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NNA - EU Ambassador Christina Lassen to Lebanese youth: We want to see you make change
NNA - European Union in Lebanon, in partnership with the British Council and ACTED, organised today a panel discussion on youth engagement in politics
NNA - US Embassy delegation visits AUB, AUBMC to inaugurate New Core Laboratory Facility
NNA - The American University of Beirut (AUB) and its Medical Center (AUBMC) celebrated the inauguration of a new AUBMC laboratory facility together
MAP - Morocco Climbs to 48th Place in FIFA Ranking
Zurich - October 16 2017 – (MAP)- Morocco's national football team has moved up by eight spots to rank 48th in the latest FIFA World Ranking rele
MAP - Morocco Takes Part in London’s 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships
London - October 19 2017 – (MAP) - Morocco takes part in the 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships in London (Oct. 19-22)Nine Moroccan athletes
MAP - Morocco, Chad For Strengthening Social Housing Partnership
Rabat - October 18 2017 – (MAP)- The Moroccan and Chadian Ministries of territory development signed, Wednesday in Rabat, a partnership agreement
MAP - Over 8 Million Tourists Visited Morocco at End-August
Rabat -October 18 2017 – (MAP)- A total of 8 million tourists visited Morocco between January and August 2017, up 10.4% compared to the same period
MAP - Morocco, Epitome of Growth for US Investors Looking Towards Africa
Washington - October 19 2017 – (MAP)- Morocco, which has become a geopolitical hub in Africa, is the epitome of growth for US investors seeking i
Lusa - Business News - Angola: Anti-poverty network dismisses official jobless rate as 'impossible'
Luanda, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – Angola’s Urban Network for Combating Poverty – a group of municipalities and community associations set up to promote
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: BPI 9M profits down 87% on year after BFA adjustment, redundancies
Lisbon, Oct 19. (Lusa) – BPI, Portugal’s second-largest quoted bank, has announced a net profit of €23 million in the first nine months of the
Lusa - Business News - Angola: Youngsters in capital face long-term unemployment, scrabble for odd jobs
Luanda, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – Thousands of young people in Luanda remain unemployed, forced to do odd jobs to pay the bills, with many of them having
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Artisan transforms peel from traditional Azores pineapples into soap
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – Handcrafted soaps made with the peel of organic pineapples – a fruit that contains antioxidant properties
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Economic activity growing at fastest rate since January 2000 - Bank
Lisbon, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – Economic activity in Portugal accelerated further in September, at a rate not seen since 2000, even as consumer spending sl
Lusa - Business News - Macau: Angola bank Sol to open Macau office, help SMEs target Asia markets
China, Macau, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – Angola-based bank Sol is to open a representative office in Macau to better explore and study markets in Asia with a
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Minister rejects call to suspend Iberia sardine catch, aims at 14,000t
Lisbon, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – Portugal’s minister for the sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, said on Friday that the government would propose that fishing boats
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Government’s 2018 state budget ‘incredibly optimistic’ - EIU
London, Oct. 20 (Lusa) - Mozambique’s state budget for 2018 is “incredibly optimistic”, making it likely that major cuts will continue in public
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Leya book prize goes to Pinto Coelho novel set in occupied Poland
Lisbon, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – This year’s Prémio Leya goes to João Pinto Coelho’s novel ‘Os loucos da rua Mazur’ (The madmen of Mazur road) ,
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Budget pledges 'could complicate' future deficit reduction - Moody's
Lisbon, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – US-based credit rating agency Moody’s warned on Friday that the Portuguese government’s draft state budget for 2018 "
EFE - Lumiere! Documentary casts light on the magic origins of moving pictures
Madrid, Oct 20 (EFE).- The magic story of cinema began with 50 seconds of black and white images flickering onto a screen from a reel titled "Workers
CNA - FinMin opposes tax harmonization in the EU
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Finance Minister Harris Georgiades on Friday expressed concern over proposals for tax harmonization in the EU, as he addressed the
MAP - Une délégation de l'OSCE souligne l'importance du renforcement de la coopération avec le Maroc
Rabat - 20 Octobre 2017 – (MAP)- Une délégation de l'Organisation pour la sécurité et la coopération en Europe (OSCE), en visite actuellemen
MAP - Trophée de golf de la CFCIM: la 2e édition à El Jadida le 21 octobre
Rabat - 20 Octobre 2017 – (MAP)- La 2ème édition du Trophée de la Chambre française du commerce et de l'industrie du Maroc (CFCIM) aura lieu
MAP - Trois films marocains à la compétition officielle des 28èmes journées Cinématographiques de Carthage
Tunis - 20 Octobre 2017 – (MAP)- Trois productions marocaines seront en compétition officielle aux Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage(JCC)
MAP - Examen à Rabat des moyens de développer le partenariat avec l'AFD
Rabat - 20 Octobre 2017 – (MAP)- Les moyens de développer le partenariat et la coopération entre le Maroc et l'Agence française de développem
MAP - Morocco-USA Joint Committee in Charge of Following up FTA Meets in Washington
Washington - October 19 2017 – (MAP)- The 5th Session of the joint committee in charge of following up the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the
MAP - Spain: 216,417 Moroccans Affiliated to Social Security
Madrid - October 19 2017 – (MAP)- Some 216,417 Moroccans were affiliated to social security in Spain by the end of September compared to 216,978
MAP - Morocco to Host 26th European Film Weeks on Nov. 13-28
Rabat - October 19 2017 – (MAP)- The 26th edition of the European Film Weeks will be held on November 13-18 in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca,
MAP - Morocco, GB Discuss Means to Strengthen Museum Cooperation
London - October 17 2017 – (MAP)- President of Morocco's Foundation for Museums (FNM), Mehdi Qotbi, held, Monday in London, meetings with heads
CNA - Industrial Turnover increases 15.3% in July
CNA - Nicosia
The Industrial Turnover Index for July 2017 reached 99,2 units (base 2010=100), recording an increase of 15.3% compared to July 2016.
CNA - Public sector balance registers surplus 0.5% of GDP in 2016
CNA - Nicosia - The 2016 annual public sector balance registered a surplus of €82.4 mn, which corresponds to 0.5% of GDP, as opposed to a deficit of
Lusa - Business News - Macau: 12-month inflation stands at 1.14% in September
Macau, Oct. 20 (Lusa) - Macau's inflation rate was 1.14% in the 12 months ended in September, against the previous 12 months, according to official fi
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Sardine fishing should be suspended in 2018 - ICES
Lisbon, Oct. 20 (Lusa) – Sardine fishing should be completely suspended in Portugal and Spain in 2018 given the huge drop in stocks in the last 10 y
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Salaries remain below EU average - Pordata
Lisbon, Oct. 20 (Lusa) - The average salaries of employees has increased in Portugal in the last decade, but remains below the European Union (EU) ave
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Country has third highest number of temporary workers in EU - Pordata
Lisbon, Oct 20. (Lusa) – Portugal has the third highest rate in the European Union (EU) of population employed with a temporary contract, according
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Gas reserves expected to double, minister says
Maputo, Oct. 20 (Lusa) - Mozambique believes that in 13 years from it may have discovered double the natural gas reserves currently identified, which
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Top headlines on Friday
Lisbon, Oct. 20 (Lusa) - The headlines in the Portuguese newspapers on Friday include the news that the Police carried out a search of Benfica footbal
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Oujda, Morocco, Dec. 17 (Lusa) - Onoma Anigorigo, a 25-year-old citizen of Nigeria now living in Morocco after crossing the Sahara, is awaiting his chance to continue on to Europe to follow his dream of becoming a football star.
 
