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 to lease SAMIR tanks, Ethiopia’s CEO Al Amoudi loses out - The Africa ReportMorocco to lease SAMIR tanks, Ethiopia’s CEO Al Amoudi loses out  The Africa Report

Morocco to Allow Cafes, Restaurants to Resume Limited Services Friday - Morocco World NewsMorocco to Allow Cafes, Restaurants to Resume Limited Services Friday  Morocco World News

Orange France adds Burkina Faso and Morocco - Capacity MediaOrange France adds Burkina Faso and Morocco  Capacity Media

The world's first, and still-operating, university is in Morocco - TRT WorldThe world's first, and still-operating, university is in Morocco  TRT World

Spare a thought for us in Morocco, where lockdown is strict, exercise is banned – and we're fasting - Telegraph.co.ukSpare a thought for us in Morocco, where lockdown is strict, exercise is banned – and we're fasting  Telegraph.co.uk

Japanese House of Councilors adopts agreement with Morocco on non-double taxation - The North Africa PostJapanese House of Councilors adopts agreement with Morocco on non-double taxation  The North Africa Post

Morocco Joins EU, Global Citizen ‘Coronavirus Global Response’ - Morocco World NewsMorocco Joins EU, Global Citizen ‘Coronavirus Global Response’  Morocco World News

Spain-Morocco: Annual summer transit operation of expatriates delayed probably to July - The North Africa PostSpain-Morocco: Annual summer transit operation of expatriates delayed probably to July  The North Africa Post

Morocco reports 24 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 7,601 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco reports 24 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 7,601 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

9 new virus fatalities recorded in Kuwait, 1 in Morocco - Anadolu Agency9 new virus fatalities recorded in Kuwait, 1 in Morocco  Anadolu Agency

ETHIOPIA-MOROCCO: Fostering partnerships in the renewable energy sector - AFRIK 21ETHIOPIA-MOROCCO: Fostering partnerships in the renewable energy sector  AFRIK 21

Morocco to Air Inclusive Classes in Sign Language - Morocco World NewsMorocco to Air Inclusive Classes in Sign Language  Morocco World News

Farmers harvest wheat in the countryside of Sale, Morocco - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFarmers harvest wheat in the countryside of Sale, Morocco - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Women’s Group to Launch Initiative for Morocco’s Female Health Workers - Morocco World NewsWomen’s Group to Launch Initiative for Morocco’s Female Health Workers  Morocco World News

I Raced 750 Miles Through Morocco | Atlas Mountain Race - BicyclingI Raced 750 Miles Through Morocco | Atlas Mountain Race  Bicycling

Heavy Thunderstorms, Rain to Hit Morocco Thursday - Morocco World NewsHeavy Thunderstorms, Rain to Hit Morocco Thursday  Morocco World News

Morocco actor prosecuted over 'blasphemy' remarks against Islam - Middle East OnlineMorocco actor prosecuted over 'blasphemy' remarks against Islam  Middle East Online

Sahara: Morocco's Autonomy Plan, the Only Solution to this Regional Conflict (Zambian Official) - Medafrica TimesSahara: Morocco's Autonomy Plan, the Only Solution to this Regional Conflict (Zambian Official)  Medafrica Times

Morocco Exceeds 5,000 COVID-19 Related Recoveries - Morocco World NewsMorocco Exceeds 5,000 COVID-19 Related Recoveries  Morocco World News

Morocco putting pressure on Brahim - BeSoccer ENMorocco putting pressure on Brahim  BeSoccer EN

Spain Delays Sea Transit Operation as Borders With Morocco Remain Closed - Morocco World NewsSpain Delays Sea Transit Operation as Borders With Morocco Remain Closed  Morocco World News

Morocco's Autonomy Initiative, only solution to Sahara issue – Zambian MP - The North Africa PostMorocco's Autonomy Initiative, only solution to Sahara issue – Zambian MP  The North Africa Post

South Africa warns UNSC of Morocco's violations in Western Sahara´s OOTT - Sahara Press ServiceSouth Africa warns UNSC of Morocco's violations in Western Sahara´s OOTT  Sahara Press Service

Academic Points to Algeria’s ‘Indisputable’ Responsibility in Western Sahara - Morocco World NewsAcademic Points to Algeria’s ‘Indisputable’ Responsibility in Western Sahara  Morocco World News

