Vivo Energy Maroc, the company in charge of the marketing and distribution of Shell brand fuels and lubricants in Morocco and Butagaz brand Liquefied Petroleum Gas, appointed George Roberts to be the new Managing Director, effective 1, 2019
[South Africa] JSE, African exchanges, AfDB and ASEA partner to increase cross-border trade in Africa
JSE and seven African partner exchanges in collaboration with the AfDB and ASEA hosted the African Exchange Linkage Project Stakeholder Engagement Forum to strengthen investment flows across African countries.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening its outreach in Morocco with the opening of a third office, in the city of Agadir, which will cover the regions of Souss-Massa and Marrakech-Safi.
Bank Al-Maghrib and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organised a workshop on London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) reform and the launch of a new money market benchmark in Morocco.
Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) won two prizes as the best company in the categories "Global Operations" and "Best improved financial results" awarded by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
Openet, a leader in Digital BSS, announced that it has opened two new offices in Canada and South Africa, to better meet global demand for its innovative digital BSS portfolio.
Vivo Energy Morocco, Myher Holding partner to accelerate distribution activities in the southern region
Vivo Energy Morocco and Myher Holding announce their partnership in the company Sopétrole to accelerate the deployment of their distribution activities in the Provinces of southern Morocco.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a €271.8 million loan ($ 300 million) to support the strengthening of Morocco’s municipalities.
Morocco has developed one of the most advanced telecommunications markets in Africa, supported by the government's Maroc Digital 2020 strategy
Five African countries initiate banking reforms to drive development and tackle climate change, report
Thirty-eight emerging market economies, including five countries in Africa, have initiated key banking reforms to drive development and fight climate change, according to the second Global Progress Report.
Moroccan telecom operator inwi has launched its mobile money service 'inwi money'. The service works on Comviva's mobiquity® Money, one of the world's largest mobile money platform.
Europa Oil & Gas, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new Exploration Permit covering an area of 11,228 sqkm in the Agadir Basin, offshore Morocco.
Morocco’s tourism ministry has signed a “co-marketing partnership” agreement with Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency, to promote Chinese tourism in Morocco.
Under a deal with the Moroccan government, Maroc Telecom, 53% owned by Etisalat, will spend 10 billion dirhams or $1.04 billion – over the next three years.
Total has inaugurated its thousandth solarized service station, powered by solar panels. The rooftop solar systems at the TOTAL Palmeraie retail outlet in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Zahira Bouaouda has been appointed President of MATIS Aerospace, a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing, specialising in electrical wiring interconnection systems.
The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project will open new vistas for Nigeria’s gas aspirations, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, has said.
South Africa, the continent’s largest economy by GDP, can lay claim to being the “gateway” to doing business in Africa by virtue of its size, sophistication and connectivity.
Royal Jordanian (RJ) and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) have signed a free sale codeshare agreement, where RJ will market RAM flights, putting RJ's code on the flights.
Wirecard is handling payments for online and travel agency bookings for Royal Air Maroc, Morocco's national airline, and one of Africa's leading and fastest growing airlines.
HSEVEN launches Africa startup acceleration programme with up to €1.5 million investment per business
HSEVEN, Africa’s largest accelerator is launching “HSEVEN DISRUPT AFRICA”, an ambitious startup acceleration program designed for entrepreneurs of the Moroccan and African diaspora.
Online money transfer service WorldRemit has teamed up with Cash Plus to enable digital money transfers to +2000 cash pickup locations across Morocco
The Africa e-learning market reached a value of more than US$ 792 Million in 2018, exhibiting a CAGR of around 14% during 2011-2018 according to the latest report by Research and Markets.
Averda an international environmental services provider, has been awarded four seven-year contracts in Casablanca, Morocco.
Following the agreement signed on March 14, 2019, Maroc Telecom has completed the acquisition from Millicom of the entire share capital of its subsidiary Tigo Tchad.
South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco hold some of the most active tech hubs in Africa, with the total number of these hubs in Africa having grown to 442 in 2018.
Massport and Royal Air Maroc officials have celebrated a new international service to Casablanca, Morocco, the first nonstop route from Boston Logan International Airport to mainland Africa.
The World Bank announced a new US$500 million program in support of Morocco’s goals of expanding access to quality preprimary education.
The 2019 African Space Industry Annual Report explains that the industry has already reached over USD 7 billion of annual revenues and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024.
