• Rabat
  • The Parliament of Morocco is the bicameral legislature located in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Ambassador of Morocco to Australia, Mohamed Mael-Ainin, subsequently made a submission to the inquiry arguing for the establishment of an Australian embassy in Morocco, noting: "An Australian embassy in Rabat, like all other great powers, will give an impetus to our ascending bilateral cooperation as well as facilitate Australia's interests in neighbouring countries, especially French-speaking countries, in Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 11 December 1988, Morocco opened its embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh and on 28 August 1990 Bangladesh opened its embassy in Rabat, Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 11 August, nearly 1,000 people gathered in Casablanca chanting anti-corruption slogans, denouncing the sharp rise in prices, and calling for the release of jailed activists, with another 300 people gathered near the main boulevard in Rabat chanting slogans criticising Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and King Mohammed VI, while waving anti-government banners. (wikipedia.org)
  • RABAT: Morocco has received a loan of 350 million U.S. dollars from the World Bank to support wide-ranging financial reforms, local media reported on Wednesday. (daily-sun.com)
  • reforms
  • From 1880, Morocco began a range of reforms to adapt its institutions to modern standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Relations with foreign powers, especially with the West, have also been strengthened as Morocco has liberalized its economy and implemented major economic reforms. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 24 April, thousands of people protested across Morocco, demanding an end to corruption, an independent judiciary, constitutional reforms, legislative elections as well as more jobs for university graduates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mustafa Ramid, State Minister in charge of Human Rights of Morocco, said Morocco appreciated the interest given to all institutional reforms during the review, which it had pursued by amending the constitution. (unog.ch)
  • Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suddenly resigned yesterday (15 February) in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of violent unrest that threatened the ruling party's hold on Africa's second most populous nation. (euractiv.com)
  • Islamist
  • In October 2015, Harrak campaigned to have Mohamad al-Arefe ,a Saudi Islamist theologian, banned from entering Morocco after a visit plan was announced on his website. (wikipedia.org)
  • Elections
  • At the end of 1955, and after the return from exile of Sultan Mohammed V, November 16, and the victory of nationalists, Morocco adopted in a first step, a non-elected parliament, resulting from consultations with the main political parties to lay the foundations for future elections. (wikipedia.org)
  • King Mohammed VI appointed El Fassi as Prime Minister on September 19, 2007 following Istiqlal's victory in the parliamentary elections on September 7. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parliament
  • Under the state of emergency, the Head of State (in this case the King of Morocco) may dissolve Parliament, "the state of exception does not cause the dissolution of parliament" ( Article 35, paragraph 2 of the 1972 constitution revised in 1996). (wikipedia.org)
  • Part of the reserve powers, the head of State (in this case the King of Morocco) has the right to dissolve the Parliament. (wikipedia.org)
  • The prime minister replaced the king as the head of government and chair of the government council, gaining the power to dissolve parliament. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, the king of Morocco in 1965 suspended parliament and ruled as a dictator for two years. (wikipedia.org)
  • FILE - In this April 29, 2013 file photo Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge listens as Italian Premier Enrico Letta delivers his speech during a vote of confidence to confirm the government, in the lower house of Parliament, in Rome. (foxnews.com)
  • This shows the potential of our young candidates - Wasira had been minister and in parliament for over 30 years but he lost to a young lady, Ester Bulaya," said top Chadema official John Mrema. (news24.com)
  • 1965
  • During the years of lead - under the reign of Hassan II - the right was quite improperly invoked, since the first and only state of emergency that gripped the Morocco lasted five years, from June 1965 to July 1970. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1990
  • He served as the Minister of Housing from 1977 to 1981, Minister of Handicraft and Social Affairs from 1981 to 1985, Ambassador to Tunisia and the Arab League from 1985 to 1990, Ambassador to France from 1990 to 1994, and as Minister of Employment, Professional training, Social Development and Solidarity from 2000 to 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • free trade agre
  • Certain evidence of foreign influence is through the many development projects, loans, investments, and free trade agreements that Morocco has with other countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • seats
  • The king rescinded his power to appoint prime ministers, obliging himself to appoint a member of the party winning the most seats in a parliamentary election. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dar es Salaam - Tanzania's ruling party presidential candidate took an early lead on Tuesday as election officials counted votes in a close race for a second day, while several key ministers lost their seats. (news24.com)
  • Indonesia
  • The Human Rights Council in a midday meeting adopted the outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review of Morocco, Indonesia and Finland. (unog.ch)
  • Previously
  • Previously she was Minister of Women's Affairs (16 May 2012 to 25 August 2014, Ayrault government and First Valls Government, Minister of City Affairs (2 April 2012 to 25 August 2014, First Valls government), Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (2 April 2012 to 25 August 2014, First Valls government), and Government spokesperson (16 May 2012 to 31 March 2014, Ayrault government). (wikipedia.org)
  • embassy
  • observed in its recommendations that "there is merit in opening an embassy in Morocco to serve the Maghreb and notes that this is in DFAT's plans for an expanded network should it receive sufficient funds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bangladesh Embassy in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • prime
  • The office of prime minister, in turn, was given additional powers to appoint senior civil servants and diplomats, in consultation with the king's ministerial council. (wikipedia.org)
  • The award was presented by former Prime Minister Laurent Fabius for her national and international commitment to the ecological cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • Faki was then appointed as Minister of Public Works and Transport in the government of Prime Minister Haroun Kabadi, which was named on June 12, 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • After a year in that post, he was appointed as Prime Minister by Déby on June 24, 2003, replacing Kabadi. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically the post of Prime Minister was given to a southerner in order to balance the fact that the Presidency was held by Déby, a northerner. (wikipedia.org)
