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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'Storm Gloria lashes Spain, Morocco with powerful winds, thundersnow and coastal flooding - Washington Post'Storm Gloria lashes Spain, Morocco with powerful winds, thundersnow and coastal flooding  Washington Post

The Diplomatic Intrigue That Gave Morocco a Cameo Appearance in the U.S. Civil War - Smithsonian.comThe Diplomatic Intrigue That Gave Morocco a Cameo Appearance in the U.S. Civil War  Smithsonian.com

Gang on trial over theft of Moroccan king's jewellery - Al Jazeera EnglishGang on trial over theft of Moroccan king's jewellery  Al Jazeera English

UK-Morocco Business Dialogue: Conor Burns on where the UK sees business opportunities in Morocco - CNBCAfrica.comUK-Morocco Business Dialogue: Conor Burns on where the UK sees business opportunities in Morocco  CNBCAfrica.com

UK-Morocco Business Dialogue: CGEM's Kadiri on what sectors Morocco must focus on to harness international investment - CNBCAfrica.comUK-Morocco Business Dialogue: CGEM's Kadiri on what sectors Morocco must focus on to harness international investment  CNBCAfrica.com

UK-Morocco Business Dialogue: Attijariwafa Bank's Ismail Douiri on why Morocco is Europe's gateway into Africa - CNBCAfrica.comUK-Morocco Business Dialogue: Attijariwafa Bank's Ismail Douiri on why Morocco is Europe's gateway into Africa  CNBCAfrica.com

MOROCCO: Onee to build new desalination plant in Layoune - AFRIK 21MOROCCO: Onee to build new desalination plant in Layoune  AFRIK 21

Morocco: 3 Years in Abusive Solitary Detention - Human Rights WatchMorocco: 3 Years in Abusive Solitary Detention  Human Rights Watch

Morocco's House of Memory spotlights Jewish-Muslim coexistence - The Times of IsraelMorocco's House of Memory spotlights Jewish-Muslim coexistence  The Times of Israel

South Africa pulls out of Futsal Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco | The Star - IOLSouth Africa pulls out of Futsal Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco | The Star  IOL

Morocco Fails to Mobilize Rural Communities to Advance SDGs - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersMorocco Fails to Mobilize Rural Communities to Advance SDGs  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

UK-Morocco Business Dialogue: Minister Mohcine Jazouli on opportunities for investment in Africa - CNBCAfrica.comUK-Morocco Business Dialogue: Minister Mohcine Jazouli on opportunities for investment in Africa  CNBCAfrica.com

Morocco Questions its Exclusion from Berlin Conference on Libya - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMorocco Questions its Exclusion from Berlin Conference on Libya  Asharq Al-awsat English

UK-Morocco Business Dialogue: How the UK plans to grow investment in the green energy sector - CNBCAfrica.comUK-Morocco Business Dialogue: How the UK plans to grow investment in the green energy sector  CNBCAfrica.com

Secret corners of Morocco to discover in 2020 - Telegraph.co.ukSecret corners of Morocco to discover in 2020  Telegraph.co.uk

Morocco & NATO Preparing for Regional Exercise REGEX 20 - The North Africa PostMorocco & NATO Preparing for Regional Exercise REGEX 20  The North Africa Post

The Israeli President thanks the King of Morocco for the inauguration of the House of Remembrance - The Media HqThe Israeli President thanks the King of Morocco for the inauguration of the House of Remembrance  The Media Hq

UK-Morocco Business Dialogue: 54 Capital's Yassine Benjelloun on what makes Morocco attractive to investors - CNBCAfrica.comUK-Morocco Business Dialogue: 54 Capital's Yassine Benjelloun on what makes Morocco attractive to investors  CNBCAfrica.com

Labour's Gardiner suggests cable to Morocco to supply UK - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceLabour's Gardiner suggests cable to Morocco to supply UK - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Scared of missing flight to meet fiance in Morocco, man calls police to make fake bomb threat to delay flight - Face2Face AfricaScared of missing flight to meet fiance in Morocco, man calls police to make fake bomb threat to delay flight  Face2Face Africa

Solidarity swells in Morocco after crackdown on free expression - Al-MonitorSolidarity swells in Morocco after crackdown on free expression  Al-Monitor

Pakistan -Morocco revamping ties, agree to enhance bilateral cooperation at different levels - The NationPakistan -Morocco revamping ties, agree to enhance bilateral cooperation at different levels  The Nation

