In Côte d’Ivoire, the Cocody Bay will soon become one of the best attractions of the capital city Abidjan tanks to Moroccan company Marchica Med, headed by Saïd Zarrou. The Cocody Urban Park harbors a zone for aquatic activities and a site for adventures and discovery. The Kingdom of Morocco was represented by the Moroccan ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Abdelmaleek Kettani, as well as by Saïd Zarrou, General Manager of Marchica Med. Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan recalled that Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire are bound by no less than 100 agreements. The Cocody Bay project costs overall around $450 million.
November 13, 2019 10:58 UTC
King Mohammed VI has condemned the despicable terror attack that targeted lately a mining company convoy in Burkina Faso, leaving nearly 40 dead. In a message sent to President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso, the Monarch strongly denounced this appalling attack and offered him his heartfelt condolences, expressing his sympathy to the grieving families of the victims and voicing his solidarity with the Burkinabe people. Burkina Faso has been wracked by an Islamist insurgency that has killed hundreds of people in recent years. The military and authorities are struggling to contain violence that spilled over the border from neighboring Mali. According to intelligence agencies, at least three known militant groups operate in Burkina Faso: the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (linked to al-Qaeda), the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara Group and the locally-rooted Ansarul Islam.
November 13, 2019 10:32 UTC
Mustapha Bakkoury, CEO of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen), was appointed, Tuesday in Johannesburg, chairman of the steering committee of the “Desert to Power” initiative, which aims to develop the use of renewable energy in several African countries. The appointment took place on the sidelines of the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF-2019), currently held in Johannesburg. The huge desert solar initiative was initiated by the AfDB to make Africa a renewable power-house. According to AfDB, energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually. Construction of the project will also create jobs and help attract private sector involvement in renewable energy in the region.
November 12, 2019 23:27 UTC
Moroccan insurance company Wafa Assurance said it completed the acquisition of 65% of Cameroon’s Pro Assur, a company created in 2000. The transaction, taking the form of share acquisition and capital increase, was approved by Cameroon’s and Morocco’s regulatory authorities, Wafa Assurance said in a statement. The deal is meant to help Pro Assur develop its insurance offer in the field of cars, health and technical risks as well as bank insurance, it said. Through this acquisition, Wafa Assurance boosts its life insurance activities in Cameroon where it is already operating through its subsidiary Wafa Assurance Vie Cameroun. This investment will pave the way for further deals in the insurance sector in central Africa, the company said.
November 12, 2019 23:15 UTC
Also driving the trend toward a more regional approach is the increasing toll from unintended consequences of global supply chains, such as time, cost, quality and risk. Multiple facets of digital disruption are impacting the whole supply chain, across several dimensions, including production, warehousing, transport and freight forwarding. Mr. Millar: It is essential for companies to mitigate supply chain risk by developing supply chain resilience, whereby resilience is the ability to recover quickly from change or misfortune and return to their original form. Building supply chain resilience involves three key processes:Mapping the supply chain Modeling what-if scenarios Plotting likelihood versus impactEvery business will have — or should have — its own unique risk strategy to detect and assess potential weaknesses in its supply chain. I have long advocated a more prominent role for the supply chain function, so I am encouraged by the trend toward appointing chief supply chain officer positions on the boards of large organizations.
November 12, 2019 23:04 UTC
Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc (RAM) could breath a sigh of relief after Boeing announced that its 737 MAX aircrafts could resume flying again by January. Morocco has grounded two MAX aircrafts and is yet to receive two more but the delivery has been suspended after a fatal crash of Boeing Max in Ethiopia. The Moroccan media said that the national flag carrier has suffered in terms of revenues and its expansion plans due to the suspension of MAX flights. In October, RAM said that its order to receive two more 737 MAX was still valid. In addition to five 787-8 Dreamliners, RAM has a fleet that includes Boeing 737s, 767s and a 747 jumbo jet.
November 12, 2019 23:03 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-13 06:52:06|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseCAIRO, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Wang Yang has inspected Chinese technology giant Huawei's innovation exhibition center in North Africa, encouraging the company to take the innovation-driven approach to seek global expansion and benefit host countries. "This is a miniature of the development of Chinese enterprises and a model of exchanges between companies in different countries in the age of globalization," Wang said. Egypt's First Deputy Speaker Al-Sayed Mahmoud al-Sherif, who accompanied Wang on the tour, thanked the Chinese enterprises including Huawei for their aid and support for the Egyptian people. He said his country attaches great importance to Chinese enterprises' development in Egypt, while expressing the belief that they will overcome all kinds of difficulties and achieve greater development. Huawei launched its innovation center and OpenLab in Egypt in 2017, offering technology experience and solution innovation platforms for its clients and partners in the region.
