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Ahmed Eljechtimi

Morocco's poor left behind by development boom

02 Dec 2019

AZROU, Morocco Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco's Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town of Azrou, but he still lives on the margins in a country enjoying an investment boom.

Morocco to issue international bond in November: Finance Minister

23 Oct 2019

RABAT Morocco plans a first international bond in four years in November, worth about $1 billion, but will wait before deciding on the exact amount, the currency and the date of issue, the Finance Minister said on Tuesday.

Moroccan court jails journalist on abortion charge that she denies

01 Oct 2019

RABAT A Moroccan court on Monday sentenced a journalist to a year in prison for sex outside marriage and having an abortion, both of which she denied, in a case that has outraged rights activists, who say the charges are politically motivated.

UPDATE 2-Morocco holds interest rate, cuts reserve rate to free liquidity

24 Sep 2019

* Lowers monetary reserve rate to 2% to boost banking liquidity

Moroccan activists denounce arrest of journalist on abortion charges

09 Sep 2019

RABAT Moroccan rights activists on Monday demanded the release of a journalist facing trial on charges of abortion and sex outside marriage, saying her arrest was politically motivated.

Morocco, Spain to bolster cooperation to curb illegal migration

04 Sep 2019

RABAT Morocco and Spain pledged on Wednesday to cooperate more closely to curb illegal migration, an issue fuelling the growth of far right and populist politics in Europe, following a near halving of migrant arrivals in mainland Spain this year from 2018.

Morocco's BMCE Bank looks to build on China ties to deliver $11 billion tech city

30 Jul 2019

RABAT BMCE Bank is looking to build on its ties with China to help finance and develop a new industrial city in the north of Morocco, its president and chief executive told Reuters.

Morocco's king seeks new development model, urges government reshuffle

30 Jul 2019

RABAT King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Monday announced the launch later this year of a committee charged with elaborating a new development model to tackle social inequalities, while also urging a government reshuffle.

Morocco's king seeks new development model, urges government reshuffle

30 Jul 2019

RABAT, July 29 King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Tuesday announced the launch later this year of a committee charged with elaborating a new development model to tackle social inequalities, while also urging a government reshuffle.

Moroccan lawmakers vote to bolster French in education system

23 Jul 2019

RABAT Moroccan lawmakers passed a draft law on Monday evening that would pave the way for strengthening the place of French in Moroccan schools, overturning decades of Arabisation.

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