Libya: Morocco shocked after its exclusion from Berlin conference - cgtn.comLibya: Morocco shocked after its exclusion from Berlin conference  cgtn.com

Romania: Morocco's OCP to Create Joint Fertilizer Company with Emirati Al Dahra - The North Africa PostRomania: Morocco's OCP to Create Joint Fertilizer Company with Emirati Al Dahra  The North Africa Post

Morocco, NATO discuss military cooperation - China.org.cnMorocco, NATO discuss military cooperation  China.org.cn

Marathon in Marrakech, 13000 at starting line - Morocco - ANSAMed - ANSAmedMarathon in Marrakech, 13000 at starting line - Morocco - ANSAMed  ANSAmed

MOROCCO: King Mohammed VI inaugurates a series of hydraulic projects in Essaouira - AFRIK 21MOROCCO: King Mohammed VI inaugurates a series of hydraulic projects in Essaouira  AFRIK 21

Morocco site hails Jewish-Muslim closeness - ????Morocco site hails Jewish-Muslim closeness  ????

More Liberian Students Depart for Morocco, but Parents Could Pay for Stay - Front Page AfricaMore Liberian Students Depart for Morocco, but Parents Could Pay for Stay  Front Page Africa

Morocco rights activists warn over free speech after arrests - Al Jazeera EnglishMorocco rights activists warn over free speech after arrests  Al Jazeera English

Morocco begins talks to curb trade deficit with Turkey - Arab NewsMorocco begins talks to curb trade deficit with Turkey  Arab News

Why Orange chose Morocco for its new African headquarters - The Africa ReportWhy Orange chose Morocco for its new African headquarters  The Africa Report

Jewish pilgrimage in Morocco #29 : Chalom Zaoui, the angel of Rabat's Jewish community - Yabiladi in EnglishJewish pilgrimage in Morocco #29 : Chalom Zaoui, the angel of Rabat's Jewish community  Yabiladi in English

Morocco, Turkey agree to review terms of free trade agreement - AhvalMorocco, Turkey agree to review terms of free trade agreement  Ahval

Morocco's Public Administration Employs over Half Million People - The North Africa PostMorocco's Public Administration Employs over Half Million People  The North Africa Post

Morocco's king and Algeria's generals: The standoff continues - Middle East EyeMorocco's king and Algeria's generals: The standoff continues  Middle East Eye

Morocco's Tanger Med Port Handles 4.8 mln Containers in 2019 - The North Africa PostMorocco's Tanger Med Port Handles 4.8 mln Containers in 2019  The North Africa Post

IFC grants $100mln for road projects in Morocco - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaIFC grants $100mln for road projects in Morocco  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Morocco and Poland Present Credentials - The New Dawn LiberiaMorocco and Poland Present Credentials  The New Dawn Liberia

Morocco to set up a wastewater treatment plant in Safi city - Construction ReviewMorocco to set up a wastewater treatment plant in Safi city  Construction Review

Call for applications: Arab Media Lab project manager in Morocco - Music In AfricaCall for applications: Arab Media Lab project manager in Morocco  Music In Africa

Morocco Vows to Strengthen Ties between Africa and UK after Brexit - The North Africa PostMorocco Vows to Strengthen Ties between Africa and UK after Brexit  The North Africa Post

African consulates in the Sahara, normalizing Moroccos sovereignty over the territory - Yabiladi in EnglishAfrican consulates in the Sahara, normalizing Moroccos sovereignty over the territory  Yabiladi in English

A Morocco delegation attends an education forum in London to forge new partnerships - Yabiladi in EnglishA Morocco delegation attends an education forum in London to forge new partnerships  Yabiladi in English

EU supports Morocco with new programs worth 389 million - The Brussels TimesEU supports Morocco with new programs worth 389 million  The Brussels Times

Morocco: Free Outspoken Journalist Jailed Over Tweet - Human Rights WatchMorocco: Free Outspoken Journalist Jailed Over Tweet  Human Rights Watch

Im 29 & This Is How Much I Spent On A Multi-City Trip To Morocco - Refinery29Im 29 & This Is How Much I Spent On A Multi-City Trip To Morocco  Refinery29

To catch his Morocco flight, a man calls police to make fake bomb threat - Yabiladi in EnglishTo catch his Morocco flight, a man calls police to make fake bomb threat  Yabiladi in English

Allowing Islamists to head Morocco government bothers Saudi Arabia and UAE, Marzouki says - Yabiladi in EnglishAllowing Islamists to head Morocco government bothers Saudi Arabia and UAE, Marzouki says  Yabiladi in English

