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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Protesters call for Western Sahara autonomy amid tension between Morocco and Spain - EuronewsProtesters call for Western Sahara autonomy amid tension between Morocco and Spain  Euronews

Chouhaid NASR Appointed New Country Director for Veolia Morocco - Business WireChouhaid NASR Appointed New Country Director for Veolia Morocco  Business Wire

Israel Foreign Minister Yair Lapid To Visit UAE In First Official Visit - NDTVIsrael Foreign Minister Yair Lapid To Visit UAE In First Official Visit  NDTV

Predator spuds Morocco well - News for the Energy Sector - Energy VoicePredator spuds Morocco well - News for the Energy Sector  Energy Voice

Morocco war games end, security fears for Africa - Times of IndiaMorocco war games end, security fears for Africa  Times of India

Hamas chief meets top politicians in Morocco after Gaza conflict - ReutersHamas chief meets top politicians in Morocco after Gaza conflict  Reuters

US-led war games underway in Morocco near disputed W.Sahara - Africanews EnglishUS-led war games underway in Morocco near disputed W.Sahara  Africanews English

Spain respects Morocco's summer restriction on sea travel amid Covid-19 - Hindustan TimesSpain respects Morocco's summer restriction on sea travel amid Covid-19  Hindustan Times

Sykes, Klaas Puul owner plans 40m expansion in Morocco - Undercurrent NewsSykes, Klaas Puul owner plans 40m expansion in Morocco  Undercurrent News

Spain-Morocco tensions: How the EU can make progress on Western Sahara - European Council on Foreign RelationsSpain-Morocco tensions: How the EU can make progress on Western Sahara  European Council on Foreign Relations

Morocco targets $1.7 bln in non-phosphate mining revenue by 2030 - Financial PostMorocco targets $1.7 bln in non-phosphate mining revenue by 2030  Financial Post

Morocco Threatens More Reprisals Over Western Sahara - Voice of AmericaMorocco Threatens More Reprisals Over Western Sahara  Voice of America

Why Bidens Western Sahara policy remains under review - Al Jazeera EnglishWhy Bidens Western Sahara policy remains under review  Al Jazeera English

Morocco to readmit unaccompanied minors from EU amid row with Spain - FRANCE 24 EnglishMorocco to readmit unaccompanied minors from EU amid row with Spain  FRANCE 24 English

Why Western Sahara matters to Morocco - Arab NewsWhy Western Sahara matters to Morocco  Arab News

Morocco calls on Spain to avoid escalating migration crisis over Brahim Ghali - Africanews EnglishMorocco calls on Spain to avoid escalating migration crisis over Brahim Ghali  Africanews English

Morocco-Spain row: Rabat refuses to back down in the wake of EU resolution - The Africa ReportMorocco-Spain row: Rabat refuses to back down in the wake of EU resolution  The Africa Report

Morocco escalates row with Spain over Western Sahara - ReutersMorocco escalates row with Spain over Western Sahara  Reuters

Why are Morocco's famed artisans paving roads in the desert? - The EconomistWhy are Morocco's famed artisans paving roads in the desert?  The Economist

Morocco excludes Spain's sea links in summer transit plan for diaspora - Africanews EnglishMorocco excludes Spain's sea links in summer transit plan for diaspora  Africanews English

Morocco wants investigation into Polisario chiefs Spain arrival - Al Jazeera EnglishMorocco wants investigation into Polisario chiefs Spain arrival  Al Jazeera English

Morocco to relax border restrictions for int'l travelers - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco to relax border restrictions for int'l travelers - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Spain mulls ending deal on Morocco border with enclaves - ReutersSpain mulls ending deal on Morocco border with enclaves  Reuters

Morocco says Madrid seeks to "Europeanise" its crisis with Rabat - ReutersMorocco says Madrid seeks to "Europeanise" its crisis with Rabat  Reuters

Morocco's tourism struggles to survive amid pandemic - Africanews EnglishMorocco's tourism struggles to survive amid pandemic  Africanews English

Morocco-Spain: The other kingdom clinging to the remains of an obsolete empire - The Africa ReportMorocco-Spain: The other kingdom clinging to the remains of an obsolete empire  The Africa Report

