Business Brief: BCG head sees bright economic future in Africa; Regional integration challenges continent’s leadership to overcome obstacles; and Morocco bank wants to make its mark in West Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader May 21, 2018 In an interview with La Tribune Afrique, Patrick Dupoux, senior partner & managing director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), explained why his company believes in the economic emergence of Africa. We first met Patrick when he was advising AMDI, the Moroccan Agency for Investment Development, on its industrialization strategy. BCG was responsible for many of the contacts made by Morocco with automobile and ...

[The Hill] Hopeful signs for religious reform in the Arab world

Edward Gabriel, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997-2001, published an op-ed on Moroccan efforts to teach moderate religious values focused on tolerance and openness to counter extremism and radical religious interpretation: The Hill (April 9, 2018) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s visit to the United States has generated much press and excitement about the future monarch, a leader who appears to be committed to religious, socio-economic and ...

[The Hill] President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem is an upset to years of US policy

Edward Gabriel, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997-2001, published an op-ed on the impact of the Trump Administration’s recent actions on the Middle East and North Africa: The Hill (December 12, 2017) — President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has likely erased any foreseeable potential for a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians, and undermined the prospects of the United States continuing to be seen ...

On 42nd Anniversary of the Green March, King Mohammed VI Steadfast on Autonomy for the Western Sahara

Washington, DC, November 7, 2017 (MACP) — In a speech delivered yesterday commemorating the 42nd Anniversary of the Green March, King Mohammed VI stressed Morocco’s commitment to implementing the Autonomy Initiative in the Western Sahara, a compromise political solution advocated by the US and other UN Security Council members. The King reiterated Morocco’s continued engagement with the United Nations process, but emphasized that that the Kingdom will adhere to its ...

Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech on 42nd Anniversary of Green March

On November 6, 2017, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI delivered his annual speech marking the anniversary of the Green March, as follows: “Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens, Today, we are proudly celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the Green March. And in a few weeks, we will be commemorating the 60th anniversary of the speech delivered at M’hamid al-Ghizlan ...
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