  • Born: General Nirmal Chander Vij, Chief of the Army Staff (India) 2003-2005, in Jammu General Hideki Tojo, Prime Minister of Japan, determining that the Allies' Guadalcanal Campaign was overcoming Japanese defense, ordered Japan's forces to evacuate Guadalcanal by the end of February. (wikipedia.org)
  • born 18 September 1940) was Prime Minister of Morocco from 19 September 2007 to 29 November 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • On that account, he extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to pay an official visit to Egypt at a convenient time. (allafrica.com)
  • He also accused him of using Canadian health system urging prime minister Stephen Harper to expel him from Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the national presidential race, John Magufuli of the long-ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) is seen as the narrow favourite to beat ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa, a CCM stalwart who recently defected to Chadema, which is heading a coalition of opposition parties. (news24.com)
  • Lowassa was prime minister from 2005 until his resignation in 2008 over corruption allegations that he denies, and has for years been a CCM loyalist, but on the campaign trail he called for an end to the party's rule. (news24.com)
  • The Greek Union of Judges and Prosecutors called for "calmness and sobriety" on Friday (16 February), following a lawsuit by former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras against Premier Alexis Tsipras and Prosecutor of Corruption Eleni Touloupaki over the Novartis scandal. (euractiv.com)
  • Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is a divisive figure in his homeland. (euractiv.com)
  • Egypt
  • Egyptian state TV is now reporting the Al Jazeera news office in Cairo has been shut down and reporters are loosing their press credentials throughout Egypt. (thepowerhour.com)
  • Ms Khattab, former Minister of State for Family and Population of Egypt and a career diplomat, is one of the nine contenders for the position. (allafrica.com)
  • protests
  • The protests in Morocco were inspired by the Arab Spring protests and revolutions in other North African countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Protests have continued nearly every Sunday, with thousands marching in cities around Morocco calling for governmental reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • Summit
  • A central aim of the ministers' meeting was to prepare for a summit of G-8 leaders in two weeks at the French alpine town of Evian. (ourmidland.com)
  • economy
  • Separately, the finance ministers said they would not let differences over Iraq hinder concerted efforts to give the global economy a much-needed boost. (ourmidland.com)
  • France
  • France and Spain remain the primary trade partners, as well as the primary creditors and foreign investors in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spain and France are currently the largest exporting and importing partners to Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ties between Morocco and France deteriorated with the publication of the book. (wikipedia.org)
  • relations
  • The topics of his writings included Morocco-Spain relations and the life of Mohammed V of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Foreign relations have had a significant impact on economic and social development in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Policies associated with foreign relations are determined by the king, King Mohamed VI, and his advisors, despite the fact that Morocco has a constitutional monarchy. (wikipedia.org)
  • These policies make it beneficial for other countries to have relations with Morocco so that they can take advantage of their goods. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement is not renewed, tensions might affect the relations between the EU and Morocco, writes Willy Fautré. (euractiv.com)
  • initially
  • The appointment of Italy's first black cabinet minister was initially hailed as a giant step forward for a country that has long been ill at ease with its increasing immigrant classes. (foxnews.com)
  • commitment
  • In the ensuing discussion, speakers commended Morocco for its commitment to human rights, with several singling out the country's success in reducing unemployment as a positive sign. (unog.ch)
  • finance
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said he obtained the pledge from finance ministers of the Group of Eight during their two days of talks in this seaside Normandy resort. (ourmidland.com)
  • Debt cancelation is not a topic of discussion," German Finance Minister Hans Eichel told reporters. (ourmidland.com)
  • French Finance Minister Francis Mer, meanwhile, said he believed it would take a long time to complete the process. (ourmidland.com)
  • site
  • News site Badil was repeatedly targeted on spurious charges of defaming public officials and publishing false information. (freedomhouse.org)
  • El Mehdaoui, its editor, was given a four-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay a hefty fine in June of last year, while in August a court ordered the news site to be shut down for three months, subject to an appeal (see Prosecutions and Detentions for Online Activities ). (freedomhouse.org)
  • In June 2015, a court ordered the news site Goud to pay over US$ 51,000 in damages to the king's private secretary over an article deemed defamatory. (freedomhouse.org)
  • The heavy fine may bankrupt the independent news site (see Prosecutions and Detentions for Online Activities ). (freedomhouse.org)
  • Hamid El Mehdaoui, editor of Badil , was involved in three separate court cases for his site's investigative reporting, while the news site Goud was ordered to pay over US$ 51,000 for an article on the king's private secretary. (freedomhouse.org)
  • According to initial reports, IDF soldiers from the Horev infantry battalion opened fire on what the Israeli 0404 news site referred to as three suspicious figures that had entered a no-go area adjacent to an army outpost at Har Dov, along the northern side of Mt. Hermon. (10452lccc.com)
  • Environment
  • Peter Garrett, the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts, visited Morocco to attend the 62nd session of the International Whaling Commission held in Agadir from 21 to 25 June 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • President
  • In recognition of its support for the War on Terrorism, in June 2004 U.S. President George W. Bush designated Morocco as a major non-NATO ally. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2007, she became president of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • French
  • Morocco signed three loan agreements with the French Development Agency (AFD) in 2009, totalling up to 155 million euros. (wikipedia.org)
  • French is still popularly spoken and remains the second language in Morocco whilst Spanish is also widespread, particularly in the northern regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • reports
  • AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals , representing a diversity of positions on every topic. (allafrica.com)