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2017-01-23 The Elephants Have an Afcon Date With Destiny
[allAfrica] Title holders Cote d'Ivoire face a date with destiny as they seek to sneak into the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup with victory over Group C rivals Morocco in Oyem on Tuesday.

2017-01-21 A Football Supporter's Guide to Afcon
[RFI] Côte d'Ivoire disappoint, Sredojevic puts on his glad rags for Uganda, Ghana's Grant gets ratty and so does Sarri over in Napoli on Day 7 at CAN 2017.

2017-01-21 Atlas Lions Achieve Convincing Afcon Victory
[allAfrica] Morocco served notice of their potential at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals with a convincing 3-1 victory over Togo in their second Group C match in Oyem on Friday, moving the North African side into second place in their pool.

2017-01-19 Atlas Lions Face Must-Win Afcon Match Friday
[allAfrica] If Herve Renard is to realise his dream of a third African Nations Cup title then a positive result for his Moroccan side against Togo in their second Group C clash in Oyem on Friday (19h00 GMT) is a must.

2017-01-19 Morocco Says Its Return to AU Reflects Its Attachment to Africa
[Focac] Rabat -Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said on Wednesday that Morocco's return to the African Union (AU) reflects the kingdom's attachment to the continent.

2017-01-17 Leopards Capitalise on Chances to Take Down Atlas Lions
[allAfrica] The Democratic Republic of Congo put behind them a row over bonuses that saw the players skip training last week to eke out a crucial 1-0 victory over Morocco in their opening Group C match at the African Nations Cup finals on Monday.

2017-01-16 Righting the Wrongs for Nation's Tamazigh People
[Africa In Fact] Although Morocco largely avoided the turmoil seen in other North African countries during the Arab Spring protests five years ago it did not escape unscathed. A popular protest movement known as the "February 20tth movement" saw widespread demonstrations in urban areas, inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt.

2017-01-17 The Afcon Day That Was - January 16 - DRC Top Group C, Cash Bonuses Flown in for Uganda
[Daily Maverick] DRC employed some of the most incredible time-wasting tactics while Uganda had their bonuses flown in - in cash, of course - by the football association's president. ANTOINETTE MULLER recaps the AFCON day that was on 16 January.

2017-01-17 Kenya Railways Dismisses Comparisons Between SGR and Morocco, Ethiopia Projects
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Railways Corporation (KR) has come to the defence of the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway following concerns over the cost compared to other railway projects in the continent.

2017-01-15 Leopards Seek Return to Former Glory At Afcon
[allAfrica] DR Congo will be keen to show that their improvement over the last few years has been no fluke as they start their 2017 African Nations Cup Group C campaign with a mouth-watering tie against North African side Morocco at the Stade d'Oyem on Monday (19h00 GMT).

2017-01-14 Behind Morocco's New Tango With the African Union
[The Herald] Yohannes Woldemariam -Morocco is currently courting a number of African countries relentlessly, including Madagascar, Tanzania, Rwanda and others.

2017-01-12 Giants vs Minnows - Will AFCON Get a Surprise Victor?
[allAfrica] The fate of perennial underachievers Senegal, the return of Egypt and the shock qualification of tiny Guinea-Bissau are just some of the major talking points as we prepare for the start of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals to be played in Gabon from Saturday.

2017-01-11 Govt Bans Sale of Full-Face Veil - Media
[Al Jazeera] Morocco has banned the production and sale of full-face Muslim veils apparently for security reasons, according to local media reports.

2017-01-11 Economic Prospects for 2017 - Ten Countries to Watch
[Atlantic Council] The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a tumultuous year for many African economies, indeed, "the worst year for average economic growth" in the region in over twenty years, according to a report from Ernst & Young.

2017-01-10 King Launches Projects to Preserve Heritage of Old Medina in Marrakech
[MAP] Marrakech -HM King Mohammed VI launched, on Monday in Marrakech, several projects aimed at preserving the historical heritage of the old medina of Marrakech and reinforcing its tourist and international character.

2017-01-09 'Unfathomable That Western Sahara Still Remains Colonized' - Zuma
[Algerie Presse Service] South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday dubbed it "unfathomable" that Western Sahara was still colonized by Morocco.

2017-01-11 Reports - Morocco Stops Sale, Production of Full-Face Veil
[Deutsche Welle] Local media has reported that factories across Morocco were made to stop manufacturing burqas, while shops have been told to liquidate inventories. The Interior Ministry cited security concerns as grounds for the move.

2017-01-09 HM the King Goes to the Bedside of Injured Person in Marrakech-Agadir Highway Accident
[MAP] Marrakech -HM King Mohammed VI went on Saturday to the bedside of the only injured person fit to be moved, following the accident that occurred on the highway linking the cities of Marrakech and Agadir, and who is treated at the Mohammed VI University Hospital Center in Marrakech.

2017-01-09 HRH Princess Lalla Meryem Chairs Religious Evening in Memory of Late King Hassan II
[MAP] Rabat -HRH Princess Lalla Meryem chaired, on Sunday at the Assouna mosque in Rabat, a religious evening in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the passing of late King Hassan II.

2017-01-09 HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Chairs Religious Evening in Memory of Late King Hassan II
[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, chaired, Sunday at the Mohammed V Mausoleum in Rabat, a religious evening in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the passing of late King Hassan II.

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