Morocco

UN: Over 150 member countries subscribe to Global Migration Pact.

More than 150 countries adopted the United Nations Global Migration Pact on Monday in Marrakech (Morocco), defending it with strong pleas in the face of criticism from nationalists and supporters of border closure. The non-binding pact seeks to better manage migration in a safe and orderly manner. Like several leaders present in Marrakech, Mr. Guterres […]

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Gabon’s Bongo plans to meet Morocco Presidency after recovery.

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo is expected to leave Saudi Arabia, where he was hospitalised last month after suffering a stroke, for Morocco on Wednesday, according to his wife. Bongo has not been seen in public since being admitted to hospital during a conference on Oct. 24. Gabon’s top court ruled earlier this month that the vice […]

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Pope accepts King Mohammed’s invitation to Morocco in 2019.

Pope Francis plans to visit Morocco in March next year, a two-day trip that is likely to highlight the plight of migrants, given the kingdom’s role as a transit route for Africans looking to migrate to Europe. The Vatican announced the trip on Tuesday, saying the Pope had accepted an invitation from King Mohammed VI […]

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Morocco in shock as 17 year-old girl shares brutal rape ordeal

A wave of indignation and shock has washed across Morocco after the story of a 17-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and tortured for three months came to light. The girl, Khadija Okkarou, was held only a few kilometers from Casablanca. Ten or twelve men left obscene tattoos over her entire body in addition to […]

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