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…

Morocco Supports ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future’

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen issued a press statement yesterday reporting on progress with the Coronavirus Global Response Initiative which was launched on 4 May. More than 40 countries, United Nations bodies and philanthropies made a pledge towards the research and development of coronavirus solutions at this global event – with…

EU moves away from coal

Presenting their Report on “The European Power sector in 2019” today at the Brussels Press Club, the Berlin based consultancy “Agora” together with the UK-based climate think-tank “Sandbag” highlighted that the EU electricity sector emitted 12% less CO2 in 2019 than in the previous year. Renewables in electricity production in the EU rose to 35%,…

Morocco Signs MOUs with The College of Europe

HE Ahmed Rahhou who has been Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the EU since July 2019, signed on 31 January with Dr. Jörg Monar the Rector of the College of Europe two agreements to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Morocco and the EU. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Moroccan…

The Sun Also Rises For Moroccan Solar

Ouarzazate in Morocco is known as the Hollywood of Africa, and famous for the filming of classics like David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia. But in the modern era of climate change it has also gained fame and importance as the location of the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant and a centre of excellence…

Morocco Brings Winds of Change to Africa

Morocco has a target of achieving 52% of its electricity requirements from renewable energy production by 2030. But according to Tarik Hamane the Executive Director and Head of Development of Masen, the country is on track to exceed this target sooner than expected. “I cannot forecast exactly the margin by which we shall exceed our…