Category: Morocco


Morocco’s king has rebuked ministers over delays to a $670 million development programme meant to pump investment into a region rocked by months of protests over unemployment and perceived state neglect. Mohammed VI told ministers of his “disappointment, dissatisfaction and concern” that the programme in the northern […]


Thousands in Morocco’s northern region of Rif have protested for the eighth night in a row against the arrest of popular opposition leader Nasser Zefzafi. The rally took place on Friday in Rif’s port city of Al-Hoceima, following a general strike […]


Algeria has agreed to take in the Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighboring Morocco, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday. In a statement carried by APS news agency, the ministry spokesman, Abdelaziz Benali […]


Thousands demonstrated in northern Morocco for the sixth straight night Wednesday as protestors demanded the release of the leader of a popular movement in the neglected Rif region. © 2017 Al Bawaba ( read more


A Moroccan court on Monday resumed the trial of of 25 Sahrawis accused of killing 13 people, mostly security forces, in the contested Western Sahara’s Gdeim Izik camp in November 2010. The killings are alleged to have occurred as Moroccan security forces cleared […]


The World Bank says it has approved $150 million in financing to support small enterprises in Morocco and improve social programmes in the North African country. The funds, approved on Friday, will help the government “modernise its national identification system […]