COAT OF ARMS
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Current King: King Mohammed VI
Current Prime Minister: Saadeddine Othmani
Population: 33,986,655 (2017)
Land Size: 710,850 sq km (274,461 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Mon - Oct 15, 2018: 17th Marrakech International Film Festival Honors Two Outstanding Women - Robin Wright & Agnès Varda (Communiqué) - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[MAP] Rabat -During its 17th edition, which will take place from November 30 to December 8, the Marrakech International Film Festival will pay tribute to two outstanding women: American actress Robin Wright and French director Agnès Varda.
- Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Number of Failed Attempts of Illegal Emigration From Morocco Has More Than Doubled Since 2016 (Official) - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[MAP] Paris -The number of failed attempts to emigrate illegally from Morocco has more than doubled, increasing from an average of 32,000 each year between 2003 and 2015 to about 65,000 since 2016, said Khalid Zerouali, wali, director of Immigration and Border Surveillance.
- Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Calling for Renewed Efforts to End Decades-old Western Sahara Conflict, Security Council Extends Mission - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[UN] 27 April 2018 - The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 October 2018, calling for a "realistic, practicable and enduring" political solution to end the decades‑old conflict.
- Mon - Oct 15, 2018: U.N. Security Council Reiterates Support to Envoy Kohler in Peace Process - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[SPS] New York -The United Nations (UN) Security Council, which met Thursday in New York, reiterated its strong support to the UN Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler to hold the first round of direct negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco in Geneva, and called the two sides to engage in these talks in good faith and without preconditions.
- Thu - Oct 11, 2018: Stop Western Sahara Plunder, Jacinda - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[Fahamu] New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke of human rights and international cooperation at the United Nations. But what will she do about the fact that two New Zealand companies are the last buyers of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara?