center for Research, Development and Innovation in Engineering Sciences [Maghreb Arab Press]

King Mohammed VI laid on Wednesday the foundation stone of the Grand Casablanca center for research, development and innovation in engineering sciences: The project, requiring 43 million DH in investment, reflects the Sovereign’s firm commitment for knowledge and human element qualification as well as the interest granted to Research and Development, as a key to progress and growth. The center also illustrates HM the King’s efforts to turn the Moroccan ...

Second World Human Rights Forum (WHRF) in Marrakech , 27-30 November [Africa Bulletin]

Morocco hosts the 2nd World Human Rights Forum (WHRF) next month, expecting 5,000 participants from all over the globe: The Kingdom of Morocco will host the second edition of the World Human Rights Forum (WHRF) in Marrakesh from 27 to 30 November 2014. In December 2013, Brazil hosted the first World human rights Forum, with over 5,000 participants from 30 countries. The Marrakesh Forum took place twenty years after the ...

Morocco Matches Skills and Growth Sectors [The Africa Report]

Morocco is bringing the private and public sector together to promote employable skills and job growth in promising industries: On the afternoon of 11 September, not far away from Mohamed V airport in Casablanca, the Institut Spécialisé des Métiers de l’Aéronautique et de la Logistique Aéroportuaire (ISMALA) has an unusual buzz. Students wearing their dark-blue overalls are conscientiously working on different pieces of aircraft, drilling, nailing and folding materials, making ...
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