COAT OF ARMS
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Current King: King Mohammed VI
Current Prime Minister: Saadeddine Othmani
Population: 35,561,654 (2020)
Land Size: 710,850 sq km (274,461 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - Aug 3, 2021: HM the King Congratulates Olympic Champion Soufiane El Bakkali - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[MAP] Rabat -- HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to Olympic athlete Soufiane El Bakkali, who won on Monday the gold medal in the 3,000 m steeplechase at the Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020).
- Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Hand Extended to Algeria, 'Key Point' of Throne Speech This Year (French Geo-Politologist) - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[MAP] Paris -- Morocco is tirelessly seeking appeasement and reconciliation with its eastern neighbor and the speech of HM King Mohammed VI is once again the illustration of this, says French geo-politologist Aymeric Chauprade, for whom the hand extended to Algeria is "the key point" of the Throne Speech this year.
- Mon - Aug 2, 2021: HM the King Congratulates President of Benin On His Country's National Day - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[MAP] Rabat -- HM King Mohammed VI has sent a message of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Benin, H.E. Patrice Talon, on the occasion of his country's national day.
- Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Budget Deficit Increased to 7.6 Percent of GDP in 2020 (Central Bank) - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[MAP] Rabat -- The economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 virus weighed heavily on public finances in 2020, with the budget deficit increasing sharply to 7.6 percent of GDP against 4.1 percent in 2019, Morocco's central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) underlines in its 2020 annual report.
- Mon - Aug 2, 2021: 4-Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Off Driouch Coast - AllAfrica News: Morocco
[MAP] Rabat -- An earthquake with a 4-magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded Sunday in the province of Driouch, said the National Institute of Geophysics (ING).