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PI Berlin and IRESEN join forces to promote PV in Morocco

Dr. Paul Grunow, Co-founder and Board Member of the Photovoltaik Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) and Mr. Badr Ikken, General Director of l’Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN) signed a cooperation agreement at the COP 22 climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco. The agreement defines a partnership to consolidate the engineering expertise of the two institutes to provide technical consulting services for solar PV projects in Morocco.

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The Africa Renewable Energy Forum, 2-4 November 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel, Marrakesh

At COP 21 it was determined that approximately $19 billion of finance will be provided annually by developed countries for Africa’s renewable programme by 2020. In addition, Japan announced $10bn per year in public and private finance also to reach Africa by 2020.  New pledges to climate funds, including the Adaptation Fund, Least Developed Countries Fund, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), added up to more than $1.5bn. In addition, all multilateral development banks have pledged to scale up climate finance in developing countries by 2020, to more than $30 billion per year.

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New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa

Mobile Helping to Grow Innovative New Services, Connect the Unconnected and Create Employment Across Diverse Region

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Morocco’s Maiden Online Education Platform to Exhibit at GITEX 2016

Education is a very important aspect of our current generation and no one can do away with that. In less developed counties and middle income countries, number of school enrollment keeps increasing with more schools doing their best to upgrade to modern technological innovations that facilitates easier learning processes.

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Eagle Hills dévoile la première édition du « Quai des créateurs » au sein de La Marina Morocco

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La Marina Morocco accueille un nouvel espace d’échanges, d’expression et d’expositions, au cœur de l’un de ses plus beaux quais, rebaptisé pour l’occasion Quai des Créateurs       du 08 octobre au 31 décembre 2016.

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Ahead of UN COP22: 600 Mosques to Go Green in Morocco

Morocco government is expecting to have about six hundred mosques undergo change to become ‘green’ by the year 2019 through solar energy installations and other green renovations. The idea which was generated by the Moroccan government as part of a national intended awareness creation programme targeted at quickening the country’s steps towards clean energy. The said six hundred mosques will see renovations and the introduction of LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed. More interesting, about hundred mosques (located in the cities like Marrakech and Casablanca) are expected to go green by the end of 2016 while the project further towards less populated areas.

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AITEX – AFRICA IT EXPO

Salon des Technologies de l’Information  « AITEX – AFRICA IT EXPO »21 – 24 septembre 2016 à Casablanca.

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UNCTAD Warns on Debt, Says Africa Should Find New Ways to Finance Development

African governments should add new revenue sources to finance their development, such as remittances, public-private partnerships, and a clampdown on illicit financial flows, an UNCTAD report said on Thursday, warning that debt looks unsustainable in some countries.

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AFER Forum 2016 African Forum of Renewable Energies

The City of Marrakech will host, on July 15th & 16th, the first edition of the African Forum for Renewable Energies “AFER Forum 2016”.

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La Fondation MasterCard et la Fondation de l’Education pour l’Emploi (EFE-Maroc) célèbrent la réussite du projet Al Morad au Maroc. Près de 15.000 jeunes bénéficiaires dont 54% femmes en 5 ans

La Fondation de l’Education pour l’Emploi (EFE- Maroc) et la Fondation MasterCard ont célébré, ce jeudi, la clôture du projet Al Morad lancée en 2011 et dont l’objectif était d’accroître l’employabilité des jeunes et de renforcer les liens entre les secteurs public et privé au Maroc. Avec près de 15.000 jeunes bénéficiaires dont 8000 femmes (54%), originaires de plusieurs régions du Royaume, le projet Al Morad a été une réussite unanimement saluée par ses initiateurs, mais aussi l’ensemble des partenaires.

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Parution d’un livre sur Barack Obama « Il était une fois Barack Obama : les bases d’une nouvelle Amérique »

L’œuvre est signée par le journaliste et essayiste sénégalais, Cheikh Mbacké Sène qui en est à son deuxième ouvrage. Sène résume, pour l’histoire et à travers cet essai de 150 pages paru aux Editions du Net en France, le passage de Barack Obama à la tête de la plus grande puissance du monde.

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CEGID DIGITAL DAY 2016 – Plus de 400 experts, acteurs et personnalités économiques, étaient au rendez-vous et annonce de l’ouverture d’une filiale marocaine

Le top management de Cegid  s’est réjoui du succès du forum Cegid Digital Day, organisé mercredi 11 mai 2016 et auquel ont pris part plus de 400 experts, acteurs et personnalités économiques venus du Maroc, de la France, de la Tunisie, de l’Algérie, du Sénégal et de la Côte d’ivoire.  L’occasion a été pour Messieurs Jean Michel Aulas, Pdg du groupe et Patrick Bertrand, directeur général de Cegid d’annoncer la transformation du bureau marocain de Cegid en filiale africaine.

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Morocco’s Noor hybrid projects extend the reach of CSP

Morocco is following in Chile’s footsteps with two new solar hybrid complexes that will maximize synergies and optimize the cost per kilowatt hour.

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Nearly 1 in 3 paid a bribe in Middle East and North Africa in past 12 months

New Transparency International report shows MENA governments failing to stop corruption as they suppress citizens’ voices

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Hotel development in Africa jumps 30% to 64,000 rooms

Resilient continent continues to attract investors – Angola surges ahead

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Just Say No to Another Misinformed Analysis

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

In his recent article, “Just Say No to Another Failed State,” published by Foreign Policy, Lester Munson claims that the only solution to the long standing issue between Western Sahara and Morocco is autonomy for Western Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty. Problematically, however, the article lacks context and is overly simplistic, is strewn with inaccuracies and errors, and is heavily tinged with paternalistic overtones.

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Africa Internet Group et Orange concluent un partenariat afin de soutenir la croissance en Afrique

Africa Internet Group, un leader du e-commerce en Afrique, et Orange, société française de télécommunications, ont annoncé ce matin avoir conclu un partenariat. Orange confirme sa prise de participation dans Africa Internet Group pour un montant de 75 millions d’euros, aux côtés d’Axa, Goldman Sachs et des investisseurs historiques, MTN Group, Millicom et Rocket Internet. Par cet investissement qui s’accompagnera d’un ensemble de partenariats stratégiques entre les filiales des deux groupes, Orange permettra à Jumia et à l’ensemble des sites d’Africa Internet Group d’accélérer leur croissance et de saisir les opportunités de développement en Afrique.

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