French foreign minister Séjourné expected in Rabat this week
The newly appointed foreign minister is set to meet his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita on 25 February. After months of frosty relations between the two countries, it's a highly symbolic visit and one that could pave the way for Emmanuel Macron's trip to the kingdom.
Bruno Le Maire exploits diplomatic thaw to talk business in Rabat
French economy minister Bruno Le Maire is due to take part in April's Morocco-France 2024 Business Forum organised by Medef International and the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises.
Sanctioned Iranian shipping firm sails into eastern ports
As Teheran tries to develop its business networks in Africa, an Iranian shipping company has quietly started calling at ports under the control of Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army.
France's Loire region seeks industry and energy opportunities in Morocco
France's Pays de la Loire region is sending a business delegation to Casablanca to prospect for opportunities in the distribution, renewable energy and automobile sectors.
Kaïs Saïed launches Tunisia-Italy electricity interconnection project
Kaïs Saïed a ratifié, le 14 février, la convention de garantie signée entre la Tunisie et la Banque internationale pour la reconstruction et le développement (Bird) concernant le projet d'interconnexion électrique entre la Tunisie et l'Italie.
The four influential officers that have Kais Saied's ear
Since his 2021 power grab, President Saied has relied on a handful of high-ranking officers who have been steadily exerting their influence over Tunisia's public affairs and setting the country's political agenda.
Elloumi dynasty strengthens activity in Tangier
Tunisian automotive cabling manufacturer Coficab, one of the sector's global leaders, already has three factories in Morocco, and just opened a new industrial plant in Tangier Automotive City.
NOC counts on SLB to meet Hamada oil field deadlines
The state-owned oil company has begun to construct the Area 47 production facility in conjunction with the leading oil services provider. It is also seeking to take control of one of the firms that will be involved in operating the site.
Turkish foreign minister seeks to mediate between Central Bank and Tripoli
During his February trip to Tripoli, Hakan Fidan tried to convince the head of the Libyan Central Bank to ratchet down the tensions with the government of national unity, which Ankara continues to support.
SC Johnson avoids heavy penalty for ending Algerian partnership
Best Clean Plus has failed in its €23 million compensation claim against a subsidiary of US cleaning products giant SC Johnson.
Spotlight | Egypt
Erdogan brings Turkish arms heavyweights to Cairo
The Turkish president's visit to Egypt after a decade of chilled relations signals a rapprochement between Ankara and Cairo, while talks with Turkish arms agency SSB should spur military-industrial cooperation.
Peter A. Gish, Acciona's trailblazer in Morocco
The US businessman, who returned to the kingdom in 2022, is behind the ORNX Boujdour green hydrogen platform project, launched in partnership with a subsidiary of a Spanish energy and infrastructure conglomerate.
With no embassy in Tripoli, Russian diplomats set up shop at Radisson hotel
As a fervent supporter of Khalifa Haftar, Russia keeps a low profile in Tripoli. This does not stop Ambassador Aydar Aganin from meeting regularly with the Government of National Unity.
Businessman Saïd Boujbel's hotel woes continue
Ex-beer magnate Saïd Boujbel's hotel empire continues to crumble, as he faces losing two more establishments.