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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Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move
Daily Mail
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Morocco's capital Rabat on Sunday as demonstrations against US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital continued to spread. Waving Palestinian flags, a sea of demonstrators ...
Morocco: We will do what needs to be done for JerusalemMiddle East Monitor
Morocco: Protest in Rabat against US declaration on Al QudsJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
Morocco Ready to Use All Diplomatic, Legal Means to Defend Jerusalem: FMMorocco World News
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Morocco and Israel poses dilemma for ANC - Independent Online

Independent Online

Morocco and Israel poses dilemma for ANC
Independent Online
Two international issues have evoked strong emotions of late which have gripped the body politic. Both concern countries which South Africa believes are maintaining an illegal occupation - Israel over the Palestinian territories and Morocco over ...
Morocco's renewed ties with South Africa likely to consolidate ...Middle East Online

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How The City Of Marrakesh Made Us Lose Our Hearts To Morocco - VERVE

VERVE

How The City Of Marrakesh Made Us Lose Our Hearts To Morocco
VERVE
Morocco's Jewel of the South Marrakesh is a confluence of cultures Berber, Arab, Jewish and of course French, with the numerous French expatriates investing heavily in the upkeep and redevelopment of riads since the 60s. The country's long history ...



Morocco joins hands with China's carmaker BYD to boost auto industry - Xinhua

The North Africa Post

Morocco joins hands with China's carmaker BYD to boost auto industry
Xinhua
RABAT, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's recent signing of an agreement with China's BYD, a leading electric vehicle maker, is set to boost its ambitious auto manufacturing industry. Under the agreement signed on Saturday, BYD will build a factory in ...
Another Chinese Giant Sets up an Electric Transportation Eco-system in MoroccoThe North Africa Post
China's giant electric car producer BYD Settles in MoroccoMiddle East Confidential
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High times: Morocco's growing number of cannabis tourists - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

High times: Morocco's growing number of cannabis tourists
South China Morning Post
Ketama hosts thousands of tourists a year, mostly from Europe but also from other parts of Morocco. People are attracted by the mountains, the hiking, the climate, says hotel director Abdelhamid. But it has also been famed for its cannabis since the ...



Morocco's Justice and Development Party to Elect New Secretary General - Asharq Al-awsat English

Asharq Al-awsat English

Morocco's Justice and Development Party to Elect New Secretary General
Asharq Al-awsat English
Abdelilah Benkirane, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. Rabat- Latifah al-Arousni. Morocco's ruling Islamist Justice ...
Morocco's ruling party elects current PM as new leaderXinhua
Morocco- Abdelilah Benkirane Gets Closure in Last Speech as PJD HeadMENAFN.COM
Saad Eddine El Othmani Elected New Leader of the PJDMorocco World News

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Chinese electric carmaker to open Morocco plant | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Chinese electric carmaker to open Morocco plant | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail
Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles,...
Morocco factory to be opened by Chinese electric carmaker BYDMiddle East Eye
Chinese Automaker BYD Opens Plant in Morocco, Creates 2500 JobsMorocco World News
China's BYD to build a car plant in Tangier joining the two French automotive companiesYabiladi in English

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Thousands of women victims of violence in Morocco - The New Arab

The New Arab

Thousands of women victims of violence in Morocco
The New Arab
A new report documents cases of gender based violence in Morocco, but are these figures just the tip of the iceberg? Tags: Morocco, sharia law, violence against women, women's rights. Six women have been killed and a further 6,039 left with ...



Morocco's Achraf Hakimi makes history in Real Madrid's demolition of Sevilla - Goal.com

Goal.com

Morocco's Achraf Hakimi makes history in Real Madrid's demolition of Sevilla
Goal.com
Achraf Hakimi became the first Moroccan to score for Real Madrid in La Liga after he netted in their 5-0 rout of Sevilla on Saturday. With the defensive quartet of Sergio Ramos, Daniel Carvajal, Raphael Varane and Casemiro ruled out of the clash due to ...

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Morocco meets Mexico in transatlantic clash - FIFA.com - FIFA.com

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Morocco meets Mexico in transatlantic clash - FIFA.com
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Wydad Casablanca take their first steps on the FIFA Club World Cup stage in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, squaring up against a Pachuca side who are set to become CONCACAF's most experienced side in the competition's history.

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