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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Fitch Rates Morocco's Proposed Foreign-Currency Bonds 'BBB-' - Fitch RatingsFitch Rates Morocco's Proposed Foreign-Currency Bonds 'BBB-'  Fitch Ratings

Morocco reports 2,397 new COVID-19 cases, 107,743 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco reports 2,397 new COVID-19 cases, 107,743 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco: Espionage Case Against Outspoken Journalist - Human Rights WatchMorocco: Espionage Case Against Outspoken Journalist  Human Rights Watch

Ties That Bind: Morocco genuinely cares about Sahrawis, unlike those using Sahrawis as mere pawns - The Times of India BlogTies That Bind: Morocco genuinely cares about Sahrawis, unlike those using Sahrawis as mere pawns  The Times of India Blog

Morocco: 5-point plan for decentralised energy mobilisation - ESI AfricaMorocco: 5-point plan for decentralised energy mobilisation  ESI Africa

New GAZelle NEXT Panel Van Certified for Morocco - SteelGuruNew GAZelle NEXT Panel Van Certified for Morocco  SteelGuru

Jailed Morocco journalist probed by court on rape charge - ABC NewsJailed Morocco journalist probed by court on rape charge  ABC News

Tebboune: Algeria has no problem with Morocco – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorTebboune: Algeria has no problem with Morocco – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Protest in Morocco against UAE and Bahrain`s peace deal with Israel - WIONProtest in Morocco against UAE and Bahrain`s peace deal with Israel  WION

Morocco | News, Insight, Matches, Players, History - Emerging CricketMorocco | News, Insight, Matches, Players, History  Emerging Cricket

Morocco mandates banks for its Euro bond - The North Africa PostMorocco mandates banks for its Euro bond  The North Africa Post

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

You Can Visit A Stunning Baby Blue Hilltop City in Morocco - TylaYou Can Visit A Stunning Baby Blue Hilltop City in Morocco  Tyla

Morocco, A green energy bridge between Europe and Africa - The Parliament MagazineMorocco, A green energy bridge between Europe and Africa  The Parliament Magazine

Morocco Holds Benchmark Rate, Sees Worsening Economic Signs - BloombergMorocco Holds Benchmark Rate, Sees Worsening Economic Signs  Bloomberg

Morocco reports 2,227 new COVID-19 cases, 34 more deaths - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco reports 2,227 new COVID-19 cases, 34 more deaths - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Rate Cuts ‘Meaningless’ as Virus Foils Record Morocco Easing - BloombergRate Cuts ‘Meaningless’ as Virus Foils Record Morocco Easing  Bloomberg

Coronavirus costs Morocco $2 bln in tourism revenue - The North Africa PostCoronavirus costs Morocco $2 bln in tourism revenue  The North Africa Post

Morocco Reopening Borders To Travelers: Everything You Need To Know - Travel Off PathMorocco Reopening Borders To Travelers: Everything You Need To Know  Travel Off Path

Morocco bays for blood over sexual assault, murder of 11-year-old boy - Deccan HeraldMorocco bays for blood over sexual assault, murder of 11-year-old boy  Deccan Herald

Morocco, Algeria report more COVID-19 deaths - Anadolu AgencyMorocco, Algeria report more COVID-19 deaths  Anadolu Agency

Morocco to Reopen Borders to Travelers From U.S., 66 Other countries - Travel + LeisureMorocco to Reopen Borders to Travelers From U.S., 66 Other countries  Travel + Leisure

Addressing obstacles to normalization: A signal from Mohammed VI's Morocco - JNS.orgAddressing obstacles to normalization: A signal from Mohammed VI's Morocco  JNS.org

Despite US pressure, Morocco will not normalise relations with Israel - The Africa ReportDespite US pressure, Morocco will not normalise relations with Israel  The Africa Report

In Pictures: Morocco village riffs on Jimi Hendrix legends, myths - Aljazeera.comIn Pictures: Morocco village riffs on Jimi Hendrix legends, myths  Aljazeera.com

More trouble than it’s worth? Morocco is open again for travelers from 60+ countries - The Points GuyMore trouble than it’s worth? Morocco is open again for travelers from 60+ countries  The Points Guy