Morocco continues use of Chloroquine despite controversy - The North Africa PostMorocco continues use of Chloroquine despite controversy  The North Africa Post

Morocco Ranks First in Africa for Macroeconomic Integration - Morocco World NewsMorocco Ranks First in Africa for Macroeconomic Integration  Morocco World News

Morocco records highest daily COVID-19 cases in week - Anadolu AgencyMorocco records highest daily COVID-19 cases in week  Anadolu Agency

Morocco, a very promising market for investors in post COVID-19 era - The North Africa PostMorocco, a very promising market for investors in post COVID-19 era  The North Africa Post

King of Morocco congratulates Azerbaijani president - MENAFN.COMKing of Morocco congratulates Azerbaijani president  MENAFN.COM

Morocco Hopes to Boost Domestic Tourism to Save Key Sector - The New York TimesMorocco Hopes to Boost Domestic Tourism to Save Key Sector  The New York Times

Is Morocco planning to restart its sole refinery? - The North Africa PostIs Morocco planning to restart its sole refinery?  The North Africa Post

'Blasphemy' and satire spell trouble for Morocco actor, Tunisia student - Yahoo News'Blasphemy' and satire spell trouble for Morocco actor, Tunisia student  Yahoo News

Morocco reports 89 new COVID-19 cases, 6,741 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco reports 89 new COVID-19 cases, 6,741 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

South African President Abuses Africa Day to Attack Morocco - Morocco World NewsSouth African President Abuses Africa Day to Attack Morocco  Morocco World News

Morocco Reportedly Allows Repatriation of Renault Executives Stranded Abroad - Morocco World NewsMorocco Reportedly Allows Repatriation of Renault Executives Stranded Abroad  Morocco World News

Coronavirus tally rises in Morocco, Oman, Lebanon - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus tally rises in Morocco, Oman, Lebanon  Anadolu Agency

Under lockdown in Morocco, Ramadan celebrations get a quiet reset - The WorldUnder lockdown in Morocco, Ramadan celebrations get a quiet reset  The World

Humor Comes at a Price in Morocco and Tunisia - Human Rights WatchHumor Comes at a Price in Morocco and Tunisia  Human Rights Watch

COVID-19: AfDB supports Morocco with €264Mln Financing - The North Africa PostCOVID-19: AfDB supports Morocco with €264Mln Financing  The North Africa Post

Moroccan Government Expresses Confidence in Post-Lockdown Phase - Morocco World NewsMoroccan Government Expresses Confidence in Post-Lockdown Phase  Morocco World News

Japanese Parliament Approves Moroccan Agreement Against Tax Evasion - Morocco World NewsJapanese Parliament Approves Moroccan Agreement Against Tax Evasion  Morocco World News

Morocco boosts contactless transaction limit by 100% • NFCW - NFCWMorocco boosts contactless transaction limit by 100% • NFCW  NFCW

Morocco’s Agricultural Exports Increase by 8% in First 5 Months of 2020 - Morocco World NewsMorocco’s Agricultural Exports Increase by 8% in First 5 Months of 2020  Morocco World News

Your Guide to Shopping for Enchanting Souvenirs in Morocco - Morocco World NewsYour Guide to Shopping for Enchanting Souvenirs in Morocco  Morocco World News

Meet the Woman Making Morocco a Dance Music Destination - BillboardMeet the Woman Making Morocco a Dance Music Destination  Billboard

Morocco reports 45 more coronavirus infections - MENAFN.COMMorocco reports 45 more coronavirus infections  MENAFN.COM

Morocco Confirms 45 COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours, 107 Recoveries - Morocco World NewsMorocco Confirms 45 COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours, 107 Recoveries  Morocco World News

Morocco begins repatriation of citizens stranded in Melilla | Saad Guerraoui - Middle East OnlineMorocco begins repatriation of citizens stranded in Melilla | Saad Guerraoui  Middle East Online

In Pictures: The Moroccan fisherwomen | Morocco - Aljazeera.comIn Pictures: The Moroccan fisherwomen | Morocco  Aljazeera.com

Nomads Morocco Tour to Offer Experiences of the Authenticity and Imperial Beauty of Morocco - Press Release - Digital JournalNomads Morocco Tour to Offer Experiences of the Authenticity and Imperial Beauty of Morocco - Press Release  Digital Journal

