Posts Tagged ‘security’

Promoting Responsibility and Accountability in Morocco’s Security Services – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott January 18, 2017 Starting last Wednesday, Moroccan police officers added a new element to their uniforms – a metal badge that makes it possible to identify them by both name and number. In a statement announcing the reform, the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) stated that the goal of the uniform addition is to “increase transparency in the work of the national police services.” According to ...

Arrest of Paris Terror Suspect Shows Morocco’s Ongoing Security, Counterterrorism Role

Washington, DC, January 21, 2016 (MACP) — Morocco’s Interior Ministry announced earlier this week that Moroccan police had arrested a man who has links to ISIS and a “direct relationship” to the attackers in the mass killings that took place in Paris in November. According to the ministry, as reported by the Associated Press, the suspect, a Belgian who had traveled to Syria with one of the Paris bombers, was ...

US News & World Report Interviews Morocco’s Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs on Security

US News & World Report security correspondent Paul Shinkman interviewed Morocco’s Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida during her visit to Washington for the third US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue. Mr. Shinkman spoke to the Minister Delegate about Morocco’s counterextremism program. The following is an excerpt from the resulting article: Government leaders there have implemented a new model for eliminating extremism at home, one they believe is so successful it can ...

King Mohammed VI Inaugurates International Imam Training Center in Rabat in Push to Promote Moderate Islam

Washington, DC, March 27, 2015 (MACP) — On Friday, March 27, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI inaugurated the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, Morchidines, and Morchidates in the capital, Rabat. The religious training center aims to instill the values of Morocco’s open, moderate form of Islam, based on the Maliki rite and Sunni Sufism, in the next generation of Muslim religious leaders (imams) and preachers (morchidines and morchidates) ...

Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida Leads Moroccan Delegation to White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Washington, DC, February 18, 2015 (MACP) — Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida is leading Morocco’s delegation to the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, which opened yesterday with a roundtable discussion led by US Vice President Joe Biden. Some 60 countries are slated to participate in the Summit, with both Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama delivering remarks. According to the official White House ...
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