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2017-07-24 Editor of Morocco News Website Arrested On Way to Cover Rif Protests
[CPJ] New York -Moroccan authorities should immediately release Badil Editor-in-Chief Hamid al-Mahdaoui, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested al-Mahdaoui yesterday as he traveled to the Rif area of northern Morocco to cover protests, according to one of the journalist's colleagues and news reports.

2017-07-21 Group Opposes Morocco's Bid to Join Ecowas
[Premium Times] A group has listed eight reasons why Nigeria should prevent Morocco from joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

2017-07-20 Sahrawis Sentenced to Jail Over Western Sahara Killings
[Al Jazeera] A Morocco court has sentenced 23 civilians to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara.

2017-07-18 Africa's Future Hinges On Empowering Youths - HM the King
[MAP] Skhirate -Africa's future hinges on "empowering our youths, on opening up prospects for them to showcase their skills and talents and on our ability to integrate young Africans," HM King Mohammed VI said.

2017-07-17 Torture Allegations Cast Shadow Over Trial
[HRW] Tunis -Morocco's judicial authorities should ensure that upcoming verdicts in a mass trial are not based on confessions or statements implicating other defendants obtained under torture or other ill-treatment during police interrogations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.

2017-07-18 Full Text of HM the King's Message to Participants in International Symposium On African Football
[MAP] Skhirate -HM King Mohammed VI sent a message to the participants in the international symposium on African football, which kicked off on Tuesday in Skhirate (Rabat outskirts).

2017-07-18 Marrakech To Host Second Believe in Africa Day conference
[Believe In Africa] BELIEVE IN AFRICA (BIA), will be hosting its second Believe in Africa Day conference on Monday September 11 -- 12, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Marrakech, Morocco

2017-07-17 Local Firms Sign Trade Deals With Moroccan Companies
[New Times] Local businesses have signed trade and partnership deals with Moroccan counterparts, further strengthening relations between the two countries.

2017-07-17 Gambian Sports Journo M.l. Beyai Attends CAF Confab in Rabat
[Daily Observer] Gambian Sports Journalist Modou Lamin Beyai is in Rabat, Morocco to attend a two-day symposium aimed at developing the vision of African football led by CAF President Ahmad for the next decade.

2017-07-14 Rwanda, Moroccan Officials Affirm Commitment to Cooperation Deals
[New Times] Rwanda and Morocco have reaffirmed their commitment to partnership agreements signed during the official visit of King of Morocco to Kigali last year.

2017-07-13 Police Use Force at Rabat Sit-in
[HRW] Tunis -Moroccan security forces used force to disperse a peaceful protest on July 8, 2017, in Rabat, Human Rights Watch said today. The police lightly injured several people, including a human rights lawyer and a news photographer, based on accounts of victims and witnesses, and video of the incident.

2017-07-13 US Laptop Ban Lifted in Egypt, Morocco
[Monitor] Egypt and Morocco's airlines have said a ban against carry-on laptops on US-bound flights has been lifted, leaving only two Saudi airports under the restrictions put in place in March.

2017-07-13 Whose Gain Is Morocco's Accession to Ecowas?
[Daily Trust] After the Monrovia's summit of ECOWAS leaders, which gave its agreement in principle to Morocco's request to join the sub-regional grouping, West African diplomatic veterans have continued to vent their disapproval to the Kingdom's membership bid.

2017-07-10 Brikama United's Midfielder in Morocco Trial
[Foroyaa] Brikama United's star player Sulayman Saho is doing audition for a club in Morocco, Foroyaa Sport can reveal.

2017-07-09 Nigeria Mediates in Morocco, Saharawi Dispute
[Leadership] Nigeria yesterday successfully brokered peace between Morocco and Saharawi Democratic Republic (SDR) on the wordings of the report of the human Rights abuses between the two countries.

2017-07-05 Tusker Winger Noah Wafula Off to Morocco for Trials
[Nation] Tusker winger Noah Wafula left the country on Tuesday for a two-week trial at Moroccan top flight side Ittihad Riadhi de Tanger, Nation Sport understands.

2017-07-05 HRH Princess Lalla Meryem Takes Part in Tribute Ceremony to Simone Veil in Paris
[MAP] Paris -HRH Princess Lalla Meryem took part on Wednesday morning in Paris in the national tribute ceremony to Simone Veil, a towering figure in French politics who died last Friday at the age of 89.

2017-07-05 Op-Ed By New British Ambassador to Morocco Mr Thomas Reilly
[PR Newswire] London -Mr Thomas Reilly has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco in succession to Ms Karen Elizabeth Betts.

2017-06-30 There Is Nothing to Learn From Morocco On Regional Integration
[Citizen] I would like to respond to the opinion piece penned by your columnist, Mr Deus Kibamba, in the June 28, 2017 edition of The Citizen under the headline "Morocco offers lessons for regional integration in Africa", which dwelt on the conflict between the Saharawi Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco and the north African region (Maghreb).

2017-06-29 Bank of Kigali Evaluates Interest From Morrocan Bank
[New Times] Morocco's Banque Centrale Populaire is currently in negotiations with the Bank of Kigali on the possibility of acquiring a stake in the local bank.

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