Real Negotiations for a Real Solution in Western Sahara Must Start Now [All Africa]

UN consultations on Western Sahara lead to new calls for a final settlement: The UN Security Council held consultations on the Western Sahara yesterday, one of the two times each year it addresses the important – and often forgotten – issue. Hervé Ladsous, Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Christopher Ross, Personal Envoy of the Secretary General for the Western Sahara, and Kim Bolduc, Special Representative and Head of ...

Secretary Pritzker and Three PAGE Ambassadors to Attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, Morocco [US Department of Commerce]

A release from the Department of Commerce: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place November 19-21 in Marrakech, Morocco to demonstrate the U.S. government’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurship around the world. On November 19, her activities will focus specifically on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. This year’s summit marks the fifth annual gathering of entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, ...

Vice President Joe Biden to Lead US Delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakesh, White House [Maghreb Arab Press]

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Morocco as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit delegation: US Vice President Joe Biden will lead the American delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit slated in Marrakesh on Nov. 19-21, the White House announced on Monday. US president Barack Obama has announced the holding of this forum in Morocco, the first of its kind in the African continent, during his speech at the US ...

Moroccans Speak Out Against Extremists [Your Middle East]

Moroccans speaking out against extremism: It is not uncommon to hear pundits complain that the Muslim-in-the-souk is not sufficiently concerned with what is being done by extremists in the name of Islam, their religion. While President Obama and other leaders in the US and abroad make efforts to distinguish between Islam the religion and those who distort Islamic principles to justify their heinous acts, most Americans remain woefully uninformed and ...

Morocco Showed Economic Stability Amid Arab Spring Turmoil: World Bank [Business Standard]

Morocco’s economic stability and development gets praised by World Bank official: Morocco has very important economic assets, mainly its institutional and economic stability, World Bank Managing Director for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Bertrand Badre has said. Morocco showed great institutional and economic stability amid the turmoil that has been going on over the past few year regionally, with what is called the Arab Spring, and internationally with the global ...
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