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
Morocco - BBC
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Morocco to Resume Flexible FX Regime to Tackle External Shocks - BloombergMorocco to Resume Flexible FX Regime to Tackle External Shocks  Bloomberg

Morocco’s King Pardons Journalist Sentenced on Abortion Charge - The New York TimesMorocco’s King Pardons Journalist Sentenced on Abortion Charge  The New York Times

Morocco: Journalist's pardon for 'abortion' reflects societal split - DW (English)Morocco: Journalist's pardon for 'abortion' reflects societal split  DW (English)

In choosing Morocco, all of Africa smiles - International Judo FederationIn choosing Morocco, all of Africa smiles  International Judo Federation

Morocco energy boss: We need to build electricity bridges between Europe and Africa - EURACTIVMorocco energy boss: We need to build electricity bridges between Europe and Africa  EURACTIV

Despite journalist’s royal pardon, Morocco is far from legalising abortion - FRANCE 24 EnglishDespite journalist’s royal pardon, Morocco is far from legalising abortion  FRANCE 24 English

Morocco forecasts stable 2020 fiscal deficit of 3.5% - ReutersMorocco forecasts stable 2020 fiscal deficit of 3.5%  Reuters

Moroccan Diplomats visit NATO Headquarters, as NATO-Morocco partnership continues to grow - NATO HQMoroccan Diplomats visit NATO Headquarters, as NATO-Morocco partnership continues to grow  NATO HQ

Morocco's Opposition Parties Ask New Government to Propose 'New and Pragmatic' Development Model - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Opposition Parties Ask New Government to Propose 'New and Pragmatic' Development Model  Morocco World News

Tibherine East Crash Site – Morocco - Atlas ObscuraTibherine East Crash Site – Morocco  Atlas Obscura

Morocco seizes 1.65 tons of cannabis - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco seizes 1.65 tons of cannabis - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco's ONMT to Increase Golf Tourism - Morocco World NewsMorocco's ONMT to Increase Golf Tourism  Morocco World News

Morocco's Education Minister Says New Bill Will Deliver Quality Education - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Education Minister Says New Bill Will Deliver Quality Education  Morocco World News

Morocco distances itself from Arab League statement - Anadolu AgencyMorocco distances itself from Arab League statement  Anadolu Agency

Passenger Attempts to Open Emergency Exit on Flight From Paris to Morocco: 'Everyone Was Screaming' - Travel+LeisurePassenger Attempts to Open Emergency Exit on Flight From Paris to Morocco: 'Everyone Was Screaming'  Travel+Leisure

Brutalism Springs Eternal in Morocco - The New York TimesBrutalism Springs Eternal in Morocco  The New York Times

Western Sahara: Increasing Number of Countries Support Morocco at UN - Morocco World NewsWestern Sahara: Increasing Number of Countries Support Morocco at UN  Morocco World News

Morocco to Start Registering Children Born out of Wedlock - Morocco World NewsMorocco to Start Registering Children Born out of Wedlock  Morocco World News

Morocco government reshuffle aims for ‘new blood’ - Washington PostMorocco government reshuffle aims for ‘new blood’  Washington Post

20 cool hotels in Marrakesh — discover Morocco | Travel - The Times20 cool hotels in Marrakesh — discover Morocco | Travel  The Times

Marrakech: One of the World's Most Beautiful Cities, Top Destination in Morocco - Morocco World NewsMarrakech: One of the World's Most Beautiful Cities, Top Destination in Morocco  Morocco World News

Cabinet Reshuffle Was Not Easy, Says Morocco's Head of Government - Morocco World NewsCabinet Reshuffle Was Not Easy, Says Morocco's Head of Government  Morocco World News

Morocco King Shrinks Cabinet, Targets Waste in Nod to Hard Times - BloombergMorocco King Shrinks Cabinet, Targets Waste in Nod to Hard Times  Bloomberg

BA flight from Gatwick to Morocco 'is forced to make emergency landing in Portugal' - Daily MailBA flight from Gatwick to Morocco 'is forced to make emergency landing in Portugal'  Daily Mail

