Moroccan people

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 26th, 2012
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On December 25 Moroccan Ministry of Interior issued a communique announcing that Moroccan security services have broken up a six-member cell that recruited young Moroccans embracing with jihadist thought. According to the statement, the new recruits were sent to the camps of al-Qaida in the Islamic M...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Oct 17th, 2012
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By Jannie Schipper, Radio Netherlands African migrants in Morocco feel victimised by the locals, and Moroccans in their turn are sometimes scared of the newcomers. The lack of understanding between the two groups is deep, as Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s Jannie Schipper discovered on a visit to...
By benim
In Election
Nov 26th, 2011
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Rabat – Ballots for Friday’s parliamentary elections in Morocco featured symbols for each party such as a rose, a dove or a tractor to help illiterate voters identify them. A total of 33 symbols have been employed to represent the 31 parties and two independent candidates vying for the 39...
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 Election
Jul 31st, 2011
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Rabat – Morocco’s King Mohammed called on Saturday for prompt parliamentary polls to expedite a new constitution that reduces his powers, after months of protests inspired by revolts in Tunisia and Egypt. At the helm of the Arab world’s longest-serving dynasty, King Mohammed acted s...
By benim
In Morocco
Jul 12th, 2011
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Rabat – A human rights group on Tuesday said Moroccan authorities violated their obligation of impartiality by using religion and the media to promote a “yes” vote in the recent constitutional referendum. “The use of mosques and [Islamic] brotherhoods as well as the state domi...
By benim
In Morocco
Jul 1st, 2011
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Morocco’s King Mohammed is widely tipped to win Friday’s referendum on a revised constitution he has offered to placate “Arab Spring” street protests, but a low voter turnout could still spur demands for bolder changes. Morocco’s so-called “February 20″ stree...
By benim
In Morocco
Jun 21st, 2011
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One of Morocco’s biggest trade unions urged its members on Monday to boycott voting in a July 1 referendum for a reformed constitution led by King Mohammed, adding weight to a youth-led movement’s opposition to the plan. After some of the biggest protests in decades — inspired in pa...
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 ...