Moroccan Embassy in Pretoria Highlights Morocco’s Pan-African Vision - Morocco World NewsMoroccan Embassy in Pretoria Highlights Morocco’s Pan-African Vision  Morocco World News

Official: Morocco Extends State of Emergency Until June 10 - Morocco World NewsOfficial: Morocco Extends State of Emergency Until June 10  Morocco World News

Morocco signs loan for new ground-based air defence system - IHS Jane's 360Morocco signs loan for new ground-based air defence system  IHS Jane's 360

Zambian Official: Autonomy Plan is Only Solution to Western Sahara - Morocco World NewsZambian Official: Autonomy Plan is Only Solution to Western Sahara  Morocco World News

Morocco confirms 199 new COVID-19 cases, 5,910 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco confirms 199 new COVID-19 cases, 5,910 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

FIFA Poll: Morocco’s Badou Zaki Best African Goalkeeper in History - Morocco World NewsFIFA Poll: Morocco’s Badou Zaki Best African Goalkeeper in History  Morocco World News

Spain’s EFE Slams Morocco for Delay in Repatriating Stranded Moroccans - Morocco World NewsSpain’s EFE Slams Morocco for Delay in Repatriating Stranded Moroccans  Morocco World News

Morocco Confirms 67 New COVID-19 Recoveries, 24 Cases - Morocco World NewsMorocco Confirms 67 New COVID-19 Recoveries, 24 Cases  Morocco World News

Morocco Couscous Market, 2020 - Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth & Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireMorocco Couscous Market, 2020 - Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth & Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Coronavirus: Morocco awaits government go-ahead to resume football - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Morocco awaits government go-ahead to resume football  BBC News

AfDB Grants €264 million to Morocco to help fight Covid 19 - Medafrica TimesAfDB Grants €264 million to Morocco to help fight Covid 19  Medafrica Times

More Gibraltar residents repatriated from Morocco - Gibraltar ChronicleMore Gibraltar residents repatriated from Morocco  Gibraltar Chronicle

Morocco’s Port Activity Increases by 6.3% in First Four Months of 2020 - Morocco World NewsMorocco’s Port Activity Increases by 6.3% in First Four Months of 2020  Morocco World News

Morocco launches fleet of drones to tackle virus from the sky - ArabnewsMorocco launches fleet of drones to tackle virus from the sky  Arabnews

Morocco's window to the stars | Op-eds – Gulf News - Gulf NewsMorocco's window to the stars | Op-eds – Gulf News  Gulf News

Japan Adopts Agreement on Promotion of Investments in Morocco - Morocco World NewsJapan Adopts Agreement on Promotion of Investments in Morocco  Morocco World News

Morocco Receives $127 Million Loan From Arab Monetary Fund - Morocco World NewsMorocco Receives $127 Million Loan From Arab Monetary Fund  Morocco World News

In Marrakesh, tourism is frozen. So is the economy. - MarketplaceIn Marrakesh, tourism is frozen. So is the economy.  Marketplace

Morocco Records 7 Fatalities, 590 Injuries from Road Accidents in 1 Week - Morocco World NewsMorocco Records 7 Fatalities, 590 Injuries from Road Accidents in 1 Week  Morocco World News

Economy Minister: Lockdown Costs Morocco MAD 1 Billion a Day - Morocco World NewsEconomy Minister: Lockdown Costs Morocco MAD 1 Billion a Day  Morocco World News

Building the Morocco We Want After the COVID-19 Pandemic - Morocco World NewsBuilding the Morocco We Want After the COVID-19 Pandemic  Morocco World News

Secret operation brings Israelis stranded in Morocco back home - Al-MonitorSecret operation brings Israelis stranded in Morocco back home  Al-Monitor

Morocco: The hardship of foreign migrants in Morocco - North Africa JournalMorocco: The hardship of foreign migrants in Morocco  North Africa Journal

Morocco influencer apologises for role in outing of gay men - Thomson Reuters FoundationMorocco influencer apologises for role in outing of gay men  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Morocco’s Koutoubia, As-Sounna Among World’s Greenest Mosques - Morocco World NewsMorocco’s Koutoubia, As-Sounna Among World’s Greenest Mosques  Morocco World News