Morocco moves to stop contraband from Ceuta - The Arab WeeklyMorocco moves to stop contraband from Ceuta  The Arab Weekly

Morocco YouTuber Mohamed Sekkaki jailed for insulting King Mohammed VI - BBC NewsMorocco YouTuber Mohamed Sekkaki jailed for insulting King Mohammed VI  BBC News

Journalist jailed over anti-govt tweet released on bail in Morocco - FRANCE 24 EnglishJournalist jailed over anti-govt tweet released on bail in Morocco  FRANCE 24 English

Immigrant from Morocco among 42 new Highway Patrol troopers - The Columbus DispatchImmigrant from Morocco among 42 new Highway Patrol troopers  The Columbus Dispatch

Morocco investigates Vitol's Vivo unit - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceMorocco investigates Vitol's Vivo unit - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Trade Minister hails lasting partnership with Morocco ahead of UK-Africa Investment Summit - GOV.UKTrade Minister hails lasting partnership with Morocco ahead of UK-Africa Investment Summit  GOV.UK

World in Progress: Morocco silences critical voices - Deutsche WelleWorld in Progress: Morocco silences critical voices  Deutsche Welle

Morocco foils attempt by 400 sub-Saharans to storm into Ceuta - Yabiladi in EnglishMorocco foils attempt by 400 sub-Saharans to storm into Ceuta  Yabiladi in English

Arms race between Morocco and Algeria intensifies - The Arab WeeklyArms race between Morocco and Algeria intensifies  The Arab Weekly

Morocco's most successful enterprises in 2019 - The North Africa PostMorocco's most successful enterprises in 2019  The North Africa Post

Must-visit hotspots for Morocco-bound adventurers - Flux MagazineMust-visit hotspots for Morocco-bound adventurers  Flux Magazine

Spains new Foreign Affairs Minister expected to visit Morocco on January 24 - Yabiladi in EnglishSpains new Foreign Affairs Minister expected to visit Morocco on January 24  Yabiladi in English

Renaissance capital chooses Morocco to host its second annual North Africa investor conference in Marrakech, on 2-23 january 2020 - ZAWYARenaissance capital chooses Morocco to host its second annual North Africa investor conference in Marrakech, on 2-23 january 2020  ZAWYA

Morocco's Anti-Atlas Mountains look otherworldly in new NASA images - New York PostMorocco's Anti-Atlas Mountains look otherworldly in new NASA images  New York Post

Digital economy making inroads in Morocco - The Arab WeeklyDigital economy making inroads in Morocco  The Arab Weekly

500 Qaris to Attend Morocco Int'l Tajweed Festival - IQNA (International Quran News Agency)500 Qaris to Attend Morocco Int'l Tajweed Festival  IQNA (International Quran News Agency)

Morocco to spend $12 billion to secure water supply over next seven years - ReutersMorocco to spend $12 billion to secure water supply over next seven years  Reuters

Orange opens regional headquarters in Morocco | ALB Article - African Law & Business (ALB)Orange opens regional headquarters in Morocco | ALB Article  African Law & Business (ALB)

Morocco to build second desalination plant at Laayoune - Water TechnologyMorocco to build second desalination plant at Laayoune  Water Technology

King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, honors local Jewish community - Arutz ShevaKing of Morocco, Mohammed VI, honors local Jewish community  Arutz Sheva

The 22 Best Restaurants in Marrakech, Morocco - EaterThe 22 Best Restaurants in Marrakech, Morocco  Eater

Morocco's Anti-Atlas Mountains seen in colorful new NASA image - Fox NewsMorocco's Anti-Atlas Mountains seen in colorful new NASA image  Fox News

Morocco Wants a New Trade Deal with Turkey before January 30 - The North Africa PostMorocco Wants a New Trade Deal with Turkey before January 30  The North Africa Post

Huawei Ready to Cooperate with Moroccan Partners to Launch 5G Network - The North Africa PostHuawei Ready to Cooperate with Moroccan Partners to Launch 5G Network  The North Africa Post

NASA releases stunning image of Morocco's Anti-Atlas Mountains - KWCHNASA releases stunning image of Morocco's Anti-Atlas Mountains  KWCH

Western Sahara/South Africa: South Africa Boycotts Regional Tournament Over Morocco's Occupation of Western Sahara - AllAfrica.comWestern Sahara/South Africa: South Africa Boycotts Regional Tournament Over Morocco's Occupation of Western Sahara  AllAfrica.com

