Covid-19 winners and the others

The Covid-19 has not finished making headlines. Recently, the media reported on a senior German official and whistleblower (suspended from his job after that), Mr. Stephen Kohn, who leaked to the press the report of a group of German scientists in which the latter denounce the Covid-19 pandemic as a “false global alert” and question […]

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Good things can come from Covid-19

In recent times, books1, 2 have had the merit; in particular, of analyzing from a new angle the conditions in which African countries have gained their independence. The authors are interested in the events of colonial liberation after the Second World War and show, among other things, that for the colonial empires, after having formed […]

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Post-WTO African trade

In the seventies of the past century, while studying in Lausanne, I sometimes listened to a weekly flagship program at that time from French-speaking Swiss radio called “Fête comme chez vous” which was presented by the star host, the late Michel Dénériaz. During one of these broadcasts, he sang, with the participants, the song “Vive […]

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Post-Brexit Africa

The agreement that Morocco has signed in recent days with United Kingdom, which will enter into force once Brexit concluded, aims to ” to restore in the context of the bilateral relations between Morocco and the United Kingdom, all the benefits that they granted each other under the Morocco-EU Association Agreement “. It follows that, […]

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Indiscretions of Brexit

The draft Brexit agreement negotiated until the end of 2018 by former British Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU Commission included, after formalization of the “divorce” of the two parties, a transitional step with a “Backstop” – measure intended to prevent the establishment of an inter-Irish border between the EU Group and United Kingdom […]

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The Court of Auditors overwhelms ONSSA

In recent days, several national media have reported the release of the Report-indictment of 2018 of the Court of Auditors on the work of ONSSA (National Office of Sanitary Safety of Food Products). The extreme weakness of the work of the supervisory authority over our Moroccan agro-industrial sector can be summed up by the sentence […]

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The CAP on the way to last rites

The EU has, in more or less advanced projects, free trade agreements with many countries including Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in the framework of Mercosur and with Canada and also Japan. The Bloc also has plans for new agreements with several other countries. The EU puts this type of agreement that it signs with […]

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The imbroglio of the Agricultural EU

The statistics of 2018, unveiled recently, showed that, for the first time in recent history, France has become a net importer of food. The CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) has finally benefited other EU countries which, like Poland (products of plant origin) and Spain (products of animal origin), have taken EU market shares from it.  Although […]

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