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Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

2016-12-07 22:03

Nigeria and Morocco say they have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment.

Morocco arrests 8 over alleged ties with ISIS

2016-12-03 21:01

Morocco has arrested eight men with alleged ties to the Islamic State jihadist group active in the cities of Fez and Tangiers, the interior ministry says.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Gambia, AU

2016-12-01 20:45

The MDC says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern" and Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma is blocking its readmission.

Top Africa stories: AU, Kenya, Zim

2016-11-30 20:29

Senegal's AU hopeful Abdoulaye Bathily says he has the capacity and experience to succeed Dlamini-Zuma, and Kenyatta is in the hot seat over opposition tweet.

Top Africa stories: Burundi, Zim, DRC

2016-11-29 20:03

Zimbabwean bankers who leaked bond notes pictures on social media have been fired, and a top aid to Burundi president has escaped an assassination attempt.

2 teenage girls in Morocco on trial for homosexuality

2016-11-27 09:47

Two teenage girls allegedly caught kissing on a roof have appeared in court in Morocco's Marrakesh charged with homosexual acts, one of their lawyers says.

Hundreds of protesters in Morocco demand 'dignity'

2016-11-20 13:02

Hundreds of people have protested demanding justice for a fishmonger whose grisly death sparked outrage nationwide, while calling for "dignity".

Dogged by Trump, UN climate talks wind down

2016-11-18 15:08

A climate summit in Marrakesh tasked with implementing the Paris Agreement is moving towards it scheduled close, dogged by Donald Trump's promise to abandon the pact.

Nissan Navara vs. Morocco: 'Been there, Dune that'

2016-11-18 12:01

'You’re a South African right? So when you hear you’re getting to drive the new Nissan Navara in Morocco you think, 'sure – that’s not even off the continent, it should be easy...' writes Calvin Fisher.

Morocco hosts African summit as it bids to rejoin bloc

2016-11-16 21:18

Morocco is to host an African summit later as the kingdom presses a bid to rejoin the continental bloc 32 years after walking out in protest at its position on the Western Sahara.

 

Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

2016-12-04 07:03

Moroccan police have arrested a "dangerous element" who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group's external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack.

Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

2016-12-02 17:02

With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union.

Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma blocking readmission

2016-12-01 08:00

Morocco has accused the African Union commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa, of blocking Rabat's efforts to rejoin the AU and lacking neutrality.

I've capacity and experience to succeed Dlamini-Zuma – says AU chair hopeful

2016-11-30 11:53

Senegal’s African Union Commission hopeful Abdoulaye Bathily, 69, has met with President Jacob Zuma, as the race to replace Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma hots up.

Morocco TV 'sorry' over makeup for battered women

2016-11-29 06:07

A public television station in Morocco has apologised after uproar on social media followed its broadcast of an item on makeup to hide the facial bruises of battered women.

Morocco quits Africa-Arab summit over presence of Polisario

2016-11-23 16:00

Morocco and several Arab countries have walked out of an Africa-Arab nations summit in Equatorial Guinea to protest the presence of a delegation from the Polisario Front, says media reports.

WATCH: Mugabe's 'painful' red carpet walk in Morocco

2016-11-19 09:30

A video clip of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe "painfully" walking across the red carpet at the the COP22 climate change summit in Marrekesh, Morocco this week has gone viral.

Morocco urged to adopt UN rights recommendations

2016-11-18 12:39

Amnesty International has called on Morocco to implement as soon as possible the latest recommendations of the UN Human Rights Committee on policy and penal reforms in the country.

No country on target for 2°C world

2016-11-17 08:31

No country is shifting from dirty to clean energy fast enough to hold global warming below two degrees Celsius, a ranking of energy-related CO2 emissions shows.

UN chief calls for 'elimination' of fossil fuel subsidies

2016-11-15 21:31

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for the "elimination of fossil fuel subsidies" to accelerate the transition to clean energy for the sake of the planet .

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