• Moroccan
  • WSRW consists of organisations and campaigners from more than 40 countries researching and campaigning against the companies working in partnership with the Moroccan government in occupied Western Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • While no other country has ever recognized Morocco's unilateral annexation of Western Sahara, a number of countries have expressed their support for a future recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over the territory as an autonomous part of the Kingdom. (wikipedia.org)
  • The UN recognizes neither Moroccan nor SADR sovereignty over Western Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the Moroccan government, in 1958 the Moroccan Army of Liberation fought Spanish colonizers and almost liberated what was then Spanish Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Polisario Front is considered by Morocco to be a Moroccan separatist movement, referring to the Moroccan origins of most of its founding members, and its self-proclaimed SADR to be a puppet state used by Algeria to fight a proxy war against Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Polisario Front, mainly backed by Algeria, is described by itself and its supporters as a national liberation movement that opposes Moroccan control of Western Sahara, whilst it is considered by Morocco and supporters of Morocco's claims over the Western Sahara to be a separatist organisation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Polisario Front argues that Morocco's position is due to economical interests (fishing, phosphate mining, and the potential for oil reserves) and political reasons (stability of the king's position and the governing elite in Morocco, deployment of most of the Moroccan Army in Western Sahara instead of in Morocco). (wikipedia.org)
  • Before Mauritania signed the Madrid Accords and after the withdrawal of the last Spanish forces, in late 1975, the Mauritanian Army invaded the southern part of Western Sahara, while the Moroccan Army did the same in the north. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ramón Franco, who was in the Air Force at the time of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic, said: "Our little colonies -referring to the small outposts in the Moroccan shores, the Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea- don't need a strong navy made up of large and numerous units. (wikipedia.org)
  • 855 KB) (CSIS - The Center for Strategic and International Studies) Tourism and culture Morocco travel guide from Wikivoyage Biodiversity of South Western Morocco (Flora and Plant Communities of Morocco) Moroccan Dialectal Arabic lexicorient A reference site to plan its trip, and discover the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plans were made in 2007 to re-form it into a limited company fully owned by the Moroccan State to be called SMCF (French: Société Marocaine des Chemins de Fer) but this hasn't materialized by the planned deadline in 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • born in Agadir, Morocco) is a Moroccan Sahrawi independent journalist, known for his critical articles of King Mohammed VI's rule. (wikipedia.org)
  • The editorials of Anouzla were notorious for their criticism of the Moroccan regime and their unequivocal criticism of King Mohammed VI, which is unusual in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • The monarch had pardoned, as part of a political deal between him and King Juan Carlos of Spain, 48 Spanish prisoners in Morocco among which a Spanish citizen condemned to 30 years in prison for the rape of 11 Moroccan children, the youngest of whom aged as young as 2. (wikipedia.org)
  • The reason behind the growing interest in sub-Saharan Africa, says Ernst & Young, was that "Moroccan companies are looking towards sub-Saharan Africa as their country becomes a platform for exporting to other African countries. (allafrica.com)
  • Africa
  • Silver and lead production in Morocco are the highest in Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • This left Mauritania diplomatically isolated within Africa, as it left Mauritania the only country on the African continent except Morocco without full membership in the African Union. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although Mauritania opposed France on Algerian independence, nuclear testing in the Sahara, and French arms sales to South Africa, ties remained cordial through the Daddah term. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco - sovereign country located in western North Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • 70.5 KB) Moroccousafta a site about the Morocco/US Free Trade Agreement Surveys and Studies Human Rights Watch on Morocco "Genetic structure of north-west Africa" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • After the terrorist organization al Qaeda, now the so-called "Islamic State" is trying to expand its influence in Africa. (allafrica.com)
  • Now it's trying to make up for that lost ground elsewhere, including western Africa. (allafrica.com)
  • It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other peoples also migrated south past the Sahara to West Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • We are Arabs, but we are also Berbers and Maghrebi," Brahim Fassi Fihri, the president and founder of Institut Amadeus, a Morocco-based think tank, told Africa Renewal . (allafrica.com)
  • This represented just 6.4% of the kingdom's overall trade globally during the same period, according to a government report titled Morocco-Africa Relationship: Ambition for a New Frontier . (allafrica.com)
  • Western Sahara Profile http://www .bbc .com/news/world-africa-14115273 "A mainly desert territory in north-west Africa , Western Sahara is the subject of a decades-long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front . (wn.com)
  • While scientific and public opinion world-wide is fiercely divided about the safety of genetically-modified crops, South Africa, like the United States, is a country where the dominance of large-scale commercial agriculture linked to global seed supply companies has meant an open door for this controversial technology. (africafocus.org)
