Sports.com Strikes a Blow in the Digital Sports Arena With Free Live Stream of Wardley vs. Clarke Bout

LONDON, March 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sports.com, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lottery.com Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRY, LTRYW), announces that it has obtained the rights to live stream the March 31 heavyweight title fight between Frazier Clarke and Fabio Wardley. The live stream will now be available to view for free for millions of sports fans in Africa, via the Sports.com website.

Sports.com, in partnership with the fastest-growing UK boxing promotional company, BOXXER and Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland will live stream the highly anticipated boxing match between Wardley and Clarke at the iconic O2 Arena in London. Sports.com has entered into an agreement with BOXXER to provide live coverage through the Sports.com platform in Africa, working with local telecoms partners, such as Vodacom to give free access to many millions of viewers.

This partnership underscores Sports.com’s commitment to bringing inclusivity, innovation, and entertainment to sports. BOXXER, known for its commitment to the grassroots of the sport and for delivering sell-out world championship boxing events, aligns perfectly with our mission to enhance the sports viewing experience.

African based sports fans can sign up via local mobile operators, such as their Vodacom connection to watch the fight on the Sports.com platform. With a focus on providing more content to sports fans in underserved markets through regions including the Middle East and Africa, Sports.com is poised to be the leading provider of sports content in frontier markets to hundreds of millions of viewers.

Majed Al Sorour, President of Sports.com and formerly CEO of Golf Saudi, Managing Director of LIV Golf, and Board Member and Director of Newcastle United Football Club commented:

“Our partnership with BOXXER marks a significant step in making sport more accessible. Streaming the Wardley vs. Clarke fight in Africa showcases our commitment to enhancing the fan experience through digital innovation. This effort reflects our broader mission to connect and engage sports communities globally, particularly in emerging and frontier markets.”

Tamer Hassan, renowned actor, entrepreneur, undefeated amateur boxer, founder of The Tamer Hassan Academy of Acting and former owner of the Eltham and District Amateur Boxing Club where Sir Henry Cooper learned the ropes added:

“As a member of Lottery.com’s Board and someone with a deep connection to boxing, I see can see exactly how this initiative aligns with our aim to support talent and provide fans with engaging content. Streaming the Wardley vs. Clarke fight is just the start, and I am excited to contribute my experience towards expanding our content portfolio, particularly to broaden fan access in regions such as MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Matthew McGahan, Chairman and CEO of Sports.com, said:

“Our collaboration with BOXXER for the live broadcast of Wardley vs. Clarke is the first of what we anticipate will be many content partnerships. This deal is a model for future collaborations that will unify content owners, broadcasters, and mobile operators, broadening our horizons in the sports entertainment landscape.”

BOXXER Founder and CEO, Ben Shalom, said:

“We’re delighted to kickstart a partnership with Sports.com – both BOXXER and Sports.com are focused on innovation in their respective fields and bringing sport to wider audiences around the globe. The event this Sunday headlined by Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke’s mammoth clash will allow Sports.com’s audience to watch a heavyweight grudge match that fans have been clamouring for, for a long time. We can’t wait to get started.”

The Sports.com app is available for download from all major app stores and has been designed to transform how fans engage with sports content. It includes innovative features such as live streaming, interactive player engagement, and a social media ecosystem tailored for sports enthusiasts.

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Kompienga: The mission manager of the Eastern region visits Pama


The mission manager of the Eastern region, Dr Boalidioa Tankoana, visited Pama, the capital of the Kompienga province, on Monday March 25, 2024, to encourage the population of this province plagued by terrorist attacks for two years.

Pama, the capital of the Kompienga province, received a visit on Monday March 25, 2024, from the mission manager of the Eastern region, Dr Boalidioa Tankoana.

He met traditional people, young people, heads of administrative services, women and citizen monitoring units.

The aim of the visit is to encourage the population of this province which has been plagued by terrorist attacks for two years.

The population thanked the President of the Transition, Captain Ibrahim Traoré and all of the FDS and VDP for supplying the province with food and various goods through convoys.

They also welcomed the return of town hall, livestock and agriculture officials.

