Casablanca

By IndepthAfrica
In Morocco
Jan 2nd, 2013
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On november 6, 2012 in his speech to commemorate the 37th anniverssary of the Green March, King  Mohammed presented guidelines that were the first phase in the process of elaborating the new economic and social development model for the Moroccan southern provinces. The model will be part of an extens...
By IndepthAfrica
In Morocco
May 28th, 2012
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Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets in Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca. The rally, organised by trade unions, was believed to be the biggest since a new government took office in January. Those taking part accused Prime Minister Benkirane of failing to deliver...
By IndepthAfrica
In Morocco
May 12th, 2012
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Casablanca – A Moroccan court on Friday jailed one of the country’s most famous rappers to one year in prison over a video critical of the police, judicial officials told AFP. Mouad Belghouat, 24, is known for his criticism of King Mohammed VI and was arrested on March 28 by plainclothes ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Morocco
Dec 28th, 2011
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Casablanca – Inaugurated by popstar Jennifer Lopez in front of the cream of Moroccan society, Casablanca’s first mega mall, complete with two-story-high aquarium, is dripping with glamour and luxury. While developers describe it as a step bringing Morocco closer to the ranks of the develo...
By benim
In Election
Nov 21st, 2011
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Casablanca – Thousands of people urged a boycott of Morocco’s forthcoming election in peaceful rallies on Sunday called by the pro-reform February 20 movement. At least 5 000 people demonstrated in the centre of Casablanca braving driving rain – 2 000 according to the interior ministry. A...
By benim
In Morocco
Oct 25th, 2011
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Rabat – A Moroccan appeal court on Monday upheld a newspaper editor’s one-year jail sentence for criticising the security service’s counter-terrorism campaign and what he said were unfair trials of Islamists. Rachid Nini, who partly owns the Almassae newspaper, was sentenced in June...
By benim
In Election
Oct 24th, 2011
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Thousands of Moroccans demonstrated in cities across the country on Sunday, calling for a boycott of early parliamentary polls next month whose outcome will be key to the future of reforms crafted by the royal palace. The protests are the latest in a series of regular peaceful demonstrations by the y...
By benim
In Morocco
Aug 1st, 2011
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Thousands of Moroccans marched on Sunday to press the Arab world’s longest-ruling dynasty to relinquish more of its sweeping powers and stamp out corruption. The protests coincided with the holding of a centuries-old Be’ya, or allegiance ceremony, where hundreds of regional representative...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jun 5th, 2011
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Hundreds of young Moroccans on Sunday flouted a government ban and held a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Rabat as authorities promised not to crack down on protesters, officials and demonstrators said. Protests calling for reforms have shaken the kingdom since the beginning of the year amid popular ...
By benim
In Morocco
May 30th, 2011
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PARIS – A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation for murder and attempted murder in connection with the April 28 terror bombing in a Marrakech cafe that left 17 dead. A judicial official told the Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity Monday that the inquiry was opened Ma...