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Morocco’s OCP slams SA decision to hold phosphate ship

Morocco’s OCP group denounced on Friday a decision by a South African court to hold a Moroccan ship laden with phosphate mined from the disputed Western Sahara pending a trial. The court said it wanted to determine ownership of the cargo of the boat that is being held at Port …

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India mocked over Morocco border photo


Twitter users are ridiculing India’s home ministry for appropriating a picture from the Spain-Morocco border to highlight its work. Alt News website reported on Wednesday that the ministry used the picture in its annual report to show that it had installed floodlights in border areas. But the website added that …

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Morocco detains four as Rif protests persist

Moroccan police have detained four people in northern Morocco, an official and an activist said, as protests continued for a second week in the neglected Rif region. “There have been three arrests in the past 24 hours,” an official source said, without identifying those detained. A local activist said six …

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Morocco to join ECOWAS despite snubbing summit over Israel

West African regional group Ecowas has in principle approved Morocco’s membership application despite it being in North Africa. But Ecowas leaders meeting in Liberia said the implications of its membership still needed to be considered before Morocco could formally join. King Mohammed VI was not at the summit because Israel’s …

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Morocco protest leader arrested: officials

Authorities in Morocco have arrested the fugitive leader of a protest movement that has shaken the country’s northern Rif region for six months, officials said on Monday. Nasser Zefzafi, who had been on the run since Friday, was detained on Monday, said a government source and another official from the …

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Morocco: Attijariwafa paid twice book value for Barclays Egypt acquisition

Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank paid twice book value to acquire Barclays’ Egyptian business and hopes the acquisition will enable it to increase its market share in Egypt to 5 percent within five years, the Moroccan bank’s CEO said. The bank plans to rename the unit Attijari Bank Egypt and raise its …

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