The supply of the province through another convoy before the start of the winter was requested from the Project Manager.

Toda
y’s host, Dr Boalidioa Tankoana reassured people that their concerns will be passed on to the appropriate person.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Nahouri: Dakola border police station now meets international standards


The Minister Delegate, responsible for Security, Divisional Police Commissioner Mahamadou Sana, chaired the official launching ceremony on March 28, 2024 in Dakola, a locality located on the border of Burkina Faso and Ghana. border police station service, built by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its partners.

The Dakola border police station, inaugurated on March 28, 2024, by the Minister Delegate in charge of Security, Divisional Police Commissioner Mahamadou Sana, was carried out thanks to the project for the construction of border police stations in Burkina Faso.

According to the representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Hamidou Dipama, the construction of the infrastructure was made possible thanks to the good collaboration between the government of Burkina and the international organization for migration.

‘It will enable staff to comply with international standards in migration management, including the treatment of passengers,’ he said.

The creatio
n of this jewel with various equipment installed, including the integrated computerized management tool for migration data (MIDAS), will give pride to border populations in being Burkinabè on the one hand, and on the other hand, restore the image of Burkina Faso.

The president of the special delegation of the commune of Pô, Ilassa Dianda and the representative of the traditional chief of Dakola, Salif Ayiyaré Koudoguèri, explained that Dakola appears as a showcase for the country.

The Minister Delegate, responsible for Security, praised the strong mobilization and musical expressions of the populations of Dakola for the occasion.

He indicated that border post personnel are frontline actors and their commitment and sacrifice contribute to improving security gains in remote areas.

The Divisional Police Commissioner, Mahamadou Sana, congratulated the IOM and its partners for their renewed confidence in Burkina Faso despite the negative assessment that some make of Burkina.

He ended by showing his appreciati
on for the tireless efforts shown by the combat units engaged in the reconquest of the national territory.

Sana is committed to rational management with the actors involved in the management of this infrastructure and equipment.

Before the start of the ceremony, the customary authorities of Dakola blessed the building and prayed for the fighting forces engaged in the reconquest of the national territory.

The official ceremony also marks the commissioning of the border posts of Hamélé and Kosso, in the South-West region, and Lan in the Center-West region.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Good Friday’: Catholics in Burkina fervently relive the sufferings of Christ


Ouagadougou: A thousand miles and 2,000 years later, the Catholic faithful of the Saint-André de Saaba parish relived, this Friday, with fervor, the commemoration of the crucifixion and death of Jesus-Christ, noted the AIB.

At the Saint-André de Saaba parish, on the northern outskirts of Ouagadougou, we are far from the real crucifixion scenes that take place every ‘Good Friday’ in the Philippines, but quite close to the sacredness that the commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ for the Catholics of the world.

Very early on Friday, the faithful gathered on the steps of their church to experience a Stations of the Cross perfectly mimed by the parish youth.

During fourteen long stations, the ‘Jesus’ of the day was mistreated, beaten and humiliated from his arrest, through his judgment to his crucifixion.

The ‘Roman soldiers’ did not pull their punches. At the seventh station, their brutality caused ‘Jesus’ to waddle with his cross and eventually collapse a second time.

The shrill and permanent cries of
the women who accompanied their ‘Savior’, mixed with the ‘atrocities’ suffered, moved a large part of the crowd, confusing reality with acting worthy of the great theater schools.

We could see that some were crying while others hid their faces to no longer experience this updated ‘barbarity’.

The priest urged the faithful to relive throughout the day the mystery of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

Above all, he invited them to learn the lessons conveyed, namely, among other things, obedience to God, love and the sacrifices to be made for their neighbors.

After this day of ‘mourning’, Catholics will go through ‘the great silence’ on Saturday and celebrate on Sunday the ‘victory’ of Jesus Christ over death

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina/security: The slammer Otemptic invites the Burkinabè to patriotism through her single


Ouagadougou: Burkinabè slammer Adjaratou Kabré alias Otemptic invites Burkinabè people through her single ‘De tous les couleurs’ to patriotism to better fight against terrorism which has been plaguing Burkina Faso for almost 10 years.

