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Morocco to recall ambassador to Sweden after Quran burning row

Morocco is recalling its ambassador to Sweden. It follows the burning of a Koran at a demonstration in Stockholm. The development came at a time when Muslims were celebrating the Eid-al Adha. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rabat called the action offensive and irresponsible. The organiser of the demonstration – who’s said to be Iraqi-born Salwan Momik – is… Read More
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How Morocco’s Hakimi tricked his wife into divorce

The Moroccan footballer, Achraf Hakimi is reported to have tricked his wife Hiba Abouk (36) into divorce in which she may end up completely empty-handed financially when they separate. The French magazine “First Mag” reports that Hiba Abouk originally demanded half of the footballer’s fortune – but that will not happen. Apparently Hakimi entered his mother as a beneficiary for… Read More
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Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi charged with rape

Paris Saint-Germain and Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi was charged with rape on Friday, French prosecutors said. Hakimi, 24, was questioned by prosecutors on Thursday about accusations made by a 24-year-old woman, and subsequently charged. The Madrid-born player, who was a key part of Morocco‘s historic run to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar last year, trained with his PSG teammates on Friday morning.… Read More
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Morocco bans travellers arriving from China over COVID surge

Morocco has imposed a ban on people arriving from China effective Tuesday, Jan. 3 as it makes effort to prevent a wave of Covid-19 infections. The foreign ministry said all nationalities arriving from China will be hit with this ban. Several countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from China due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Morocco is a top… Read More
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Morocco’s historic showing at the World Cup ends with fourth place finish

Morocco’s historic showing at the Fifa World cup ended on Saturday with a defeat to Croatia. The north-African nation placed fourth following the defeat, losing by 2-1 to the European side. Morocco became the first African country to reach the semi-final stage of the competition when they beat Portugal but lost to France while attempting to go even further. Captured… Read More
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Qatar 2022: Morocco erupts in ecstasy after historic World Cup victory

– – Morocco erupted in joy on Tuesday evening after the country’s male football national team beat Spain at the ongoing Fifa world cup in Qatar. Jubilant fans poured into the streets of major cities to celebrate the team reaching the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time. Flares were set off and flags waved in the streets of the… Read More
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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