Global Compact on Migration moves forward

Global Compact on Migration moves forward

The much-awaited Global Compact for Migration is one step closer to adoption, as the United Nations finalized the text on Friday. Plans for that adoption are set for December at a conference in Morocco. The Global Compact initiative was approved in 2016 during the Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and…

Buhari visit to Morocco puts focus on Nigeria’s fertilizer industry

Buhari visit to Morocco puts focus on Nigeria’s fertilizer industry

President Muhammadu Buhari begins a two-day visit to Morocco on Sunday, and will meet with King Mohammed VI to discuss economic partnerships between the two nations. The leaders will focus on strengthening existing agreements on the fertilizer industry, as well as education cooperation, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project and establishing…

SADR welcomes UN Security Council decision on MINURSO

A Sahrawi spokesman said Monday that Western Sahara leaders welcomed the United Nations Security Council decision to extend the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another six months. Mohammed Khadad said the decision reflects a turning point in the UN approach to the Sahrawi issue, in comments reported by…

Moroccan activists create human sun to press for renewable energy

Hundreds of climate activists descended on Casablanca Sunday to create a sun-shaped human banner calling attention to renewable energy. The participants, part of the “Break Free – Go Solar” campaign supported by Greenpeace, created the sun shape near the landmark Hassan II mosque. They were accompanied by messages in English,…

Morocco visits Belarus to discuss support for troubled World Cup bid

Morocco’s Nawal El Moutawakel, head of the country’s National Olympic Committee (NOC), and her delegation visited Belarus to discuss their FIFA World Cup 2026 bid with their counterparts in Minsk. “We are glad to welcome such designated representatives of the Moroccan Olympic Movement,” said George Katulin, the NOC Secretary General…

Morocco hosts 400 leaders at China Africa Investment Forum

Hundreds of African government and business leaders are joining their Chinese counterparts in Morocco as the country hosts the China Africa Investment Forum. They were welcomed by Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Morocco’s trade minister, with a number of high-level leaders on hand for panel discussions. Monday’s CAIF sessions focused on China’s…

Moroccan immigrants vote on volatile Catalonia’s independence

Sunday’s referendum for an independent Catalonia, marked by protests and bloody clashes that left more than 800 people injured, expressed the deeply held aspirations of the Catalan people and a separatist movement that’s been a century in the making. Authorities say more than 2 million voters chose “yes” for independence,…