Morocco, Hub of all desires

One of the recurring criticisms made to United States, repeated last Wednesday in the columns of the “China Daily”, written by international finance expert Dan Steinbock, is that “Unlike any other country, the US can print money at negligible cost and use it to purchase goods and services worldwide”. This type of analysis, mentioned from […]

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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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The COVID-19 lesson for African trade

The all-out crisis generated by the disease (or the fear of catching it) at Covid-19, (SARS-CoV-2; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2), is now imposed everywhere, in the discussions of health professionals, politicians, economists and the general public when the latter can reunite. It is true that such meetings are becoming more and more exceptional […]

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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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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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A continental FDA for Acfta

Usually, we reserve the writings of this blog for the activities of the agri-food sector. For the purpose of this article, we join to our interest the Moroccan pharmaceutical sector, which we know, and African on which we have echoes. The reason is that we collaborated and / or worked with this sector for many […]

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Acfta for self-sufficiency

The entry into force of Acfta (African Continental Free Trade Area) is announced for May 30th. Needless to say, the leaders of our countries, charged with negotiating the rules that will support the realization of this ambition, have a lot of work ahead of them. They can of course, for financial or convenience reasons, call […]

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The hope of Acfta

In Addis Ababa, the African Union has just announced the entry into force of Acfta (African Continental Free Trade Area) for May 30th. This date will mark the beginning of the process of commercial and economic emancipation of our continent. But to move towards a better integration of African countries, and boost trade between all […]

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