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Group Empowers Women to Fight Partner Abuse, Rape

[Deutsche Welle] Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands. (AllAfrica)

National Speaker to Visit Morocco

[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, is expected to visit the Kingdom of Morocco, in the first quarter of this year, to boost the parliamentary relations between the two states. (AllAfrica)

Assured Stars Head to Morocco

[Namibian] African Stars leave for Marrakesh in Morocco today, quietly confident ahead of their Caf Confederations Cup second-leg match against Raja Casablanca on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Chaouch Stunner Gives Husa First Leg Advantage

[CAF] Moroccan outfit Hassania Agadir emerged victorious against Ethiopian champions Jimma Aba Jifar in Total CAF Confederation Cup playoff round first leg encounter Saturday in Addis Ababa. (AllAfrica)

Badri Rescues African Champions Esperance, Wydad Fire Five Goals

[CAF] Trophy-holders Esperance snatched a lucky last-gasp draw and Wydad Casablanca went on a five-goal romp Friday as the CAF Champions League group stage kicked off. (AllAfrica)

USA Congress Does Not Recognize the Pretended Sovereignty of Morocco Over Western Sahara

[SPS] Washington -The House of Representatives of the United States approved a bill that excludes Western Sahara from financial aid for the year 2019 destined for Morocco in the budget of public expenditure, unlike In recent years, particularly in 2018, an American position confirms that Morocco has no sovereignty over Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Dismantles Criminal Network in Tangier Involved in Organizing Illegal Immigration Operations

[MAP] Rabat -Policemen in Tangier dismantled, on Thursday morning, a criminal network involved in organizing illegal emigration operations and human trafficking activities, national police said in a statement. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Arrests Swiss-Spaniard Over Beheaded Tourists

[Deutsche Welle] Authorities have detained a Swiss-Spanish man over suspected links with the group responsible for beheading two Scandinavian tourists. The resident of Morocco holds "extremist and violent" views, officials said. (AllAfrica)

Invasive 'Virginity Tests' is Rape, Women Say

[Deutsche Welle] Invasively checking vaginal tightness and whether hymens are intact is common in rural Morocco. But women are increasingly publicly opposing this practice. They say the examination constitutes rape. (AllAfrica)

Lower House to Hold Monday Plenary Session On Government's General Policy

[MAP] Rabat -The House of Representatives (lower house) will hold, on Monday, a plenary session on the answers of the head of government regarding the government's general policy. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Dream Team to Face Morocco

[Foroyaa] Gambia National U-23/Olympic Team is bracing up to its friendly International at home to their counterparts from Morroco slated for Sunday 6th and Wednesday 9th January 2018 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. (AllAfrica)

Isesco Proclaims 2019 Year of Islamic Cultural Heritage

[MAP] Rabat -The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), proclaimed 2019 year of heritage in the Islamic world in application of the resolution of the Tenth Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers. (AllAfrica)

Cocaine Removed From Stomachs of South African and Namibian at Casablanca Airport - Police

[MAP] Rabat -A quantity of 3,700 grams of cocaine was removed from the stomachs of a South African and a Namibian nationals arrested at the Mohammed V airport, said Tuesday the Casablanca police department. (AllAfrica)

Brazilian MPs Commend Friendship Relations With Morocco

[MAP] Brasilia -Brazilian MPs representing different political movements commended the quality of the long-standing friendship relations between Brazil and Morocco, expressing their wish to see them further developed under the new administration of president Jair Bolsonaro, who will take office on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Head of Gvt. Represents HM the King At Inauguration Ceremony of New Brazilian Pres.

[MAP] Brasilia -Head of Government, Saad Dine El Otmani, represented, on Tuesday in Brasilia, HM King Mohammed VI at the inauguration ceremony of the new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro. (AllAfrica)

1st African Vocational Training Forum in Dakhla, 'Resounding Success' (Ministry)

[MAP] Rabat -The 1st African Vocational Training Forum held in Dakhla on Dec. 21-22, 2018, was a "resounding success", the ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research pointed out. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Backpacker Murders - Hundreds Hold Vigil Across Country

[Deutsche Welle] Across Morocco, hundreds of people held vigils in memory of the murdered Scandinavian backpackers. The two Norwegian and Danish students were killed by suspected jihadis in the Atlas Mountains. (AllAfrica)

