Archive for the ‘Morocco’ Category

An African Nation Famous for Bustling Souks and Desert Dunes Revs Up to Build Electric Vehicles

Via Business Insider Africa, a report on Chinese company Gotion High Tech plans to build Morocco’s first EV battery gigafactory at a total cost of 12.8 billion dirhams ($1.3 billion): Gotion High Tech to build Morocco’s first EV battery gigafactory at a cost of $1.3 billion The gigafactory will have an initial capacity of 20 […]

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Not Just Oil: Wind Farms of the Middle East

Via The Green Prophet, a look at some of the Middle East’s most significant wind energy projects: In recent years, the Middle East has emerged as a significant player in renewable energy, embracing the potential of wind power to diversify its energy mix and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Despite being synonymous with oil-rich landscapes, […]

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Middle East And North Africa At An Economic Crossroads

Via Global Finance, a look at whether Egypt and Morocco can keep driving the region’s economic growth?     North Africa is the fastest-growing region in the Arab world and Africa. In 2023, the combined gross domestic product of Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya increased by 4.2%, compared with only 1.6% for the […]

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Fortescue Signs Agreement for Massive Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Hub in Morocco

Via Renew Economy, a report on a new green hydrogen and ammonia hub in Morocco: Andrew Forrest’s iron ore and green energy giant Fortescue Metals has announced a “landmark” joint venture to create a massive renewable energy, and green hydrogen, ammonia and manufacturing hub in the north Africa country of Morocco. The joint venture has […]

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Morocco’s Tanger Med Breaks Into Top 20 Ports

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on the growth of Morocco’s Tanger Med container port in Ksar Sghir near the coastal city of Tangier: The largest port in the Mediterranean continues to capitalise on its position as the gateway to Africa, and is surging ahead of major global competitors such as Hamburg. As the […]

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Can Africa One Day Help Feed The World’s Growing Population?

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Africa’s agricultural potential: An hour away from the medina of Marrakech and its throngs of tourists, plains of semi-desert stretch across the horizon. Here, at the Benguerir mine, huge diggers bore into the ochre earth to reach the phosphate rock beneath, a resource that could help shape […]

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