Morocco

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INFORMATION

Capital: Rabat

Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Current King: King Mohammed VI

Current Prime Minister: Saadeddine Othmani

Economy:

  • Key sectors: agriculture, tourism, phosphates, textiles, apparel, and subcomponents.
  • Stable; marked by steady growth, low inflation, and generally declining government debt.

Population: 35,561,654 (2020)

Land Size: 710,850 sq km (274,461 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Arab-Berber: 99%
  • Other: 1%
Religions:

  • Muslim (official): 99%
  • Christian: 1%
  • Jewish: ~6,000

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • Amazigh (Berber; official)
  • French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: EU Does Not Recognize Morocco's Sovereignty Over Western Sahara - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [SPS] Brussels -- The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, affirmed that the EU's position on Western Sahara is guided by UN Security Council resolutions and considers that Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory, whose final status will be determined by the results of the UN-led processes, which the EU fully supports.
  • Fri - Jul 3, 2020: CPJ Calls On Moroccan Authorities to Stop Harassing Omar Radi - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [CPJ] Moroccan authorities must immediately stop harassing Omar Radi, investigative journalist at the news website Le Desk, and allow him to work and travel freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Fri - Jul 3, 2020: France Obstructs Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Occupied Western Sahara - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [SPS] Madrid -- A European university study revealed how France prevented the expansion of the mandate of the UN Mission (MINURSO) to monitor human rights in occupied Western Sahara, in the Council of security of the United Nations.
  • Tue - Jun 30, 2020: SPLA Dismantles the Drug Trafficking Network and Seizes 3775 Kg of Hashish From Morocco - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [SPS] Agüenit (Sadr Liberated Areas) -- In the midst of an international health alert due to the effects of COVID-19 where the countries of the region with armored borders, the Saharawi National Army has been forced to redouble efforts and activities in the face of the increase in cells of organized crime and drug trafficking from Morocco through the military wall of occupation that divides the territory of Western Sahara.
  • Mon - Jun 29, 2020: Pegasus Spyware Targets Journalist - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [VOA] Omar Radi wasn't surprised to find he was the target of apparent surveillance by Moroccan authorities. The freelance investigative journalist has been threatened and arrested for his coverage of the government, and was most recently summoned by police on June 24.