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Morocco's s.wheat Imports at 2.9 mln T Before Drought

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unep4fds5fs56fzaer10rze45r6ez4rze 01Morocco closed the 2012 import season with 2.9 million tonnes in soft wheat and 1.74 million tonnes in maize, official data showed on Tuesday, as Rabat gears up for higher import needs after drought slashed this year's harvest.

State cereals authority ONICL also said imports of durum wheat and barley stood at 650,000 and 620,000 tonnes respectively in the 12 months to the end of May, when the harvest stood at close to 8.4 million tonnes.

Morocco Promotes Solar Energy with Plane Landing

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morocco spain solar plane-1999288802 v2.griqsqskfjaklzead-6x2Morocco's ambitious and expensive plan to draw 40 percent of its energy needs from the limitless power of its blazing sun by 2020 received a publicity boost this week as the first solar powered plane to make an intercontinental flight landed in the North African kingdom.
As Swiss pilot and adventurer Bertrand Piccard stepped out of the fragile craft in front of reporters late Tuesday following his 20-hour flight from Madrid, he immediately paid tribute to Morocco's solar ambitions, which include one day exporting electricity to Europe.

Morocco to Reform Subsidies in H1

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téléchargeqdlkfjskdjklrjzepoorkezdmentMorocco plans to reform its costly subsidies system before the end of June, as it seeks to pull key economic indicators out of the red and create employment, the minister in charge of the issue said on Tuesday.

The move would be one of the boldest reforms taken by a government led since January by Justice and Development, a moderate and former opposition Islamist party that won an election last year amid a resurgence of faith-based movements after the Arab Spring.

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Enchantment Tangier American Legation Morocco Art BookA perfect introduction to Moroccan history for the general reader. A challenge to scholars to reconsider Orientalism, without polemics. 

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