Cannabis regulatory body keeps legal hemp sector waiting
A tender for the elaboration of a strategy for the development of legal cannabis in Morocco has been cancelled. The kingdom's cannabis regulatory body blamed procedural issues but gave no further details on the U-turn.
Managem aims to be key battery metals player via partnerships with Glencore and Renault
The Moroccan group is to start producing recycled cobalt in July at its plant near Marrakesh in partnership with Swiss trading giant Glencore. It is also finalising studies into the production of cobalt sulphate for use by Renault in the manufacture of its electric batteries.
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An Israeli delegation is due in Morocco in mid-June to play golf and do business Free
An Israeli business delegation is due to visit Morocco in mid-June. The delegation will be composed of representatives from the world of finance, health, and real estate and will meet with several leading figures in Moroccan business.
Union for the Mediterranean members jostle for top post
Egyptian diplomat Nasser Kamel's term as secretary-general of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), which he has led since 2018, ends next year. Behind the scenes, negotiations are already underway between member states to appoint his successor.
Poultry baron Driss Chaouni Benabdallah shores up his position in agriculture
Zalar Holding poultry firm boss Driss Chaouni Benabdallah is extending his agricultural activities via his holding company CB Fruit Group. Since 2017, he's been involved in arboriculture and avocados along with businessman Ali Berbich.