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Morocco’s GDP Growth To Slow To 2.8 Percent In 2018

Morocco’s GDP Growth To Slow To 2.8 Percent In 2018

Morocco’s economic growth will slow to 2.8 percent this year, down from 4 percent in 2017, officials forecast on Wednesday, blaming a decline in agricultural production. A lack of rainfall will cause farming output to fall by 1.3 percent this year after a 13.6 percent gain last year due to better weather conditions, officials told […]

Women’s Mediterranean Prize Awarded To Morocco’s Fouzia Assouli

Women’s Mediterranean Prize Awarded To Morocco’s Fouzia Assouli

 The Mediterranean Foundation for Peace (FMP), based in Naples (Italy), has awarded the 2017 “Women’s Mediterranean Prize” to Fouzia Assouli, president of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation (FEMF) and honorary president of the Democratic Federation of Women’s Rights (FLDDF). Founding president of the FMP, Michele Capasso, said during the award ceremony at the Foundation’s headquarters that […]

Moroccan TV ‘Sorry’ For Makeup Tips To Hide Domestic Violence

Moroccan TV ‘Sorry’ For Makeup Tips To Hide Domestic Violence

Moroccan state TV has admitted that a segment which showed women how to hide bruises with makeup was “completely inappropriate.” Hundreds of women have signed a petition expressing their outrage. Morocco’s national television service 2M admitted Sunday that a makeup tip segment recommending that women should camouflage traces of domestic violence had been broadcast “in […]

Lamiae Benmakhlouf Heads Morocco’s First Start-ups Incubator

Lamiae Benmakhlouf Heads Morocco’s First Start-ups Incubator

Heading up Morocco’s first start-ups incubator is not an easy task. But Lamiae Benmakhlouf, the new Executive Director of Moroccan Information Technopark Company (MITC), has no doubt that she has the ability to meet the challenge, as she told Quid.ma. She shares with us her vision and ambitions for MITC. Q: How were you appointed […]

Morocco To Give 600 Mosques A Green Makeover

Morocco To Give 600 Mosques A Green Makeover

Six hundred “green mosques” are to be created in Morocco by March 2019 in a national consciousness-raising initiative that aims to speed the country’s journey to clean energy. If all goes to plan, the green revamp will see LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed in 100 mosques by the end of […]

IMF Grants Two-Year $3.5 Billion Credit Line To Morocco

IMF Grants Two-Year $3.5 Billion Credit Line To Morocco

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has granted Morocco a two-year $3.5 billion credit line for structural reforms to prompt more rapid and inclusive economic growth, Rabat’s finance ministry said on Saturday. The Precautionary Liquidity Line (PLL) is meant for countries with relatively good economic policies that face balance of payments needs because of issues beyond […]

Morocco Asks to Rejoin the African Union After 32 Years

Morocco Asks to Rejoin the African Union After 32 Years

Morocco has asked to rejoin the African Union (AU), 32 ye ars after it quit the bloc in protest over a decision to make the disputed territory of Western Sahara a member. In a message sent to an AU summit in the Rwandan capital of Kigali on Sunday, King Mohammed VI said it was time […]

‘Free, Local And Special’: Argan Oil Co-ops Booming In Morocco

‘Free, Local And Special’: Argan Oil Co-ops Booming In Morocco

Ripe, yellow argan berries fall to the ground in the courtyard of the Ajddigue women’s argan co-operative in the village of Tidzi, 25km south of Essaouira. Under the argan trees handmade beauty products are on sale. Khaltoum Alta, who has worked at this co-op since 2005, deftly smashes a dried nut shell on a stone, […]