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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Monday, December 2, 2019

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
In partnership with the Spanish company Fertinagro Biotech: OCP and UM6 Polytechnique together in R&D:
This agreement aims to create, in collaboration with major Spanish universities, research training departments to train researchers for companies offering sustainable solutions for the development of agriculture and livestock on an African and global scale, says a statement from the OCP Group. It will thus enable the training of researchers who will develop innovation projects focused on promoting the circular economy and leading to sustainability and respect for the environment, and it will promote the unique sharing and transfer of knowledge without borders in the service of sustainable agriculture...

Money laundering: Works of art, gemstones, and casinos in the Executive's sights:
New twist in the sale of art objects and precious stones as well as gambling. The Executive thus strengthens the legal arsenal for the fight against money laundering. To this end, the Government Council has just adopted Bill 12.18 amending and supplementing the Criminal Code and Act 43.05 on the fight against money laundering. Article 2 of the draft increased the list of natural and legal persons liable to cover, notably, sellers of works of art, precious stones and casinos, including online casinos and those floating on board ships...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA
Weather alert: Heavy local rains and snowfalls from Monday to Wednesday in several provinces of the Kingdom:
Heavy local rains, sometimes stormy, and snowfalls are expected from Monday to Wednesday in several prefectures and provinces of the Kingdom, announced Sunday the National Meteorological Directorate...

Civil society, an essential partner in the fight against AIDS:
With the theme Community-based Organizations Make a Difference, World AIDS Day aims to highlight the role of civil society and community organizations (CSOs) in achieving global goals, said Kamal Alami, Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)-Morocco. "It also provides an opportunity to highlight the need for partnership between governments and civil society organizations," Mr. Alami added, on the occasion of the celebration of this World Day...


LES INSPIRATIONS ÉCO
Morocco sets the record straight:
Contrary to popular belief, ALEs are not set in stone. It is possible to review their contours so that the contracting parties are not harmed. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy, illustrated this. During a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Ruhsar Pekcan in Istanbul, on Thursday, November 28, he made it clear that Morocco will not hesitate to reconsider the agreement if nothing is done...

Violence against women. The end of silence:
The national campaign to combat violence against women has just been launched. The opportunity to recall that the most important thing is the application of the law and the improvement of the legal framework, which is still lacking...


LIBERATION
Individual freedoms require a serious debate without taboos or stigmatization:
Human rights activists and academics called, at a conference organized last Friday at the Touria Sekkat Complex by the USFP provincial secretariat in Maarif (Casablanca) to open a serene, peaceful and above all non-arrogant societal debate on the issue of individual freedoms...

The 18th Marrakech International Film Festival opens with great pomp and ceremony:
The 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival opened on Friday at the Palais des Congrès in the ochre city, in the presence of a wide range of 7th art stars and great figures from the worlds of culture, media and the arts. As every year, the public gathered at the entrance to the prestigious Palais des congrès to watch these great film stars who, through their presence, enhance this cinematic event, which has acquired its reputation and is now one of the key events in universal cinema...