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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Colonialism and Conflict: Facts About the Map of Morocco - Morocco World News
  1. Colonialism and Conflict: Facts About the Map of Morocco  Morocco World News
  2. Bahrain to open consulate in Western Sahara, Morocco says  Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Sahara: Outpouring of support to Morocco following recent events in Guerguarat continues  The North Africa Post
  4. Morocco confirms prison sentences for Sahrawi activists  Africanews English
  5. Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings  Guardian
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Study Details Serious Impacts of Violence Against Women in Morocco - Morocco World NewsStudy Details Serious Impacts of Violence Against Women in Morocco  Morocco World News

Morocco to Participate in 1st FIFA Arab Cup in 2021 - Morocco World NewsMorocco to Participate in 1st FIFA Arab Cup in 2021  Morocco World News

Morocco says Bahrain will open consulate in Western Sahara - Middle East EyeMorocco says Bahrain will open consulate in Western Sahara  Middle East Eye

Egypt backs Polisario Front, risks relations with Morocco - Al-MonitorEgypt backs Polisario Front, risks relations with Morocco  Al-Monitor

Fears grow of new Western Sahara war between Morocco and Polisario Front - Deccan HeraldFears grow of new Western Sahara war between Morocco and Polisario Front  Deccan Herald

Ghana 3-1 Morocco: Black Queens silence 10-woman Atlas Lionesses - Goal.comGhana 3-1 Morocco: Black Queens silence 10-woman Atlas Lionesses  Goal.com

Nora Fatehi`s grand celebration video in Morocco on hitting 20 million mark on Instagram goes viral - Watch - Zee NewsNora Fatehi`s grand celebration video in Morocco on hitting 20 million mark on Instagram goes viral - Watch  Zee News

Diamond League season to start in Morocco on May 23 - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostDiamond League season to start in Morocco on May 23 - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Morocco s COVID 19 cases surpass 340 000-ANI - BW BusinessworldMorocco s COVID 19 cases surpass 340 000-ANI  BW Businessworld

Morocco's Multiculturalism Fosters Sustainable Development - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersMorocco's Multiculturalism Fosters Sustainable Development  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Morocco to Resume Imam Training Program in January 2021 - Morocco World NewsMorocco to Resume Imam Training Program in January 2021  Morocco World News

French consul commits suicide in Morocco - Anadolu AgencyFrench consul commits suicide in Morocco  Anadolu Agency

Morocco continues efforts to narrow gap between Libyan rivals - The North Africa PostMorocco continues efforts to narrow gap between Libyan rivals  The North Africa Post

The failed diplomacy between Morocco and Polisario - Al Jazeera EnglishThe failed diplomacy between Morocco and Polisario  Al Jazeera English

Morocco: A case for building a stronger education system in the post Covid-19 era - World Bank GroupMorocco: A case for building a stronger education system in the post Covid-19 era  World Bank Group

Guerguerat: France Reiterates Support for Morocco's Ceasefire Commitment - Morocco World NewsGuerguerat: France Reiterates Support for Morocco's Ceasefire Commitment  Morocco World News

Parliamentarians from Libyas three regions to meet in Morocco for talks | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahParliamentarians from Libyas three regions to meet in Morocco for talks | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Morocco High Court Reviewing Key Western Sahara Case - Human Rights WatchMorocco High Court Reviewing Key Western Sahara Case  Human Rights Watch

Libyan parliamentarians' meeting in Morocco extended | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahLibyan parliamentarians' meeting in Morocco extended | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Will Morocco and the Polisario Front go to war? - Aljazeera.comWill Morocco and the Polisario Front go to war?  Aljazeera.com

Military Clashes Erupt in Western Sahara After 30-Year Truce - BloombergMilitary Clashes Erupt in Western Sahara After 30-Year Truce  Bloomberg

Morocco Sets Hard Line Over Ending Western Sahara Fighting - BloombergMorocco Sets Hard Line Over Ending Western Sahara Fighting  Bloomberg

'It's a good beginning for us' - Tagoe stresses importance of Morocco test for Ghana - Goal.com'It's a good beginning for us' - Tagoe stresses importance of Morocco test for Ghana  Goal.com

Rival Libya MPs to hold unity talks in Morocco - Anadolu AgencyRival Libya MPs to hold unity talks in Morocco  Anadolu Agency

