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Morocco opposition leader resigns

Morocco’s opposition chief has resigned to take responsibility for the troubles facing his Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), including last year’s election defeat, the party said. Ilyas El Omari’s party was beaten by the ruling Islamist in Morocco’s legislative polls in October, but more than doubled its number of seats …

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African Migrants Rejoice After Passing Border Between Spain And Morocco

More than 180 migrants have stormed a border between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta, it has emerged. Security guards were unable to stop the refugees as they ran through the enclave’s check point in the early hours of this morning. Footage of the incident broadcast on local television …

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CAF to consider opening up AFCON to non-African teams to boost revenue

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will consider a proposal to open up its main competition – The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) – to other continents in order to increase revenue and attract new partners. This was recommended by CAF’s Marketing and TV team on Wednesday at the two-day African …

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Morocco sentences 23 to prison over W. Sahara killings

A Moroccan court on Wednesday sentenced 23 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara. The verdict in the case, which has been closely followed by human rights campaigners, was delivered at dawn …

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US laptop ban lifted in Egypt and Morocco

Egypt and Morocco’s airlines have said a ban against carry-on laptops on US-bound flights has been lifted, leaving only two Saudi airports under the restrictions put in place in March. Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc said in a statement Wednesday that the ban, imposed amid fears the Islamic State group was …

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Morocco: Anger over leaked video of jailed protest leader

Morocco’s general prosecutor said he would investigate the leaking of a video of a detained protest leader from the northern Rif region that has sparked widespread anger and accusations he had been abused. Protest organiser Nasser Zefzafi shows his arms, legs and torso to the camera in the video, posted …

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