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Vast Moroccan Solar Power Plant is Hard Act for Africa to Follow

By Alister Doyle OUARZAZATE, Morocco, Nov 5 – On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building one of the world’s biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union. It is a hard success for other African nations to match as they seek to implement a new global deal

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Anti-Government Protests in Morocco Show No Signs of Abating

By Aziz El Yaakoubi AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco, Nov 5 – Thousands of chanting, flag-waving Moroccans protested in a northern city on Friday, keeping up pressure on authorities a week after a fishmonger was crushed to death in a garbage truck in a confrontation with police. The death of Mouhcine Fikri has prompted a week of street

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Morocco Lifts Ban on Mobile Internet Voice Calls

RABAT, Nov 4 – Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile internet connections, its national telecoms regulator said, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year. The ban was applied to the three mobile operators in Morocco who offer internet access for computers

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Morocco Lifts Ban on Mobile Internet Voice Calls

RABAT, Nov 4 – Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile internet connections, its national telecoms regulator said, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year. The ban was applied to the three mobile operators in Morocco who offer internet access for computers

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Protests At Fishmonger’s Death Test Moroccan Monarchy’s Nerves

By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT, Nov 3 – Grainy video images and the screams of a young fishmonger who was crushed to death in a garbage truck while trying to stop police destroying his stock have shocked Moroccans and brought thousands on to the streets to protest. Five years after pro-democracy protests shook Morocco, this

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Western Sahara Standoff Fuels Tensions, Diplomatic Scramble

By Patrick Markey TIFARITI, Western Sahara, Nov 3  – At a rocky outpost in Western Sahara, a new generation of soldiers who have never known war are mobilising as tensions resurface in one of Africa’s oldest disputes after a quarter century of uneasy peace. Young Sahrawi troops man new desert posts for the Polisario Front,

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One in Seven Children Suffer High Air Pollution: UNICEF

OSLO, Oct 31 – Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF called on almost 200 governments, which will meet in Morocco from Nov. 7-18

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Protests Erupt in Morocco After Fishmonger Crushed to Death

By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT, Oct 30 – Thousands of outraged Moroccans held protests in several cities on Sunday after a fishmonger in the northern town of Al-Hoceima was crushed to death inside a garbage truck as he tried to retrieve fish confiscated by police. The death on Friday prompted a frenzy of angry postings

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Morocco says Arrests 10 Suspected Female Daesh Militants

RABAT, Oct 3 – Morocco has dismantled a suspected Daesh militant cell and arrested 10 women believed to be planning attacks in the North African kingdom, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. It was the latest in a series of militant cells Morocco says it has broken up, but it is the first time authorities

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