Short cuts: Morocco reopens to tourists and a bumper ski season for US - Financial TimesShort cuts: Morocco reopens to tourists and a bumper ski season for US  Financial Times

When to go to Morocco - Lonely Planet Travel NewsWhen to go to Morocco  Lonely Planet Travel News

Morocco: I refuse to be drawn into territorial disputes, says OCP CEO Mostafa Terrab - The Africa ReportMorocco: I refuse to be drawn into territorial disputes, says OCP CEO Mostafa Terrab  The Africa Report

African Lion: US-Morocco Partnership 'Underpins Key US Regional Objectives' - Morocco World NewsAfrican Lion: US-Morocco Partnership 'Underpins Key US Regional Objectives'  Morocco World News

Morocco reopens borders to international travellers - Travel DailyMorocco reopens borders to international travellers  Travel Daily

Hakimi: Chelsea target fires Morocco past Burkina Faso - Goal IndiaHakimi: Chelsea target fires Morocco past Burkina Faso  Goal India

Surf activists support Morocco's young - DW (English)Surf activists support Morocco's young  DW (English)

Draft Law to Provide Incentives in Morocco for Doctors Practicing Abroad - Morocco World NewsDraft Law to Provide Incentives in Morocco for Doctors Practicing Abroad  Morocco World News

UAE, followed by Morocco and Ukraine are top destinations for Saudi travelers: Survey - Gulf NewsUAE, followed by Morocco and Ukraine are top destinations for Saudi travelers: Survey  Gulf News

IRENA and Morocco team up on green hydrogen - Energy GlobalIRENA and Morocco team up on green hydrogen  Energy Global

Morocco may extend its marketing calendar for blueberry exports - FreshPlaza.comMorocco may extend its marketing calendar for blueberry exports  FreshPlaza.com

Over 7.5 mn fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Morocco - LokmatOver 7.5 mn fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Morocco  Lokmat

Morocco draws diplomatic red line over Western Sahara sovereignty | | AW - The Arab WeeklyMorocco draws diplomatic red line over Western Sahara sovereignty | | AW  The Arab Weekly

Moroccos trade deficit shrinks 4.2% year/year in April - ReutersMoroccos trade deficit shrinks 4.2% year/year in April  Reuters

Hot tips for summer travel: Local agent provides last-minute ideas to get away - Worcester TelegramHot tips for summer travel: Local agent provides last-minute ideas to get away  Worcester Telegram

A roadmap for making Morocco a regional hub - University World NewsA roadmap for making Morocco a regional hub  University World News

Expanding digital and financial inclusion: World Bank supports Morocco's reforms for social and economic resilience - World Bank GroupExpanding digital and financial inclusion: World Bank supports Morocco's reforms for social and economic resilience  World Bank Group

The conflict between Spain and Morocco endangers the return of more than 12,600 seasonal workers - FreshPlaza.comThe conflict between Spain and Morocco endangers the return of more than 12,600 seasonal workers  FreshPlaza.com

Morocco's Casablanca to stage physical show at Paris Fashion Week - Arab NewsMorocco's Casablanca to stage physical show at Paris Fashion Week  Arab News

Griffon Vultures are breeding in Morocco after 40-year absence - BirdLife InternationalGriffon Vultures are breeding in Morocco after 40-year absence  BirdLife International

International travel unlocks as Morocco, Mauritius and Phuket announce borders will open in June and July - The IndependentInternational travel unlocks as Morocco, Mauritius and Phuket announce borders will open in June and July  The Independent

Israeli carrier Israir to start flights to Morocco in July - ReutersIsraeli carrier Israir to start flights to Morocco in July  Reuters

How one project in Morocco is teaching women to harness the suns energy - The IndependentHow one project in Morocco is teaching women to harness the suns energy  The Independent

UK's Predator eyes bid for Morocco floating LNG import terminal - S&P GlobalUK's Predator eyes bid for Morocco floating LNG import terminal  S&P Global

Morocco/USs African Lion: The largest US military exercise ever conducted on this continent - The Africa ReportMorocco/USs African Lion: The largest US military exercise ever conducted on this continent  The Africa Report

