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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2018 World Cup: Morocco preview, schedule, TV and stream info, squad and players to watch - CBSSports.com

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2018 World Cup: Morocco preview, schedule, TV and stream info, squad and players to watch
CBSSports.com
Morocco returns to the World Cup in 2018, 20 years after its last appearance. Led by former Ivory Coast boss Kerve Renard, the African nation boasts a physical defense, a team that prides itself on teamwork and a hunger to make a name for themselves on ...
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Morocco-Algeria tensions flare over claims of Hezbollah support to Polisario - Al-Monitor

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Morocco-Algeria tensions flare over claims of Hezbollah support to Polisario
Al-Monitor
BEIRUT Morocco's decision to sever ties with Iran May 1, after accusing Iranian-backed Hezbollah of training and arming the Polisario Front and seeking independence for the disputed Western Sahara, provoked mutual accusations between Morocco and ...
Morocco's foreign minister warns Iran is seeking foothold in North ...Fox News
Tension Rises on Morocco-Algeria Border as Polisario Militants Launch Military ExercisesAl-Bawaba

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2026 World Cup bidders Morocco and US both heading back to woo SAFA - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

2026 World Cup bidders Morocco and US both heading back to woo SAFA
Times LIVE
South Africa's image as a potential influencer of votes in the battle to host the 2026 World Cup is being emphasised by a rush to Johannesburg by candidate bids Morocco and a joint North American bids - to again present their candidacy. Morocco sent ...
2026 World Cup bidders Morocco and US both heading back to woo ...SowetanLIVE Sunday World
Soccer: Tough draw is a heavy blow to Morocco's hopesWHTC
Morocco World Cup guide: Squad list, latest news, path to final, manager, national anthem, latest odds and star manThe Sun
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Morocco, South Korea to Reinforce Political and Business Ties - Morocco World News

Morocco World News

Morocco, South Korea to Reinforce Political and Business Ties
Morocco World News
Rabat Business, the Western Sahara conflict, and Morocco's accession to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) all featured in Moroccan Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani's meeting with his South Korean counterpart, Lee ...



Understanding Morocco's partnership with the AfDB - CNBCAfrica.com

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Understanding Morocco's partnership with the AfDB
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Renewable energy development has been a key part of the African Development Bank's engagement with Morocco. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with the AFDB's Country Manager for Morocco, Leila Farah Mokaddem to discuss this and more.



EFL: Students from major markets decline as Malta attracts more from Morocco, Japan, Brazil - Malta Independent Online

Malta Independent Online

EFL: Students from major markets decline as Malta attracts more from Morocco, Japan, Brazil
Malta Independent Online
Students coming to Malta to learn English as a foreign language are increasingly hailing from countries which previously did not turn to the island as its destination of choice. That being said, students coming from the more traditional markets such as ...



Soccer: Morocco World Cup factbox - Reuters

Soccer: Morocco World Cup factbox
Reuters
(Reuters) - Factbox on the Morocco national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup: FIFA ranking: 42 (till June 7). Previous tournaments: Morocco are appearing in their fifth World Cup finals, but their first since the 1998 edition in France. They were only ...

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Boycott in Morocco: Is This the End of the PJD? - Morocco World News

Morocco World News

Boycott in Morocco: Is This the End of the PJD?
Morocco World News
Rabat Since the beginning of the boycott crisis in Morocco four weeks ago, the political meter seems to be swiftly ticking towards the expiration date of the current Justice and Development party (PJD) cabinet and the coalition parties. The massive ...
Ramadan price hikes in Morocco trigger boycottANSAmed
Boycott campaign sparks heated debate in MoroccoMiddle East Online

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Turning Fog Into Water Transforms Women's Lives in Morocco | KCET - KCET

KCET

Turning Fog Into Water Transforms Women's Lives in Morocco | KCET
KCET
Women in Southwest Morocco's rural communities would begin their trek as early as 4 a.m. and spend up to four hours a day making multiple trips to collect water for their families. Sometimes they would return empty-handed because the wells were dry or ...



Morocco: Budget Deficit Exceeds $1.23 Billion - Asharq Al-awsat English

Asharq Al-awsat English

Morocco: Budget Deficit Exceeds $1.23 Billion
Asharq Al-awsat English
Moroccan government budget deficit reached $1.23 billion at the end of April compared to $957 million dollars at the end of April 2017, according to statistics published by the kingdom's Department of Treasury and External Finance (DTFE) on Monday.