China’s giant electric car producer BYD Settles in Morocco

China’s giant electric car producer BYD Settles in Morocco

Morocco has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese automaker BYD for the establishment of an electric car factory near Tangier (north), the first of its kind in the North African country and in Africa. After the French Renault and Peugeot groups, BYD (“Build Your Dreams”) is the third largest car manufacturer to have been […]

AfDB Loans Morocco $ 265 mln to Support Renewable Energy Project

AfDB Loans Morocco $ 265 mln to Support Renewable Energy Project

Abidjan – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US$ 265 million in loan support to a renewable energy project in Morocco. The AfDB’s commitment of US$ 265 million will help develop two solar power plants (NOORM I and NOORM II) at a total cost of €2.048 billion with a cumulative capacity of 800 MW, […]

Electric Car: Chinese car maker to open Morocco plant

Electric Car: Chinese car maker to open Morocco plant

Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, officials said. BYD will become the third car manufacturer, after Renault and Peugeot of French, to construct cars in the North African state. The memorandum of understanding was signed at the […]

Morocco Chess Federation hit with corruption troubles

Morocco Chess Federation hit with corruption troubles

An uphill battle It comes as no surprise that people in power sometimes cannot resist abusing their position for personal benefit. Often, even when detected, the culprits operate with impunity amid comparatively powerless opposition. The sports world is rife with examples, and chess is no exception. In regonition of International Anti-Corruption Day we take a look at a story […]

Chinese Automaker BYD Opens Plant in Morocco, Creates 2,500 Jobs

Chinese Automaker BYD Opens Plant in Morocco, Creates 2,500 Jobs

Rabat – Following the lead of French car manufacturers Renault and Peugeot, the Chinese automotive manufacturer BYD, “Build Your Dreams,” becomes the third automaker to establish a major automoble manufacturing presence in Morocco. The announcement came from the chairman of BYD while in Rabat on Saturday December 9. BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of […]

Morocco's Achraf Hakimi makes history in Real Madrid's demolition of Sevilla

Morocco's Achraf Hakimi makes history in Real Madrid's demolition of Sevilla

Achraf Hakimi became the first Moroccan to score for Real Madrid in La Liga after he netted in their 5-0 rout of Sevilla on Saturday. With the defensive quartet of Sergio Ramos, Daniel Carvajal, Raphael Varane and Casemiro ruled out of the clash due to suspension and injuries, the defender took the stage to make history […]

50 Students Poisoned by Contaminated Well Water in Central Morocco

50 Students Poisoned by Contaminated Well Water in Central Morocco

Rabat – About 50 students were immediately evacuated to the emergency department of Ben Slimane regional hospital, located halfway between Rabat (62Km) and Casablanca (55Km), after they were poisoned by contaminated water on the evening of December 7. The students had been drinking from the water of a disused well. According to the newspaper Al Akhbar, […]

Laayoune Forum Celebrates ‘Creation and African Women Leadership’

Laayoune Forum Celebrates ‘Creation and African Women Leadership’

Rabat – The southern Moroccan city of Laayoune is celebrating the first edition of the International Forum of Creation and African Women Leadership, which is taking place from December 7 to 9 at the city’s Conference Palace. Under the theme “the Image of Africa in African women’s literary creation,” the forum is gathering together prominent […]

Israel Deploys Extra Troops at Al Aqsa Mosque After US Recognizes Jerusalem

Israel Deploys Extra Troops at Al Aqsa Mosque After US Recognizes Jerusalem

Rabat – Israel has been preparing for in-country backlash against US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as the country’s capital. Before Friday prayers in Al Aqsa mosque, the Israeli government deployed hundreds of extra security forces, fearing the anger of protesters, who see Trump’s decision as a major shift of US support […]

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