Morocco extends health emergency as virus cases spike - Arab NewsMorocco extends health emergency as virus cases spike  Arab News

COVID-19 Forces Morocco to Mull a Risky Election Delay - Stratfor WorldviewCOVID-19 Forces Morocco to Mull a Risky Election Delay  Stratfor Worldview

Convincing Morocco to normalise ties with Israel won't be easy - TRT WorldConvincing Morocco to normalise ties with Israel won't be easy  TRT World

Morocco expects a notable increase in this year's citrus production - FreshPlaza.comMorocco expects a notable increase in this year's citrus production  FreshPlaza.com

Morocco Elected President of IAEA General Conference - The North Africa PostMorocco Elected President of IAEA General Conference  The North Africa Post

Morocco: Protesters rally against peace deal between Israel, UAE and Bahrain - Republic World - Republic WorldMorocco: Protesters rally against peace deal between Israel, UAE and Bahrain - Republic World  Republic World

Morocco to open borders to those with hotel reservations - Lonely Planet Travel NewsMorocco to open borders to those with hotel reservations  Lonely Planet Travel News

Morocco's Bank Crédit Agricole gets $20 Mln Loan from EBRD to support exporters & importers - The North Africa PostMorocco's Bank Crédit Agricole gets $20 Mln Loan from EBRD to support exporters & importers  The North Africa Post

Morocco: 2.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Province of Larache - AllAfrica.comMorocco: 2.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Province of Larache  AllAfrica.com

Morocco reports 2552 new COVID-19 cases, 40 more deaths - cgtn.comMorocco reports 2552 new COVID-19 cases, 40 more deaths  cgtn.com

Morocco: Terrorist cell planning to assassinate public figures dismantled - Middle East MonitorMorocco: Terrorist cell planning to assassinate public figures dismantled  Middle East Monitor

Morocco hosting talks between Libyan rivals: Source - Anadolu AgencyMorocco hosting talks between Libyan rivals: Source  Anadolu Agency

ADAN Rescues Strays In Rabat, Where Culture Is Often Not Accommodating To Animals - NPRADAN Rescues Strays In Rabat, Where Culture Is Often Not Accommodating To Animals  NPR

Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco - Al Jazeera EnglishRival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco  Al Jazeera English

Buyer walks away from Morocco's Samir refinery - Petroleum EconomistBuyer walks away from Morocco's Samir refinery  Petroleum Economist

Virus-hit Morocco locks down Casablanca, shuts schools - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostVirus-hit Morocco locks down Casablanca, shuts schools - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

IMIS Takes a Closer Look at Morocco's Automotive Industry - Business WireIMIS Takes a Closer Look at Morocco's Automotive Industry  Business Wire

After UAE, Bahrain deals, Trump aims for Morocco | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahAfter UAE, Bahrain deals, Trump aims for Morocco | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Case for 'river monster' Spinosaurus strengthened by new fossil teeth - National GeographicCase for 'river monster' Spinosaurus strengthened by new fossil teeth  National Geographic

Morocco: Reviving a Monastery for Community Development - AllAfrica.comMorocco: Reviving a Monastery for Community Development  AllAfrica.com

Morocco registers 1,376 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco registers 1,376 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Singapore: Morocco wins Bronze Medal in 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics - The North Africa PostSingapore: Morocco wins Bronze Medal in 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics  The North Africa Post

Morocco Renewable Energy Power Market 2020 Share, Trends, Segmentation, Analysis and Forecast to 2026 - The Daily ChronicleMorocco Renewable Energy Power Market 2020 Share, Trends, Segmentation, Analysis and Forecast to 2026  The Daily Chronicle

Morocco: RSF Appeals Urgently to UN to Condemn Use of Trumped-up Sex Charges Against Journalists - AllAfrica.comMorocco: RSF Appeals Urgently to UN to Condemn Use of Trumped-up Sex Charges Against Journalists  AllAfrica.com

Morocco Warns of Growing Islamic State in African Sahel-Sahara Region - Africanews EnglishMorocco Warns of Growing Islamic State in African Sahel-Sahara Region  Africanews English

