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News in Brief – 04/12/2017

Morocco builds mosques in Africa Morocco’s religious cooperation with African countries is not limited only to the training formation of hundreds of African imams at the specialised institute in Rabat, but it concerns also the construction…

News in Brief – 30/11/2017

Mauritania's Ould Abdel Aziz absent from Abidjan Summit According to press reports, "political disputes"  were apparently behind the absence of the Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz from the African-European summit, which is…

News in Brief – 27/11/2017

Belgium prefers Morocco to Saudi Arabia for the managing of religious institutions Belgian diplomacy is actively seeking to put an end to an agreement with Saudi Arabia, under which Riyadh was charged with the management of the Grand Mosque…

News in Brief – 26/11/2017

Controversy over an initiative to exempt judges from writing verdicts In a development that augurs a radical change in the functioning of the judicial system, judges have submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Justice to exempt them from…

News in Brief – 24/11/2017

More than 10,000 poultry devoured by fire A huge fire broke out Tuesday on a farm in Ouled Zair at the province of Fqih Ben Saleh without causing any casualty. However, the fire caused significant material losses including more than 10…

News in Brief – 23/11/2017

AIDS - 45 000 homosexual relations recorded in Morocco The latest UNAIDS report, released last Tuesday, revealed that 52.3 pc of sex workers in Morocco are exposed to AIDS by not using a condom while 1.3 of them carry the virus and 40,1 pc…

News in Brief – 22/11/2017

The King of Spain in Morocco but not before early 2018  King Felipe VI of Spain will not visit Morocco at the end of this year as it was planned, due to the crisis in Catalonia. The stand-off with the Catalan separatists has indeed pushed…

News in Brief – 21/11/2017

General Prosecutor "Loses" Trial of Rif Activists Unprecedented, the general prosecutor has lost the trial of Rif activists after Al Hoceima’s Court of First Instance pronounced new verdicts regarding some of them who were pursued following…

News in Brief – 17/11/2017

EU reassures Morocco on its position regarding the Polisario The European Union has reassured Morocco on its position regarding the Polisario and its participation in the AU-EU summit. «It is the African Union that invites, and the summit…

News in Brief – 16/11/2017

Qatar investigates a fabricated picture of Mohammed VI Director of the Qatari Government Communications Office Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani expressed his regret for the fabricated picture, which shows King Mohamed VI carrying a…