Morocco


Morocco activist jailed for 2 years for Facebook post

2020-01-10 18:01

A Moroccan activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for "insulting the national flag and the symbol of the state" in a Facebook post, his lawyer says.

Morocco jails YouTuber, detains journalist

2019-12-27 14:49

A Moroccan YouTuber has been sentenced to four years in prison for "insulting the king" in a video broadcast on social networks, his lawyer has said.

'I shoot up four or five times a day': Heroin addiction sweeps cannabis corridor in Morocco

2019-10-06 21:21

In a filthy squat in a beach town in northern Morocco, drug users inject and smoke heroin, a relatively recent scourge plaguing a region long known for cannabis and contraband.

WATCH | 'Cleopatra' wows Moroccan village at donkey pageant

2019-08-02 17:39

Wearing a crown of flowers, "Cleopatra" the donkey delighted villagers in central Morocco by bucking the trend to clinch top prize in a beauty pagean, in the village of Beni Ammar.

WATCH: Disabled shelter dogs exercising on the beach in wheelchairs will melt your heart

2019-07-08 11:42

A video of a group of disabled dogs running on the beach with owner Salima Kadaoui in Morocco is melting hearts all over social media.

Morocco's sole oil refinery battles for survival

2019-06-24 11:31

Three years after it was liquidated for racking up billions of euros worth of debt, Morocco's sole oil refinery and one-time economic flagship is struggling to attract a buyer and survive.

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

 

Moroccan YouTuber sentenced to prison, journalist detained

2019-12-27 20:00

A YouTuber who criticised the Moroccan king has been given a prison sentence while a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet has been detained.

Moroccan Rally: Toyota Gazoo's Al-Attiyah wins stage two

2019-10-07 11:06

The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team occupied the top two spots in the overall classification of the Rally of Morocco after Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel won the second stage.

Eighth body found after Morocco football match flood

2019-09-03 19:40

Morocco authorities said Monday they had found the body of a person missing after a flood hit a football pitch, bringing to eight the number of people killed in last week's tragedy.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

2019-07-19 06:36

A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains.

Murdered hiker lawyers list 'failures' of Morocco state

2019-06-28 09:07

Lawyers for the family of a Danish hiker murdered last year in Morocco said say that authorities had failed to monitor the activities of some suspects before the killing.

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.

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