Mauritania army reinforces positions along border with Morocco | MEO - Middle East OnlineMauritania army reinforces positions along border with Morocco | MEO  Middle East Online

Morocco records highest single-day virus spike - Anadolu AgencyMorocco records highest single-day virus spike  Anadolu Agency

Morocco Celebrates 65th Anniversary of Independence Day - Morocco World NewsMorocco Celebrates 65th Anniversary of Independence Day  Morocco World News

Libyan parties meet in Morocco to unify stances and resume talks - Middle East MonitorLibyan parties meet in Morocco to unify stances and resume talks  Middle East Monitor

Morocco and the Coronavirus Pandemic Shock - Fitch RatingsMorocco and the Coronavirus Pandemic Shock  Fitch Ratings

UAE to open consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara - Economic TimesUAE to open consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara  Economic Times

Mobile payment and financial inclusion in Morocco - The Parliament MagazineMobile payment and financial inclusion in Morocco  The Parliament Magazine

Nora Fatehi gets treated with a grand celebration back home in Morocco as she crosses the 20 Million mark - Mid-dayNora Fatehi gets treated with a grand celebration back home in Morocco as she crosses the 20 Million mark  Mid-day

France to Grant Fewer Visas to Countries Like Algeria, Morocco, & Tunisia for Refusing to Take Back Illegal Migrants - SchengenVisaInfo.comFrance to Grant Fewer Visas to Countries Like Algeria, Morocco, & Tunisia for Refusing to Take Back Illegal Migrants  SchengenVisaInfo.com

King Mohammed VI warns Morocco will react with utmost severity to any threat to its security - Middle East OnlineKing Mohammed VI warns Morocco will react with utmost severity to any threat to its security  Middle East Online

Designer Ghitta Laskrouif Sheds Light on Sustainable Fashion in Morocco - Morocco World NewsDesigner Ghitta Laskrouif Sheds Light on Sustainable Fashion in Morocco  Morocco World News

Morocco Condemns Polisario Supporters' Violence at Valencia Consulate - Morocco World NewsMorocco Condemns Polisario Supporters' Violence at Valencia Consulate  Morocco World News

Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Kazakhstan - US Embassy and Consulate in KazakhstanAssistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Kazakhstan  US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan

Morocco: Tribute to the Legendary Political Figure Mahjoubi Aherdan - Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (Ret.) - AllAfrica.comMorocco: Tribute to the Legendary Political Figure Mahjoubi Aherdan - Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (Ret.)  AllAfrica.com

Morocco records highest single-day virus cases, deaths - Anadolu AgencyMorocco records highest single-day virus cases, deaths  Anadolu Agency

Morocco king orders massive anti-COVID 19 vaccination Op in coming weeks | Saad Guerraoui - Middle East OnlineMorocco king orders massive anti-COVID 19 vaccination Op in coming weeks | Saad Guerraoui  Middle East Online

Polisario Threatens to End UN Ceasefire Agreement with Morocco - Morocco World NewsPolisario Threatens to End UN Ceasefire Agreement with Morocco  Morocco World News

Fund Ratings Not Immediately Affected by Morocco Downgrade - Fitch RatingsFund Ratings Not Immediately Affected by Morocco Downgrade  Fitch Ratings

4,979 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Morocco - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua4,979 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Morocco - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Risks to Morocco's Ratings are Balanced Following Downgrade - Fitch RatingsRisks to Morocco's Ratings are Balanced Following Downgrade  Fitch Ratings

Morocco Records 4,178 New COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours - Morocco World NewsMorocco Records 4,178 New COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours  Morocco World News

Spain Prime Minister to Visit Morocco for High-Level Meeting in December - Morocco World NewsSpain Prime Minister to Visit Morocco for High-Level Meeting in December  Morocco World News

The EU wants to negotiate with Morocco the repatriation of migrants in the Canary Islands - Yabiladi in EnglishThe EU wants to negotiate with Morocco the repatriation of migrants in the Canary Islands  Yabiladi in English

Photographs Exploring What It Means to Be Young in Morocco - AnOther MagazinePhotographs Exploring What It Means to Be Young in Morocco  AnOther Magazine

EU trained Algeria and Morocco police in online disinformation tactics - Middle East EyeEU trained Algeria and Morocco police in online disinformation tactics  Middle East Eye

