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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Monday, February 22, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Big Data: Morocco in the global race:
Morocco thinks big for Data Centers. Indeed, the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) of Benguerir proceeded, Friday, to the inauguration of its new Data Center housing the most powerful "supercomputer" in Africa (African Supercomputing Center). This is a very important step for the Kingdom in the field that will enable UM6P to serve the national digital ecosystem to help ensure the digital sovereignty of the Kingdom and develop new digital services 100% Moroccan. Located in the heart of the green city of Benguerir and spread over an area of 2,000 m2 , this Data Center will raise the capacity for scientific experimentation and thus enable greater control of the massive data collected...

Maroc Telecom: A turnover of MAD 36.77 million at the end of 2020:
The year 2020 ends under the sign of resilience for Maroc Telecom, which has 73 million customers over this period, thanks in particular to the growth of the customer base of the subsidiaries Moov Africa and Fixed-line in Morocco. As a result, the company's customer base grew by 8% according to the Group's consolidated results for the year 2020. Revenues amounted to nearly MAD 36.77 billion, up 0.7% (-0.8% on a comparable basis) in 2020 compared to 2019. At the end of December 2020, Maroc Telecom Group's adjusted earnings from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to MAD 19.1 billion, up 0.9% (+0.5% on a comparable basis)...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
The Government, the regions and civil society are committed to act together to promote the values of tolerance and living together in the Moroccan school:
The adviser to H.M. the King and founding president of the Essaouira-Mogador Association, André Azoulay, and the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, government spokesman Said Amzazi, presided Saturday in Beni Mellal the ceremony for the creation of the first club of dialogue and coexistence in Beni Mellal-Khenifra. This club was created within the college Ahmed Saumai and the high school qualifying Ibn Sina in a ceremony marked by the presence of the wali of the region of Beni Mellal-Khenifra and several civil and military authorities and civil society actors...

Omar Hilale highlights the humanist and co-existence orientations of H.M. King Mohammed VI:
The Ambassador Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations in New York, Omar Hilale, stressed that the culture of peace, harmony and coexistence that Morocco advocates at the national and international levels, in accordance with the High Guidelines of H.M. King Mohammed VI, is "highly recognized and welcomed by the international community..."


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Morocco-EU. All indicators are green:
It's the honeymoon between Morocco and the European Union! At least, this is reflected in the conversation last Friday between Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad and Oliver Varhelyi, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy. "I had an excellent meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, today to discuss our ambitious new agenda for the Mediterranean," the European Commissioner said in a tweet...

Elections. New changes in sight:
Parliament will begin discussing election laws this week. In addition to the texts that have been validated by the Council of Ministers, parliamentarians will scrutinize two other bills that have just been passed by the Governing Council. If the dispute persists on certain points that will be decided within the legislative institution, others are unanimously agreed upon within the political spectrum and will have to pass like a letter in the mail...


LIBÉRATION
And now, it is the British variant that must be taken seriously:
"Redouble vigilance" and "strict adherence to preventive measures." The lexical field used Saturday afternoon by the Ministry of Health in a press release revealing the detection of 21 new cases of the British variant of Sars-Cov2 is unequivocal. It symbolizes not only the fear of an acceleration of the epidemic, but also the threat that weighs on a successful vaccination campaign for the moment and whose prospects prove, a priori, satisfactory. Indeed, until now, the health authorities could not dream of a better start for the national vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus...

Habib El Malki talks with Ahmet Aydin Dogan:
The Turkish ambassador in Rabat, Ahmet Aydin Dogan, welcomed, Friday, the willingness of Turkey and Morocco to consolidate cooperation in various fields. During talks with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, in the framework of a courtesy visit, at the end of his diplomatic mission to the Kingdom, Ahmet Aydin Dogan explained that the continuous consultation and constructive dialogue between the two countries have led to the renewal of the free trade agreement to serve the interests of both parties...