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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Bank credit: A 5.2% increase at the end of June 2020:
The first half of the year saw a positive trend in bank loans. The progression is 5.2% driven by a "significant" acceleration in credit to private companies. Outstanding amounts rose to 7.8% at a time when lending to households in the first six months of the year showed a marked slowdown to 0.9%...

Tindouf Camps: New escape of Polisario opponents from Dhaibia prison:
A new Hollywood escape from the Tindouf camps. A group of political detainees and Polisario opponents incarcerated without trial were able to escape on Sunday-Monday evening from the sinister Dhaibia prison used for years by the Separatist Front as a torture and detention centre...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA
Nasser Bourita reaffirms Morocco's conviction that "the solution to the crisis in Libya can only be Libyan and for Libyans":
Morocco is convinced that the solution to the Libyan crisis necessarily involves Libyan initiatives. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, after meeting in turn with the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives and the President of the Libyan High Council of State, assured that the resolution of the Libyan crisis remains "the one on which the Libyans will agree and the one that emanates from the Libyans themselves..."

Ministry of Justice: Soon to be a structural reorganization with regional directorates:
The Ministry of Justice is working towards a structural reorganization providing for the creation of regional directorates which will have a more important role in the implementation of programs and strategies developed by the ministry, Justice Minister Mohamed Ben Abdelkader said Monday in Rabat. Speaking at the opening of a colloquium organized by the Amicale of Justice Officials in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and in coordination with the Democratic Union of Justice, under the theme "The Administration of Justice, Between Decentralization and the Challenges of the New Development Model," Mr. Ben Abdelkader stressed the importance of this change...


LES INSPIRATIONS ÉCO
Doing Business. The Top 50 within reach? :
The concretization of the Top 50 commitment in the Doing Business ranking seems within reach this year, according to a source close to the matter, managed by the National Committee for the Business Environment (CNEA). This body has the heavy task of preparing the reform file and defending the Kingdom's position at the World Bank, in close collaboration with the departments concerned, the private sector and professionals...

Sanitary situation. Closure of cities, capacity of the health system, etc., where are we? :
Raging anger and endless traffic jams severely reducing the speed of vehicles on the Casablanca-Rabat axis. An almost apocalyptic scene has been given to us to see on the media and social networks following the decision of the Moroccan authorities to ban travel to and from eight cities in the country including Casablanca, Marrakech, and Tangier...


LIBÉRATION
WHO doubts the effectiveness and viability of border shutdown:
Are countries, including Morocco, that have opted to close their borders right to do so? The answer is "No," suggests the World Health Organization (WHO), which has stated that international travel bans cannot remain in place indefinitely. Keeping borders closed is not a strategy that can prevent the circulation of the coronavirus...

Khalid Ait Taleb: The epidemiological situation is becoming worrying:
The epidemiological situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic is becoming "worrisome," given the increase in infections, critical cases, and deaths caused by the disease, Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb said Monday in Rabat...