Mohammed VI expected in Madagascar after Senegal visit
Morocco's Mohammed VI is expected to travel to Madagascar next week, the king's first visit to the country since 2016
A document presented to African Union foreign ministers was meant to clarify the institution's positions on its most important partners. But the Moroccan delegation managed to have the plan adjourned over differences surrounding the Western Sahara question.
After three years of being sidelined, Frédéric Bongo, Ali Bongo's half-brother, is working on creating a system for coordinating the intelligence services. It's a project that's being discreetly supported by the president's son, Noureddin Bongo.
Moulaye Abdallah Lalami died last month. He was head of Société Fiduciaire du Maroc (SFM) and keeper of the royal holding Al Mada and the royal family's financial secrets. Abdelkader Boukhriss is slated to replace him.
Barian, a specialist in Arab-Andalusian architecture who has worked for the Moroccan monarchy for half a century, has been appointed to run Primarios, the company tasked with furnishing and maintaining the country's royal palaces and residences.
The electoral tidal wave which has made Aziz Akhannouch's RNI party the biggest in the Moroccan parliament has also opened the doors of the legislature to the magnates of the country's main economic sectors, from communications to fishing, tourism and real estate.
Nurturing relations with the leading Gulf power is an absolute necessity for all African presidents seeking financial and political support in the Arab world. To develop their lines of communications with the Wahhabi monarchy, African heads of state choose personalities of the first order.
Casa Transports wants to transform its transportation management system into a vast high-tech video surveillance system to be used by the police. China's Huawei and Hikvision are interested in the contract, as is AB Protection, whose CEO Mounir Belmahi has many ties within the Makhzen.