Climate Change Performance Index 2021: Morocco Regional Role Model in Africa

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021 was published on 7th December. Since 2005, the CCPI has provided analysis of countries’ climate protection performance. Produced by German Watch, Climate Action Network International and the New Climate Institute, it creates transparency in climate policy, makes it possible to compare climate protection efforts, and lets you see…

Commissioner Gabriel signs EU Administrative Arrangement on Marine Research and Innovation with the Kingdom of Morocco

From left to right: Siham Cherraj, Communication Advisor, Driss Ouaouicha, Minister Delegate in charge of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner and A. Rahhou, Ambassador of Morocco to the EU. The European Union (EU) and Morocco signed yesterday (Tuesday 8th December) an administrative arrangement on cooperation in marine research and innovation, as…

MEPs appeal to High Representative Joseph Borell in support of the Kingdom of Morocco

A number of influential members of the European Parliament, representing the major political groups, have appealed to the High Representative, Joseph Borell, in support of the Kingdom of Morocco in its efforts to guarantee the free passage of goods and people in the demilitarised zone of Guerguerat, writes Gary Cartwright. European parliamentarians belonging to the…

Borrell speaks with Bourita and Boukadoum about El Guergerat

The High Representative Josep Borrell met earlier today (November 15) with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco Nasser Bourita and of Algeria Sabri Boukadoum, to learn about the latest developments in the El Guerguerat area, following recent events. The High Representative recalled on this occasion the EU’s full support for the…

Morocco Restores Free Movement in El Guergerat

Following complaints from hundreds of truckers and freight transport businesses concerning road blockades and banditry in the El Guergerat region in the Moroccan Sahara, Morocco’s security forces today took action to restore the free movement of goods and people in the region. The “Polisario” and its militias entered the area on 21 October, carried out…

Throughout its national efforts to face public health challenges, Morocco continues to show solidarity with its continent and its partners.

 By Nasser Bourita Covid-19 has spared no country, region or continent. In the Euro-Mediterranean area, as well as in Africa and Europe, it has struck indiscriminately, but with a degree of differentiation.  Firstly, there was differentiation in the timing: it hit the European countries before spreading to the Maghreb region and sub-Saharan Africa. Then, there…

Morocco Produces New COVID-19 Test Kits

Good news for health professionals engaged in the battle to halt the spread of coronavirus.  Morocco has designed the first 100% Moroccan diagnostic kit for Covid-19, tested and validated by national agencies and the world renowned Pasteur Institute in Paris. The kit has been designed by the MAScIR Foundation (Moroccan Foundation for advanced science, innovation…

Morocco Delivers Medical Aid to African Neighbours

In a brotherly act of solidarity, King Mohammed VI of Morocco has given instructions for the delivery of medical aid to several African countries. This aid aims at providing preventive medical equipment to assist Morocco’s African neighbours in their efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a communiqué from the minister of foreign affairs,…

Morocco Designs New Respirator

Moroccan scientists have designed an artificial respirator (Oxylife) made from 100% Moroccan components, as well as a temperature measuring device for patients suffering from coronavirus (Covid-19). These technological innovations, made of materials fully available on the Moroccan market, can be used in both urban and rural areas.  The patent for the respirator has already been…