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2 Sep 2021
A paper by the German researcher Isabelle Werenfels is under fire in Moroccan media. Critics accuse her of having an anti-Moroccan agenda. But the affair probably has little to do with fine points of academic procedure.
29 May 2021
At least 6,600 of the more than 8,000 migrants who arrived at Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta this week have been sent back over the border to Morocco following a diplomatic dispute. Also, critically ill Covid-19 patients are more likely to die in Africa than elsewhere. Our correspondent in Cape Town explains why. And we bring you a report on how Bangui residents are dealing with a shortage of drinking water in the Central African Republic.
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.
10 May 2021
The German government said it was "surprised" by the decision. Moroccan-German ties have been tense in recent months.
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.
20 Mar 2021
Taha Fahssi aka "El Grande Toto" and Ghizlane aka "Snowflake" form part of the new Moroccan rap scene, which is moving up the streaming charts and attracting the interest of major labels.
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.
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.
23 Dec 2020
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania's joint entry of couscous has earned a place on the UN agency's list of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage. It has been hailed as an "example of international cooperation."
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.
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.

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