Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa

2018-06-17 18:28

African teams have so far lost three matches from three starts at the World Cup in Russia. It's now up to Tunisia and Senegal to get the continent's teams back on track.

Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win

2018-06-13 15:37

Morocco has congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Ramadan fast sparks debate ahead of World Cup

2018-06-13 10:23

Should top athletes fast during Ramadan? The question has provoked an often heated debate in Muslim countries, particularly as national teams prepare for the 2018 World Cup.

Moroccans rattle leaders with mass boycott over high prices

2018-06-06 21:20

Buying yogurt in a small grocery store in Rabat, Morocco, 24-year-old Chaima Lahsini has a request: "Nothing from Central Danone please," she asks the clerk, who looks back mournfully at the unwanted dairy products piled in his fridge.

Police in repressive "crackdown" in Moroccan mining city: rights group

2018-06-04 17:14

Human Rights Watch has accused Morocco's police of carrying out a weeks-long campaign of "repression" against protests in the northeastern city of Jerada, including mass arrests and alleged abuse in custody.

Morocco tackling jihadist returnees: anti-terror chief

2018-05-05 16:00

Morocco is working hard to detain and place on trial citizens who have returned home after fighting for the Islamic State group, the country's anti-terror chief has said.

Morocco cuts Iran ties over alleged Polisario arms delivery

2018-05-01 23:19

Morocco has cut diplomatic ties with Iran over its alleged involvement in the delivery of weapons from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to the Polisario Front, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita has said.

Morocco’s inheritance laws are hurting women and must be reformed

2018-04-25 13:44

Morocco is a conservative society. A national survey conducted by the country’s planning commission in 2016 found that 87% of citizens, both men and women, are opposed to gender equality in inheritance, writes The Conversation.

Morocco's king returns home after weeks-long absence

2018-04-17 17:41

King Mohammed VI has returned to Morocco after an absence of several weeks during which he underwent a heart operation in a Paris clinic, sources close to the palace say.

Dominica's government announces vote for Morocco World Cup

2018-04-06 09:54

A Dominica government minister says the country's soccer federation will vote for Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup instead of the rival bid from CONCACAF counterparts in North America


Moroccans break Ramadan fast on beach with song, dance, food

2018-06-13 17:04

In Morocco's capital, the beach is a favorite place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Meet the five teams hoping to change Africa's World Cup story

2018-06-13 11:50

Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup, writes The Conversation.

Western Sahara conflict impacts Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

2018-06-12 12:42

The 2026 World Cup contest has been engulfed in intrigue about whether Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration and foreign policy will cost North America votes

Hundreds try to cross fence to Spanish territory

2018-06-06 16:34

Authorities in Spain say three migrants have been hospitalised after hundreds tried to jump the fences separating Morocco from the Spanish territory of Ceuta, in northern Africa

In Moroccan desert, meteorite hunters seek to strike it rich

2018-05-25 16:14

They roam Morocco's southern desert, braving the searing heat to scour the undulating sands for bounty fallen from the sky.

Arab League backs Morocco for cutting off ties with Iran

2018-05-03 18:57

The Arab League says it supports Morocco's decision to sever ties with Iran over its alleged support for the Polisario Front in the disputed Western Sahara. Tehran has denied supporting the pro-independence group.

Five migrants die off Morocco as Spain searches for more boats

2018-04-26 20:20

Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard has said after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard.

Morocco's child maids suffer like 'slaves'

2018-04-19 20:28

"Even a pet animal is better treated," sobs 17-year-old Fatima, one of thousands of young girls who have been exploited and too often abused while working as housemaids for unscrupulous employers in Morocco.

Minister: Morocco could improve rights in Western Sahara

2018-04-10 18:50

Morocco's minister for human rights Mustapha Ramid says his country could do better in the way it deals with civil rights in Western Sahara

Morocco demands UN, Algerian action on Polisario

2018-04-05 09:04

Morocco has hinted it could act unilaterally if the United Nations and Algeria fail to stop Polisario Front fighters it accuses of carrying out incursions into a buffer zone.

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