Category: Profile

Morocco: King appoints Mohamed Benchaaboun as head of the Mohammed VI Fund for Investment

October 19, 2022

King Mohammed VI has appointed Mohamed Benchaaboun as head of the Mohammed VI Investment Fund, at a time Morocco assigns particular importance to spurring private ... Read More

Russian oligarch admits owning Wagner mercenary force

September 28, 2022

Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin has for the first time acknowledged he is "proud" of founding Wagner Group, a private military company, in 2014, staffed by ... Read More

Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani named the most influential Muslim

July 25, 2022

Jordan-based “The Muslim 500” has named Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as the most influential Muslim. Sheikh Tamim tops 50 influential Muslim ... Read More

USA-Morocco: President Biden nominates close advisor Puneet Talwar ambassador to Rabat

March 19, 2022

American president Joe Biden appointed Puneet Talwar ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Morocco, in replacement of David Fischer. The US President announced the nomination on ... Read More

Bashagha, Maiteeq among candidates to replace embattled Libyan PM

February 2, 2022

The Libyan parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR), has accepted the candidacies of former members of Government of National Accord (GNA), the previous Libyan administration, ... Read More

Morocco, model of democracy in Africa, says European Parliament member

February 1, 2022

Morocco stands out as a model of democracy in Africa and a key partner of the European Union in the fight against illegal migration, terrorism ... Read More

Morocco: Who are the seven women appointed in the new skilled, competent government?

October 8, 2021

Morocco’s new government includes seven women ministers in a cabinet of 24 members that was named by King Mohammed VI after Sept.8 elections. The King ... Read More

John Nkengasong, AU chief of major endemics, named ambassador-at-large by President Biden

September 28, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday nominated John Nkengasong, one of Africa's foremost public health experts, to serve as an ambassador-at-large at the State Department, ... Read More

Who is Gen. El Farouk new Inspector General of Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces

September 17, 2021

General Belkhir El Farouk whom King Mohammed VI recently appointed Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces is a battle-hardened man who has been through ... Read More

Senegalese Makhtar Diop appointed head of the International Finance Corporation

February 19, 2021

Makhtar Diop, former World Bank Vice President for Africa, has just been appointed head of the IFC, the International Finance Corporation, the private investment arm ... Read More