  • The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has today released its new research report titled 'GM Maize: Lessons For Africa-Cartels, Collusion And Control Of South Africa's Staple Food' showing how a select group of companies, including Tiger Brands, Pioneer and Premier Foods who have previously fixed the price of bread and maize meal, commandeer the entire maize value chain and continue to squeeze the poorest South Africans. (africafocus.org)
  • Libya
  • Later, after an emergency meeting on 22 February, the organisation suspended Libya from taking part in council meetings and Moussa issued a statement condemning the "crimes against the current peaceful popular protests and demonstrations in several Libyan cities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ali Anouzla started his career in pan-Arab Saudi-owned newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat, he then briefly worked in Libya for the local press agency before returning to Morocco in the late 1990. (wikipedia.org)
  • referendum
  • In order to resolve the sovereignty issue, the UN has attempted to hold a referendum through the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and is holding direct talks between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Polisario Front has called for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara to be decided through a referendum. (wikipedia.org)
  • She is the director of the documentaries Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (2015), K2 and the Invisible Footmen (2015), The Kalasha and the Crescent (2013), The Suffering Grasses (2012), Cultures of Resistance (2010), Beneath the Borqa in Afghanistan (2002), Architettura (1999), Modulations: Cinema for the Ear (1998), Synthetic Pleasures (1995), and An Autumn Wind (1994). (wikipedia.org)
  • Lee's newest films are Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (2015), which chronicles the everyday violence of life under occupation in Western Sahara, and K2 and the Invisible Footmen (2015), which documents the unsung efforts of the indigenous porters who for decades have facilitated the ascent of the Earth's second-highest mountain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Algerian
  • It was unclear whether anyone was rescued in the final assault on the complex, which is run by the Algerian state oil company along with BP and Norway's Statoil. (yahoo.com)
  • Two private Algerian TV stations and an online news site said security forces scouring the plant found five militants hiding out and learned that three others had fled. (yahoo.com)
  • Regime-tied news outlets tried to portray him as a supporter of the Polisario Front, often using his Sahrawi origins in doing so, and as an agent of the Algerian secret services. (wikipedia.org)
  • whilst
  • French is still popularly spoken and remains the second language in Morocco whilst Spanish is also widespread, particularly in the northern regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • world's
  • Here's a comment from Roger Bade at London's Whitman Howard brokerage: "This will have to be watched as Morocco is the world's largest exporter of phosphates and is the last North African producer not to suffer from riot production disruptions. (investorintel.com)
  • Polisario
  • Morocco is supported in this view[clarification needed] by a number of former Polisario founders and leaders. (wikipedia.org)
  • The original goal of the Polisario, which was to end Spanish colonialism in the region, was achieved, but their neighbors, Morocco and Mauritania, seized sovereignty of the region, which the Polisario felt was entitled to self-determination and eventually interdependence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mauritania finally withdrew in the summer of 1979, after signing the Argel Accord with the Polisario Front, recognizing the right of self-determination for the Sahrawi people, and renouncing any claims on Western Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • self-censorship
  • Such franc and direct discussion of the King is rare in Morocco where journalists, accustomed to self-censorship, generally shy away from critically evaluation anything relating to the monarchy. (wikipedia.org)
  • allies
  • Its creation signalled several important milestones in plans by the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies to expand into all corners of the earth and to achieve military, political and economic hegemony in the Southern as well as the Northern Hemisphere. (mediamonitors.net)
  • terrorist
  • Morocco also was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terror. (wikipedia.org)
  • country
  • They balked at the costs and at the lack of results of the Spanish military during the Rif Wars in Morocco and their vision was to have a smaller and more modern Spanish Navy that would meet the needs of the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco is an African country currently a member of the African Union. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence," King Mohammed VI of Morocco said after the North African country was readmitted to the African Union (AU) at its summit in January. (allafrica.com)
  • powers
  • They also rejected a no-fly zone and any intervention by Western powers, but supported an "African solution" of reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • Foreign relations with western powers became strained as a result of this. (wikipedia.org)
  • Portraying Morocco as a democratic state became important if Morocco wished to receive loans and investments by foreign powers. (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)
  • reforms
  • ONCF performs several operations and has as a mission to : Exploit the rail infrastructure Study, build and maintain the train lines in the network Exploit all the businesses related to railway services locally and nationally ONCF has undergone several institutional reforms before becoming a state-owned company. (wikipedia.org)
  • advisors
  • 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)
  • For similar reasons, Dr. Hani el Nokraschy, chairman of the board of advisors for the DESERTEC, a non-profit organization that supports research and policies to harness the solar energy and create international energy grids, believes that Egypt has only two real options: nuclear energy or renewable energies. (cfr.org)
