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Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move

2017-12-10 19:31

Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in Morocco's capital Rabat as demonstrations against US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital continued to spread.

AU to help evacuate 15 000 migrants from Libya this year

2017-12-05 21:38

The African Union and member states will repatriate more than 15 000 migrants stranded in Libya by the end of the year amid outrage over recent footage that showed migrants being auctioned off as slaves, the AU's deputy chairperson has said.

Mischievous, untruthful and twisted: Edna Molewa on report about Zuma defying ANC on Morocco

2017-12-03 23:07

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has slammed an article about a "major change of policy" by South Africa towards Morocco and the Western Sahara issue.

Amnesty urges Morocco to free detained protesters

2017-11-28 18:30

Human rights group Amnesty International has urged Moroccan authorities to release more than 400 people detained over protests in the neglected north of the kingdom over the past year.

World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

2017-11-22 17:08

A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago

Africa's overall governance trajectory remains positive, says report

2017-11-21 14:50

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has released its 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, saying the continent's overall governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.

15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

2017-11-20 12:07

Morocco's Interior Ministry says at least 15 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a stampede as food aid was being distributed in a village.

In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green

2017-11-14 16:42

Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour - green.

Blow for French writers in Moroccan royal blackmail case

2017-11-10 20:30

A French appeals court has dealt a blow to two journalists accused of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco by ruling that secret recordings could be used as evidence against them.

Morocco sentences two activists to 20-year terms

2017-11-09 20:14

A Moroccan court has sentenced two members of a northern protest movement to 20 years in prison each for torching a police building earlier this year, their lawyer has said.

 

Morocco's king warns Trump against Jerusalem embassy move

2017-12-06 08:58

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has warned US President Donald Trump against moving the American embassy to the contested holy city of Jerusalem.

Detained Morocco protest leader hospitalised during court hearing

2017-12-05 20:38

The hunger-striking leader of a Moroccan protest movement that rocked the country's north was rushed to hospital during a hearing at a Casablanca court, one of his lawyers has said.

Zuma defies ANC

2017-12-03 06:00

Breaking with a cardinal party position and a long-term government decision, president says SA will resume diplomatic ties with Morocco.

China taps Africa at Morocco Silk Road investment forum

2017-11-28 12:31

A two-day investment forum opened in Morocco's Marrakesh on Monday as China seeks to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa.

Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

2017-11-22 10:06

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled.

Relatives mourn Morocco stampede victims

2017-11-21 10:54

Mourning relatives have started burying the victims of a stampede that killed 15 women during a food aid delivery near the popular tourist town of Essaouira on Morocco's coast.

Anti-drug operation nets 4 tons of cocaine in Spain, Morocco

2017-11-18 16:01

Spanish and Moroccan police have netted close to four tones of cocaine with a street value of over €100m and arrested 40 people in a long-term anti-trafficking operation,

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Somalia

2017-11-11 07:17

Three men and a woman have been taken to court for allegedly booing Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, and former Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly arrived in China.

Moroccan teachers demand better protection from violence

2017-11-10 12:36

Moroccan teachers are protesting violence in schools and have urged the government to better protect them in a two-day nationwide strike.

Polisario condemns Morocco king speech on Western Sahara

2017-11-09 15:58

The Polisario Front has condemned a speech by Moroccan King Mohammed VI ruling out independence for the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

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