"I want to try to play in Switzerland, Germany or France," said Anigorigo, who three years ago left his wife and a seven-year-old daughter in Nigeria in search of a decent living to support his family. "I believe that I can get a job there too. I'm a hard-working man."
 
Starting out from Delta state in the south of Nigeria, he headed north into Niger and then Algeria, before walking across the border into Morocco one night before dawn.
 
So far he has played for small football clubs in Gambia and Morocco, but none paid him.
 
Anigorigo managed to cross the border between Algeria and Morocco despite its having been closed since 1994, when the government in Rabat imposed visa requirements for Algerians.
 
The border between the two countries runs for 1,600 kilometres, making it one of the longest closed borders in the world.
 
"I arrived here walking in the middle of the night," Anigorigo recalls. "It was seven hours on foot to Oujda. It wasn't easy."
 
The Nigerian lives in a suburb of Oujda, the capital of Morocco's Oriental region, whose population is about half a million.
 
Oujda, which is almost 15 hours by train to Rabat, is just 15 kilometres from the Algerian frontier.
 
With the little he can gather begging on the streets, Anigorigo pays 500 dirhams a month (about 50 euros) to live in a small room.
 
He is one of some 27,000 migrants who have benefited from Morocco's new policy to regularise them, introduced in 2013.
 
He now has a resident card that he renews every year and which allows him to travel in the country with the guarantee that he will not be deported, arrested or beaten up by the police.
 
Nigerians are among the most numerous foreign nationals in Morocco, along with those from French-speaking African countries.
 
"It's not easy to live here," says Anigorigo. "The difficult thing is to find work: the problem in this country is the lack of jobs.
 
"The language is also a barrier. I only speak English - I don't understand French or Arabic." While he awaits an opportunity to continue on to Europe in a legal way, Anigorigo relies on the solidarity of those going about their business on the streets of Oujda.
 
"There are many people dying at sea," he tells Lusa. "That's not fair. My dream is to reach Europe, but not by sea. I believe it's always better to have documents and be regularised.

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1st Meeting of Environmental Meeting of Environmental Journalists from News Agencies in the Mediterranean

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Mediterranean enviromental journalistsand communicators along with representatives of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN), convened in Malaga on 18 Decwmber, 2015 on the occasion of the First Meeting of Environemtal Journalists from Mediterranean News Agencies called by thr IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation.

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Seminar between 27-29 April 2015, in Barcelona

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EFE, as 2015 AMAN President, had host a seminar on JOURNALISM AND SOCIAL MEDIA: "Challenges in a changing region"  from 27th-29th April 2015

The seminar was with the collaboration of the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)

 

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