She is unarmed. She is a lyricist and only has the words to add her touch to the fight against the terrorist hydra. ‘Of all colors’ raises awareness and leads every Burkinabè to ask questions.

‘When I talk about colors here, I talk much more about the behavior of each Burkinabè, what behavior we adopt in the face of the security situation. Being Burkinabè, being patriotic, are we an observer, actor or spectator of this situation,’ asked the artist Otemptic to explain the meaning of his single.

The talented Otemptic is a master’s student in conflict management and peace building and also a Disk Jockey (DJ) and the phrase that sticks to her lips is ‘may peace truly return to Burkina Faso’.

She says she has opted for slam since 2019 because in her opinion ‘slam, beyond a passio
n, is a weapon of awareness’.

The justice-loving artist would like to work in a humanitarian organization ‘because my biggest dream is to be useful to my community’.

The young musical artist with great ambitions has only one single on the disc market. The release of the clip ‘Of all the colors’ is scheduled for April 13 on YouTube. An album is almost complete and will be released on June 28, God willing.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Laying of the first stone of the IRO-TEXTBURKINA industrial complex: the Head of State arrived in Sourgou


Ouagadougou: The President of the Transition, Head of State, Captain Ibrahim TRAORE arrived this Friday morning in Sourgou, Boulkiemdé province, Center-West region where he will lay the first stone of a textile industrial complex of the company IRO-TEXBURKINA SA.

The construction of this textile industrial complex aims to develop the Burkinabè cotton value chain through the supply of textile products (yarns, fabrics, clothing, medical products).

The new factory will also create around 5,000 direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina: ALT offers an extracorporeal circulation machine to the Tengandogo University Hospital for cardiac operations


Ouagadougou: The Transitional Legislative Assembly (ALT) on Thursday offered an extracorporeal circulation machine to the Tengandogo University Hospital Center (CHU-T) to contribute to the improvement of the technical platform for cardiac operations at the Burkina Faso.

‘This donation aims to contribute to improving the technical platform for cardiac operations in Burkina Faso,’ inform the communications services of the Ministry of Health.

For Dr Adama Sawadogo, cardiovascular surgeon at the Tengandogo University Hospital Center (CHU-T), this is a latest generation device which will allow the Tengandogo hospital to go beyond routine operations and to carry out more complex operations which could, one day, go as far as heart transplantation.

Thanks to this extracorporeal circulation machine, the Tengandogo University Hospital has been able to successfully operate on 40 people with open hearts since the end of October, he said.

According to the President of the Transitional Legislative Assembly (ALT), Dr Ou
smane Bougouma, thanks to this machine, Burkina Faso becomes the second country in the sub-region to have a technical platform capable of performing open heart surgery. .

Dr Bougouma also stressed that this equipment will help avoid certain medical evacuations, which will allow the State to make savings.

The Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr. Robert Kargougou, expressed his gratitude to the President of the Transitional Legislative Assembly for this delivery of equipment to the CHU-T.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Certification of CSOs as well as the Christian faith are in the headlines of the day


Ouagadougou: This Friday’s publications echo the certification of CSOs in Burkina with a view to cleaning up the environment, as well as the resurrection of Christ, making the headlines of the day’s publications.

Resurrection of Christ ‘it is the hard core of the Christian faith’, headlines the newspaper Le Pays.

The newspaper specifies that according to Father Paul Dah, after 40 days of penance and prayer, the Catholic faithful will celebrate Easter or the resurrection of Christ, on March 31.

The private daily L’Observateur Paalga adds to the words of Abbé Silvère Pingdwendé who informs that “in the Christian faith the triumph of Christ makes death appear as the end of a mission, the earthly one, and the opening of a mission, the earthly one, and the opening towards an encounter, that with the creator.’

In another register, the private daily Le Pays displays on its headline ‘certification of CSOs in Burkina: A process to clean up the environment’.

