Blog

News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Saturday, February 20, 2021

LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
Morocco and the EU welcome the dynamism of their strategic partnership and reaffirm their commitment to further strengthen their multidimensional cooperation:
The Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union are on the same page. This is what emerged from the telephone conversation on Thursday between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, and the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, Oliver Varhelyi. The two parties stressed on this occasion the dynamism of the strategic partnership between Rabat and Brussels and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen their multidimensional cooperation...

Due to lockdown, there will be fewer accidents and deaths on Moroccan roads in 2020:
The significant decrease in traffic due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 health crisis has enabled Morocco to improve its road safety indicators. According to the assessment of the year 2020, presented Thursday to the Government Council and during the meeting of the interministerial committee in charge of road safety, a 26% decrease in the number of deaths on the roads was recorded...

 

 

LIBÉRATION
The Gambian president addresses a message to HM the King:
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, received, Thursday in Rabat, his Gambian counterpart, Mamadou Tangara, bearer of a message from Gambian President Adama Barrow to His Majesty King Mohammed VI...

Africa passes the mark of 100,000 deaths from coronavirus:
Africa, which is undergoing a second wave of coronavirus, has passed the 100,000 death mark since the beginning of the pandemic, although the death toll on the poor continent of 1.2 billion people is probably much higher. The 54 countries in the region total 100,000 deaths (3,793,660 reported cases), according to an AFP count. The region, relatively unscathed, is the last, apart from Oceania, to reach this threshold crossed by Europe in April. However, these figures are based solely on the daily reports from the health authorities in each country and reflect only a fraction of the actual total number of contaminations...