November 12, 2019 23:00 UTC
During the war, Japanese forces perpetrated massacres, starvation, slavery, mass rape, chemical warfare and other atrocities that victimized millions. The good news is this: The American bombers have already taken off, and across vast expanses of ocean, their scouts have located one of Midway’s attackers. The Japanese planes are quickly switching from land bombs to torpedoes, the most effective weapon against ships. Not only that, but the Japanese carrier decks are covered in planes, explosive ordnance and fuel lines. The fourth explodes among the takeoff-ready Japanese planes on the flight deck.
November 12, 2019 21:38 UTC
NEXUS Automotive International (N!) Sami Larbes, who has 20 years of aftermarket experience, will lead the activities of the regional organization Nexus Automotive Algeria. His appointment is in line with the global alliance’s pledge to have “feet on the ground” to serve the differing markets in Africa. Nexus Automotive Algeria, with headquarters in Algiers, is composed of six of the most important spare parts and equipment distributors for passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles in Algeria. Each group has large retailer networks in all of the country’s main cities, giving NEXUS Automotive Algeria a national dimension.
November 12, 2019 21:34 UTC
What horrors drove him to the Spanish border, we’ll never know. The child died attempting entry at one of Europe’s two land borders with North Africa - frightening frontiers where human rights are in free fall, experts warn. Most of the migrants have journeyed north from sub-Saharan Africa, eventually reaching Nador, Morocco’s nearest settlement to the Spanish enclave. “In Morocco, we don’t believe there is a human rights consciousness when dealing with migrants and asylum seekers,” says Fernández-Maldonado. Whether this would deter those seeking entry at Europe’s land borders, it’s hard to say.
November 12, 2019 21:31 UTC
Also known as the Second Congo War, it began in August 1998 immediately after the First Congo War and officially ended in July 2003. He was told without number that he and the other child soldiers would be the liberators of the country. “In many ways, this is the tactic with child soldiers. Chikwanine’s experiences would lead him to raise awareness about the issue of child soldiers in the form of a novel. He wrote the graphic novel, Child Soldiers: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War with co-author Jessica Dee Humphreys and illustrator Claudia Davila.
November 12, 2019 20:12 UTC
The move follows two recent jihadist attacks in which about 100 Malian soldiers were killed. The offensive coincides with a similar move by French forces on the border regions of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. “The defence and security forces of Mali have been engaged in recent days in a large scale offensive against terrorist bases in certain localities in the centre of the country,” a statement said. Northern Mali fell into the hands of jihadists in 2012 before the militants were forced out by a French-led military intervention. But the jihadists have regrouped to carry out hit-and-run strikes in violence that has spread to central Mali.
November 12, 2019 18:52 UTC
Two partners with noted expertise in arbitrations for clients based on the continent have joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Paris office. Joining Orrick Rambaud Martel from Jones Day are Paris-based partners Michael Bühler and Nicole Dolenz, who have left that firm after a combined total of almost three decades, with a view to growing their new firm’s international arbitration practice. He has joined his new firm as co-head of the international arbitration practice alongside Charles Adams in Geneva. Dolenz, meanwhile, brings expertise in arbitrations for clients in the shipping, oil and gas, construction and natural gas industries. She also worked on was an arbitration relating to a major construction project in Egypt, held at the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
November 12, 2019 18:28 UTC
The Peoples’ Elephant will also face San Pedro of the in their group. They now have to navigate past fellow West Africans San Pedro and also deal with the North African duo of Paradou and Hassania Agadir for a continental title. Also seized with North African opponents are Enugu who were drawn in Group A where they will travel to twice to face Pyramids and El Masry. They also face Nouadhibou of Mauritania who are making their debut in the Caf Confederation Cup group stages. ESAE FC from Benin complete this group and the Caf Confederation Cup group stage matches commence on December 1.
November 12, 2019 18:27 UTC
Morsi was held in conditions that can only be described as brutal, particularly during his five-year detention in the Tora prison complex. Morsi was held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day,” the experts said. Dr. Morsi was denied life-saving and ongoing care for his diabetes and high blood pressure. The authorities were warned repeatedly that Dr. Morsi’s prison conditions would gradually undermine his health to the point of killing him. “These two men are effectively being killed by the conditions under which they are held and the denial of medical treatment.
November 12, 2019 18:25 UTC