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Ahmed Eljechtimi

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.

Moroccan companies begin ventilator production

10 Apr 2020

RABAT Morocco has started manufacturing its own ventilators with oxygen masks, with 500 expected to be ready by mid-April to help meet demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Industry Ministry said.

African migrants in Morocco wait for aid as coronavirus bites

04 Apr 2020

RABAT Thousands of African migrants without revenue during Morocco's coronavirus lockdown could run out of money for food and essentials, and rights groups have urged the government to offer them the same cash help it has promised to citizens.

African migrants in Morocco wait for aid as coronavirus bites

04 Apr 2020

RABAT, April 3 Thousands of African migrants without revenue during Morocco's coronavirus lockdown could run out of money for food and essentials, and rights groups have urged the government to offer them the same cash help it has promised to citizens.

Morocco asks people to stay home over coronavirus fears

19 Mar 2020

RABAT Morocco asked its citizens not to leave their homes except to buy essential goods, seek medical treatment, or go to work, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus, the interior and the health ministries said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Morocco asks people to stay home over coronavirus fears

19 Mar 2020

RABAT, March 18 Morocco asked its citizens not to leave their homes except to buy essential goods, seek medical treatment, or go to work, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus, the interior and the health ministries said on Wednesday.

Drought, coronavirus to slow Morocco's economic growth to near 2%: planning agency chief

11 Mar 2020

RABAT Morocco's economic growth is expected to be revised downwards to near 2% in 2020 from an initial forecast of 3.5% due to drought slashing agricultural output and fewer tourists due to the coronavirus outbreak, the head of Morocco's planning agency (HCP) said on Tuesday.

Casablanca stock exchange to ease foreign access-CEO

22 Jan 2020

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Jan 22 The Casablanca Stock Exchange is working towards easier access for foreign investors and wants more privatisations of state companies to help it regain emerging market status, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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