May 28th, 2012
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...
May 12th, 2012
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 ...
Dec 28th, 2011
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...
Nov 21st, 2011
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...