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Ahmed Eljechtimi

Portugal, Morocco to invite bids for power link after studies in 2019

10:04am EST

SKHIRAT, Morocco Portugal and Morocco will invite bids to build an undersea electricity cable linking the two countries after technical and financial feasibility studies are completed in early 2019, a senior Portuguese official said on Monday.

African migrants rebuild Casablanca camp destroyed by fire

Oct 31 2018

CASABLANCA, Morocco After two sleepless days and nights begging on the streets of Casablanca, Guinea teenager Ismail could finally afford to rebuild his home in a temporary camp opposite the city's main bus terminal. | Video

Morocco looks to privatisation to curb budget deficit in 2019 -minister

Oct 22 2018

RABAT, Oct 22 Privatisation and improving governance of public companies will help Morocco generate 8 billion dirhams ($842.85 million) and curb the budget deficit to 3.3 percent of GDP in 2019, a minister said on Monday.

At least seven killed in train derailment in Morocco

Oct 16 2018

SIDI BOUKNADEL, Morocco At least seven people were killed and about 80 injured when a train was derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday morning, a medical source said.

Morocco’s CFG Bank expects to return to profit in 2021

Oct 05 2018

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Oct 5 Moroccan lender CFG Bank expects to return to profit in 2021 after four years of losses as it sought to develop retail banking operations, its CEO said on Friday.

Egypt and Algeria want less spending on subsidies

Oct 01 2018

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Oct 1 Egypt and Algeria should further reduce energy subsidies to cut government spending and promote energy efficiency, their energy ministers said on Monday.

Moroccan dairy and water duo feel the impact of boycott campaign

Sep 21 2018

RABAT, Sept 21 Results from Moroccan dairy business Centrale Danone and bottled water company Les Eaux Minerales d’Oulmes this week demonstrated the impact of a months-long consumer boycott in the North African country.

Morocco plays cat and mouse with Africans headed to Europe

Sep 19 2018

TANGIER, Morocco African emigrants are defying a campaign by Morocco to keep them away from land and sea crossings to Spain, which has become the main entry point to Europe for migrants and refugees following crackdowns elsewhere.

Morocco reinstates compulsory military service for under-25s

Aug 20 2018

RABAT Morocco's ministerial council on Monday approved a draft law reinstating compulsory military service for young men and women for the first time since 2006, the Royal Cabinet said in a statement.

Morocco needs more reforms before new currency liberalisation, bankers say

Aug 15 2018

CASABLANCA/RABAT, Morocco, Aug 15 Morocco has managed to keep its currency stable since introducing a more flexible foreign exchange system, but broader reforms are necessary to boost investment before taking the next step in liberalisation, bankers say.

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