Morocco building Africa's largest water treatment plant - Anadolu AgencyMorocco building Africa's largest water treatment plant  Anadolu Agency

Five Essential Foods to Try in Casablanca, Morocco - EaterFive Essential Foods to Try in Casablanca, Morocco  Eater

The Meteoric Rise of Morocco's Tangier Med Port - The Maritime ExecutiveThe Meteoric Rise of Morocco's Tangier Med Port  The Maritime Executive

Pictures: Ghana (Black Princesses) 0 - Morocco 1 - Ghana Football AssociationPictures: Ghana (Black Princesses) 0 - Morocco 1  Ghana Football Association

India-Morocco Defence MoU: Ties can be elevated further through an Indian consulate in the Moroccan Sahara - The Times of India BlogIndia-Morocco Defence MoU: Ties can be elevated further through an Indian consulate in the Moroccan Sahara  The Times of India Blog

Western Sahara: Morocco's African Allies Prevent Hostile Speech at UN 4th Committee - Morocco World NewsWestern Sahara: Morocco's African Allies Prevent Hostile Speech at UN 4th Committee  Morocco World News

Morocco's UN Ambassador: Polisario's Referendum Is 'Dead and Buried' - Morocco World NewsMorocco's UN Ambassador: Polisario's Referendum Is 'Dead and Buried'  Morocco World News

Signs of economic war between Morocco and Spain - Middle East MonitorSigns of economic war between Morocco and Spain  Middle East Monitor

Palestine Ambassador to Algeria Attacks Morocco's Territorial Integrity - Morocco World NewsPalestine Ambassador to Algeria Attacks Morocco's Territorial Integrity  Morocco World News

Morocco develops the national preference for public procurement - LexologyMorocco develops the national preference for public procurement  Lexology

Qatar Reiterates Support for Morocco's Action to Secure Guerguerat - Morocco World NewsQatar Reiterates Support for Morocco's Action to Secure Guerguerat  Morocco World News

Morocco launches military operation in Western Sahara - Middle East EyeMorocco launches military operation in Western Sahara  Middle East Eye

Morocco's Munir El Haddadi sends Sevilla through to UCL last 16 - cgtn.comMorocco's Munir El Haddadi sends Sevilla through to UCL last 16  cgtn.com

Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) Oil and Gas, Construction, Transport & Power and Water Projects, H2 2020 with COVID-19 Impact Update - GlobeNewswireMaghreb (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) Oil and Gas, Construction, Transport & Power and Water Projects, H2 2020 with COVID-19 Impact Update  GlobeNewswire

Terrorist cell dismantled in Morocco | MEO - Middle East OnlineTerrorist cell dismantled in Morocco | MEO  Middle East Online

Morocco's Football Team: Two Players Tested Positive For COVID-19 - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Football Team: Two Players Tested Positive For COVID-19  Morocco World News

Morocco Only Arab, African Nation to Assist US Election Monitoring - Morocco World NewsMorocco Only Arab, African Nation to Assist US Election Monitoring  Morocco World News

Western Sahara: US, France Support Morocco's 'Credible' Autonomy Plan - Morocco World NewsWestern Sahara: US, France Support Morocco's 'Credible' Autonomy Plan  Morocco World News

Morocco aims for global green hydrogen role - Petroleum EconomistMorocco aims for global green hydrogen role  Petroleum Economist

Morocco to Launch COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in 'Upcoming Weeks' - Morocco World NewsMorocco to Launch COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in 'Upcoming Weeks'  Morocco World News

Morocco sees 50% drop in foreign investment in films - Culture - ANSAMed - ANSAmedMorocco sees 50% drop in foreign investment in films - Culture - ANSAMed  ANSAmed

Libya's HoR members to hold full-quorum deliberations session in Morocco - The Libya ObserverLibya's HoR members to hold full-quorum deliberations session in Morocco  The Libya Observer

Morocco's Hakim Ziyech joins Premier League and African elite - Arab NewsMorocco's Hakim Ziyech joins Premier League and African elite  Arab News

Western Sahara: Belgian Minister Backs Morocco's 'Common-Sense' Solution - Morocco World NewsWestern Sahara: Belgian Minister Backs Morocco's 'Common-Sense' Solution  Morocco World News

