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Rwanda: agriculture at the core of the cooperation with Morocco

Rwanda: agriculture at the core of the cooperation with Morocco Kagami’s Rwanda has made developing agriculture its main locomotive. First, to satisfy the growing domestic demand for food. And second, to improve people’s social and economic status by exploiting its stretched and farmable lands. The AAA, or the Adaptation of African Agriculture, is a new concept that aims at improving ...

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Indonesia castration law ‘will wipe out paedophilia’

Indonesia could “wipe out” paedophilia with its new policy of chemical castration, President Joko Widodo has told the BBC. He said Indonesia respected human rights but there would be “no compromise” when it came to punishing such sexual crimes. Indonesia passed controversial laws earlier this month authorising chemical castration for paedophiles. The laws were subject to fierce debate in parliament. ...

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Morocco: Royal diplomacy pays off

As soon as Morocco revealed its intention to join (or rejoin) the African Union after decades of institutional absence, the royal diplomacy is again on the move. King Mohamed the VI who’s been proactive in his approach toward West African countries, is now turning eastward to lay out another bond of partnership with a region which has been on rise ...

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The Moroccan administration diagnosed by the King

As the new parliament opened last week, many believe things are set to change positively with Morocco celebrating still the 07th of October fair and transparent parliamentary elections. But bureaucracy and the lack of the sense of duty make state agencies seem resistant to the wished for change. This was explicitly exposed by the Mohammed IV in his speech to ...

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Boeing on the steps of Bombardiers and Airbus

Boeing signed, this week, a Memorandum with Morocco to build a Boeing industrial ecosystem, in the presence of the king of Morocco who started few years ago to redirect his country to the aeronautic industry. Morocco has near Casablanca Airport one of the largest manufacturing platforms in Africa and the Middle East, home to more than 120 companies. This kicks ...

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Germany migrants: Residents battle asylum seekers in Bautzen

Residents have clashed with asylum seekers in a town in eastern Germany that has become a flashpoint for anti-refugee sentiment. Some 80 locals, described by police as far-right, brawled with 20 young asylum seekers in Bautzen. The asylum seekers were chased to their hostel and put under police guard. The mayor said the town had to avoid becoming a playground ...

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Jamaica not to recognize the “Sahraoui Republic” anymore

Jamaica decided to withdraw its recognition of the Polisario front proclaimed sahraoui Republic (separatist movement in southern Morocco), in a statement by the foreign affairs ministry on Thursday. The statement says: “Jamaica expresses its sincere wish that its neutral position and continued support for the UN process under way will send the strong message that it is siding with the ...

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Investigation underway over Polisario-linked drug transnational cartel

Moroccan police said in a statement on Thursday investigation is underway to determine how deep Polisario elements (Moroccan separatist movement based in Tindouf, southwestern Algeria) are involved in international drug trafficking, after a network connected to people from Tindouf camps, was dismantled.   The Moroccan army, which deploys considerably at the borders with Tindouf, managed to foil a large-scale drug ...

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Morocco: strong words to the political elite from the king

The 30th of each July Morocco celebrates the anniversary of King Mohammed the VI’s accession to the throne.  It has been 17 years since he inherited the Alaouite realm from the late Hassan the II which dates back to almost four centuries ago. Morocco has indeed succeeded in preserving its authenticity as an ancient kingdom with ancestral values and traditions, ...

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28 African countries ask the AU to suspend Western Sahara membership

Morocco, one of the most influential countries in the African Continent, has stressed its will to reintegrate into the African Union when King Mohammed the IV addressed a letter to the UA 27th summit in Rwanda. The king highlighted how attached Morocco remains to its African roots and how it intends to continue working for the stability and prosperity of ...

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