Morocco coalition party quits ahead of reshuffle - ReutersMorocco coalition party quits ahead of reshuffle  Reuters

12th edition of Salon du Cheval, Morocco's flagship horse exhibition held in Morocco - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua12th edition of Salon du Cheval, Morocco's flagship horse exhibition held in Morocco - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Thomas Cook collapse to cost Morocco hotels $20 million: tourism body - ReutersThomas Cook collapse to cost Morocco hotels $20 million: tourism body  Reuters

Moroccan journalist jailed for an abortion she says never happened - CNNMoroccan journalist jailed for an abortion she says never happened  CNN

Journalist in Morocco jailed for one year for unlawful abortion - Amnesty InternationalJournalist in Morocco jailed for one year for unlawful abortion  Amnesty International

Morocco's DGSN to Recruit 7708 Additions to National Police Force - Morocco World NewsMorocco's DGSN to Recruit 7708 Additions to National Police Force  Morocco World News

Morocco makes headway against HIV but stigma remains - FRANCE 24Morocco makes headway against HIV but stigma remains  FRANCE 24

Multiple Budget Airlines Launch New Flights Connecting Morocco, France - Morocco World NewsMultiple Budget Airlines Launch New Flights Connecting Morocco, France  Morocco World News

Five more migrant bodies found from Morocco capsizing - ReutersFive more migrant bodies found from Morocco capsizing  Reuters

Researchers Find Rare, Nearly Whole Shark Fossil in Morocco - The Weather ChannelResearchers Find Rare, Nearly Whole Shark Fossil in Morocco  The Weather Channel

The Next Battleground for Abortion Rights: Morocco - OZYThe Next Battleground for Abortion Rights: Morocco  OZY

Anger as Israel official attends Morocco conference - Middle East MonitorAnger as Israel official attends Morocco conference  Middle East Monitor

Rabat becoming Morocco's expat hotspot | Kaja Bouman - The Arab WeeklyRabat becoming Morocco's expat hotspot | Kaja Bouman  The Arab Weekly

Savouring exotic Morocco - Happy Gourmand - Castanet.netSavouring exotic Morocco - Happy Gourmand  Castanet.net

Sahrawi activist: My struggle to keep conflict with Morocco peaceful - EuronewsSahrawi activist: My struggle to keep conflict with Morocco peaceful  Euronews

Arsenal ace Aubameyang receives death threats and racial abuse after celebrating Gabon’s win over Morocco - The SunArsenal ace Aubameyang receives death threats and racial abuse after celebrating Gabon’s win over Morocco  The Sun

In Morocco, heroin addiction sweeps cannabis corridor - CNAIn Morocco, heroin addiction sweeps cannabis corridor  CNA

Morocco eyes new apple markets - Deutsche WelleMorocco eyes new apple markets  Deutsche Welle

EU-Morocco: stage set for a new partnership - EURACTIVEU-Morocco: stage set for a new partnership  EURACTIV

Qatar Expresses Support for Morocco's Autonomy Plan - Morocco World NewsQatar Expresses Support for Morocco's Autonomy Plan  Morocco World News

Seven drown after boat capsizes off Morocco's Atlantic coast - ReutersSeven drown after boat capsizes off Morocco's Atlantic coast  Reuters

Morocco reshuffles cabinet, keeps foreign and finance ministers - ReutersMorocco reshuffles cabinet, keeps foreign and finance ministers  Reuters

Fenced Off From the Hopes For a Better Life - U.S. News & World ReportFenced Off From the Hopes For a Better Life  U.S. News & World Report

FM: Arab League Statement Condemning Turkey Does Not Reflect Morocco's Position - Morocco World NewsFM: Arab League Statement Condemning Turkey Does Not Reflect Morocco's Position  Morocco World News

First skeletal remains of Phoebodus found in Morocco - Phys.orgFirst skeletal remains of Phoebodus found in Morocco  Phys.org

Morocco distances itself from Arab League's statement - Yeni Safak EnglishMorocco distances itself from Arab League's statement  Yeni Safak English