U.S. to enforce duties on phosphate fertilizer imports from Morocco, Russia - Successful FarmingU.S. to enforce duties on phosphate fertilizer imports from Morocco, Russia  Successful Farming

Morocco's Bouznika brings together Libyan MPs | | AW - The Arab WeeklyMorocco's Bouznika brings together Libyan MPs | | AW  The Arab Weekly

Morocco Confirms 4,706 New COVID-19 Cases, Record 92 Deaths - Morocco World NewsMorocco Confirms 4,706 New COVID-19 Cases, Record 92 Deaths  Morocco World News

Morocco's Health Ministry Denies Chinese COVID-19 Price Rumors - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Health Ministry Denies Chinese COVID-19 Price Rumors  Morocco World News

Morocco foils attempt to smuggle 2.36 tons of cannabis - cgtn.comMorocco foils attempt to smuggle 2.36 tons of cannabis  cgtn.com

Morocco's Multiculturalism For Sustainable Development | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nzMorocco's Multiculturalism For Sustainable Development | Scoop News  Scoop.co.nz

Ziyech continues Chelsea form in Morocco masterclass - Goal.comZiyech continues Chelsea form in Morocco masterclass  Goal.com

Morocco's Official Reserve Assets Up 23.1% - AllAfrica.comMorocco's Official Reserve Assets Up 23.1%  AllAfrica.com

Morocco Remains Top North African Destination for American Students - Morocco World NewsMorocco Remains Top North African Destination for American Students  Morocco World News

Morocco Confirms 3,979 New COVID-19 Cases, 60 Deaths in 24 Hours - Morocco World NewsMorocco Confirms 3,979 New COVID-19 Cases, 60 Deaths in 24 Hours  Morocco World News

Western Saharan Polisario says Morocco has 'ignited war' - ReutersWestern Saharan Polisario says Morocco has 'ignited war'  Reuters

Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 310,000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 310,000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco's FM, France's Le Drian Discuss Security, Bilateral Cooperation - Morocco World NewsMorocco's FM, France's Le Drian Discuss Security, Bilateral Cooperation  Morocco World News

Internationals: Ziyech dazzles with two goals in Morocco win, Hudson-Odoi nets for young Lions | Official Site - Chelsea FCInternationals: Ziyech dazzles with two goals in Morocco win, Hudson-Odoi nets for young Lions | Official Site  Chelsea FC

UNHCR Morocco - Fact sheet, September 2020 - Morocco - ReliefWebUNHCR Morocco - Fact sheet, September 2020 - Morocco  ReliefWeb

Covid-19 Sees Morocco's VISA for MUSIC Festival Go 100% Virtual - Africanews EnglishCovid-19 Sees Morocco's VISA for MUSIC Festival Go 100% Virtual  Africanews English

Moroccos unemployment rate inches up 12.7% in Q3 - ZAWYAMoroccos unemployment rate inches up 12.7% in Q3  ZAWYA

Morocco's Mouhssine Iajour on Ismaily radar Report - KingFutMorocco's Mouhssine Iajour on Ismaily radar Report  KingFut

Covid-19: Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdown - Hindustan TimesCovid-19: Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdown  Hindustan Times

Progress and missed opportunities: Morocco enters its third decade under King Mohammed VI - Brookings InstitutionProgress and missed opportunities: Morocco enters its third decade under King Mohammed VI  Brookings Institution

Morocco: On track with policy reforms cycle - The Financial ExpressMorocco: On track with policy reforms cycle  The Financial Express

Egypt defy Salah, Elneny's absence to dismiss Togo, Ziyech inspires Morocco vs CAR - Goal.comEgypt defy Salah, Elneny's absence to dismiss Togo, Ziyech inspires Morocco vs CAR  Goal.com

A Framework to Achieve the Model for Development in Morocco - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersA Framework to Achieve the Model for Development in Morocco  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Morocco beats Central Africa, Bafana score twice against Sao Tome - NamibianMorocco beats Central Africa, Bafana score twice against Sao Tome  Namibian

In Morocco, Benevolent Authoritarianism Isn't Sustainable - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceIn Morocco, Benevolent Authoritarianism Isn't Sustainable  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Morocco's Marrakesh 'suffocates' without tourists - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostMorocco's Marrakesh 'suffocates' without tourists - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post