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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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Morocco says Algeria expelled 55 migrants

Morocco has accused Algeria of expelling 55 Syrian migrants across the countries’ shared border, criticising it for “inhumane behaviour” in the latest row between the North African rivals. The migrants were sent across the frontier near the desert town of Figuig, Morocco’s interior ministry said in a statement. They had …

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Governor fired as new violence hits Morocco province

Moroccan authorities fired a provincial governor after angry protesters clashed with police leaving dozens of officers reportedly injured, an interior ministry source said. The disturbances were the latest to rock the northern province of Al-Hoceima since the death of a local fishmonger in a garbage truck last October sparked nationwide …

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Morocco: Chinese companies to launch industrial park in Tangiers

Some 200 Chinese companies are looking to set up shop in Morocco, following an agreement between the Moroccan government and China’s Haite group to launch an industrial park near the city of Tangiers. Moulay Hafid Alami, the Moroccan Minister for Industry and New Technologies said: “As we all know, there …

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Morocco football fans clash leaves 14 injured

Fourteen people were injured when rival football supporters clashed in the northern Moroccan town of Al-Hoceima on Friday, the interior ministry said. Footage posted by local residents on social media appeared to show skirmishes between groups of young people in the Mediterranean coastal town. “Two groups of football fans clashed …

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