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September 25, 2019

Thomas Cook collapse to cost Morocco hotels $20 million.

The collapse of British travel operator Thomas Cook has left Moroccan hotels facing unpaid bills of about 200 million dirhams ($20 million).

November 2017

Arianespace launches Morocco's first earth observation satellite named Mohammed VI-A.



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Ashley Strickland, CNN
February 12, 2020
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January 27, 2020
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing $24 million in financing, including a US$12 million C loan for IFC's own account and a mobilization of a US$12 million B loan through IFC's syndication program, to Zalar Agri, one of Morocco's leading fruit producers, as part of an effort to create jobs and spur export-led economic growth in rural Morocco. The financing, announced today, will help the company expand its fruit and nut growing operations, creating both permanent and season...
James Badcock
January 23, 2020
The Telegraph
Spanish politicians have warned Morocco against staking a claim to waters around the Canary Islands, including a massive mineral-rich undersea mountain, after the North African country made a bid for control in the area.
Christopher Carbone
December 26, 2019
Fox News
NASA released a gorgeous image of the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco on Thursday that uses infrared bands to depict different rocks and show complex folding.
By Michael Thomsen For
December 16, 2019
Mail Online
This month, a small Moroccan village earned the distinction of becoming Africa's first fully solar powered village. Around 50 people in Id Mjahdi now have regular access to electricity every day.
Romain Dillet
November 18, 2019
Ride-hailing service Heetch has added a new investor to its $38 million Series B round. AfricInvest is investing another $4 million in the startup -- in total, Heetch has raised a $42 million Series B round. Previous investors in the Series B round include Cathay Innovation, Idinvest and Total Ventures (now called Total Carbon Neutrality [...]
Leila Molana-Allen
October 1, 2019
The Telegraph
A Moroccan journalist was sentenced to a year in prison for extra-marital sex and having an abortion, in a case activists say is politically motivated.
Reuters Editorial
September 25, 2019
The collapse of British travel operator Thomas Cook has left Moroccan hotels facing unpaid bills of about 200 million dirhams ($20 million), the head of Morocco's tourism federation said on Wednesday.
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September 23, 2019
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