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 expects GDP growth to slow to 3.2 pct in 2018, from 4.8 pct this year - Times of India

Morocco expects GDP growth to slow to 3.2 pct in 2018, from 4.8 pct this year
Times of India
The forecast is more ambitious than that of Morocco's planning agency, which had said the North African kingdom's economy would grow 2.9 percent in 2018. The government is forecasting that its budget deficit will shrink slightly to 3 percent of gross ...
Interesting facts you never knew about Morocco until nowMENAFN.COM

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Melilla: Spanish enclave in Morocco offers an exit route to Europe - EURACTIV

EURACTIV

Melilla: Spanish enclave in Morocco offers an exit route to Europe
EURACTIV
Recent uprisings in the Moroccan region of Rif have transformed the city of Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, into an exit route for persecuted people seeking refugee status in the EU. EURACTIV Spain reports. Beni-Enzar, the main border crossing ...



Maine woman completes selfless mission to help young man from Morocco - WLBZ-TV

WLBZ-TV

Maine woman completes selfless mission to help young man from Morocco
WLBZ-TV
BLAINE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) Betsy Allen still does not know just what motivated her to help a young man half a world away in Morocco from her home in Aroostook County. I felt like I had to do it for him, she said humbly when NEWS CENTER joined ...

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Why US Soccer Isn't Fretting Over Morocco And Its World Cup Bid - Forbes

Forbes

Why US Soccer Isn't Fretting Over Morocco And Its World Cup Bid
Forbes
You never know Still, the 11th-hour, surprise announcement on Friday that Morocco intends to bid for the 2026 World Cup hasn't rattled soccer officials in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Instead, it has steeled the resolve of the North American United ...
Morocco challenges US joint bid to host 2026 World CupESPN FC
Morocco Will Challenge US-Led Bid for 2026 World CupNew York Times
Morocco to challenge North American joint bid to host 2026 World CupThe Guardian
Daily Mail -BBC Sport
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5 best destinations to go to when in Morocco - Born2Invest

Born2Invest

5 best destinations to go to when in Morocco
Born2Invest
Fes is one of Morocco's major cities and is also the country's center for religion and culture. One must start its itinerary with Fes El Bali. Its streets are best explored on foot to appreciate the lively sight. The Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University ...



Morocco's history of failure in World Cup bidding likely to continue - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Morocco's history of failure in World Cup bidding likely to continue
ESPN FC
Given all that, it seems an odd decision of Morocco to enter the race, and for them it is more likely a pre-push to host the 2030 finals instead. Morocco certainly has plenty of experience of bidding, starting somewhat ironically, with the 1994 finals ...
Morocco's surprise 2026 World Cup bid has plenty of merits for Fifa to considerThe National
CAF President Calls on Africans to 'Massively' Endorse Morocco's 2026 World Cup BidMorocco World News
Morocco to bid for 2026 World Cup - Federation - Journal du ...Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)
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Nigeria's Future Eagles go up against Morocco U15 squad - Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog)

Nigeria's Future Eagles go up against Morocco U15 squad
Guardian (blog)
The U15 National Team of Nigeria, known as Future Eagles, will today and tomorrow play two international friendly matches against their Moroccan counterparts in Rabat, Morocco. Both teams will slug it out at the National Football Centre, Rabat starting ...

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Morocco: time for self assessment in the Palace - Open Democracy

Morocco: time for self assessment in the Palace
Open Democracy
Since the beginning of the Rif's protests, Morocco has entered a new political era where all national institutions are targets of criticism. The ruling elite can no longer cover up a system riddled with mediocracy, incompetence and impunity without ...



Spain rescues 339 migrants at sea in day as flow from Morocco swells - The Japan Times

The Japan Times

Spain rescues 339 migrants at sea in day as flow from Morocco swells
The Japan Times
MADRID Spanish coast guard members rescued more than 330 people from seven boats Wednesday in the waters between Morocco and Spain, a route increasingly used by migrants trying to get to Europe. A total of 339 people were rescued, in seven ...
Spain rescues 339 migrants from 7 boats in MediterraneanMiami Herald
Spain Rescues 339 Migrants Crossing Mediterranean on Seven BoatsMorocco World News
Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches SpainGatestone Institute

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In Morocco, video of hooting mob chasing woman sparks sexual ... - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

In Morocco, video of hooting mob chasing woman sparks sexual ...
Hindustan Times
A video showing a group of men hounding a young woman walking alone in a Moroccan street has been shared widely on social media, sparking a heated ...

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