UP launches study abroad program to Morocco - The BeaconUP launches study abroad program to Morocco  The Beacon

We Took the Season's Best Tailoring to Marrakech, Morocco - GQWe Took the Season's Best Tailoring to Marrakech, Morocco  GQ

Manchester City's Nabil Touaizi commits to Morocco - BBC NewsManchester City's Nabil Touaizi commits to Morocco  BBC News

Why did Morocco just demolish a Holocaust memorial? - HaaretzWhy did Morocco just demolish a Holocaust memorial?  Haaretz

President Vizer welcomes the whole Judo Family in Morocco - International Judo FederationPresident Vizer welcomes the whole Judo Family in Morocco  International Judo Federation

Guatemala Praises Morocco's Western Sahara Autonomy Plan, South-South Commitment - Morocco World NewsGuatemala Praises Morocco's Western Sahara Autonomy Plan, South-South Commitment  Morocco World News

Morocco’s BCP Bank buys 71% stake in Madagascar’s BMOI - ReutersMorocco’s BCP Bank buys 71% stake in Madagascar’s BMOI  Reuters

Filming rape victims is pretty common in Morocco. Here's the latest victim - StepFeedFilming rape victims is pretty common in Morocco. Here's the latest victim  StepFeed

Morocco's Government Reshuffling: New Script, Same Old Story - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Government Reshuffling: New Script, Same Old Story  Morocco World News

Cuba to Open Embassy in Morocco - Morocco World NewsCuba to Open Embassy in Morocco  Morocco World News

Morocco want to tackle hooliganism after death of fan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco want to tackle hooliganism after death of fan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco's Coach Calls Atlas Lions' Performance Against Libya 'Disappointing' - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Coach Calls Atlas Lions' Performance Against Libya 'Disappointing'  Morocco World News

Olives, Dates, and Pomegranates: Daily Life in Morocco's Skoura Oasis - Morocco World NewsOlives, Dates, and Pomegranates: Daily Life in Morocco's Skoura Oasis  Morocco World News

North America and Morocco drive up sales at National Express - expressandstar.comNorth America and Morocco drive up sales at National Express  expressandstar.com

Morocco King Sounds the Alarm on Current Environmental Challenges - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMorocco King Sounds the Alarm on Current Environmental Challenges  Asharq Al-awsat English

Human Rights Defenders in Morocco Targeted Using Malicious NSO Israeli Spyware - Amnesty International USAHuman Rights Defenders in Morocco Targeted Using Malicious NSO Israeli Spyware  Amnesty International USA

Focus on the 'forgotten' royals: The Duke of Gloucester visits Morocco - Royal CentralFocus on the 'forgotten' royals: The Duke of Gloucester visits Morocco  Royal Central

Moroccan king ill, forced to miss Chirac funeral service - ReutersMoroccan king ill, forced to miss Chirac funeral service  Reuters

Standard & Poor’s Raises Morocco's Rating Outlook From Negative to Stable - Al BawabaStandard & Poor’s Raises Morocco's Rating Outlook From Negative to Stable  Al Bawaba

12th Annual Horse Show in Morocco Begins October 15 - Morocco World News12th Annual Horse Show in Morocco Begins October 15  Morocco World News

What A Trip: Morocco - Daily PressWhat A Trip: Morocco  Daily Press

Morocco's King asks financial institutions make loans more accessible to the youth - Africanews EnglishMorocco's King asks financial institutions make loans more accessible to the youth  Africanews English

Morocco sees big investment drive from auto part manufacturers - The Africa ReportMorocco sees big investment drive from auto part manufacturers  The Africa Report

Straight Talk on Morocco's Youth Climate Activism - Morocco World NewsStraight Talk on Morocco's Youth Climate Activism  Morocco World News

Gulf Countries Reiterate Support for Morocco's Territorial Integrity - Morocco World NewsGulf Countries Reiterate Support for Morocco's Territorial Integrity  Morocco World News

Living Planet: Morocco's thriving argan oil industry - Deutsche WelleLiving Planet: Morocco's thriving argan oil industry  Deutsche Welle

