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Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Morocco’s capital Rabat on Sunday as demonstrations against US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital continued to spread. Waving Palestinian flags, a sea of demonstrators marched from Rabat’s Bab el-Had square to Morocco’s parliament building, down Mohammed VI Avenue, the …

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Morocco: Lawlessness on cannabis attracts more tourists

It may not feature in Morocco’s official tourism brochures but cannabis attracts thousands of visitors a year to the North African country. At a hotel bar in the northern region of Ketama, German tourist Beatrix made no attempt to hide the joint she was rolling. The 57-year-old said she had …

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Morocco: Two activists sentences to 20-years jail term

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 said. Rachid Benali said the verdict was issued on Tuesday by a court in Al-Hoceima, a port city in the neglected northern …

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Morocco: king Mohammed VI sacks ministers over troubled northern region

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Tuesday sacked three ministers because of “delays in development programmes” in the troubled northern Rif region, the palace said. The Rif was gripped earlier this year by months of angry demonstrations calling for jobs, development and an end to corruption in the North African …

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Morocco replaces Kenya to host CHAN 2018

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) announced on Saturday that Morocco has replaced Kenya as the hosts of CHAN 2018. CAF’s Emergency Committee chaired by president Mr Ahmad Ahmad, met on Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria, and unanimously decided to grant the organization of the fifth edition of Africa second tier’s football competition …

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Morocco prepares to test Africa’s fastest train, targeting 320kph

Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test Africa’s first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320 kilometers per hour, the country’s rail office said Monday. One train reached 275 kph on Monday along a stretch of track between the northern cities of Kenitra and Tangiers. Speaking during a visit …

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