Moroccan King Lights Up Ivory Coast as Trade Pushes South | Bloomberg Business

Morocco’s push into sub-Saharan Africa spurs development: [...] Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco’s biggest lender, has 312 branches in West Africa. It helps finance many of the kingdom’s regional projects, including the 100 billion CFA Francs ($171 million) cleaning of Abidjan’s lagoon, the largest of about four dozen accords signed during Mohammed VI’s visit. Maroc Telecom bought Emirates Telecommunications Corp.’s West Africa operations this year for $650 million and plans to invest ...

Tunisia, Morocco sign eight co-operation agreements | Zawya

Morocco and Tunisia continue their strong bilateral engagement with the signing of eight cooperation agreements: Tunisia and Morocco signed, on Friday afternoon, eight co-operation agreements at the end of the high joint committee meeting co-chaired by Prime Minister Habib Essid and his Moroccan counterpart Abdelilah Benkirane. The signed documents are: Co-operation agreement between the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Spatial Planning and the Moroccan Ministry of Housing and Urban ...

Gabon-Morocco: a Royal Visit under the Sign of Unwavering Friendship | MedAfrica Times

The bilateral relationship between Morocco and Gabon strengthened during King Mohammed VI’s recent diplomatic tour of west and central Africa: The friendship and working visit King Mohammed VI of Morocco is paying to Gabon is expected to give a new momentum to the two countries’ economic and trade cooperation and to foster ties between their nationals who no longer need entry visas to visit either country. The warm official and ...

New round of Libya peace talks to be held in Morocco | Business Standard

Morocco will host another round of UN peace talks on Libya: The UN said on Friday that a new round of peace talks between the conflicting parties in Libya will be held this coming Monday in Morocco. The meeting between the rival Tripoli and Tobruk governments will discuss a new draft political agreement that was reached in April, said the UN Support Mission in Libya (Unsmil) in a statement. It ...

Why We Aren’t Bombing ISIS | Forbes

Why Morocco is the “perfect candidate” to lead the fight against extremism: [...] That’s quite a job description. Fortunately, the perfect candidate exists: Morocco’s king, Mohammed VI. By his country’s law and custom, the king is “commander of the faithful,” a religious role that allows him to promote his nation’s “mystical” and quietist form of Islam over forms that focus on using violence to make social change. Morocco’s main form ...
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