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EME endeavors to enable worshipping communities to transform their local environments through education and community / business development projects, especially in the Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa Mission Statement EME Purposes To: • Enable local churches, ministries and other partners, primarily in the Mediterranean Region. • Empower partnerships with necessary provisions—e.g. personnel, finance, ...See More training and other essentials—to better advance their efforts. • Support the development of educational programs within the framework of partnerships— e.g. kindergartens, primary schools, K-12 schools and adult education—and the implementation of community building projects, including Business as/for Mission. Show Less
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Moroccoâ's environment faces serious issues due to overuse of its natural resources.1 Livestock overgrazing, deforestation, soil erosion, and water pollution have all resulted from an overuse of Moroccoâ's environment in agriculture and production.2 Pollution of water and land resources can also be caused by the dumping of industrial wastes into the ocean.3 Additionally, the Northern mountain range of Morocco is geologically unstable and subject to earthquakes.4 Morocco is also susceptible to droughts, which occur periodically and can cause increased stress on already limited water resources.5

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Morocco-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid
4 http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/154688/
5 Ibid
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Morocco News

Financial Times 
Morocco is offering to train imams who preach in mosques across Europe in an effort to encourage the spread of its moderate Malki doctrine and pre-empt the radicalisation of Muslim minorities living on the continent. Young Moroccans who grew up in ... See more..
Washington Post 
RABAT, Morocco — A remarkable restaurant in Morocco's capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh meal for just $6. But what's most remarkable are its chefs: all are developmentally disabled. Moroccan salad, grilled meat, Basque ... See more..
The Herald 
LAGOS — Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan), organisers announced yesterday. The emergency committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF) met on Saturday in Lagos and unanimously decided ... See more..
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Daily Mail 
The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace... See more..
The Nation Newspaper 
Morocco, a North African country, which had long lost its membership of the then Organisation of African Unity, OAU (now African Union, AU), was only readmitted on January 3. It now wants to become a member of the Economic Community of West African ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Zurich — Morocco's national football team has moved up by eight spots to rank 48th in the latest FIFA World Ranking released on Monday. With a total of 680 points, Morocco ranks seventh in Africa after Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, DR Congo, Nigeria and ... See more..
The Media Line 
A visiting Israeli delegation met fierce opposition in Morocco last week at a conference organized by Rabat, in conjunction with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and the World Trade Organization. The two-day summit, which focused on the ... See more..
FOXSports.com 
CAIRO (AP) The Confederation of African Football has selected Morocco to replace Kenya as host of next year's African Nations Championship. CAF says its emergency committee made the decision on Saturday at a meeting in Lagos, Nigeria. See more..
The Peninsula Qatar 
Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Chairman of the Racing and Equestrian Club said: “In support of the outstanding relations between the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Morocco, we are honoured to participate in this major event which focuses on ... See more..
Xinhua 
RABAT, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Morocco and China have agreed to set up an economic zone in Morocco's northern city of Fez, offering a platform for boosting bilateral cooperation in various industries, local media reported Monday. A Memorandum of ... See more..
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Geography

Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara
Area

Total 446,550 sq km
Land 446,300 sq km
Water 250 sq km

Climate

Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior
Natural Resources

phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt ;
Natural Hazards

northern mountains geologically unstable and subject to earthquakes; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

land degradation/desertification (soil erosion resulting from farming of marginal areas, overgrazing, destruction of vegetation); water supplies contaminated by raw sewage; siltation of reservoirs; oil pollution of coastal waters

Demographics

Nationality
Moroccan
Population
32,649,130 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Morocco has capitalized on its proximity to Europe and relatively low labor costs to build a diverse, open, market-oriented economy. In the 1980s Morocco was a heavily indebted country before pursuing austerity measures and pro-market reforms, overseen by the IMF. Since taking the throne in 1999, King MOHAMMED VI has presided over a stable economy marked by steady growth, low inflation, and gradually falling unemployment, although a poor harvest and economic difficulties in Europe contributed to an economic slowdown in 2012. Industrial development strategies and infrastructure improvements - most visibly illustrated by a new port and free trade zone near ...See More Tangier - are improving Morocco's competitiveness. Morocco also seeks to expand its renewable energy capacity with a goal of making renewable 40% of electricity output by 2020. Key sectors of the economy include agriculture, tourism, phosphates, textiles, apparel, and subcomponents. To boost exports, Morocco entered into a bilateral Free Trade Agreement with the United States in 2006 and an Advanced Status agreement with the European Union in 2008. Despite Morocco's economic progress, the country suffers from high unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy, particularly in rural areas. In 2011 and 2012, high prices on fuel - which is subsidized and almost entirely imported - strained the government''s budget and widened the country''s current account deficit. Key economic challenges for Morocco include fighting corruption and reforming the education system, the judiciary, and the government''s costly subsidy program. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$174 billion (2012 est.); $169 billion (2011 est.); $161 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

26.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 27.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 30.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

barley, wheat, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, olives; livestock; wine
Industries

phosphate rock mining and processing, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, energy, tourism