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Sanlam confident about Moroccan partnership

2019-04-04 07:42

Sanlam says it is confident about the sustainability of its partnership with Saham Finances SA after it was criticised by a prominent Moroccan financial figure over the SA government's support for Western Sahara.

Migrants see no end to misery as pope visits Morocco

2019-03-30 08:58

Migrants at a squalid camp in the Moroccan city of Casablanca have few hopes for the future, after their dreams of a new life in Europe were squashed.

HRW urges court to free Moroccan sentenced over protest call

2019-02-09 10:27

Human Rights Watch has urged Moroccan authorities to free a man handed jail time for calling for protests over the navy's shooting dead of a 22-year-old student.

WATCH: Moroccan refuge where donkeys go to retire

2019-02-06 18:38

The centre was established by a British couple 10 years ago when they retired to Morocco.

Moroccan man fears for safety after arrested wearing a dress

2019-01-25 18:00

Chafik Lafrid's life has become a nightmare since footage of his arrest in Marrakesh on New Year's Eve, wearing a dress and a wig, went viral on social media.

Gabon president leaves Morocco to fly home: source

2019-01-15 12:21

Gabon's ailing president Ali Bongo has left Morocco to fly home days after security forces there foiled an attempted coup, a source close to the leader says.

Morocco closes 2 000 mine shafts after string of deaths

2019-01-10 17:43

Moroccan authorities closed 2 000 illegal mineshafts last year in Jerada, an impoverished former coal town that has been the site of a string of deadly mining accidents.

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders

2018-12-31 12:04

A Morocco prosecutor has presented to an anti-terror judge 15 people suspected of links to the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains, Rabat's attorney general says.

Morocco rescues over 360 migrants at sea: military source

2018-12-28 17:47

Morocco's navy has rescued 367 mostly sub-Saharan migrants in the Mediterranean sea after they attempted to reach Spain, a military source told AFP.

Moroccans pay homage to slain Scandinavian hikers

2018-12-23 19:00

Crowds of Moroccans have gathered to mourn two Scandinavian hikers brutally murdered by suspected jihadists in the High Atlas mountains.

 

Territory dispute muddies $1.1 billion South Africa-Morocco deal

2019-04-03 08:20

South Africa supports a group called the Polisario Front, which has been seeking self determination in the Western Sahara territory since 1991

SA mulls withholding aid from 'rogue' African leaders for lack of support

2019-03-27 14:29

South Africa could in future withhold aid from neighbouring countries if they go against issues South Africa feels strongly about.

Morocco suspends participation in Saudi-led war in Yemen

2019-02-08 16:22

Rabat has recalled its ambassador to Riyadh after Al Arabiya aired a documentary on the disputed Western Sahara region.

UN diplomats: New talks on Western Sahara expected in March

2019-01-30 16:43

The UN diplomats say a second round of United Nations-brokered talks on the conflict over Western Sahara is expected between Morocco and the Polisario Front in March

Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation

2019-01-17 21:33

Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative have said.

Formula E driver hits out at Verstappen 'punishment'

2019-01-14 11:01

A Formula E driver has hit out at the FIA's 'community service' for Max Verstappen.

7 new suspects brought before Morocco judge in slain hikers case

2019-01-04 10:33

A Morocco prosecutor has brought seven new suspects including a Spanish-Swiss man before a Rabat anti-terror judge in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains.

Swiss-Spanish man arrested in attack on tourists in Morocco

2018-12-30 10:42

Moroccan authorities have detained a Swiss-Spanish man for suspected links with the Islamic extremists who allegedly killed two Scandinavian hikers, Morocco's first terrorist attack in years

Morocco arrests five more in hikers' murder probe

2018-12-26 10:01

Moroccan authorities have made five new arrests linked to the murder a week ago of two Scandinavian women in the High Atlas mountains, the country's counter-terror chief has said.

Morocco says suspects in hikers murder pledged allegiance to IS

2018-12-21 14:00

Moroccan authorities say four suspects arrested following the murder of two young Scandinavian hikers in southern Morocco have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

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