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: 33,986,655 (2017)

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

  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: North Africa Seen As Unsafe for LGBT People - Rights Groups - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [Deutsche Welle] The Bundesrat, Germany's upper house of parliament, is considering whether to recognize Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia as "safe countries of origin." Yet LGBT people are still persecuted in all three places.
  • Wed - Feb 13, 2019: Lobi Stars Fight for Survival in Rabat - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [CAF] Nigeria torchbearers Lobi Stars must avoid defeat on Match Day 4 against Wydad Atahletic Club of Morocco to have any realistic chance of progressing to the quarter finals from Group A.
  • Mon - Feb 11, 2019: Meps - Seek European Court's Opinion On EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement's Compatibility With International Law - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [HRW] Dear Members of the European Parliament,
  • Fri - Feb 8, 2019: Free Facebook Commentator - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [HRW] Beirut -Moroccan authorities should free an entrepreneur who was sentenced to two years in prison in violation of his right to free speech and review his conviction given its abusive nature, Human Rights Watch said today. An appeal of Soufian al-Nguad's conviction is underway and continues on February 11, 2019.
  • Wed - Feb 6, 2019: Morocco - Marching to a Different Beat - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [Daily Maverick] Casablanca is just a four-hour flight from Lagos. But it's a world away.