Omar al-Bashir arrives in Morocco on visit

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC), arrived in Morocco late on Thursday for a “private” visit. Bashir arrived at Tangiers airport, accompanied by ministers and other senior Sudanese officials, according to the Le360 news site, considered close to circles in Morocco’s royal[…]

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Authorities stifle women’s protest in Morocco’s Rif

Moroccan authorities stifled a women’s protest in the coastal city of Al-Hoceima, campaigning for access to jobs, health services and infrastructure in the northern Rif region. Police encircled hundreds of female protesters in a public park late on Saturday, impeding others from joining, as the women chanted “freedom, dignity and[…]

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Morocco king names new cabinet

After six months of post-election deadlock, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Wednesday named a new cabinet led by the main Islamist party, which lost a key ministry after protracted negotiations with rivals in the ruling coalition. The Islamist Justice and Development (PJD) party won elections in October, but the formation[…]

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Moroccans vote in crucial parliamentary polls

Voters headed to the polls on Friday for the kingdom’s 10th parliamentary elections since independence in 1956 to define a new political map for the North African country. About 16 million Moroccans out of the country’s 34 million people have registered to vote. They will choose from 30 parties that[…]

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