Women say Morocco’s invasive ‘virginity tests’ are assault
01 January 2019 | 9:31 am
Invasively checking vaginal tightness and whether hymens are intact is common in rural Morocco. But women are increasingly publicly opposing this practice. They say the examination constitutes rape.
17 Aug 2019
Team Nigeria will take part in 22 Sports at the 2019 African games in Morocco with a total of three hundred and eighty Athletes representing the country.
26 Jan 2020
UK’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates of the Kingdom of Morocco, alongside the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) are organising the UK-Morocco Business Dialogue as part of activities around the UK- Africa investment summit. CNBC Africa’s Chris is joined by Head of the International Chambers of Commerce Unit at UK Trade and Investment, Chris Southworth for more on the event.
28 Jan 2020
A middle-aged woman was imprisoned for stealing 36 luxury watches from King Mohammed VI. The king has courted controversy for his lavish style, including donning diamond-encrusted watches valued at more than $1 million.
14 Dec 2020
Morocco will become the fourth Arab state to resume relations with Israel in the back-end of the Trump presidency — after the US granted a key concession on disputed territory. Israel's PM hailed a "joyous" development.
16 Dec 2020
Morocco's Jewish community celebrates the Hanukkah "miracle" of the normalisation of Israeli-Moroccan relations in a Casablanca ceremony held via a video streaming platform. The diplomatic breakthrough, linked to Washington's recognition of Rabat's sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara territory, was announced on the first day of the Jewish Festival of Lights last Thursday.
23 Dec 2020
The first direct commercial flight between Israel and Morocco landed with US presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner on board. The Jewish and Arab countries agreed to resume diplomatic ties earlier this month.
10 Feb 2021
At least 24 people have died and emergency services have rescued 10 workers from the basement as the search continues for potentially trapped survivors.
7 Mar 2021
Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita has cited "deep disagreements" with Germany over Berlin's stance on Western Sahara, according to local media.
8 May 2021
Political fights are delaying Morocco's legalization of cannabis. But, thanks to the rise of medical marijuana, the measure fits well with EU development aims and international drug policy.
4 May 2021
To earn a living, rose pickers in Morocco's Atlas Mountains must wake up from the crack of dawn to collect flowers before the sunshine damages the shocking pink petals -- eventually distilled into precious oil costing once processed $18,000 per kilo. The heady aroma of the Rosa Damascena, a variety introduced in the days of the caravan trade, perfumes hedges and fields irrigated by two wadis between the mountains and the Sahara desert.
10 May 2021
The German government said it was "surprised" by the decision. Moroccan-German ties have been tense in recent months.
25 May 2021
Between 8,000 and 10,000 people are estimated to have crossed from Morocco to Ceuta over the last few days, but around 6,000 of them have returned to Morocco, according to Ceuta’s local government.
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says he won't cause a deep recession but that "pain" is necessary to fight inflation. To curb the largest price increases in four decades, the US Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates this year.
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Two French detainees were shown on TV saying they had been plotting to take down the Iranian regime. France has said the spectacle was staged and illegal.
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The sport's national governing body, US Soccer, commissioned the report after former NWSL players Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim came forward with allegations of harassment and sexual coercion dating back a decade involving former coach Paul Riley.
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