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  • King Mohammed VI to the People’s Republic of China,

    CASABLANCA, 2014/11/27 King Mohammed VI’s official visit to China scheduled as of November 27 has been postponed for health reasons, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced in a statement. The official visit of King Mohammed VI to the People’s Republic of China, which was due to start on 27 November 2014 “is postponed for health reasons”, the ministry said in a statement.
  • RNI party gains eight ministries, including foreign affairs

    CASABLANCA, 2013/10/15 Next lengthy negotiations, Moroccan King Mohammed VI last night appointed a new government and put an end to a crisis that began with the July defection of the conservative Istiqlal (Independence) Party due to irreconcilable differences over the way the executive was doing its job. As had been a given in political analysis circles, the government will still be led by Abdellilah Benkirane, who is the chief of the moderate Islamic Justice and Development Party (PJD). But the king's fledgling cabinet has some significant new entries, which have surprised pundits and analysts alike. Part these is former national chamber of commerce chief and Saham Holding Group founder Moulay Hafid El Alamy, who has been appointed to the key ministry of industry, trade, investment and the digital economy. The National Rally of Independents (RNI), a center-right liberal party, was the large winner in the government shake-up with eight ministerial posts. RNI Chairman Salaheddine Mezouar heads the prestigious foreign affairs and cooperation ministry, while the current Casablanca prefect, Mohamed Boussaid, is the new minister of economy and finance.
  • King Juan Carlos I of Spain official visit to Morocco this summer

    SPAIN, 2013/07/17 According to the Spanish daily La Rezin, the king who is still recovering from surgery for a herniated disc he suffered on March 3 , is preparing to go to Morocco for a summit visit with King Mohammed VI, the initial between the two men, since the major political changes that took place in the kingdom. La Razon said the trip of the King of Spain to Morocco is of particular importance, since Spain will rely on its monarch to counter the French offensive conducted in Morocco since the national visit of President Francois Hollande.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • A Panafrican parliamentary conference

    MOROCCO, 2013/05/21 A Panafrican parliamentary conference themed €œEnhancing the Capacity of Leaders of African Parliaments for additional Legislation€ opened this Monday in Rabat. The three-day conference is held by the Tangiers-based African Training and Research Centre in Government for Improvment(CAFRAD).
  • Mideast Issues High On IMF Agenda

    EGYPT, 2013/05/07 The challenges facing Arab nations in transition -Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen-were a focal point for policymakers during the 2013 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington last week. The meetings brought together ministers and top officials inclunding representatives of civil society, media, academia, and the private sector from amount over the world to discuss the critical issues facing the world economy, with Middle East issues high on the schedule. Along with discussions with country delegations, IMF officials participated in regional and world forums with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
  • Arab League Economic Cooperation a Fantasy

    JORDAN, 2013/03/31 Though international politics may be taking precedent at the March 25 Arab League summit, there are some fundamental Arab realities that have remained constant.
  • Foreign Minister Hamadi Ould Hamadi Baba, Ambassador of Morocco

    MAURITANIA, 2013/03/13
  • Full Text of the Royal Speech to the 12th Session of the OIC Summit

    CASABLANCA, 2013/02/11 HM King Mohammed VI addressed a speech to the participants in the 12th session of the Islamic conference summit which opened Wednesday in Cairo. Here follows the full text of the Royal speech that was read out by the head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane:
  • A new role for Morocco in North Africa

    MOROCCO, 2013/01/23 The Arab Spring’s echoes in sub-Saharan Africa are additional complex than initially imagined. For example, much has been made of how Libya’s crisis has led to Mali’s crisis, but rather less has been said about how the transitions in North Africa may set the stage for new forms of security cooperation in the Sahel.