Rate Cut 'Meaningless' as Virus Frustrates Record Morocco Easing - BNNRate Cut 'Meaningless' as Virus Frustrates Record Morocco Easing  BNN

Morocco thwarts cannabis smuggling attempts in Guarguarate Checking Point, in Casablanca - The North Africa PostMorocco thwarts cannabis smuggling attempts in Guarguarate Checking Point, in Casablanca  The North Africa Post

Morocco: Anger in Tangiers over rape and murder of a boy - North Africa JournalMorocco: Anger in Tangiers over rape and murder of a boy  North Africa Journal

Morocco Tries to Contain Pandemic by Imposing Strict Measures - Asharq Al-awsat - EnglishMorocco Tries to Contain Pandemic by Imposing Strict Measures  Asharq Al-awsat - English

When Can I Travel to Morocco? Right Now – If You Have Booked a Hotel - Time OutWhen Can I Travel to Morocco? Right Now – If You Have Booked a Hotel  Time Out

The murder and rape of a boy in Morocco shocks the country - Gulf NewsThe murder and rape of a boy in Morocco shocks the country  Gulf News

Morocco to allow foreigners access upon hotel reservation - The North Africa PostMorocco to allow foreigners access upon hotel reservation  The North Africa Post

Morocco closes Casablanca to contain coronavirus – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorMorocco closes Casablanca to contain coronavirus – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

TUI Fly extends special flights between Belgium and Morocco - The Brussels TimesTUI Fly extends special flights between Belgium and Morocco  The Brussels Times

Morocco's trade deficit shrinks 18.2% year/year - Arab NewsMorocco's trade deficit shrinks 18.2% year/year  Arab News

Xi says China ready to work with Morocco on COVID-19 vaccine development - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaXi says China ready to work with Morocco on COVID-19 vaccine development - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco's blocked border with Spain brings suffering - FRANCE 24Morocco's blocked border with Spain brings suffering  FRANCE 24

Horoya's plans to travel to Morocco uncertain despite return of passports - BBC NewsHoroya's plans to travel to Morocco uncertain despite return of passports  BBC News

Morocco reaps benefits of its neutral stand in Libya - The North Africa PostMorocco reaps benefits of its neutral stand in Libya  The North Africa Post

Morocco foils migration attempts, arrests 168 - cgtn.comMorocco foils migration attempts, arrests 168  cgtn.com

International community hails outcome of Libyan dialogue in Morocco - The North Africa PostInternational community hails outcome of Libyan dialogue in Morocco  The North Africa Post

Morocco warns of Sahel 'time bomb' after Daesh-linked cell busted - Arab NewsMorocco warns of Sahel 'time bomb' after Daesh-linked cell busted  Arab News

After UAE and Bahrain deals, Trump said aiming for direct Israel-Morocco flights - The Times of IsraelAfter UAE and Bahrain deals, Trump said aiming for direct Israel-Morocco flights  The Times of Israel

Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 58,000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 58,000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco, Brazil discuss more legal cooperation - ANBA News Agency - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)Morocco, Brazil discuss more legal cooperation - ANBA News Agency  Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)

Morocco reports highest 2,760 daily new COVID-19 cases, 97,264 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - xinhuanet.comMorocco reports highest 2,760 daily new COVID-19 cases, 97,264 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  xinhuanet.com

Morocco's renewable sector 'to make up 52% of capacity mix by 2030' - Energy Live News - Energy Made EasyMorocco's renewable sector 'to make up 52% of capacity mix by 2030'  Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

Fone Warehouse boss caught taking £7k of stolen phones to Morocco - The Bolton NewsFone Warehouse boss caught taking £7k of stolen phones to Morocco  The Bolton News

Will Morocco and Egypt be able to lure tourists back? - CNNWill Morocco and Egypt be able to lure tourists back?  CNN

Controversial fish statues cause backlash in Morocco - East Coast RadioControversial fish statues cause backlash in Morocco  East Coast Radio

Investigating government land rights abuses in Morocco can land you in jail – and charged with sexual assault - Daily MaverickInvestigating government land rights abuses in Morocco can land you in jail – and charged with sexual assault  Daily Maverick

Etihad resumes flights to Morocco as the country welcomes travellers - The NationalEtihad resumes flights to Morocco as the country welcomes travellers  The National

Morocco to host 2021 Caf elections as calendar rejigged - BBC NewsMorocco to host 2021 Caf elections as calendar rejigged  BBC News

Ending Denial: Anti-Black Racism in Morocco – Arab Reform Initiative - ?????? ??????? ??????Ending Denial: Anti-Black Racism in Morocco – Arab Reform Initiative  ?????? ??????? ??????

