Belgian deputies propose to coach Moroccan candidates for Sept. 4 elections | MAP

Morocco’s upcoming elections are drawing interest and support from abroad, especially for women candidates: Seven Belgian deputies from the Brussels-Capital Region will visit, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, different Moroccan cities to help young candidates in the elections of Sept. 4, sources from Brussels said on Wednesday. This action dubbed “Women, future leaders” is aimed at coaching women standing as candidates in these elections and provide them with tools ...

U.N. envoy confident Libya factions can seal deal around September 10 | Reuters

Morocco is hosting the latest round of Libya peace talks, beginning today: The United Nations special envoy to Libya said he was optimistic that the country’s two parliaments will be ready to agree on forming a unity government by mid-September, a vital step towards ending the political crisis and military conflict. The United Nations has been trying to persuade the country’s warring factions for months to form a unity cabinet ...

US official highlights Morocco’s sharing spirit with other African countries | MAP

Morocco receives praise for its leadership in Africa – an example of what the US is looking for: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs Bisa Williams lauded the spirit of sharing which drives Morocco’s African policy, mainly in terms of religious training and supervision. “We really appreciate the Moroccan experience in Africa, especially in the Sahel, given that Morocco spared no effort to offer his ...

Morocco has come a long way under King Mohammed VI | The Washington Diplomat

Former U.S. ambassador to Morocco Edward M. Gabriel shares his story of a hot summer day in Bouznika, and how Morocco’s trajectory has changed since then: On a hot summer afternoon exactly 16 years ago today, I stood in line along a red carpet runway with other members of the diplomatic corps in Bouznika — a town between Casablanca and Rabat — to greet the newly ascended king of Morocco. ...

King Mohammed VI’s Speech Delivered on Occasion of the Revolution of King and People Day

August 20, 2015 marks the 62nd anniversary of the exile of Morocco’s Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Yusef—later known as King Mohammed V— to Corsica by the French colonial powers of the time. It was a move that proved to be a turning point in Moroccans’ mobilization for independence and is commemorated in Morocco as the Revolution of the King and the People Day. King Mohammed VI delivered a speech to ...
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