The newspaper informs that the permanent secretariat of
non-governmental organizations (SPONG) and the Burkinabè fundraising association (ABF) initiated a meeting between civil society organizations (CSO) and non-governmental organizations (NGO), on March 28, 2024 in Ouagadougou

The objective of this meeting was to agree on the certification process of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and NGOs operating in Burkina Faso.

For its part, L’Observateur Paalga indicates that with a view to positively changing the environment of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and development associations in Burkina Faso, the Burkinabè fundraising association has developed a new program called “Giving for change’ with the support of the Dutch NGO which works to support CSOs in their activities for endogenous community development through capacity building for the mobilization of local resources

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina: An association launches ‘Wisga Festival’ from May 3 to 5 to celebrate hairstyle


Ouagadougou: The Association of hairdressers and beauticians of Burkina Faso (ACEBF), held a press conference on Friday in Ouagadougou to officially launch the Wiisga Festival of Burkina Faso, scheduled for May 3 to 5, 2024 next year, in order to promote creativity and strengthen professional skills in Burkina Faso.

‘The exceptional skills of hairdressers and beauticians from Burkina Faso will be highlighted from May 3 to 5, 2024 at the Jean-Pierre Guingané culture palace in Ouagadougou through the Wiisga Festival,’ declared the president of the Association of hairdressers and beauticians. beauticians from Burkina Faso (ACEBF), Youssouf Sawadogo.

According to him, the WISGA project aims to promote excellence in the hairdressing and aesthetics sector by highlighting local talents through an innovative fashion show.

‘We are convinced that this event will not only highlight the latest trends and artistic creations, but also strengthen the national recognition of hairdressers and beauticians in Burkina Faso,’
he said.

Youssouf Sawadogo spoke on Friday in Ouagadougou, during a press conference to officially launch the Wiisga Festival in Burkina Faso, scheduled for May 4 to 5, 2024.

The activity will be placed under the theme: ‘Economic and social contribution of hairdressing and aesthetics stakeholders in a context of security crisis’.

For the president of the ACEBF, in Burkina Faso, the plastic and applied arts sector as well as the hairdressing and aesthetics sector represent areas rich in talent and economic potential.

However, he said, despite their significant contribution to the national economy, these sectors face major challenges such as insufficient material and technical capacities, as well as the low technical level of actors.

Sawadogo added that the activities are designed to raise industry standards, thereby contributing to a more competent and innovative industry.

‘The WISGA festival aims to raise awareness of important social causes such as the blood drive for the FDS, practical training and di
scussions on the challenges of the sector and support for internally displaced people,’ continued Youssouf Sawadogo.

Because, through awareness campaigns and fundraising initiatives, ‘we hope to strengthen solidarity within the community and contribute positively to the well-being of our society’.

The president of the Association specified that activities, among others, will be scheduled such as practical workshops and training sessions provided by experts, networking and exhibition of products and equipment, a discussion forum on challenges and opportunities sector and a fashion show.

‘A presentation of certificates of thanks to the sponsors and patrons who supported and made possible this memorable event and dynamic demonstrations to present the latest innovations and inspire participants with new ideas,’ he concluded.

Created in 2014, the Association of Hairdressers and Beauticians of Burkina Faso (ACEBF) has around 300 members and aims to promote, enhance and develop the profession of hairdresser-beau
tician in Burkina Faso.

Its missions are to raise awareness, train apprentices and support their integration, organize hairdressers and beauticians, participate in regional, national and international competitions and strengthen the capacities of salon owners.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

IRO-TEXBURKINA textile complex in Sourgou: a factory to rehabilitate the industrial fabric in the Center-West


Ouagadougou: The President of the Transition, Head of State, Captain Ibrahim TRAORE, launched construction work on a textile complex called ‘IRO- TEXBURKINA.

The construction of this industrial unit is in line with the vision of the Head of State who announced it last January during his stay in Koudougou. ‘This area was the very foundation of the first processing unit; it was appropriate that a cotton processing unit could be established there,’ declared the President of the Transition, Captain Ibrahim TRAORE.