Morocco Facilitates Repatriation Operation of 26 Israeli Citizens - Morocco World NewsMorocco Facilitates Repatriation Operation of 26 Israeli Citizens  Morocco World News

Morocco’s New COVID-19 Recoveries Continue to Top New Cases - Morocco World NewsMorocco’s New COVID-19 Recoveries Continue to Top New Cases  Morocco World News

In Photos: Morocco’s Subtle Beauty - Morocco World NewsIn Photos: Morocco’s Subtle Beauty  Morocco World News

Pandemic sparks reverse migration from Spain to Morocco | Mohamed Mamouni al-Alawi - The Arab WeeklyPandemic sparks reverse migration from Spain to Morocco | Mohamed Mamouni al-Alawi  The Arab Weekly

MOROCCO: UK covets renewable energy market - AFRIK 21MOROCCO: UK covets renewable energy market  AFRIK 21

Morocco Reports 99 New COVID-19 Cases, 71 Recoveries in 24 Hours - Morocco World NewsMorocco Reports 99 New COVID-19 Cases, 71 Recoveries in 24 Hours  Morocco World News

Official: Morocco to Celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Sunday - Morocco World NewsOfficial: Morocco to Celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Sunday  Morocco World News

Morocco to Lift Night-Time Curfew After Eid al-Fitr - Morocco World NewsMorocco to Lift Night-Time Curfew After Eid al-Fitr  Morocco World News

Five amazing ancient sites in Morocco worth knowing - Face2Face AfricaFive amazing ancient sites in Morocco worth knowing  Face2Face Africa

COVID-19 Recoveries Exceed Active Cases in Morocco - Morocco World NewsCOVID-19 Recoveries Exceed Active Cases in Morocco  Morocco World News

MOROCCO: World Bank report highlights wind energy potential - AFRIK 21MOROCCO: World Bank report highlights wind energy potential  AFRIK 21

Morocco Adopts Bill to Support Tourism Sector, Customers Facing Hardship - Morocco World NewsMorocco Adopts Bill to Support Tourism Sector, Customers Facing Hardship  Morocco World News

Construction Projects in Morocco to Resume This Week - Morocco World NewsConstruction Projects in Morocco to Resume This Week  Morocco World News

Friends of Morocco: Repatriation Bolstered Belgian-Moroccan Solidarity - Morocco World NewsFriends of Morocco: Repatriation Bolstered Belgian-Moroccan Solidarity  Morocco World News

MOROCCO: Ranked second worldwide in climate change control - AFRIK 21MOROCCO: Ranked second worldwide in climate change control  AFRIK 21

MOROCCO: OPEMH launches two bids for “Green Water” project - AFRIK 21MOROCCO: OPEMH launches two bids for “Green Water” project  AFRIK 21

More coronavirus cases reported in Morocco, Lebanon - Anadolu AgencyMore coronavirus cases reported in Morocco, Lebanon  Anadolu Agency

Police Arrest Moroccan Actor Rafik Boubker For Blasphemy Against Islam - Morocco World NewsPolice Arrest Moroccan Actor Rafik Boubker For Blasphemy Against Islam  Morocco World News

Timely boost for Morocco refs - soccer24.co.zwTimely boost for Morocco refs  soccer24.co.zw

Casablanca Hospital Admits Morocco’s Former PM Abderrahmane Youssoufi - Morocco World NewsCasablanca Hospital Admits Morocco’s Former PM Abderrahmane Youssoufi  Morocco World News

Morocco to try opposition editor accused of sexual assault - Reuters AfricaMorocco to try opposition editor accused of sexual assault  Reuters Africa

IAEA Illuminates Morocco as Model in Nuclear Research Monitoring - Morocco World NewsIAEA Illuminates Morocco as Model in Nuclear Research Monitoring  Morocco World News

Ceuta Exploits Repatriation of Moroccans to Send Back Minors - Morocco World NewsCeuta Exploits Repatriation of Moroccans to Send Back Minors  Morocco World News

In Photos: Comparing Morocco’s Traditional and Colonial Architecture - Morocco World NewsIn Photos: Comparing Morocco’s Traditional and Colonial Architecture  Morocco World News

Morocco's MSOF takes ownership of specialised vehicles from US - Army TechnologyMorocco's MSOF takes ownership of specialised vehicles from US  Army Technology