Morocco

Country Morocco
Capital Rabat
Continent Africa
Currency Moroccan dirham(MAD)
Languages Arabic, Tamazight & Moroccan Arabic

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Introduction

In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurated a golden age. In 1860, Spain occupied northern Morocco and ushered in a half century of trade rivalry among European powers that saw Morocco's sovereignty steadily erode; in 1912, the French imposed a protectorate over the country. A protracted independence struggle with France ended successfully in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier and most Spanish possessions were turned over to the new country that same year. Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, but final resolution on the status of the territory remains unresolved. Gradual political reforms in the 1990s resulted in the establishment of a bicameral legislature, which first met in 1997. The country has made improvements in human rights under King MOHAMMED VI and its press is moderately free, but the government occasionally takes action against journalists who report on three broad subjects considered to be taboo: the monarchy, Islam, and the status of Western Sahara. Despite the continuing reforms, ultimate authority remains in the hands of the monarch.

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Morocco - Wikipedia
Morocco - CIA World Fact Book
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Fake dentists ply brisk trade in Morocco - News24

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Fake dentists ply brisk trade in Morocco
News24
Beni Yakhlef - A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other "health professionals" thrive on poverty, sometimes with wretched consequences. "It's all a question of know-how. I ...

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Put: We can get a result in Morocco - FIFA.com

FIFA.com

Put: We can get a result in Morocco
FIFA.com
Duels between North African teams traditionally generate great excitement and enthusiasm from players and fans, and the first leg of the 2017 CAF Champions League semi-final between USM Alger (Algeria) and Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) was no ...



Morocco has a new museum dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent - Lonely Planet Travel News

Lonely Planet Travel News

Morocco has a new museum dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent
Lonely Planet Travel News
The Muse Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech brings a collection of clothing, accessories and drawings to a city beloved by the famous designer.
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Morocco offers to train imams to preach in for European mosques - Financial Times

Financial Times

Morocco offers to train imams to preach in for European mosques
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 ...



Morocco: ECOWAS membership controversy Opinion The ... - Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog)

Morocco: ECOWAS membership controversy Opinion The ...
Guardian (blog)
The kingdom of Morocco left the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now (AU) about 33 years ago to protest against the admission of Saharaoui Arab ...

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UN envoy for Western Sahara visits Morocco to kick-start talks - Middle East Monitor (blog)

Middle East Monitor (blog)

UN envoy for Western Sahara visits Morocco to kick-start talks
Middle East Monitor (blog)
The new UN envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, was received by Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Tuesday as part of his first regional tour. The former German President was appointed in August by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to relaunch ...
UN envoy meets WSahara independence leaders in bid to restart talksCitizen
UNSG Personal Envoy for Sahara meets Morocco KingBusiness Standard
Morocco: FM Holds Working Sessions With UNSG Personal Envoy for Moroccan SaharaAllAfrica.com
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Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco - The ... - Washington Post

Washington Post

Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco - The ...
Washington Post
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 ...
Disabled chefs serve as model for change in MoroccoNews24

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Morocco to replace Kenya as CHAN hosts - New Vision

New Vision

Morocco to replace Kenya as CHAN hosts
New Vision
The emergency committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF) met Saturday in Lagos and unanimously decided to give Morocco the green light ahead of Equatorial Guinea. A third candidate, Ethiopia, was not considered because it did not provide a ...
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Morocco to host Chan 2018 | The ChronicleChronicle
Morocco replace Kenya as hosts of the 5th edition of the CHANTimes LIVE
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Morocco annuls ruling on paternity - The Hindu

Morocco annuls ruling on paternity
The Hindu
A Moroccan appeals court has struck down a ruling that for the first time recognised a man as the father of a child born outside of marriage. The decision by the Tangiers appeals court sparked anger among human rights activists. A lower Tangiers court ...



21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests - Fox News

Fox News

21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests
Fox News
CASABLANCA, Morocco Demonstrators are calling for the release of 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to the North African kingdom since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. The trial resumed ...

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