• 2017
  • activists for the independence of Western Sahara and Human rights defenders , but also the lawyers by their absence protest against this unfair trial whose first hearings were held on March 13th 2017 after months of postponements. (awsa.org.au)
  • mineral
  • Here multistory draglines rise above the scrubland of the Peace River plains, veined with the remains of the ancient sea life that makes up the mineral phosphate. (csmonitor.com)
  • Efforts
  • Although phosphate mining here is largely backed by large chemical corporations diversified enough to absorb losses, there are efforts to make those losses short term. (csmonitor.com)
  • Nigeria
  • Speaking on the partnership with the Afghanistan government, the co-Founder of Cellulant Corporation, Mr. Bolaji Akinboro stated that the technology which origin is Nigeria is the gift of Cellulant to humanity. (allafrica.com)
  • spokesman
  • We are directly tied to the farmer and until he gets a fair return on his commodities, we won't be going anywhere,'' explains Robert Bonnell, spokesman of the Florida Phosphate Council. (csmonitor.com)
  • textiles
  • The production of textiles and clothing is part of a growing manufacturing sector that accounted for approximately 34% of total exports in 2002, employing 40% of the industrial workforce. (wikipedia.org)
  • belongs
  • Morocco is a member of the United Nations and belongs to the African Union, Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement and the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN_SAD). (wikipedia.org)
  • Settlement
  • Sid Ahmed Lamjayed is the president of the CSPRON The committee to support the peace settlement and to protect the natural resources in Western Sahara. (awsa.org.au)
  • organizations
  • Specific organizations established to promote the mining sector are the Phosphates Cherifian Office (OCP) in 1920 and the National Hydrocarbon and Mines Agency (ONHYM) in 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals , representing a diversity of positions on every topic. (allafrica.com)
  • largest
  • But jog off the main tourist trade routes, beyond the orange groves and into central Florida's ''Bone Valley'' and the state's third largest industry - phosphate mining - becomes very visible. (csmonitor.com)
  • Spain and France are currently the largest exporting and importing partners to Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the Arab world, Morocco has the second-largest non-oil GDP, behind Egypt, as of 2005. (wikipedia.org)
  • constitutional
  • Policies associated with foreign relations are determined by the king, King Mohamed VI, and his advisors, despite the fact that Morocco has a constitutional monarchy. (wikipedia.org)
  • borders
  • It has borders with Western Sahara to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north. (wikitravel.org)
  • world
  • Morocco holds 75% of the phosphate reserves of the world, and is ranked third in the world in its production. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior to becoming head of government in Italy as leader of the Italian Fascist movement, Mussolini had advocated alliance with recently defeated Germany after the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 settled World War I. He believed that Italy could expand its influence in Europe by allying with Germany against France. (wikipedia.org)
  • production
  • The mining sector operations now under the government sector have been proposed to be privatized to enhance production. (wikipedia.org)
  • Industries singled out for development included chemicals (especially phosphoric acid), phosphate production, paper products, and metal fabrication. (wikipedia.org)
  • authorities
  • The press is mostly state controled even though there are free newspapers , and clampdowns have occurred following criticism of the authorities or articles concerning the [[Western Sahara]] situation. (wikitravel.org)
  • million
  • Setolazar Company, working the Navarrete mine, had an extensive concession estimated to contain more than 4 million tons of iron ore. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco signed three loan agreements with the French Development Agency (AFD) in 2009, totalling up to 155 million euros. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Saharawi people thus won a 5 million USD walk-over victory before the trial over phosphate rock ownership even had begun. (awsa.org.au)
  • We will work with the government of Afghanistan to get inputs to 1 million farmers in the next 90-120 days. (allafrica.com)
  • Arab
  • Morocco also was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terror. (wikipedia.org)
  • The foreign policy of independent Morocco has often differed from that of its Arab neighbours. (wikitravel.org)
  • farmers
  • Akinboro appreciated the government and people of Afghanistan for giving Cellulant the opportunity and the space to participate in making life better for small holder farmers. (allafrica.com)
  • African
  • Desertec is an energy project launched in Munich in 2009, consisting on the use of solar and wind technology in the Sahara desert, with the aim to provide that energy generated to African and European countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco is an African nation and we need to have relations with them," Zuma told City Press in the interview. (businesstimesafrica.net)
  • The decision to re-establish ties with Morocco is likely to go down badly with some members of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), of which Zuma is leader. (businesstimesafrica.net)
  • Morocco is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. (wikitravel.org)
  • Foreign
  • The export market has decreased because the high cost of the dollar created an artificial price increase for phosphate on foreign markets, and there are cheaper places for them to buy. (csmonitor.com)
  • Foreign aid to Morocco, for example, goes to subsidize the phosphate industry there, undercutting US phosphate export prices, he says. (csmonitor.com)
  • France and Spain remain the primary trade partners, as well as the primary creditors and foreign investors in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Foreign relations have had a significant impact on economic and social development in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Certain evidence of foreign influence is through the many development projects, loans, investments, and free trade agreements that Morocco has with other countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Foreign relations with western powers became strained as a result of this. (wikipedia.org)
  • Portraying Morocco as a democratic state became important if Morocco wished to receive loans and investments by foreign powers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco now is focusing more on promoting foreign direct investments. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2007, Morocco adopted the Hassan II Fund for Development, which are measures that simplify procedures to make the process easier and more financially beneficial for foreign investors. (wikipedia.org)
  • France is also the primary creditor and foreign investor in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Industry studies show that at normal rates of mining and with existing technology there is a 200-year supply of phosphate left here. (csmonitor.com)
  • The government takes it lead from 46-year-old king Mohammed VI of the powerful 17th century Alaoui dynasty which permeates all politics and business here. (worldfishing.net)
  • France
  • Morocco successfully taps loans and grants from sources such as the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Middle East, France and Norway. (worldfishing.net)
  • France remains the primary trade partner (supplier and customer) of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • development
  • Many countries from the Persian Gulf and Maghreb regions are getting more involved in large-scale development projects in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco opened its doors to offshoring in July 2006, as one component of the development initiative Plan Emergence, and has so far attracted roughly half of the French-speaking call centres that have gone offshore so far and a number of the Spanish ones. (thefullwiki.org)
  • political
  • Morocco has had strong ties to the West in order to gain economic and political benefits. (wikipedia.org)
  • The trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group opened before the Court of Appeal in SalĂ© - Morocco. (awsa.org.au)
  • example
  • For example, the king of Morocco in 1965 suspended parliament and ruled as a dictator for two years. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, Morocco has had a long history of supporting the United States and it has received financial support as a result. (wikipedia.org)
  • The town is a nice example of modern Morocco, with less emphasis on history and culture. (wikitravel.org)
  • Office
  • The organization already enjoyed very strong relationships with the U.S. government before I took office, and has a strong reputation for bipartisanship and working with whichever administration is in office. (allafrica.com)