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via en.yabiladi04/09/2021

Covid-19 : Morocco maintains suspension of flights to and from 17 countries - Yabiladi in English

Covid-19 : Morocco maintains suspension of flights to and from 17 countries. Morocco’s national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has announced that it is halting all flights to and from 17 countries. RAM has indicated that this suspension will last until May 21, 2021. The decision covers flights from and

via urdupoint04/09/2021

French, Moroccan Foreign Ministers Discuss Coordination to Cope With COVID-19 - UrduPoint News

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has held talks on bilateral cooperation and issues of common concern, including coordination aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic, with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, the French Foreign Ministry said.The minister referred to the very dense ..

via voanews04/08/2021

Morocco Imposes Ramadan Curfew, Despite Vaccine Success - Voice of America

Moroccan authorities decided Wednesday to enforce a night-time curfew during the holy month of Ramadan because of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, as scientists announced the discovery of a new, local variant of the virus. Many Moroccans voiced their anger over the decision on social networks, describing it as another blow to many businesses already struggling to survive, as well as to family gatherings that are a central part of the holiday. While the North African kingdom has had one of the region's most successful vaccination programs so far, it is also seeing a growth in coronavirus

via arabnews04/06/2021

Morocco will keep coronavirus night curfew during Ramadan - Arab News

RABAT: Morocco will keep its nightly curfew in place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when people gather after breaking their fast at sunset, the government said on Wednesday, underlining resolve to counter new variants of the coronavirus. The decision to keep the 8 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew will hurt restaurants, shops and markets that make most of their money in the

via arabnews03/26/2021

Morocco expects 4.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses soon, officials say - Arab News

RABAT: Morocco expects new batches of coronavirus vaccine to arrive soon from Russia, South Korea and China, allowing it to continue its rapid immunization rollout despite a pause in exports from India, Health Ministry sources said. Morocco has already received 8.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, made in India, and Sinopharm vaccine, made in China, allowing it to

via moroccoworldnews03/22/2021

French Parcel Delivery Provider Colis Prive to Expand to Morocco - Morocco World News

Spread the loveRabat – The private French parcel delivery provider Colis Prive announced, on March 22, its plan to enter the Moroccan market. In addition to establishing a subsidiary company to operate in Morocco, Colis Prive also announced the international deployment of relay centers in Belgium and Luxembourg. This will be the first international expansion […]

via moroccoworldnews03/17/2021

Two Moroccan Women Among Nominees for Berkeley Awards - Morocco World News

Spread the loveRabat – Two Moroccan female leaders have been nominated for the Berkeley World Business Analytics Awards in the “Woman of the year” category. The award celebrates individuals who are successful in their field of expertise. Morocco’s Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, an international expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and member of the World Commission […]

via infomigrants.net04/09/2021

Swimming to Melilla: 'Migrants think it's faster but, above all, it's very dangerous' - InfoMigrants

Moroccan and sub-Saharan African migrants regularly attempt to swim to the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla from neighboring Moroccan ports. But a crossing even a hundred meters from the shore is risky. Four people drowned in March 2021.

via voanews04/08/2021

About 24 Monkeys Escape From Zoo in Southwestern Germany - Voice of America

About 24 monkeys escaped from a zoo in the town of Loffingen, Germany, and eluded recapture for several hours, local police said Thursday.  The Barbary macaques broke out of their enclosure at the Tatzmania wildlife park, police and local media said, about 140 kilometers southwest of Stuttgart, near the border with Switzerland.   People initially spotted the macaques roaming in a pack in part of Loffingen, and while the monkeys are not large or considered dangerous, the public was warned not to approach or attempt to capture them.

via moroccoworldnews04/02/2021

New Measures in Tinghir After British COVID-19 Mutation Spreads - Morocco World News

Spread the loveRabat – Local officials in TInghir, Morocco have introduced new measures to stop the spread of the British mutation of the COVID-19 virus. Local news announced on Thursday, April 1, that the town on the edge of the High Atlas will face new restrictive measures. Moroccan media reported that health officials detected more […]

via menafn04/01/2021

Morocco's gross domestic product decreases in 2020 - MENAFN.COM

Morocco's High Commission for Planning (HCP) reported that Morocco's gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by 7.1 percent in last year among Coronavirus pandemic.