N.J. woman sues TripAdvisor after getting injured by runaway camel in Morocco - lehighvalleylive.comN.J. woman sues TripAdvisor after getting injured by runaway camel in Morocco  lehighvalleylive.com

Morocco man dies after truck hits utility pole - Newsbug.infoMorocco man dies after truck hits utility pole  Newsbug.info

Gabon on way to open consulate in Morocco's Sahara - The North Africa PostGabon on way to open consulate in Morocco's Sahara  The North Africa Post

17 Things to See and Do in Marrakech, Morocco - TravelPulse17 Things to See and Do in Marrakech, Morocco  TravelPulse

Morocco on the move | Business - Newsbug.infoMorocco on the move | Business  Newsbug.info

Morocco: Foreign Debt Reaches $35B - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMorocco: Foreign Debt Reaches $35B  Asharq Al-awsat English

French President Emmanuel Macron to Make Third Official Trip to Morocco - The AFRICAN BULLETINFrench President Emmanuel Macron to Make Third Official Trip to Morocco  The AFRICAN BULLETIN

Egypt U-20 women's NT suffer defeat to Morocco in World Cup qualifiers - KingFutEgypt U-20 women's NT suffer defeat to Morocco in World Cup qualifiers  KingFut

En-Nesyri: Sevilla complete 20 million move for Morocco forward - Goal.comEn-Nesyri: Sevilla complete 20 million move for Morocco forward  Goal.com

Bahrain, Morocco charity foundations sign MoU - News of Bahrain- DT NewsBahrain, Morocco charity foundations sign MoU  News of Bahrain- DT News

South Africa/Morocco: SAFA Boycotts 2020 Futsal Over Morocco's Occupation of Western Sahara - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSouth Africa/Morocco: SAFA Boycotts 2020 Futsal Over Morocco's Occupation of Western Sahara  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Driss Chrabi & the Novel Morocco Had to Ban - The New York Review of BooksDriss Chrabi & the Novel Morocco Had to Ban  The New York Review of Books

Morocco's soft fruit to conquer foreign markets - FreshPlaza.comMorocco's soft fruit to conquer foreign markets  FreshPlaza.com

Off The Beaten Path In Morocco - Jewish WeekOff The Beaten Path In Morocco  Jewish Week

South Africa boycotts regional tournament over Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara - Ventures AfricaSouth Africa boycotts regional tournament over Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara  Ventures Africa

Azelio's thermal storage systems produce 1st power in Morocco - Renewables NowAzelio's thermal storage systems produce 1st power in Morocco  Renewables Now

Moroccan King, Senior Officials Condemn Antisemitism, Call To Teach Tolerance, Coexistence As Lessons Of Holocaust - Middle East Media Research InstituteMoroccan King, Senior Officials Condemn Antisemitism, Call To Teach Tolerance, Coexistence As Lessons Of Holocaust  Middle East Media Research Institute

In Historic First, Moroccan Officials Headline Casablanca Chanukah Festivities - Furthering Muslim Morocco's long-standing history of 'peace and tolerance' towards Jews - Chabad.orgIn Historic First, Moroccan Officials Headline Casablanca Chanukah Festivities - Furthering Muslim Morocco's long-standing history of 'peace and tolerance' towards Jews  Chabad.org

Morocco ranked among top five best destinations to visit in 2020 - cgtn.comMorocco ranked among top five best destinations to visit in 2020  cgtn.com

Morocco: Intelcia opens IT development branch - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaMorocco: Intelcia opens IT development branch  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Chefchaouen, in Morocco, attracts tourists and influencers all year round for its narrow blue stairs - Daily MailChefchaouen, in Morocco, attracts tourists and influencers all year round for its narrow blue stairs  Daily Mail

Morocco to Spend $12 Bn to Secure Water Supply over Next Seven Years - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMorocco to Spend $12 Bn to Secure Water Supply over Next Seven Years  Asharq Al-awsat English

Amid the Venezuelan crisis, Morocco reiterates support for Juan Guaido - Yabiladi in EnglishAmid the Venezuelan crisis, Morocco reiterates support for Juan Guaido  Yabiladi in English

Meghan Markle's Morocco ensemble reportedly the most expensive thing she wore in 2019 - Arab NewsMeghan Markle's Morocco ensemble reportedly the most expensive thing she wore in 2019  Arab News

Fossil smuggling, stripping Morocco from its geological heritage - Yabiladi in EnglishFossil smuggling, stripping Morocco from its geological heritage  Yabiladi in English