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Morocco issues first cannabis production permits to farmers

– – The Moroccan government has issued permits for 10 farmers to legally grow cannabis for industry and export. This is the first time the country is issuing out these permits after legalising the production of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes last year. Farmers in the northern regions of al-Hoceima, Chefchaouen and Taounate will now be allowed to produce… Read More
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Nigeria and Morocco sign agreement for gas pipeline

– – Morocco and Nigeria have signed an agreement to build a major pipeline transporting gas from south-east Nigeria and across the Sahara. The 7,000km (4,300-mile) link – originating from Brass Island – will connect with the Maghreb European Pipeline in northern Morocco. The pipeline will go through 13 African countries. Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) boss Mele Kyari told… Read More
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Morocco issues Africa’s first corporate clean mobility green bond worth $95m

– – Africa’s first corporate clean mobility bond has been launched by Morocco’s national railway operator (ONCF). FSD Africa provided technical assistance for the green certification process of this bond. With this issuance, ONCF is targeting to raise approximately 1 billion dirhams ($95m) to support the Al Boraq project, which has led to considerable gains for the community in terms… Read More
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Morocco launches e-visa to boost tourism sector

– – Morocco has now launched its e-Visa system as it seeks to boost its tourism sector in a post-Covid-19 pandemic era. This is seen as an exciting news for international travelers who are seeking to visit the North African country. Effective July 10, the new eVisa is expected to make it easier for millions of travelers to visit Morocco.… Read More
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Morocco legalizes cannabis production for medical use

– – Morocco‘s government has legalized the production of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes. With the approval, farmers would now be allowed to farm so the cannabis can be exported and used domestically. The government is hopeful this move will lift up impoverished farmers in the Rif mountains amid a growing legal global market for the drug. Cannabis is… Read More
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Morocco recalls ambassador to Germany over territorial dispute

– – Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Berlin over the disputed Western Sahara territory. The North African country is accusing Germany of being involved in hostile actions that would harm the interests of the country. In a statement, Morocco cited Germany’s “destructive attitude” and “antagonistic activism” regarding its actions that followed the US decision to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.… Read More
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25-year-old Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

– – Malians have been thrown into a state of shock following news of a woman giving birth to nine babies at a go. The rare case of Halima Cisse, 25, giving birth to five girls and four boys has surprised many and attracted attention. Mali’s health minister said in a statement that the woman gave birth to the babies… Read More
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Morocco cuts all ties with German embassy

– – Morocco has suspended all ties with the German embassy in the country over its stance on Western Sahara. The suspension of relations was announced by Morocco’s foreign affairs ministry who cited “deep disagreements concerning crucial issues.” In December, 2020 Germany criticized then-US President Donald Trump for recognizing Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara. A senior diplomat said Morocco’s decision… Read More
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Morocco to legalise cannabis production for medical use

– – Morocco‘s government has announced that it will soon be legalizing the production of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes. Once the approval is secured farmers would then be allowed to farm so the cannabis can be exported and used domestically. The government is hopeful this move will lift up impoverished farmers in the Rif mountains amid a growing… Read More
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Morocco retain CHAN title with a 2-0 win over Mali

– – Morocco became the first team to successfully defend the African Nation Championship (CHAN) trophy with a 2-0 win over Mali in Cameroon. The Moroccans were made to work hard for their win and both of their goals came from second-half corners in front of around 6,700 fans at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde. Soufiane Bouftini headed home… Read More