It further declared that, Morocco’s GDP declined by 6 percent annual, in the fourth quarter of last year.

The agricultural sector dropped by 7.3 percent in Q4 and non-agric

via republicworld03/24/2021

Morocco prepare to face Mauritania in their 2022 AFCON qualifier - Republic World

Stay informed with today’s latest news from India & around the world. Get all the breaking news & current Indian news on politics, sports and entertainment only on Republic World. We provide the most in-depth coverage of top national news with timely breaking of all the recent news on politics, sports & entertainment

via brookings.edu03/22/2021

One year of COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: The fate of the ‘best performers’ - Brookings Institution

A closer look at the cases of Morocco, Tunisia, and Jordan reveals that the initial best performers in the MENA region benefited early on from strong and proactive measures, but then struggled to control the outbreak during the second wave as they eased restrictions in favor of economic recovery.

via moroccoworldnews03/15/2021

COVID-19: Morocco Extends Nationwide Night Curfew By 2 Weeks - Morocco World News

Spread the loveRabat – On Monday, Morocco extended the nationwide night curfew by two more weeks. The measure is in line with Morocco’s preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19. The Moroccan government emphasized the importance of maintaining preventive measures to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19. The new extension will take effect starting […]

via voanews04/08/2021

WHO: Africa Left Behind in Race for COVID-19 Vaccine - Voice of America

The World Health Organization says Africa’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccine is being hampered by supply shortages and delays in planned deliveries. To date, the WHO reports 4.3 million cases of COVID-19 in Africa, including 114,000 deaths. A few countries are bucking the trend and making good progress in immunizing their populations against the deadly coronavirus.

via voanews04/07/2021

Don't Let Your Guard Down Because COVID-19 is Still Evolving, Experts Say - Voice of America

The race is on between COVID-19 vaccinations and the continuing evolution of coronavirus variants that threaten to undermine them. As vaccination ramps up in the United States and cases decline, people are letting their guard down, including those who are not vaccinated. But public health experts are urging people not to let loose just yet. The virus is not done evolving, they note. Some variants have already emerged with traits that weaken the protection the vaccines provide against the virus.

via moroccoworldnews04/02/2021

French Embassy Announces Continued ‘Special’ Morocco-France Flights - Morocco World News

Spread the loveRabat – Following Morocco’s suspension of flights to France from March 31, the French embassy in Morocco announced today the continuation of select “special” flights. Posted on the embassy’s Facebook page, the notice reads that “Some special flights continue, for the moment, to operate in the direction Morocco-France from several cities of the […]

via worldbank.org03/30/2021

Employment prospects for Moroccans Diagnosing the barriers to good jobs - World Bank Group

A new World Bank report, “Morocco’s Jobs Landscape,” provides a fresh, up-to-date picture of labor market trends and priorities for the future. The study represents the first stage of a partnership with Morocco’s planning agency, HCP (Haut Commissariat au Plan), focusing on diagnosing the country’s employment challenges. This is now being followed by an in-depth analysis and assessment of concrete policy options to address these challenges.

via taarifa.rw03/24/2021

Former Spy Chief Under Mobutu Regime Dies In Morocco - Taarifa Rwanda

Honoré N’Gbanda Nzambo Ko Atumba, the former head of Intelligence under the Mobutu Seseko Regime has passed away in Morocco, according to reliable sources. The all powerful Nzambo Ko Atumba headed Zaire’s Agence Nationale de Renseignements (ANR) from 1985-1990- he is one of the few Mobutu era inner circle members who stayed until the last […]

via reuters03/20/2021

India's Serum to delay further vaccine shipments to Brazil, Morocco, Saudi: source - Reuters

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has told Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco that further supplies of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be delayed due to surging demand at home and as it works through a capacity expansion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter...