Daily Archives: November 3, 2020

Unemployment Rate at 12.7% in Q3 (HCP)

Casablanca – The unemployment rate rose by 3.3 points to reach 12.7% in the third quarter of 2020, according to the High Planning Commission (HCP). This rate recorded a sharp increase in both rural and urban areas, going from 4.5% to 6.8% and from 12.7% to 16.5% respectively, said the HCP in an information note

Nuclear Research: MAScIR Foundation Joins CERN’s Atlas Project

Casablanca – The Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR) announced Tuesday that it has joined the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as an associated technical institute to contribute to the High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) project aimed at improving the performance of the ATLAS detector.   “After several months of exchanges

17 People Killed in Road Accidents in Morocco’s Urban Areas Last Week, Police

Rabat – Seventeen people were killed and 1,684 were injured, including 47 seriously, in 1,254 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2020, the national police (DGSN) said.   These accidents were mainly ascribed to non-control of vehicles, non-respect of priority, excessive speeding and pedestrian and driver errors, the

UN: Ambassador Hilale Says ‘Sahara will Remain Moroccan until End of Time’

United Nations – Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, Ambassador Omar Hilale, said on Tuesday before the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly, that “the Sahara has been Moroccan since the dawn of time and will remain Moroccan until the end of time”. Let it be clear to whoever wants to hear

Sao Tome and Principe Welcomes Development in Moroccan Sahara

United Nations – Sao Tome and Principe welcomed, Tuesday before the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly, the economic development experienced by the Moroccan Sahara thanks to the Kingdom’s investment efforts in its southern provinces to “improve the living conditions of the populations of this region and their empowerment”.   “My delegation, aware of

Sahara: Benin Reaffirms Support for Moroccan Autonomy Initiative as Negotiated Political Solution

United Nations – Benin reaffirmed, Tuesday before the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, its support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative “which aims to reach a negotiated and mutually acceptable, realistic, pragmatic and durable political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.   “My delegation considers that this initiative constitutes a

Sahara: DRC Stresses That Round-table Process is ‘Most Appropriate’ Mechanism for Political Solution

United Nations – The round-table process, highlighted by the UN Security Council in its two latest resolutions, including resolution 2548 adopted on October 30, 2020, is the “most appropriate” mechanism to reach a consensual political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) stressed on Tuesday, before the