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: 34,314,130 (2018)

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

  • Wed - Oct 16, 2019: Sharp Completes Morocco Race - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [The Herald] Dakar Rally 2020-bound Zimbabwean rider, Graeme Sharp, has upped his preparations after he completed the Rallye du Maroc in Morocco last week.
  • Mon - Oct 14, 2019: Summary of Statement of Frente Polisario On Question of Western Sahara Before UN Fourth Committee - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [SPS] New York (UN) -Summary of the Statement of the Frente POLISARIO on the Question of Western Sahara before the UN Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee)
  • Thu - Oct 10, 2019: Human Rights Activists Latest Targeted By Israeli Spyware - New Report - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [AI London] 'NSO is not currently able to prevent governments from unlawfully using its surveillance technology as tools to abuse human rights' - Danna Ingleton
  • Thu - Oct 10, 2019: Is the Swirl of Elections in Tunisia a Sign of a Strong Democracy? - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [Moroccan American Center] The multiple elections in Tunisia, the first round for president ending in a runoff between two independent candidates, the Parliamentary election results promising a struggle for building a ruling coalition, and the prospects of the presidential runoff next week, will test Tunisia's readiness for a full-blown democratic transition from the previous government. As the IRI/NDI combined report noted, "The highly contested election was also conducted against a backdrop of economic stagnation and disappointmen
  • Thu - Oct 10, 2019: Lawan Canvasses Closer Ties Between Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [Premium Times] President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco.