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Ahmed Eljechtimi

Morocco claims success in reducing illegal migration to Spain

10 May 2019

RABAT Moroccan authorities have succeeded in slowing the rate of illegal migration into Spain in recent months after a crackdown on smuggling networks, Morocco's migration and border control chief said on Friday, unveiling new figures to Reuters.

Morocco trains foreign students in its practice of moderate Islam

23 Apr 2019

RABAT Naminata Koulibaly, 30, receives training in a Moroccan Muslim teaching institute, founded by King Mohammed VI in 2015, and hopes to return to her home in Ivory Coast better equipped to advise women on religious issues.

Moroccan court upholds prison sentences against Rif protesters

06 Apr 2019

RABAT A Casablanca appeals court confirmed late on Friday the 20-year prison sentence against Nasser Zefzafi, the leader of protests that shook the northern Rif region in late 2016 and 2017, along with three other protesters, lawyers said.

Conversion is not your mission, pope tells Catholics in Morocco

31 Mar 2019

RABAT Pope Francis told the tiny Catholic community in predominantly Muslim Morocco on Sunday that their mission was not to covert their neighbours but to live in brotherhood with other faiths.

As pope visits Morocco, tiny Jewish community looks on with quiet pride

31 Mar 2019

RABAT Suzanne Harroch speaks and sings in Judeo-Moroccan, a language of a once-thriving Jewish community that numbered about 300,000 - one of the largest in the Muslim world.

'Wound' of migration not solved by physical barriers, pope says

31 Mar 2019

RABAT Pope Francis said on Saturday the plight of migrants was "a wound that cries out to heaven" and could never be healed by physical barriers. | Video

Moroccan government set to sack striking teachers

27 Mar 2019

RABAT Teachers who have instigated a four-week strike will be fired along with trainees who joined them, Morocco’s education minister said on Wednesday, days after authorities used water cannons to prevent thousands of them from spending the night in protest in front of the Parliament in Rabat.

Thousands of Moroccan teachers stage protest over pay terms

24 Mar 2019

RABAT About 10,000 teachers staged a new protest in the Moroccan capital Rabat on Sunday to demand permanent jobs, hours after police had used water cannon to disperse an overnight demonstration. | Video

Morocco’s hidden Christians see pope trip as chance to push for freedom

22 Mar 2019

RABAT Moroccan converts to Christianity, a tiny minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim country, are looking to Pope Francis' visit next week as an chance to press their demands for religious freedom.

UPDATE 1-Morocco's OCP plans African chemical plants, fertiliser blenders

04 Mar 2019

CASABLANCA, March 4 Morocco's OCP Group, expects to reach a deal this year to build a Nigerian ammonia plant and to start production at a $3.7 billion chemical plant in Ethiopia by 2023/2024, the chief executive of its OCP Africa subsidiary told Reuters.

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