Morocco navy rescues 359 irregular migrants

The Moroccan navy has rescued 359 irregular migrants in the three days from Saturday to Monday, the official news agency MAP reported Tuesday. MAP quoted an unnamed military source as saying that the Coast Guard units intercepted and rescued 359 irregular migrants, including ten women and four children, who were on dinghies and that[…]

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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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