Posts Tagged ‘speech’

Business Update on Morocco – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader March 16, 2020 This past month has seen a burst of new information on the performance of Morocco’s economy, especially the business sector. End-of-year reports are mostly positive despite an uptick in the national debt, non-performing loans, and little change in the employment outlook. Morocco weathered its latest IMF review and received plaudits for its performance and the country’s health services received welcome support from the African ...

A Little Noticed Article Underscores Morocco’s Regulatory Strength; A Model for the Region – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) February 14, 2020 The article entitled, Morocco’s telecoms regulator hits Maroc Telecom with $375m fine, is worth reflecting on. Maroc Telecom is the original monopoly of the Moroccan government and it is still a 22% owner. Reuters reported that the Moroccan National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency, ANRT, had imposed the fine for anti-competitive practices, an example of the maturity of regulatory oversight in Morocco and a ...

Facing High Public Employment, Morocco Continues to Build Support for Small and Medium Enterprises – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader February 10, 2020 Containing the costs of public sector employment while providing a decent level of government services in areas such as education, health care, and security, is a challenge in all of the Arab and African countries. Most recommendations for reducing national budgets include the need to reduce the public payroll both in terms of number of employees and associated costs such as pensions. At the ...

CorpsAfrica – From a Vision to Reality – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader January 22, 2020 Liz Fanning is more than a dreamer; she is a visionary who has made her dream, CorpsAfrica, a reality, overcoming multiple obstacles and demonstrating that Africans can work across tribal and ethnic identities to build their communities. Her background is well-known. She notes that, “When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, amazing young Moroccans used to ask me if they could do ...

Captain Ali Najab, A Moroccan Military Hero, Not Forgotten by the United States – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) January 17, 2020 In his newly released book presented at the national library of Morocco this month, Army Captain Ali Najab recounts the dire circumstances of being held in a Polisario prison for twenty-five years. My colleagues and I at the Moroccan American Center (MAC) can attest to Ali’s emotional reunion with his fellow prisoners of war and their families, as we were intimately involved ...
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