Spain attack raises questions on extremism among Moroccans

2017-08-22 20:26

After yet another deadly attack in Europe involving Moroccans, residents of that country are raising questions about why its emigres are taking up extremism

Morocco denies hindering coverage of Rif unrest

2017-08-14 19:49

Morocco has rejected accusations by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) that it obstructed coverage of months of unrest and protests that have shaken the northern Rif region.

Dozens of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post

2017-08-07 18:27

More than 100 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta, careering through with agents unable to stop them, police said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Mbeki

2017-08-05 07:09

President Robert Mugabe has flown out of Zimbabwe to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and ex- president Thabo Mbeki has called on the AU observers to intervene "should things go wrong in Kenya’s polls".

Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya, Rwanda

2017-08-01 20:37

Angry war veteran have told Grace Mugabe to discipline her "unruly sons" first to prove that she is indeed the mother of the nation, as she claims, and an official crucial to running Kenya's presidential election has been found tortured and killed.

Moroccan king pardons more than a thousand detainees

2017-07-30 13:01

King Mohammed VI of Morocco pardoned more than a thousand detainees, some of whom were under arrest for taking part in protests in the troubled northern Rif region, the justice ministry has announced.

Moroccan journalist jailed over Rif protets

2017-07-25 20:44

A Moroccan court sentenced to three months in jail a journalist accused of having "invited" people to take part in banned protests in the restive north, his website has said.

UN says Moroccan peacekeeper killed in CAR

2017-07-24 08:31

An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others in the Central African Republic, the United Nations says, blaming pro-Christian militias for the violence.

Police fire tear gas to halt Morocco 'million-man march'

2017-07-21 11:21

Police in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima have fired tear gas to disperse protesters and stop them marching in defiance of a government ban.

Protesters defy ban in tense northern Moroccan town

2017-07-21 06:18

Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger


6 arrests after Morocco bus sex attack sparks outrage

2017-08-21 19:27

Six teenage suspects have been arrested in Morocco after video footage of young men reportedly sexually molesting a woman on a bus caused widespread outrage on social networks.

Morocco opposition leader resigns

2017-08-08 17:29

Morocco's opposition chief has resigned to take responsibility for the troubles facing his Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), including last year's election defeat, the party said.

More than 180 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post

2017-08-07 13:29

More than 180 migrants have stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta, careering through with agents unable to stop them, authorities say.

Fears grow for Moroccan activist on hunger strike

2017-08-02 18:10

Human rights groups have raised fears for a detained Moroccan activist who was hospitalised a month into a hunger strike over his arrest following protests in the troubled Rif region.

Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain

2017-08-01 13:36

At least 200 migrants have stormed a high fence between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta, with 73 managing to get through in the latest incident at the border, authorities say.

Morocco arrests British Bitcoin dealer wanted in US

2017-07-27 17:20

Moroccan police have arrested a British dealer in virtual currency Bitcoin wanted on fraud charges in the United States, a source close to the investigation has told AFP.

Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in Spain knife attack

2017-07-25 12:10

A knife-wielding man shouting "Allahu Akbar" charged across the border between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Melilla, attacking and injuring a police officer, authorities said.

Morocco protester in coma after clashes with police

2017-07-21 14:00

A protester was in a coma after being struck on the head during clashes between demonstrators and security forces in northern Morocco, local authorities have said.

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

2017-07-21 10:16

Clashes between police and Moroccan protesters have left at least 83 injured in clouds of tear gas and running battles at an unauthorised demonstration over inequality and corruption.

Polisario Front 'arrests 19 Moroccan drug smugglers'

2017-07-20 08:27

The Polisario Front, which seeks independence for Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara, says it had arrested 19 drug traffickers from Morocco and accused Rabat of complicity.

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