Archive for the ‘Morocco’ Category

Start Your Engines: Who’s Winning Africa’s Automotive Industry Race?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on who’s winning Africa’s automotive industry race: While South Africa and Morocco are the undisputed leaders in the production of new vehicles on the continent, newcomers are after a piece of the action in this high-potential market, which is undergoing radical change. Right now, all roads in the […]

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Niger, Morocco: Prime Ministers Meet Amid Plans To Diversify Port Access

Courtesy of Rane’s Worldview (subscription required), a report that Niger and Morocco are working to advance plans to help western Sahelian countries diversity their maritime access through Morocco’s ports: What Happened: Nigerien Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine met with Moroccan Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch as part of a two-day trip to Morocco, Radio France Internationale […]

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Morocco, an Unexpected Winner of China’s Strategy to Circumvent the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act

Via the Center for Strategic and International Studies, commentary on Morocco, an unexpected “winner” of China’s strategy to circumvent the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act: Over the years, China’s dominance over the supply chain of critical minerals—minerals used in clean energy transition and electric vehicle (EV) batteries—has become a serious concern for many Western governments. From Washington to Brussels, […]

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Morocco: China’s New Eldorado for Electric Batteries?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on China’s strategic interest in Morocco: Several Chinese groups announced intentions to make electric batteries in Morocco in 2023. The second in a four-part series looks at why Morocco is perfectly placed to profit from the latest EV developments being adopted by Tesla, Volkswagen and others. In August […]

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The Politics of Green Hydrogen Cooperation in North Africa

Via EnergyCentral, a report on the politics of North Africa’s green hydrogen industry in Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania: Europe’s growing interest in securing green hydrogen from North Africa is part of a strategic effort to enhance its energy security. The promise of green hydrogen projects in Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania is substantial, offering economic growth […]

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‘Fashion Can Change Africa’: The Pioneering Designers Chasing a World of Opportunity

Courtesy of The Guardian, a look at Africa’s potential in textile design: At a small fashion studio in Lagos, the designers and tailors are busy cutting clean lines through the swathes of fabric. “Cotton T-shirts were the first item we produced,” says designer Oroma Cookey-Gam, co-founder of This is Us, which makes contemporary Nigerian designs, from […]

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