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Morocco: Industry, Walking with both legs

The great expanse of solar mirrors at Noor near Ouarzazate harness the sun in the desert - Credits: BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP
Morocco’s industrial development shows that with a joined-up state and private sector, developing economies can grow manufacturing jobs

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Morrocco: The joined-up kingdom

Tramway of Rabat-Salé - Credits: Baptiste de Ville d’Avray
While other African nations struggle with the cycle of commodity dependence, Morocco has trod a steady growth path underpinned by strong state structures. Now it must build on this foundation, investing in education and sharing the wealth

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Interview: Tariq Sijilmassi, Chief executive, Crédit Agricole du Maroc

V.Fournier/Jeune AfriqueCapitalising on its strong results, state-owned Moroccan bank Crédit Agricole du Maroc is preparing to go public and expand into Africa

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Egypt's jewel of the Red Sea

David Silverman/Getty ImagesLow-rise and low-key, Dahab, on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, is the perfect base for diving or a mountain trek

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Morocco's safe space for girls to learn

There are now around 130 Dar Taliba girls’ boarding houses, offering a safe environment away from  home at no cost to parents - Credits: Nicolas TAVERNIER/REA
Since 2005, a network of boarding houses is enabling a new generation of female students to get access to education by assuaging parents’ concerns about rural girls studying far away from home

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Egypt economy likely to remain unshaken by Sinai attack

 A dancer performs at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, July 29, 2011.Tourism is not expected to be affected by the recent mosque attack. Photo: Adel Hana/AP/SIPAThe mosque attack in Egypt's Sinai may only strengthen the view that the country needs continued IMF support as agreed a year ago and the economy is likely to quickly shake off any negative repercussions, economists say.

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