Burkina Faso has embarked on ‘a process of industrialization. In all areas of Burkina that have specific characteristics, we will do everything possible to transform our products locally,’ he maintained. According to Captain TRAORE, it is through industrialization ‘that we can create enough jobs so that young people can flourish’.

The Head of State also indicated that the government is committed to this project with the Burkinabè Textile Fiber Company (SOFITEX), the Burkina Faso Economic and Social D
evelopment Fund (FBDES) and the National Union of Cotton Producers of Burkina Faso. (UNPCB).

He hoped that the project could be executed quickly and well in strict compliance with the requirements of the specifications. Also, he asked the populations to take ownership of the project.

IRO-TEXBURKINA will build a unit on an area of 42 hectares in Sourgou and another of 50 hectares in Boromo with a total investment of 165 billion FCFA. Ultimately, this textile complex will create more than 4,000 direct jobs and 15,000 indirect jobs for the two sites.

The Head of State has, once again, invited economic operators who wish to come and invest in Burkina Faso. He reassured them of the government’s commitment to supporting their initiatives through the facilities that will be granted to them

Source: Burkina Information Agency

The Burkinabè army tests powerful new missiles in the North Center


Ouagadougou: The Burkinabè army dropped new missiles of ‘terrifying’ power this Friday on terrorists who thought they were safe in a dense forest in the Center-North, according to security sources.

The air vectors of the Burkinabè army have been monitoring movements in a major terrorist base in Kalamba, in the Center-North, for several days.

The pilots were hesitant to take action because the missiles usually used risked not hitting the targets due to the very dense nature of this small forest.

After making final adjustments, they decided to use the newly arrived new types of ‘terrifyingly powerful’ missiles.

So, this Friday, March 29, 2024 at 11:18 a.m. sharp, while the terrorists thought they were safe, a large ball of fire tore through the skies to exterminate them.

To be clear, a Special Forces commando was airlifted to the scene. The conclusion is clear: the base is completely destroyed, proof of the effectiveness of the new missiles.

According to our sources, the army will continue to hunt down te
rrorists in their last entrenchments, whether they are extremely thick forests or not

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina/Covid 19: The government wants to learn lessons from the response plan


Ouagadougou: As part of the global coalition to evaluate the impact of Covid-19, the national evaluation commission organized on Friday a workshop to evaluate the national plan to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in order to learn lessons to face future crises.

‘The interest of this evaluation is to draw all the lessons in terms of effectiveness, of the proposals that have been made but also in terms of the methods used which could guarantee, for future crises, better management,’ indicated the first vice-president of the national evaluation commission, Larba Issa Kobyagda, during the launching ceremony of the evaluation of the national plan to combat Covid-19 in Ouagadougou.

Mr. Kobyagda stressed that this evaluation is independent and is carried out by the national consultancy office Nazan, whose mission is to analyze the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and viability of all the measures taken by the government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘This office should be able to interact with a
ll stakeholders, in particular the executive secretariat and the 5 sub-committees who worked during the implementation of the response plan against Covid-19, as well as the populations who experienced this crisis ‘, he clarified.

Larba Issa Kobyagda also indicated that this assessment is part of the global coalition to assess the impact of Covid-19.

According to the representative of the World Bank’s global initial assessment within the coalition, Miché Ouédraogo, this global coalition aims to support countries to evaluate and learn from the measures put in place in order to take more effective measures for future crises.

‘By launching the global evaluation initiative, the World Bank aims to support countries in strengthening their evaluation capacities and to support governments in having conclusive data for decision-making in management and the implementation of public policies,’ he added.

Larba Issa Kobyagda stressed that from what will be considered as limits at the end of the assessment, it will be u
p to the government to take measures to guarantee a more effective response system to future crises.

According to Mr. Kobyagda, Burkina Faso recorded 22,453 cases of Covid-19 with 396 deaths between March 9, 2020 and April 30, 2023.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry Testifies to ‘Strong’ Moroccan-Guinean Ties (Guinean PM)

The Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry, officially inaugurated on Friday, testifies to the ‘strong” ties between Morocco and Guinea and the solidarity between the two countries, Guinean Prime Minister, Amadou Oury Bah, said.