Imlil's Murder Suspects Arrestation Conducted in Professional Manner Through Security and Investigative Work - Security Officer

[MAP] Rabat -The arrest of the four suspects of the murder of two foreign tourists in Imlil (Province of Al Haouz) was conducted in a professional manner thanks to a pure security and investigative work, spokesman for national security, Boubker Sabik, pointed out. (AllAfrica)

Morocco's Net International Reserves Down 5.3%

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's net international reserves amounted to 226.5 billion dirhams until December 14, 2018, recording a 5.3% year-on-year decrease, Morocco's central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) said. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Backpacker Murder Video 'Authentic' Says Norway

[Deutsche Welle] Police in Norway say a video purporting to show the murder of two female tourists -- from Denmark and Norway -- is likely authentic. The backpackers' bodies were discovered in Morocco's High Atlas mountain range. (AllAfrica)

Murder of Hiking Tourists - Video Recorded 'Before Their Killing'

[MAP] Rabat -Public prosecutor at the Rabat Court of appeal announces that the inquiry carried out, supported by technical expertise, have revealed that the broadcast video showing the individuals arrested, as part of the investigation into the murder of two foreign tourists, swearing allegiance to "Daesh" was recorded last week, before the commission of the criminal acts under investigation. (AllAfrica)

HM the King Offers Dinner in Honor of South Korean PM

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI offered, on Thursday in Rabat, a dinner in honor of South Korean Prime minister Lee Nak-yeon, chaired by head of government, Sad Dine El Otmani. (AllAfrica)

New Zealand - Friends of Sahrawi People Demonstrate Against Arrival of Shipment Carrying Sahrawi Phosphate

[SPS] Dunedin (New Zealand) -Friends of the Sahrawi people in New Zealand organized a demonstration to denounce the arrival of a shipment loaded with Sahrawi phosphate bound for the city of Dunedin in southern New Zealand, calling for stopping this "theft and crime". (AllAfrica)

Killing of Scandinavian Backpackers Linked to Terrorism

[Deutsche Welle] The alleged killers of two backpackers from Norway and Denmark have been linked to a terror group. Authorities are hunting for several more suspects. (AllAfrica)

Two Scandinavian Backpackers Killed While Hiking

[Deutsche Welle] The women were found with their necks slashed near a popular hiking destination. The murders cast a dark shadow over Morocco's vital tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

The Evolution of Moroccan Immigration - a Lesson for All Countries

[IPS] One of the reasons Morocco embraced hosting the Global Compact on Migration is because it is country in which the story of immigration is deeply embedded. (AllAfrica)

Speaker of Rwandan Parliament Hails 'Excellent' Relations Between Her Country and Morocco

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco and Rwanda enjoy "excellent" relations which can be further developed, speaker of the Rwandan parliament, Donatille Mukabalisa, said Wednesday in Rabat. (AllAfrica)

Individual Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Crime Perpetrated Against Two Tourists Central Morocco

[MAP] Rabat -As part of the investigation carried out after finding the dead bodies of two foreign tourists in the region of "Chamharouche" (Al Haouz Province), the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) managed, on Tuesday morning, in close coordination and cooperation with the Royal Gendarmerie and national Security services, to arrest an individual for his alleged involvement in this crime. (AllAfrica)

Morocco's El Morabity Wins Dubai Ultramarathon, Raji 2nd in Women's Event

[MAP] Dubai -Moroccan runner Rachid El Morabity won "Meraas Al Marmoom Ultramarathon 2018" in Dubai, the world's longest desert ultra-run 270km, while his compatriot Aziza Raji finished second in the women's race. (AllAfrica)

AWSA Holds Its Annual Assembly, Welcomes Geneva Negotiations

[SPS] Sidney (Australia) -Australia Western Sahara Association (AWSA) on Wednesday held its annual assembly in Sidney, Australia, evaluated its work in the past year and drew up a schedule for the next year, and elected a new leadership. (AllAfrica)

Torture Suspicions Mar Mass Trial Verdicts

[HRW] New York -The Casablanca Court of Appeals should weigh evidence that the police tortured the defendants when it reviews the convictions of protesters and activists from the Rif region, Human Rights Watch said today. The appeals case began on November 14, 2018. (AllAfrica)