Morocco protest leader 'beaten' during arrest: NGOs

2017-06-22 19:07

The leader of a protest movement in northern Morocco was "severely" beaten and verbally abused by police during his arrest, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have said.

Morocco detains three as Rif protests move to Imzouren

2017-06-20 22:07

Police have arrested three more members of a protest movement in northern Morocco's neglected Rif region, prompting hundreds of demonstrators to rally demanding their release,say activists.

Morocco clashes turn more violent

2017-06-16 19:00

Nightly clashes between protesters and Moroccan security forces in the flashpoint city of Al-Hoceima over the region's marginalisation are turning more violent, a witness and a news website say.

SA court orders Moroccan ship held over W Sahara

2017-06-15 21:58

A South African court has ordered the further detention of a Moroccan vessel laden with phosphate mined from the disputed Western Sahara pending a trial to determine the owner of the cargo.

Protesters flood streets of Rabat in solidarity with Rif

2017-06-11 20:22

Thousands of people took to the streets of Rabat demanding that authorities release the leaders of a protest movement that has rocked Morocco's neglected northern Rif region for months.

Homo sapiens 100 000 years older than thought

2017-06-07 21:33

Early Homo sapiens roamed Africa as long as 300 000 years ago, with modern-looking faces that would not stand out in a crowd today, according to research that pushes back our origins by a hundred millennia.

Syria refugees still stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOS

2017-06-07 17:22

Dozens of Syrian refugees remained stranded in no-man's land between Morocco and Algeria, non-governmental groups have said, despite an Algerian offer to help.

West Africa bloc agrees 'in principle' on Morocco membership

2017-06-05 20:00

An official with West Africa's regional bloc says leaders of the 15-nation group have agreed "in principle" on Morocco's membership application for membership, though more assessments will be made.

Morocco king boycotts Africa summit to avoid Netanyahu

2017-06-02 18:35

Morocco's king has cancelled plans to attend a West Africa summit this weekend in Liberia due to the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the foreign ministry has said.

Moroccan government seeks calm after northern protests

2017-06-02 11:53

Morocco's government is defending police actions in a northern town where arrests of demonstrators have aggravated public anger over corruption and poor economic conditions


Morocco to start move towards flexible currency this year

2017-06-21 08:26

Morocco will begin the process of moving towards a flexible exchange rate system gradually in the second half of this year, the governor of the country's central bank says.

Morocco's OCP slams SA decision to hold phosphate ship

2017-06-17 07:16

Morocco's OCP group has denounced a decision by a South African court to hold a Moroccan ship laden with phosphate mined from the disputed Western Sahara pending a trial.

Morocco urged to free protesters in restive Rif region

2017-06-16 10:17

Human rights defenders have issued a joint call for Morocco to release protesters in Al-Hoceima, a northern city shaken by seven months of demonstrations against the marginalisation of their region.

Macron in Morocco to discuss Libya, Qatar crisis

2017-06-15 17:28

French President Emmanuel Macron was in Morocco Wednesday on a 24-hour visit for talks on battling terrorism as well as the Libyan conflict and Qatar's dispute with its Gulf neighbours.

Morocco detains four as Rif protests persist

2017-06-11 16:02

Moroccan police have detained four people in northern Morocco, an official and an activist have said, as protests continued for a second week in the neglected Rif region.

Morocco minister defends crackdown on protest movement

2017-06-07 20:08

Morocco's interior minister in parliament defended a recent crackdown on a protest movement against corruption and employment in the northern Rif region.

Morocco arrests two leaders of defiant protest movement

2017-06-05 20:56

Moroccan authorities have arrested two more leaders of a protest movement, after demonstrators rallied for more than a week against corruption and unemployment.

Morocco king skips W Africa summit after Israel attends

2017-06-05 17:59

Morocco's king is skipping a regional meeting of west African leaders amid his country's bid to join the bloc known as Ecowas.

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Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border

2017-06-01 20:56

Algeria has agreed to take in 41 Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighbouring Morocco, the foreign ministry says.

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