Temenos accelerates BMCE Bank of Africa’s journey to become first Moroccan bank to expand operations into China
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that BMCE Bank of Africa, a leading Moroccan bank, has implemented Temenos T24 Transact and Financial Crime Mitigation, both running on the Temenos Cloud.
AGCO has opened a new office in the north-east of Casablanca, Morocco.
Keller Williams,KW, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, is expanding across Africa. As momentum continues, KW has awarded a new master franchise in Morocco.
FairTSA, a global Fair Trade standard holder, has announced completion of a formal licensing agreement with Argan Oleo, an importer and processor of the finest Argan Oil from Morocco.
Dubai based airline Emirates is considering flight frequencies to key African destinations including Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, and South Africa as it sees potential for growth in Africa.
The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11thannual survey by W Hospitality Group.
International Energy Agency publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies, lauds legal and fiscal reforms
The International Energy Agency has released the latest in-depth review of Morocco’s energy policies, welcoming the institutional, legal and fiscal reforms.
Global insurance brokerage firm Lockton MENA Limited has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Ata Khatib.
Western Union has appointed Mohamed Touhami el Ouazzani as Regional Vice President and Head of North, Central and West Africa, based in Casablanca to lead Western Union’s business in the region
Beginning May 29, Qatar Airways has announced it will launch flights to Rabat, Morocco which will be served by a B787 three times a week.
The Economic Commission for Africa has launched the African Women Leadership Fund in Morocco on the sidelines of the African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development.
Vivo Energy Morocco and Butagaz brand Liquefied Petroleum Gas have announced the launch of the new generation of Shell fuels.
Moroccan national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has launched the first-ever Miami-Casablanca route.
Chariot Oil & Gas has announced that it has been awarded a 75% interest and operatorship of the Lixus Offshore Licence in Morocco.
European Investment Bank invests $15 million in Africa Industrialization Fund to support growth capital investments
The European Investment Bank has signed a commitment of $15 million with the SPE Africa Industrialization I Fund, targeting growth capital investments in SMEs and mid-market companies.
The National Aviation Services (NAS), has partnered with Wanzl and ICT.aero to launch state-of-the-art electronic gates (E-gates) at its Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area, Morocco.
16 companies have been recognized earlier as the Best Places To Work in Morocco for 2019 according to the annual workplace survey driven by the global research firm Best Companies Group USA.
A new study conducted by Frost & Sullivan shows that the desalination market in Africa has recovered from the global economic downturn in 2015-2017.
IFC and Tunisia’s Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy are launching a ground-breaking program designed to support high-potential startups and drive innovation across North Africa.
Maroc Telecom has announced that it has signed an agreement with Millicom to acquire the entire share capital of its subsidiary Tigo Chad.
TM Forum, the global not-for-profit association focused on digital transformation has announced that 50 new companies joined the Forum in recent months.
Eni and Qatar Petroleum have signed a farm out agreement to enable Qatar Petroleum acquire a 30% participating interest in 12 exploration blocks in the offshore of Morocco.
Performance across Casablanca's real estate market remained relatively stable throughout 2018 with the announcement of new projects also enhancing investor sentiment across all sectors.
Jumia has signed an important partnership with technology leader Xiaomi at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving millions of users in Africa easy access to Xiaomi products.
SDX Energy Inc. has announced that it has increased its presence in Morocco with the awards of the Moulay Bouchta Ouest and Lalla Mimouna Sud licenses.
Corteva Agriscience Agriculture Division picks Casablanca as hub for North-West and West Central Africa
Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has launched its official North-West & West Central Africa regional headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco.
Boeing has announced an agreement with Royal Air Maroc to use a suite of Boeing AnalytX-powered crew solutions to bring greater efficiency to the airline's planning and operations.
Hayat Essakkati is a Dutch/Moroccan entrepreneur and Director of Maroc4Invest, a company that secures foreign investors a smooth and efficient entry into the Moroccan market.
The World Bank Group and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have announced a deeper partnership for economic development in six countries in Africa.
A new analysis by Global Financial Integrity (GFI) indicate that Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) due to trade misinvoicing, is a significant and persistent drag on 148 developing countries’ economies.
Solar-plus-storage is already competitive with the world's most efficient form of gas generation in Morocco and Jordan, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa is estimated to have improved to 1.7 percent in 2018, contributed by acceleration in activity of both oil exporters and importers.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the governorate of Marrakesh-Safi have signed an agreement designed to improve the business climate and bolster the competitiveness of local enterprises
IFC, National Committee for the Business Environment partner to unlock potential of private sector in Morocco
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the National Committee for the Business Environment (CNEA), have signed an agreement designed to improve the business climate in Morocco.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the National Committee for the Environment of Business (CNEA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve business climate in Morocco.