King of Morocco congratulates Bennett on becoming PM; Putin thanks Netanyahu - The Times of IsraelKing of Morocco congratulates Bennett on becoming PM; Putin thanks Netanyahu  The Times of Israel

Radisson Hotels brand to debut in Morocco Business Traveller - Business TravellerRadisson Hotels brand to debut in Morocco Business Traveller  Business Traveller

US, Morocco end African Lion drills with live ammunition exercises - The North Africa PostUS, Morocco end African Lion drills with live ammunition exercises  The North Africa Post

Investing In Morocco: Why Choose Morocco? Where To Establish Your Industrial Unit? How To Finance Your Investment? - Tax - Morocco - Mondaq News AlertsInvesting In Morocco: Why Choose Morocco? Where To Establish Your Industrial Unit? How To Finance Your Investment? - Tax - Morocco  Mondaq News Alerts

Global Investment Forum: Morocco, a window for investment in Africa - Khaleej TimesGlobal Investment Forum: Morocco, a window for investment in Africa  Khaleej Times

African Lion 2021: More than military Show between the US and Morocco - Modern DiplomacyAfrican Lion 2021: More than military Show between the US and Morocco  Modern Diplomacy

Morocco's Paralympian athletes ready for Tokyo 2020 Games - Africanews EnglishMorocco's Paralympian athletes ready for Tokyo 2020 Games  Africanews English

Morocco introduces quarantine restrictions for UAE travellers - The NationalMorocco introduces quarantine restrictions for UAE travellers  The National

Moroccan landlords refuse to rent out space for Israeli mission - Al Jazeera EnglishMoroccan landlords refuse to rent out space for Israeli mission  Al Jazeera English

Covid-19: Morocco extends state of health emergency until July 10 to curb virus spread - Khaleej TimesCovid-19: Morocco extends state of health emergency until July 10 to curb virus spread  Khaleej Times

Did Bvuma come of age for Kaizer Chiefs in Morocco? - Goal.comDid Bvuma come of age for Kaizer Chiefs in Morocco?  Goal.com

`Pioneering operation`: Morocco to start vaccinating prisoners against Covid - WION`Pioneering operation`: Morocco to start vaccinating prisoners against Covid  WION

Morocco's COVID-19 tally rises to 519,216 - ANI NewsMorocco's COVID-19 tally rises to 519,216  ANI News

Morocco Welcomes Back Its Diaspora With Open Arms - Morocco World NewsMorocco Welcomes Back Its Diaspora With Open Arms  Morocco World News

F-16s, C-130s, KC-135s Training in Morocco for Exercise African Lion - Air Force MagazineF-16s, C-130s, KC-135s Training in Morocco for Exercise African Lion  Air Force Magazine

COVID-19: Morocco Receives New Batch of Sinopharm Vaccine - Morocco World NewsCOVID-19: Morocco Receives New Batch of Sinopharm Vaccine  Morocco World News

EU tomato growers unite against the agreement with Morocco - hortidaily.comEU tomato growers unite against the agreement with Morocco  hortidaily.com

Morocco's King congratulates Antonio Guterres for his re-election as UN Chief - The North Africa PostMorocco's King congratulates Antonio Guterres for his re-election as UN Chief  The North Africa Post

Morocco-Israel: Will renewed relations withstand the Gaza bombings? - The Africa ReportMorocco-Israel: Will renewed relations withstand the Gaza bombings?  The Africa Report

Morocco: 2020/21 citrus production benefits from improved weather and consistent rain - FreshPlaza.comMorocco: 2020/21 citrus production benefits from improved weather and consistent rain  FreshPlaza.com

Gradual Return to Normal Life in Morocco - Asharq Al-awsat - EnglishGradual Return to Normal Life in Morocco  Asharq Al-awsat - English

Unemployment and conflict: how COVID-19 has affected women in Morocco - The Conversation CAUnemployment and conflict: how COVID-19 has affected women in Morocco  The Conversation CA

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh lands in Morocco - The Jerusalem PostHamas leader Ismail Haniyeh lands in Morocco  The Jerusalem Post

Mali mother's 9 babies doing well in Morocco clinic - FRANCE 24Mali mother's 9 babies doing well in Morocco clinic  FRANCE 24

African Lion 21 exercise begins with 7800 troops in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal - DVIDSAfrican Lion 21 exercise begins with 7800 troops in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal  DVIDS

Morocco joins growing list of African countries to legalize cannabis - Africanews EnglishMorocco joins growing list of African countries to legalize cannabis  Africanews English

Morocco, US to hold annual military drills - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco, US to hold annual military drills - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Hotel STORY Rabat Rabat, Morocco | High Life - MAG THE WEEKLY - Mag The Weekly MagazineHotel STORY Rabat Rabat, Morocco | High Life - MAG THE WEEKLY  Mag The Weekly Magazine

Morocco Wins 16 Medals at Arab Athletics Championships in Tunis - Morocco World NewsMorocco Wins 16 Medals at Arab Athletics Championships in Tunis  Morocco World News

Morocco's Royal Air Maroc Introduces New Flights to Europe - Morocco World NewsMorocco's Royal Air Maroc Introduces New Flights to Europe  Morocco World News

Over 7.5 mln fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Morocco - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaOver 7.5 mln fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Morocco - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco reports 500 new COVID-19 cases, 524,975 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco reports 500 new COVID-19 cases, 524,975 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco allows strawberry harvesters to come back from Huelva - FreshPlaza.comMorocco allows strawberry harvesters to come back from Huelva  FreshPlaza.com

Morocco aims to double per capita GDP to $16000 by 2035 - Arab NewsMorocco aims to double per capita GDP to $16000 by 2035  Arab News

Over 7 mln people in Morocco fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaOver 7 mln people in Morocco fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco's Foreign Minister meets with Libyan officials to diaolgue - Africanews EnglishMorocco's Foreign Minister meets with Libyan officials to diaolgue  Africanews English

Hamas chief meets top politicians in Morocco - Middle East OnlineHamas chief meets top politicians in Morocco  Middle East Online

Minister El Mostapha Ramid Resigns from Morocco's Justice and Development Party - Asharq Al-awsat - EnglishMinister El Mostapha Ramid Resigns from Morocco's Justice and Development Party  Asharq Al-awsat - English

Morocco police halt protest in support of jailed activists - ReutersMorocco police halt protest in support of jailed activists  Reuters

Morocco-Egypt vs South Africa-Nigeria: A race for vaccines on the continent - The Africa ReportMorocco-Egypt vs South Africa-Nigeria: A race for vaccines on the continent  The Africa Report

Morocco's COVID-19 tally rises to 525443 with 468 new cases - cgtn.comMorocco's COVID-19 tally rises to 525443 with 468 new cases  cgtn.com

Chelsea's Ziyech and Inter Milan's Hakimi top Morocco squad for Ghana and Burkina Faso friendlies - Goal.comChelsea's Ziyech and Inter Milan's Hakimi top Morocco squad for Ghana and Burkina Faso friendlies  Goal.com

Moroccos modern life - Gulf NewsMoroccos modern life  Gulf News

Pyramids Confedertion Cup hopes in jeopardy ahead of Morocco trip - KingFutPyramids Confedertion Cup hopes in jeopardy ahead of Morocco trip  KingFut

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 28 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on 19 Jun 4:23 am (GMT +1) - 54 user experience reports - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 28 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, on 19 Jun 4:23 am (GMT +1) - 54 user experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

Daesh extremists arrested in Morocco for planning attacks against military targets - Arab NewsDaesh extremists arrested in Morocco for planning attacks against military targets  Arab News

Meet the Moroccan women making Argan oil for the global beauty industry - Hindustan TimesMeet the Moroccan women making Argan oil for the global beauty industry  Hindustan Times

Morocco's active solidarity with LDCs is a cornerstone of King Mohammed VI's African policy - The North Africa PostMorocco's active solidarity with LDCs is a cornerstone of King Mohammed VI's African policy  The North Africa Post

Italian political leader pleads for upgrading relations with Morocco, most stable country in the region - The North Africa PostItalian political leader pleads for upgrading relations with Morocco, most stable country in the region  The North Africa Post