GE, EDF and Mitsui to Build 87 MW Wind Farm in Morocco - SaurenergyGE, EDF and Mitsui to Build 87 MW Wind Farm in Morocco  Saurenergy

Etihad Airways Follows Emirates With Morocco Flight Resumption - Simple FlyingEtihad Airways Follows Emirates With Morocco Flight Resumption  Simple Flying

MOROCCO: The province of Chichaoua develops its sustainable water management plan - AFRIK 21MOROCCO: The province of Chichaoua develops its sustainable water management plan  AFRIK 21

Morocco will let foreign tourists in on September 10 Read more / Skip - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsMorocco will let foreign tourists in on September 10 Read more / Skip  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Morocco about to add another wind farm to the energy mix - ESI AfricaMorocco about to add another wind farm to the energy mix  ESI Africa

Morocco's Central Bank leaves benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5% - ZAWYAMorocco's Central Bank leaves benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5%  ZAWYA

US B-52 bombers train with Morocco, Tunisia aircraft over Mediterranean - Al-MonitorUS B-52 bombers train with Morocco, Tunisia aircraft over Mediterranean  Al-Monitor

Morocco orders COVID-19 vaccine as cases approach 100000 - Region - World - Ahram OnlineMorocco orders COVID-19 vaccine as cases approach 100000 - Region - World  Ahram Online

Wholesale Phosphate Prices Rise as US Weighs Duties Against Morocco, Russia - DTN The Progressive FarmerWholesale Phosphate Prices Rise as US Weighs Duties Against Morocco, Russia  DTN The Progressive Farmer

Morocco’s Myth-Filled Jimi Hendrix Shrine Village - Africanews EnglishMorocco’s Myth-Filled Jimi Hendrix Shrine Village  Africanews English

Why Morocco refused to normalize relations with Israel | TheHill - The HillWhy Morocco refused to normalize relations with Israel | TheHill  The Hill

Morocco registers 2,251 new COVID-19 cases, 86,686 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco registers 2,251 new COVID-19 cases, 86,686 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Morocco: Turkish FM Praises Morocco's Efforts in Inter-Libyan Dialogue - AllAfrica.comMorocco: Turkish FM Praises Morocco's Efforts in Inter-Libyan Dialogue  AllAfrica.com

MOROCCO : SouthBridge A&I takes on lobbying role to bring AU's Centre for Disease Control to Morocco - Africa IntelligenceMOROCCO : SouthBridge A&I takes on lobbying role to bring AU's Centre for Disease Control to Morocco  Africa Intelligence

How To Get Moroccan Bound This Fall and Winter - Business Traveler USAHow To Get Moroccan Bound This Fall and Winter  Business Traveler USA

Morocco foils the attempt of twenty young people who tried to swim to Ceuta - Yabiladi in EnglishMorocco foils the attempt of twenty young people who tried to swim to Ceuta  Yabiladi in English

Morocco-brokered Libya talks 'temporarily suspended' – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorMorocco-brokered Libya talks 'temporarily suspended' – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Morocco’s 2020 Cereals Imports Totaled 5.9 Million Tons by End of July - Morocco World NewsMorocco’s 2020 Cereals Imports Totaled 5.9 Million Tons by End of July  Morocco World News

UN-sponsored talks scheduled on Libyan crisis in Morocco, Geneva - The Arab WeeklyUN-sponsored talks scheduled on Libyan crisis in Morocco, Geneva  The Arab Weekly

Morocco's Official Reserve Assets Up 25.5 Percent - AllAfrica.comMorocco's Official Reserve Assets Up 25.5 Percent  AllAfrica.com