Morocco, Burkina Faso Discuss Means to Boost Defense Cooperation | Maghreb Arab Press

Morocco and Burkina Faso strengthen ties, security cooperation: The means to promote defense cooperation between Morocco and Burkina Faso were at the heart of talks, on Friday in Rabat, between Minister Delegate to the Head of the Government in charge of National Defense and Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida. During the meeting, the two officials discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation notably the means to ...

A courageous push for rights in Muslim world | The Des Moines Register

Morocco cited as a bright spot for women’s rights in the Muslim world: [...] What is cause for hope are the progressive movements initiated within the Muslim world. We hear too little about the efforts of protesters and of moderate Muslim countries, like Morocco. Fouzia Elbayed, a Moroccan member of Parliament with the opposition Liberal Party, told the Geneva Summit Morocco’s leaders responded to the Arab Spring by crafting a ...

Fighting ISIS: Morocco shows the way through equitable economic development | The Times of India

Morocco’s model for reform and economic development is the key to its stability and leadership in the region: [...] The remedy to this situation is democracy and bottom-up economic development. While the former is messy and takes time to put down roots, the latter can be achieved through well-directed policies. The essence of this has been well understood by Morocco. Its monarch King Mohammed VI was quick to recognize the ...

Embezzlement in Sahara | The Huffington Post

Continued outrage in the wake of an EU report outlining Polisario aid theft: The newly presented report from the EU corruption watch-dog — OLAF — about embezzlement of funds from the EU to Polisario, comes as no real surprise for those of us who have followed the confluence between organized crime and terrorism in West Africa. In the investigation OLAF shows how Polisario leadership, in cahoots with Algeria, has inflated ...

European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee deplores non-recovery of embezzled aid | Maghreb Arab Press

The report documenting humanitarian aid theft by the Polisario continues to draw the ire of EU officials: The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Commission deplored that the EU’s anti-fraud office (OLAF) did not recommend the recovery of the embezzled aid sent to the population in the camps of Tindouf in south-western Algeria. In a draft report on the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2013 financial ...
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