This ‘beautiful mosque’ is an addition to the various initiatives of HM King Mohammed VI which reflect the centuries-old relations between this part of North Africa and that of West Africa, he underlined.

The Guinean Prime Minister expressed his great admiration for the architecture of this mosque which reflects the Sovereign’s desire to enshrine the identity of Moroccan civilization and culture in the West African landscape.

In accordance with the High Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, may God assist Him, the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, in coordination with the competent Guinean authorities, inaugurated the Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry on the occasion of the Friday Prayer.

The Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry, whose construction works wer
e launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, may God assist Him, on February 24, 2017, was built according to authentic Moroccan architectural standards, with an accommodation capacity of more than 3,000 worshipers, over an area of one hectare.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

Guinea: Official Inauguration of Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry

In accordance with the High Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, may God assist Him, the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, in coordination with the competent Guinean authorities, inaugurated the Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry on the occasion of the Friday Prayer.

The official ceremony was attended by Guinean Prime Minister, Amadou Oury Bah, President of National Transition Council of Guinea, Dansa Kourouma, Guinean minister of National Defense, Aboubacar Sidiki Camara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Guineans Living Abroad, Morissanda Kouyaté, and Secretary General of Religious Affairs of Guinea, Karamo Diawara.

This ceremony was also attended by a delegation from the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, led by its Secretary General, Mohamed Rifki, Morocco’s ambassador to Guinea, Isam Taïb, President of the Foundation’s section in Guinea, Abdelkarim Dioubate, as well as Moroccan and Guinean personalities.

During the Friday prayer at the Mo
hammed VI Mosque in Conakry, the Khutbah (Friday Sermon) was delivered by the representative of the Moroccan Supreme Council of Ulema.

The Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry, whose construction works were launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, may God assist Him, on February 24, 2017, was built according to authentic Moroccan architectural standards, with an accommodation capacity of more than 3,000 worshipers, over an area of one hectare.

This religious monument includes a large prayer room, a conference room, a library, a Koranic school, a commercial area, an administrative department and green spaces.

The Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry will host prayers and Holy Quran lessons, and will be a minaret to disseminate Wisdom, as part of the brotherly relations between Guinean and Moroccan people, to benefit the Republic of Guinea of Moroccan experience and expertise in the management of the religious field and the promotion of religious values of tolerance, solidarity and dialogue, on
the basis of the common religious constants between the two brotherly countries.

On the sidelines of the official inauguration ceremony, and as part of its charitable social activities, the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, in perfect coordination with its section in Conakry and the Secretariat General of Religious Affairs, will distribute over 1,000 food baskets.

This action aims to enshrine the values of humanity, solidarity and mutual aid within Guinean society, in accordance with the Vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema.

On this occasion, Morocco’s embassy in Conakry, with the participation of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, is organizing an official Iftar ceremony within the Mohammed VI Mosque in Conakry, in honor of Guinean official religious authorities and diplomatic representations accredited in the Republic of Guinea.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

Morocco, Spain Set to Promote Cultural Cooperation

Morocco’s Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, and Spain’s Ambassador to Morocco, Enrique Ojeda, examined, here Friday, the ways to promote bilateral cooperation in youth, culture and communication.

During this meeting, both parties hailed the strong historical ties and the strategic relations between the Kingdoms of Morocco and Spain, welcoming the new momentum experienced by these relations, following the meeting between His Majesty King Mohammed VI and President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez in April 2022, and the adoption, on this occasion, of the Joint Declaration between the two countries, the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication said in a press release.

They also underlined the importance of cultural rapprochement between Moroccan and Spanish peoples, particularly in view of Morocco’s organization, alongside Spain and Portugal, of the 2030 World Cup.

In this context, the two officials agreed to devise a joint action plan in youth, communication and
culture, calling for promoting women’s presence in the sports press as well as strengthening ties between Moroccan sports journalists and their Spanish peers in the run-up to the 2030 World Cup.

They also underlined the importance of promoting institutional collaboration between the Higher Institute of Information and Communication (ISIC) and the University of Madrid.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse