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Morocco border clampdown stops Europe-bound migrants

Mustapha left Guinea two years ago to make the arduous journey to Morocco, hoping to cross the fence separating the kingdom from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta."We're going to cross this barrier," he told AFP, in defiance of increasing...

Migrants raft fails in Mediterranean, 4 dead, 16 missing

Four migrants have died and up to 16 more are missing after trying to cross into Europe from North Africa on a small raft, Spain’s coastguard said on Wednesday.Rescuers saved 58 people from the raft, which was found drifting...

Two dead, 9 missing in Morocco fishing boat mishap

A boat capsized off the coast of Morocco’s port of Tan Tan, 856 km (537 miles), south of capital Rabat, leaving two fishermen dead while at least nine others were still missing, the fisheries department said late on Friday.The...

Liberia, Morocco, eSwatini in top 10 tourist destinations

Liberian economy set to receive a new boost from tourism as it has been named in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world and second in Africa behind eSwatini.According to a report from BBC Africa, Liberia is not...

Morocco sentence journalist to prison for having abortion

Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni has been sentenced to one year in jail for having an abortion which she denies, in a case that has sparked mass protests over women's rights. The 28-year-old journalist was sentenced to one year in jail...

World oldest travel group collapses, tourists stranded in Africa

British global travel group Thomas Cook has gone into liquidation according BBC report, leaving thousands of tourists in Africa and around the world worried. Reuters reported that some British tourists in Tunisia, were on Saturday night stopped them leaving their...

Moroccan journalist abortion trial postponed amid protests

The trial of a Moroccan journalist accused of having sex outside marriage and a late-term, voluntary abortion has been postponed after hundreds of people protested outside a court in the capital, Rabat. Both are crimes in Morocco, but prosecutions for...

Flash flood kills seven fans at a football match in Morocco

At least seven people watching a local football match in a southern Moroccan village have died in a flash flood that swept across the football field, the official MAP news agency said Thursday. Wednesday’s flash flood suddenly caused a nearby...

Morocco king grants royal pardon to protesters

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has granted royal pardons to thousands of prisoners across the country, including to some involved in protests that rocked the North African country in 2016 and 2017. The demonstrations - sparked by a fishmonger who was crushed...

Morocco stops 3 migrant boats, arrests 40 on border fence

Moroccan authorities said Monday they have stopped boats carrying 117 sub-Saharan migrants from crossing to Europe and arrested 40 people trying to scale a fence into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla.A Moroccan military official said that the navy...
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