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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 UPDATE 1-Morocco’s economy set to grow 2.9 pct in 2019 -planning agency
CASABLANCA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Morocco's economy is expected to grow by 2.9 percent in 2019, marginally slower than last year and still driven by domestic demand, the head of the planning agency said on Wednesday.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 Morocco’s economic growth to slow to 2.9 pct in 2019 - planning agency
CASABLANCA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Morocco’s economy is expected to grow by 2.9 percent in 2019, down from 3 percent in 2018, the head of the planning agency said on Wednesday.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 Back from medical leave, Gabon president appears in wheelchair
LIBREVILLE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Wheelchair-bound Gabon President Ali Bongo chatted and smiled with ministers on state television on Tuesday after returning from a stroke-induced medical leave during which the army foiled a coup attempt.

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 Morocco's Amazigh want their new year to become official holiday
RABAT, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered in Morocco's capital Rabat late on Saturday to mark the start of the Amazigh new year with a sit-in calling on the state to make the celebration a national holiday.

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Motor racing-Mahindra's D'Ambrosio wins Marrakesh Formula E race
Jan 12 (Reuters) - Belgian Jerome d'Ambrosio won the Marrakesh ePrix for Mahindra on Saturday to go top of the Formula E standings after two rounds of the all-electric series.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Motor racing-Verstappen to do public service at Marrakesh Formula E race
Jan 11 (Reuters) - Dutch Formula One driver Max Verstappen will serve part of his public service, imposed by the sport's governing body after he shoved French rival Esteban Ocon in Brazil last year, at Saturday's Formula E race in Marrakesh.

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 UPDATE 6-Gabon thwarts military coup attempt in President's absence
* Bongo family has ruled for almost half a century (Updates to show all plotters captured)

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 Two suspects killed, seven captured in failed Gabon coup attempt
LIBREVILLE, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Gabon security forces killed two suspects in a failed coup attempt in Gabon on Monday and captured seven others, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told reporters.

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 Leader of failed Gabon coup captured, government says
LIBREVILLE, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The Gabonese military officer who led the thwarted coup attempt early on Monday morning and was the last of the five putschists at large has been captured, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told Reuters.

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 Pope Francis warns of resurgent nationalism, urges help for migrants
* Says resurgence of nationalism threatens the most vulnerable