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Morocco police hunt Rif region protest leader.

Authorities order arrest of Nasser Zefzafi for interrupting an imam's sermon.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Morocco police hunt protest leader in neglected Rif.

Moroccan authorities were engaged in a manhunt Saturday for a protest leader in the neglected Rif region after his arrest was ordered for interrupting an imam's prayer sermon following more than six months of social unrest

- The Daily Star - LB

Greece Returns 10 Migrants to Turkey Under EU Deal.

Greek authorities sent 10 people back to Turkey on Friday in accordance with a Turkey-EU migration deal, reported Anadolu Agency.According to a statement issued by the Greek Public Security Ministry, the 10 individuals were taken from Lesbos island in the Aegean Sea and were sent to the Dikili district of Turkey's western ...

- Novinite - BG

Umaru Fofana: Waiting for take-off in West Africa.

Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.

- BBC - UK

Five year old pupil dies after fire broke out at Infill Academy in Komarock.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – A five-year-old pupil died on Friday following a dawn fire at a primary school in Nairobi's Komarock Estate. The incident occurred at Infill Academy. Unfortunately, there is one death. A five year old child to the school matron who stays in the block burnt beyond recognition,' said Pius Masai, the

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Has Mohammed VI Succeeded in Reining in the Islamists?.

May 25th, 2017 On his return from an extended African trip in March, Mohammed VI removed and replaced Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane with Saadeddine Othmani as head of government-designate. The Islamist party, realizing the seriousness of the situation, reviewed their political position and instructed Othmani to opt for ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Morocco shines for Africa at Washington DC 2017 Embassy Chef Challenge.

Chef Moha Fedal of Morocco cooked Marrakech Tangia made with lamb shoulder sealed in a clay tangia jar to win the Judges Choice Award at the 2017 Embassy Chef Challenge . The event was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The Morocco chef, who was a ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Waiting for take-off.

Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | Syria refugees stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOs.

A group of around 50 Syrian refugees trapped between Morocco and Algeria face a "catastrophic situation" as they are unable to move in either direction, rights watchdogs warn.

- News24.com - ZA

Ptooey! Tree-Climbing Goats Spread Seeds by Spitting.

Tree-climbing goats in Morocco give their roosts a boost … by spitting the trees' seeds on the ground.

- Livescience.com - US

Alfred Sant's "Fid-Dell tal-Katidral" performed in Morocco.

Alfred Sant's Dans l'Ombre de La Cathédrale , a theatrical representation in French based on his best seller Fid-Dell tal-Katidral, has been performed at the 'Comedrama International Festival' in Oujda, a city in northeast Morocco, a week after it was staged in Montrouge, Paris. Translated by Charles Briffa, Anne ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Shipping movements

These ships are expected in Malta: The Green Fast from Annaba to Annaba , the MV Eurocargo Venezia from Genoa to Catania and the MSC Rosa M from Singapore to Barcelona today. The Maersk Arun from Bejaia to Skikda and the Kriti I from Palermo to Palermo tomorrow. The MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Catania on Saturday. The ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spitting

In dry southern Morocco, domesticated goats climb to the precarious tippy tops of native argan trees to find fresh forage. Local herders occasionally prune the bushy, thorny trees for easier climbing and even help goat kids learn to climb. During the bare autumn season, goats spend three quarters of their foraging time ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Morocco: As Medical Alcohol Death Toll Rises to 10, Is a Ban Needed?

Morocco: As Medical Alcohol Death Toll Rises to 10, Is a Ban Needed?...

- MENAFN - JO

Morocco- Moroccan Government to invest MAD 10 billion in Al Hoceima

Morocco- Moroccan Government to invest MAD 10 billion in Al Hoceima...

- MENAFN - JO

Morocco- Moroccan Notary Flees Country with MAD 160 Million Stolen from Clients

Morocco- Moroccan Notary Flees Country with MAD 160 Million Stolen from Clients...

- MENAFN - JO

Ramadan in Morocco to Start on Saturday May 27: Astronomer

Ramadan in Morocco to Start on Saturday May 27: Astronomer...

- MENAFN - JO

Morocco- By 2050 Almost Third of Moroccans will Be Over 60: HCP

Morocco- By 2050 Almost Third of Moroccans will Be Over 60: HCP...

- MENAFN - JO

Top European, North African Entities Forge Mediterranean Film Industries Pact

Italy's Rome Lazio Film Commission, the Spain Film Commission, France's Ile-de-France, the film commissions of Andalucia and Tangiers and the Carthage Film Festival have joined forces to set up the Euro-Mediterranean Audiovisual Center in a pact that aims to foster stronger film industry ties among Mediterranean countries. ...

- Variety - US

A Change of Power: Morocco after Benkirane’s Ouster

March 23, 2017 In mid-March, the Moroccan King Mohammed VI invoked Article Forty-Seven of the 2011 Constitution to remove President Abelilah Benkirane from his post. The king asked the career politician from relatively modest means in Rabat-Salé to step down despite appointing him for a second term, his party winning the ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Morocco demands apology for assault of diplomat in St Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent , The delegate assaulted at the United Nations decolonisation conference here last Thursday has been identified as Moroccan diplomat Mohammed Ali El Khamlichi, who is based in St Lucia.Media reports out of the North African nation say Soufiane Mimouni, an Algerian official, physically assaulted El ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

News24.com | Morocco fishermen decry 'El Negro' dolphin attacks

In Morocco's northern port city of Al-Hoceima, fishermen are clamouring for state support for a struggling sector which they say is under attack from dolphins.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 10 meths drinkers die in Morocco: report

Ten people have died and six are in a serious condition in hospital after drinking methylated spirits in central Morocco, the official MAP news agency has reported.

- News24.com - ZA

Morocco Key African Economic Hub: Ernst & Young

Morocco Key African Economic Hub: Ernst & Young...

- MENAFN - JO

Morocco- Bulgarian Arrested with 7.7 Kilos of Cocaine at Mohammed V Airport

Morocco- Bulgarian Arrested with 7.7 Kilos of Cocaine at Mohammed V Airport...

- MENAFN - JO

A green way to travel in Morocco

Morocco wants to be ahead of the pack with its ambitious climate and green mobility plan. In some of the country's major cities, sustainable transport is already an everyday reality.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

More Than Half of Doha Film Institute New Grants Go To Women Arab Auteurs

The Doha Film Institute has announced the new batch of 29 film projects from 16 countries that will receive grants funding, which includes new works by France's Sonia Kronlund, whose Nothingwood' is screening in the Cannes Directors Fortnight, Tunisia's Mohamed Ben Hattia , Morocco's Leila Kilani , and Palestine's Annemarie ...

- Variety - US

Carlyle Battles Insurers in New York Over Moroccan Oil Losses

Carlyle Group is suing a group of its insurers over $400 million worth of oil it claims it lost when Morocco's sole refinery went bankrupt two years ago, court documents show.

- Rigzone.com - US

Avocet completes first closing on Tri-K project

West Africa-focused Avocet Mining completed the first closing of its Guinea-based Tri-K project. The company received a Presidential decree this month, formalising a mining convention for the project, paving the way for a partial sale to Morocco-based Managem.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

'Cocaine cruise ship’ smugglers on trial for transatlantic hash and coke trade

Thirty-four people who posed as tourists on Costa cruise ships have gone on trial for their part in a vast drug smuggling network that took hash from Morocco to Brazil and cocaine from South America to Europe.

- The Local - INT

Morocco- Real Madrid Steals La Liga Title from Barcelona

Morocco- Real Madrid Steals La Liga Title from Barcelona...

- MENAFN - JO

Morocco Stresses Need for Strong Relations Between Arab-Islamic World and US

Morocco Stresses Need for Strong Relations Between Arab-Islamic World and US...

- MENAFN - JO

Morocco- Moroccan Mountaineer Bouchra Baibanou Summits World's Highest Mountain

Morocco- Moroccan Mountaineer Bouchra Baibanou Summits World's Highest Mountain...

- MENAFN - JO

Carlyle battles insurers in New York over Moroccan oil losses

LONDON - U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group is suing a group of its insurers over $400 million worth of oil it claims it lost when Morocco's sole refinery went bankrupt two years ago, court documents show.

- Reuters - US

Morocco cracks down on fighters returning from IS

The Moroccan authorities are deploying all efforts to curb the phenomenon of former Islamic State fighters returning to their home country by arresting them.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Big day for Big Mamie: Battleship marks 75th anniversary

The Massachusetts was built between July of 1939 and October of 1941. The ship went out to sea trials in May of 1942. Just six months later, the ship steamed into Casablanca Harbor and won its first battle.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Gales up to force nine in Cadiz, Gibraltar and Ceuta ground passenger ferries

FREAK storms in the Strait of Gibraltar have forced the port of Tarifa to shut with all commercial and ...

- thinkSPAIN - ES

What's behind Morocco's street protests?

Thousands take to the streets in Morocco's northern Rif region to demand jobs and end to injustice.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Morocco: a radio gives voice to single, discriminated mothers

Having a child out of wedlock a crime, women often repudiated

- ANSA - IT

Morocco: a radio gives voice to single,discriminated mothers

Initiative promoted by NGO Soleterre

- ANSA - IT

Returning players boost KCCA ahead of Africain

KCCA manager Mike Mutebi is confident the return of a big chunk of players that missed the trip to Morocco strengthens their vow to bounce back in their next continental engagement.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Fus Rabat subject KCCA to sobering experience

They left Kampala with the house seemingly in order, especially having travelled with the Azam Uganda Premier League title sealed

- Daily Monitor - UG

'The Catch' Series Finale: Showrunner Allan Heinberg On What Would Have Happened In Season 3 & That 'Casablanca' Ending

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Season 2 and series finale of The Catch. Note that the interview was done before the show was canceled Thursday. Betrayals, betrayals and more betrayals - ABC's The Catch went out for the season with even more back-stabbing than usual for this Shondaland tale of con ...

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Morocco Considers Nuclear Power in Future Energy Mix

With its electricity consumption expected to increase considerably in the coming years and with a high dependence on imported energy sources, Morocco is evaluating whether nuclear power could be an option for its 2030 energy mix.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Algeria/Morocco: Syrians Stranded at Border

– Algerian and Moroccan border authorities appear to be blocking two groups of Syrian asylum seekers from leaving the border area near the Moroccan city of Figuig, Human Rights Watch said today. The Syrians, including women and children, have been trapped there since April 18, 2017, in abysmal conditions, Human Rights ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Morocco: Scrap Prison Terms for Nonviolent Speech

– Morocco's recent overhaul of its speech laws leaves intact the country's famous red lines on critical speech, as well as other provisions that could land people in prison solely for peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Expand Newsstand in Rabat, Morocco.   © 2017 Human Rights Watch ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Spain: LGBT Asylum Seekers Abused in North African Enclave

Expand Migrants atop the double-layer fence around Spain's north African enclave Ceuta, September 2016 ©2016 Antonio Sempere – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender asylum seekers in Spain's North African enclave, Ceuta, are exposed to harassment and abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. Spanish authorities should ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Could Morocco's political shakeup empower more radical elements?

In a recent post about the political deadlock in Morocco, we highlighted the king's dilemma': how to liberalize without losing control. King Mohammed VI has now made his move, dismissing the popular head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, on March 18. The king cited Benikrane's inability to form a government after five ...

- Brookings - US

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