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Ahmed Eljechtimi

Taps and reservoirs run dry as Moroccan drought hits farmers

21 Oct 2020

RABAT Two years of drought have drained reservoirs in southern Morocco, threatening crops the region relies on and leading to nightly cuts in tap water for an area that is home to a million people.

Moroccan medics protest over conditions, staff shortages as pandemic surges

14 Sep 2020

RABAT Working conditions are so bad for some medics in Morocco handling a surging coronavirus outbreak that they have staged protests against inadequate staffing and poorly equipped facilities.

Moroccan women break through in rap scene dominated by men

27 Jul 2020

RABAT In a rap scene dominated my men, women's voices are starting to make waves in Morocco.

Crisis-hit Moroccans join 'informal economy' as job market shrinks

14 Jul 2020

RABAT The coronavirus crisis is expected to expand Morocco's informal economy of people who work for cash, reducing tax revenue and leaving many without social protection, the head of the state planning agency and economists said.

UPDATE 1-Morocco's OCP to commission Nigeria, Ghana plants in 2024

25 Jun 2020

RABAT, June 25 Morocco's OCP Group expects a fertiliser plant in Ghana and an ammonia plant in Nigeria to be operational by 2024, the company's chief growth officer said, adding 2 million tonnes a year to its global output capacity.

Morocco's OCP to commission Nigeria, Ghana plants in 2024

25 Jun 2020

RABAT, June 25 Morocco's OCP Group expects a fertiliser plant in Ghana and an ammonia plant in Nigeria to be operational by 2024, the company's chief growth officer said, adding 2 million tonnes a year to its global output capacity.

UPDATE 2-Morocco central bank cuts rates to shore up economy

16 Jun 2020

RABAT, June 16 Morocco's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 1.5% on Tuesday to help the economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Moroccan smugglers embark on long new route to ship drugs to Europe

18 May 2020

RABAT With the usual routes to Europe closed by the coronavirus pandemic, Moroccan drug traffickers are making a circuitous journey involving food trucks and fishing boats to smuggle locally grown cannabis to market, police say.

REFILE-Moroccan smugglers embark on long new route to ship drugs to Europe

18 May 2020

RABAT, May 18 With the usual routes to Europe closed by the coronavirus pandemic, Moroccan drug traffickers are making a circuitous journey involving food trucks and fishing boats to smuggle locally grown cannabis to market, police say.

Morocco hopes to boost domestic tourism to save key sector

13 May 2020

RABAT Morocco's government and tourism industry hope to encourage more Moroccans to explore the ancient souks of Marrakech and the beaches of Agadir this year, to make up for the collapse in foreign visitors due to the global pandemic.

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