Who is Hassan Abyaba, Morocco's New Youth, Sports, Culture Minister? - Morocco World NewsWho is Hassan Abyaba, Morocco's New Youth, Sports, Culture Minister?  Morocco World News

Morocco Wins Muay Thai Arab Championship - Morocco World NewsMorocco Wins Muay Thai Arab Championship  Morocco World News

Dutch Official Emphasizes Importance of Morocco's 'Excellent Counterterrorism' Approach - Morocco World NewsDutch Official Emphasizes Importance of Morocco's 'Excellent Counterterrorism' Approach  Morocco World News

AU Commission President Praises Morocco's Efforts on Climate Change, Role in Continental Stability - Morocco World NewsAU Commission President Praises Morocco's Efforts on Climate Change, Role in Continental Stability  Morocco World News

National Express to operate more buses in Morocco than UK under £860m contract - AOL Travel UKNational Express to operate more buses in Morocco than UK under £860m contract  AOL Travel UK

Spain: Rights of Asylum Seekers Deteriorating at Border with Morocco - Spain - ReliefWebSpain: Rights of Asylum Seekers Deteriorating at Border with Morocco - Spain  ReliefWeb

Morocco's Everyday Sustainability - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Everyday Sustainability  Morocco World News

Watch Arsenal star Aubamebang get ‘sent back to London’ by Taarabt’s cheeky skill as Gabon beat Morocco - The SunWatch Arsenal star Aubamebang get ‘sent back to London’ by Taarabt’s cheeky skill as Gabon beat Morocco  The Sun

Morocco's moment – the realm of new ecommerce opportunities - The PaypersMorocco's moment – the realm of new ecommerce opportunities  The Paypers

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to Visit Morocco - Morocco World NewsTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan to Visit Morocco  Morocco World News

Morocco, Luxembourg hold forum to boost economic cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco, Luxembourg hold forum to boost economic cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Features Features Why Morocco's Beat Hotel Should Be Your Next Festival Destination 15 Oct 2019 - FesticketFeatures Features Why Morocco's Beat Hotel Should Be Your Next Festival Destination 15 Oct 2019  Festicket

Foreign hybrids stubbing out Morocco's renowned cannabis - ArabnewsForeign hybrids stubbing out Morocco's renowned cannabis  Arabnews

Morocco Exports 4.5% of Electricity Production - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMorocco Exports 4.5% of Electricity Production  Asharq Al-awsat English

Morocco Hosts 2019 Global Solar Decathlon Africa - Morocco World NewsMorocco Hosts 2019 Global Solar Decathlon Africa  Morocco World News

Ottman Azaitar Wants to Bring UFC to Morocco - Morocco World NewsOttman Azaitar Wants to Bring UFC to Morocco  Morocco World News

Mixed Marriages in Morocco: Everything You Need to Know - Morocco World NewsMixed Marriages in Morocco: Everything You Need to Know  Morocco World News

Morocco's Police Arrest Man for Acts of Indecency on 2 Minors - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Police Arrest Man for Acts of Indecency on 2 Minors  Morocco World News

Morocco Cuts Reserve Ratio for Banks But Doesn't Budge on Rates - BloombergMorocco Cuts Reserve Ratio for Banks But Doesn't Budge on Rates  Bloomberg

Schneider announces first LTIO for Morocco - Delano.luSchneider announces first LTIO for Morocco  Delano.lu

Kasbahs and camels: trekking Morocco’s Mountains of Drought - Financial TimesKasbahs and camels: trekking Morocco’s Mountains of Drought  Financial Times

Brussels Airport announces new flights to Morocco and Norway from the end of October - The Brussels TimesBrussels Airport announces new flights to Morocco and Norway from the end of October  The Brussels Times

Argentine-Maghrebi Cultural Space Opens in Rabat - Morocco World NewsArgentine-Maghrebi Cultural Space Opens in Rabat  Morocco World News

74th UN General Assembly Boosted Morocco's Western Sahara Stance - Morocco World News74th UN General Assembly Boosted Morocco's Western Sahara Stance  Morocco World News