[Morocco] Vivo Energy and Zakoura Foundation partners with Education Ministry to educate on environment
Vivo Energy and the Zakoura Foundation have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Energy National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research to bolster environmental education.
ACWA Power has announced collaboration with ECOHZ to empower local women and support communities in Morocco.
Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline's fleet.
The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) has partnered with National Aviation Services to launch the first electronic gates at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area.
Moroccan Airports Authority partners with National Aviation Services to launch electronic gates at Airports in Marrakech
The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) to launch the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area.
The North Africa mobile phone market, comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11.5% in the third quarter of 2018.
Frost & Sullivan has co-organized with Moroccan Pharmaceutical Industry Association, AMIP, to host its very first Healthcare Meeting.
IFC and the Cluster Solaire have launched a new Morocco Climate Entrepreneurship Program
The Moroccan Association of Presidents of Communal Councils and the Council of Territorial Communities of the West African Economic and Monetary Union have partnered to support financial decentralization.
Morocco has successfully launched a new satellite christened Mohammed VI-B.
The Zenata Development Company (SAZ) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are joining forces to ensure the sustainability of the Zenata industrial park in Morocco.
The largest pan-African congregation of cities and local governments, the 8th Africities Summit, has opened in Marrakesh Morocco under the theme ‘the transition to sustainable cities and territories.
Alstom will be part of the inauguration of the Tangier-Casablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF).
Moroccans can now use their mobile phones to send or receive money and pay for services.
Casablanca’s commercial sector showed signs of improvement in the first half of the year in 2018, reveals real estate management company JLL.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €117 million loan to finance a Project to Ensure the Sustainability and Security of Access to Drinking Water in Morocco.
The ECA Office for North Africa has launched the first Report on SDG implementation in Maghreb countries.
DEMO Africa has announced the five winners for the for the 2019 edition of the Lions@frica Innovation Tour in Silicon Valley. The winners were announced after presenting their technologies to the world at the 7th edition of DEMO Africa held in Casablanca, Morocco.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is strengthening its partnership with Al Amana, Morocco’s largest microfinance institution, to increase funding for micro- and small-scale entrepreneurs
Philip Morris International Inc. has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s commitment to creating an excellent work environment for its employees.
Vivo Energy Maroc and Butagaz brand Liquefied Petroleum Gas, have announced the renewal of its partnership with the Injaz Al Maghrib association during a commitment session to the volunteer program.
United Cities and Local Governments of Africa in collaboration with UN Habitat, UNODC and UNESCO will host the inaugural Youth Forum at the 8th Africities Summit which will take place from November 20-24, 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
According to the July issue of Africa Tourism Monitor 2018, recently published by the African Development Bank, the continent earned $36.2 billion in revenue from 62.9 million international visitors in 2016.
Microsoft has teamed up with the Lions@frica initiative of the African Technology Foundation to empower the startups finalists that will be pitching at DEMO Africa 2018.
A total of 7 million tourists visited Morocco in the first seven months of 2018, up 7 percent year on year, according to statistics released by the Moroccan Tourism Ministry
On Friday, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, Africa50, inaugurated its headquarters in Casablanca
Based on H1 2018 figures from STR, provider of data and analytics for the global hotel industry, Marrakech has emerged as a standout performer among key African cities.
International provider of air, sea and road freight services, DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Christelle Fadel to lead its business in Morocco.
DEMO Africa has announced the thirty startup finalists for the 2018 edition of the annual conference. The startups were selected following a few months of innovation roadshows, city tours and virtual adjudication across different countries in the continent.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has forged a new partnership with Gaia Energy to create a joint platform for the development of wind power and other renewable energy projects in Africa.
Barbadian and Moroccan officials have drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on technical cooperation aimed at widening the areas in which both countries could collaborate.
Effective 3 October 2018, Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, replacing the Airbus A330-300 currently serving the route.
SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company has announced that through its subsidiary SDX Energy Morocco Limited, has signed a facility agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
A tailor-made technical assistance project to reinforce the effectiveness of consumer protection law and policy in Morocco has been designed by UNCTAD after a novel voluntary peer review.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and AMMC, the Moroccan capital markets authority have announced a comprehensive set of guidelines for new financial instruments to address climate change.
GAZ, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Russia, together with Africa Motors (Auto Hall Group), a new distribution partner of GAZ, has started selling a range of commercial vehicles GAZelle NEXT in Morocco.