Pope to visit Morocco in March
Pope Francis, who has made building bridges between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Morocco in March, the Vatican said Tuesday.
Nigeria, Morocco boost strategic dialogues with new initiative
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), and OCP Policy Centre of Morocco, have partnered to launch the maiden edition of the “Morocco-Nigeria Strategic Dialogues, which focuses on enhancing opportunities for growth and development. The partnership would bridge the gap; serve as a catalyst for debate, initiate ideas related…
Irregular migrants abandon Libya for Morocco to Spain route
Thousands of irregular migrants from Africa are now considering the Morocco to Spain route in an attempt to reach Europe by land, says the Migrant Project. The anti-irregular migration campaign group, in a press statement, said due to the unrest and clampdown in Libya, many migrants are avoiding the Libyan route which is deemed too…
Morocco says over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled
Moroccan authorities have so far this year foiled 54,000 bids by illegal migrants to cross to Europe, the official MAP news agency reported Friday.
Moroccan hometown of 'gang-raped teen' divided over case
The hometown of a Moroccan teenager who says she was kidnapped and gang raped is divided over her account of a case that has sparked outrage across the kingdom. In a video posted online last week, 17-year-old Khadija Okkarou said members of a "dangerous gang" in her town had kidnapped and held her prisoner for…
Five Reasons To Make Morocco Your Next Travel Destination
Morocco is one of Africa’s not-so-hidden gems. Yearly, the number of visitors to the North African country continues to rise as tourists from all over the world are drawn to its beauty and diversity. Morocco is every traveller’s dream. From its beautiful landscapes to its vibrant culture and its phenomenal architectural designs, Morocco is worthy…
Morocco king urges 'urgent action' on social problems
Morocco's King Mohammed VI Sunday urged the government to take "urgent action" to address social issues, in particular health and education in the north African country which has been hit by protests over employment and corruption.
Morocco is first country to report referees to FIFA
Morocco yesterday became the first country to take its case against officiating at the on-going World Cup to football governing body, FIFA.
Unbecoming African country colonising African country
It was funny-depressing to be told on arrival in Port Moresby that Papua New Guinea was a colony of Australia. Just as it is funny-annoying to be introduced to a person who used to be a slave who now owns slaves. Or to hear of a people who used to be persecuted en mass who…
Group urges Buhari to affirm Nigeria’s role in tackling Africa’s problems
The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to affirm Nigeria’s credible and just position to proffer solutions to Africa’s challenges. He said the President should do this during his visit to the Kingdom of Morocco. In a statement by its Coordinator, Dr. Oladipo Fashina, the group said…