Morocco

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INFORMATION

Capital: Rabat

Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Currrent King: King Mohammed VI

Current Prime Minister: Abdelilah Benkirane

Economy:

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

Population: 33,000,000 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Tue - Mar 28, 2017: CHAN Team Draws Morocco - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [Foroyaa] Gambia CHAN outfit yesterday tied Morocco's Olympic side goalless.
  • Sun - Mar 26, 2017: PM Saad Eddine El-Othmani Forms Six-Party Govt - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [Al Jazeera] Morocco's new Prime Minister Saad Eddine el-Othmani has succeeded in building a governing coalition, ending a five-month political deadlock after just eight days in office.
  • Sun - Mar 26, 2017: Western Sahara Dispute Blocks Economic Talks But Work Proceeds - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [allAfrica] Dakar -The tenth annual meetings of African finance ministers, jointly hosted by the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), have been abruptly adjourned over a dispute on the status of the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: King Launches Construction of Community-Based Medical Centres in Témara, Rabat - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI launched, on Friday, the building works of two Community-Based Medical Centres-Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity in the neighbourhoods of Ennahda II in Témara and of Al Youssoufia in Rabat for an amount of 74 million dirhams.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Angola, Morocco Discuss Bilateral Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the defense field was high on agenda of Friday audience the Angolan Defence minister João Lourenço granted to Moroccan ambassador to Angola, Saadia el Alaqui in Luanda.