King Mohammed VI expresses his anger against Political Elite
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King Mohammed VI expresses his anger against Political Elite

In a speech on Saturday on the occasion of the Throne Day, King Mohammed VI lashed out at the political elite, telling them they must take their responsibilities seriously or quit public office. The King’s speech heavily criticized politicians and officials, who he said have neither followed up with development policies and projects in the kingdom nor properly done their duties. “The evolution witnessed in Morocco in the political...

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King Mohammed VI Urges Politicians to Stop Hiding Behind Palace
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King Mohammed VI Urges Politicians to Stop Hiding Behind Palace

By Amira El Masaiti King Mohammed VI delivered the much-anticipated Royal speech tonight at 9 p.m. Dealing out criticism of government policy and exhortations to “change mentalities,” the King did not shy away from addressing governmental corruption, which he said puts the country at risk. While the relationship between the government and the people should be built on trust, the king recognized that many of the ties between the state...

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Full Text of King Mohammed VI Speech on the Throne Day
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Full Text of King Mohammed VI Speech on the Throne Day

King Mohammed VI addressed, on Saturday, a spee The speech is as follows: “Praise be to God, May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens, Today, we are celebrating the eighteenth anniversary of my accession to the throne, in a national environment characterized by achievements as well as challenges. This yearly celebration is an opportunity to renew the mutual bonds of the Bei’a uniting us and to take...

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King Mohammed VI Grants Royal Pardon  to  1,178 prisoners
Jul29

King Mohammed VI Grants Royal Pardon to 1,178 prisoners

The King has granted a royal pardon to 1,178 prisoners, which include Rif protesters and PJD youth members. The royal pardon benefits a number of the Rif activists who have been detained following eight-month protests in the Al Hoceima region. On the eve of the Throne Day, which will be celebrated on Sunday in Tangier, Morocco Ministry of the Royal Household announced that the Moroccan monarch has decided to grant his royal pardon to...

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Morocco’s Economic Growth to Reach 4.8% in 2017
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Morocco’s Economic Growth to Reach 4.8% in 2017

Moroccan economic growth will reach 4.8 percent in 2017, said Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid, echoing the findings that the International Monetary Fund presented to the head of government on July 10. After an estimated 3.8 percent growth rate forecasted by the High Commission for Planning during the first quarter of 2017, Boussaid has revised Morocco’s economic growth upward to 4.8 percent for 2017, during his...

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Tunisia passes landmark law protecting women against rape and abuse
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Tunisia passes landmark law protecting women against rape and abuse

Tunisian lawmakers on Thursday passed a “landmark” law aimed at protecting women against rape and domestic violence.   The law, tiltled the “Law on Eliminating Violence against Women”, abolishes a controversial clause that allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.   It also the country’s first piece of legislation that recognises domestic violence as a punishable crime....

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