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Morocco to spend, reform to double foreign investment: minister

By Andrew Torchia MARRAKESH Morocco (Reuters) - Morocco plans to boost state spending in support of industry and reform regulations as part of an effort to double foreign direct investment by 2020, investment minister Moulay Hafid Alamy said. Unlike many Arab economies, Morocco managed to avoid a big drop in FDI in the wake of the global financial crisis and the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 ...

Morocco says Burkina Faso's Compaore to stay for limited period

RABAT (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government said on Friday. On Thursday, Compaore left for Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he had stayed since abandoning his country when thousands of protesters took to the streets in October. ...

Once a stopover, Morocco becoming home for migrants

Rabat (AFP) - In a back alley in the Moroccan capital, the small household repair shop opened by Moctar Toure since escaping conflict in his native Ivory Coast is doing a brisk business.

Morocco to split energy windfall between deficit, spending -minister

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Morocco's government is likely to split any budget windfall due to lower energy prices between deficit reduction and fresh spending, Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaid said. "We are looking at three things: reducing the deficit, public investment and increasing social services," Boussaid told Reuters on the sidelines of a business conference late on Thursday ...

Morocco insists on delaying African Cup over Ebola

RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Morocco is sticking to its demand to postpone the African Cup of Nations football tournament due to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, despite pressure from the Confederation of African Football.

US promotes entrepreneurship to counter extremism

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) ? The U.S. is promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa as a way to create jobs and counter extremism in the region, senior American officials said Thursday at a conference in Morocco.

Morocco thrown out of African Cup, dumped as host

Morocco was thrown out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations and dumped as the host Tuesday after refusing to commit to the scheduled dates early next year because of fears over Ebola.

Morocco stripped of 2015 Nations Cup and disqualified

CAIRO (Reuters) - Morocco have been stripped of the right to host next year's African Nations Cup, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Tuesday as it examined prospective replacements. It has also disqualified Morocco from playing in the finals, which CAF said would go ahead as planned on the scheduled dates of Jan. 17-Feb. 8. Morocco?s removal as hosts follows the north ...

Red card for Nations Cup hosts Morocco

Morocco has been stripped of hosting the Africa Cup of Nations and flung out of the competition after saying they wanted to postpone the tournament due to fears over the Ebola epidemic, the African Football Confederation (CAF) announced on Tuesday. The decision was taken during a six-hour meeting of the CAF executive committee at its Cairo headquarters. Morocco has said since early October that ...

Morocco to celebrate birth of its royal twins

PARIS (AP) ? Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.

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