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Portuguese minister: “Morocco buying submarines”

“Morocco is interested in developing an underwater capability. We will work with Morocco to develop its underwater capacity. Morocco is currently buying submarines (…),” Portuguese Defense Minister João Gomes Cravinho said Friday, July 12, according to media sources. He spoke after talks with Abdellatif Loudyi, Minister Delegate in charge of …

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Launch of “Morocco Digital University”

The national platform “Morocco Digital University”, dedicated to open and massive online courses (MOOC), was launched Friday in Rabat. Developed in partnership between the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research and the French Public Interest Group “GIP FUN-MOOC”, this platform, the first of its kind …

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New rise in fuel prices in Morocco

Fuel prices will rise again as of July 15th. Contacted by media, the president of the National Association of Service Station Managers Jamal Zrikom said that an increase of 10 cents will affect the price of diesel while the price of gas will rise by 27 cents. In Casablanca, the …

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HCP expects growth of 2.7% in 2019 and 3.4% in 2020

In Morocco, the HCP expects economic growth of 2.7% in 2019 and 3.4% in 2020. Climate hazards, slow recovery of non-agricultural activities, domestic demand satisfied by imports … all variables that would have impacted national economic activity. The year 2020 may well be the year of the resumption of economic …

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Imlil murders: What the lawyers of the victims claim

The trial of Imlil’s drama is almost over. The verdict is soon expected and the lawyers will present their last arguments on Thursday. The public minister has asked for the death penalty for the three main defendants of the bestial murder of the two young Scandinavian tourists. Another request required …

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Portugal: Daesh Moroccan recruiter sentenced

Portuguese justice on Tuesday sentenced a 65-year-old Moroccan man for recruiting young Moroccans for the terrorist organization Daesh. The accused, Abdesselam Tazi, had been detained for more than two years in Portugal on seven counts. He is notably accused of having financed the recruitment of young fighters for Daesh by …

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Tangiers-Med: More than 27 tons of drugs seized

Another big drug seizure in Tangier. The Tangiers-Med port security district authorities seized a record shipment of 27.3 tons of Hashish on Sunday night aboard three international cargo trucks registered in Morocco. The vehicles were preparing to leave Morocco by sea to Europe and were supposed to carry a cargo …

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