Morocco king seeks support for AU bid in east Africa

2016-10-20 11:08

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has begun a tour of east Africa to shore up support for a historic bid to rejoin the African Union after more than three decades.

Observers: Moroccan election overall fair, but turnout low

2016-10-09 20:58

Morocco's national election observer body says voting last week had been largely free and fair, though it is investigating cases of vote buying and expressed concern about low turnout.

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, I Coast

2016-10-07 18:50

Kenya's election commission is set to step down, Zimbabwe ex-deputy president Joice Mujuru offers to compensate former white farm owner and Ivory Coast opposition attacks 'undemocratic' new constitution.

Morocco dismantles cell of women Islamic State extremists

2016-10-03 21:00

Morocco's Interior Ministry says authorities have detained 10 women linked to the Islamic State group who are suspected of plotting suicide attacks and trying to recruit other women.

Morocco to speed up repatriation of illegals from Germany

2016-10-01 06:00

Morocco has agreed to streamline the procedures for the repatriation of citizens living illegally in Germany, the royal court says.

Morocco goes bilingual as king rounds off reforms

2016-09-27 21:00

Morocco has adopted Amazigh spoken by its Berber community as an official language alongside Arabic, rounding off a reform programme launched by King Mohammed VI in 2011.

Making sense of the recent tension in Western Sahara

2016-09-26 15:26

The tension between Morocco and the Polisario has reached a boiling point following Rabat's decision to send armed security personnel to the Guerguerat region at the Morocco-Mauritania border.

Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after 32 years

2016-09-24 09:04

Morocco has made an official request to return to the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest at its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member.

Judge: EU-Morocco pacts not applicable to Western Sahara

2016-09-13 15:24

A judge says that European Union agreements on closer ties and trade with Morocco shouldn’t apply to Western Sahara amid tensions over the disputed territory.

Opposition vows to rid Morocco of Islamists in Oct vote

2016-08-30 21:07

The main opposition party PAM, has vowed to "liberate" Morocco from the scandal-tainted ruling PJP Islamist party as the country gears up for campaigning ahead of crucial October election.


UN peacekeeping chief to visit disputed Western Sahara

2016-10-19 11:52

The UN peacekeeping chief says he is heading to the disputed Western Sahara later this week to visit UN troops for the first time since Morocco expelled more than 70 UN civil staffers in March.

Islamists beat liberals in Morocco vote - partial results

2016-10-08 09:00

The Islamist party which has headed Morocco's coalition government since Arab-spring inspired protests five years ago has beat liberal rivals in parliamentary elections, according to official partial results.

Morocco vote pits Islamists against liberal party

2016-10-07 09:49

Moroccans are voting in parliamentary polls, five years after an Islamist-led government took office following Arab Spring-inspired protests that toppled regimes across the region.

Moroccan opposition leader targets extremism

2016-10-02 21:00

The head of Morocco's parliamentary opposition says he wants to use cultural programmess, education and jobs as weapons to fight growing Islamic extremism, if his party wins a national election this week.

Moroccan left hopes to offer 'third way' at polls

2016-09-30 21:00

As campaigning heats up ahead of next week's parliamentary elections in Morocco, Nabila Mounib wants to offer voters an alternative to ruling Islamists and the liberal opposition.

Moroccan threatened over cartoon posted by killed Jordanian

2016-09-27 10:13

Well-known Moroccan cartoonist Khalid Geddar has asked for police protection after being threatened for riposting a drawing that led to the murder of a Jordanian writer, he says.

Gut feeling: Suspicious wife travelled with husband's intestines

2016-09-26 12:21

Customs officers at an Austrian airport were taken aback to find human entrails in the bag of a Moroccan traveller, who said they belonged to her dead husband, local media reported.

Morocco's elections pose test for law on vote observers

2016-09-18 16:05

Morocco's elections next month will draw attention from around the region and beyond - but not all eyes will be welcome

Moroccan suspected of links to Paris attack jihadists held in Austria

2016-09-05 23:00

A Moroccan man arrested in Brussels in July is being held in Austria, suspected of having links to the jihadist cell responsible for the Paris attacks last November, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor has said.

UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire

2016-08-30 09:02

Confidential UN document says Morocco violated a 1991 cease-fire agreement with the Polisario Front independence movement by sending armed security personnel and equipment into the contested Western Sahara without prior notice to UN peacekeepers

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