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El Kaabi makes CHAN history as Morocco win

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Ayoub el Kaabi created African Nations Championship (CHAN) history Saturday with the goal that set up hosts Morocco for a 2-0 victory over Namibia in a one-sided Casablanca quarter-final. When the 24-year-old netted during the first half it brought his tournament tally to six goals, …

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Hundreds protest Morocco trial of journalists

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Hundreds protested on Thursday outside a Moroccan court in support of four journalists being tried for publishing content deemed confidential. The journalists stand accused of publishing in late 2016 excerpts of a parliamentary commission’s debates over huge deficit at the national pension fund. A member …

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Morocco sentences man to death over MP killing

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | A Moroccan court sentenced to death a man over the murder of a member of parliament and jailed his widow, in a case involving sex and money, the government said Tuesday. Abdellatif Merdas, who was a member of the liberal Constitutional Union party, was gunned …

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Morocco repatriates its last migrants from Libya

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Morocco on Saturday said it has started the third and final operation to repatriate its nationals stranded in Libya, a stepping stone to illegal migration to Europe. The ministry of expatriates and migration said the operation was launched on Friday and aimed at bringing home …

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CHAN: Morocco 4 Mauritania 0, Uganda plays on Sunday

Saturday: Morocco 4 Mauritania 0 | Sunday: Uganda vs Zambia Rabat, Morocco | AFP |  Hosts and title favourites Morocco ran riot in the second half to defeat neighbours Mauritania 4-0 Saturday in the opening match of the 2018 African Nations Championship. Ayoub el Kaabi broke brave resistance from the Mauritanians on …

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Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Morocco’s capital Rabat on Sunday as demonstrations against US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital continued to spread. Waving Palestinian flags, a sea of demonstrators marched from Rabat’s Bab el-Had square to Morocco’s parliament building, down …

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Chinese electric carmaker to open Morocco plant

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, officials said. BYD will become the third car manufacturer, after Renault and Peugeot of French, to construct cars in the North …

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Morocco’s king warns Trump against Jerusalem embassy move

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Tuesday warned US President Donald Trump against moving the American embassy to the contested holy city of Jerusalem. Trump informed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas by phone of his intention to move the embassy from Tel Aviv, Abbas’s office said Tuesday. In …

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China taps Africa at Morocco Silk Road investment forum

Marrakesh, Morocco | AFP | A two-day investment forum opened in Morocco’s Marrakesh on Monday as China seeks to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. “The question is how to accelerate cooperation in the field of investment,” said Wang Yong, vice president of the …

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