  • governments
  • We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. (allafrica.com)
  • I also note more bad news from Venezuela, and flag our upcoming report on how the outside world and regional governments can avert disaster there. (crisisgroup.org)
  • French
  • French: Cap Boujdour) is a headland on the northern coast of Western Sahara, at 26° 07' 37"N, 14° 29' 57"W (various sources give various locations: this is from the Sailing Directions for the region), as well as the name of the large nearby town with a population of 41,178. (wikipedia.org)
  • We stress to our Muslim brothers the necessity to stay away from all the Western companies and complexes for their own safety, and especially the French ones," the statement said. (yahoo.com)
  • The main contractor of this project is French company Alstom. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the very least, considerable efforts are required from French and other western troops, together with local forces, to rein in jihadism in the region. (allafrica.com)
  • Spanish
  • By 1935 the Unión Militar Española (UME), a secret military organization of pro-fascist officers of the Spanish Republican Armed Forces extended its influence among Spanish officers and began displaying open hostility towards the Spanish Republic. (wikipedia.org)
  • This organization would have a great influence among the ranks that were lower in command in the Spanish Republican Navy, opposing them to the conservative ideology of their top officers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lakome was most notably behind the uncovering of the Daniel scandal in which Mohammed VI was found to have pardoned, as a gesture "demonstrating good relations between him and King Juan Carlos of Spain" a Spanish serial child rapist sentenced to 30 years in Morocco of which he spent only a year and a half. (wikipedia.org)
  • Journalists
  • Internet freedom declined in Morocco over the past year due to new restrictions on Voice-over-IP (VoIP), while legal harassment of prominent activists and online journalists continued. (freedomhouse.org)
  • Lee is the founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation (formerly named the Caipirinha Foundation) and a longtime supporter of Greenpeace International, SOAS University of London, Amnesty International, Center for Constitutional Rights, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Doctors Without Borders, among many other organizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • recognition
  • 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)
  • countries
  • Many countries from the Persian Gulf and Maghreb regions are getting more involved in large-scale development projects in Morocco. (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)
  • Morocco also gains financial support from countries that it assists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many countries, particularly in Western Europe, reduced their voting ages to 18 years during the 1970s, starting with the United Kingdom (1970), with the United States (26th Amendment) (1971), Canada, Australia (1974), France and others following soon afterwards. (wikipedia.org)
  • control
  • ONCF is a state-owned company that is under the control of the Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics and is responsible for all passenger and freight traffic on the national railway network. (wikipedia.org)
  • national
  • The mining industry of Morocco is important to the national economy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Specific organizations established to promote the mining sector are the Phosphates Cherifian Office (OCP) in 1920 and the National Hydrocarbon and Mines Agency (ONHYM) in 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • The national organization, "SOS hepatitis" expects around 1,000 patients with hepatitis to receive care in 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • report
  • Morocco is rated Partly Free in the new Freedom on the Net 2016 report. (freedomhouse.org)
  • This AfricaFocus Bulletin contains a press release and excerpts from a new report from the African Centre for Biosafety, one of the leading civil society research and advocacy organizations on this issue. (africafocus.org)
  • explore
  • From 1989 to 2003, while based in New York, she ran the mixed-media company Caipirinha Productions to explore the synergy of different artforms (such as film, music, architecture, and poetry). (wikipedia.org)
  • past
  • these discussions have been ongoing over the past year, but they heated up after Minister of Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour preliminarily announced on Monday, March 10 that cement companies were to be allowed to use coal to continue production. (cfr.org)
  • people
  • The organisation was established in 2004, and works in solidarity with the Saharawi people. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company employs 18,000 people and indirectly supports more than 40,000 jobs across Morocco. (investorintel.com)
  • https://ca.news.yahoo.com/alberta-survive-zombie-apocalypse-123000537.html Many organizations use 'zombie outbreak' as a hypothetical event to see how ready people are to survive more realistic. (yahoo.com)
  • Many organizations use 'zombie outbreak' as a hypothetical event to see how ready people are to survive more realistic disasters, and could easily be replaced with 'flood', ' tsunami', 'wildfire', and others. (yahoo.com)
  • natural
  • The mining sector is poised for increased participation of private sector companies and also in the fuel sector in natural gas and petroleum extraction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gaber El-Desouki, chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, and Khaled Abdel-Badie, of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, offered reassurances that measures were being undertaken to assure natural gas security. (cfr.org)
  • Fund
  • In 2007, Morocco adopted the Hassan II Fund for Development, which are measures that simplify procedures to make the process easier and more financially beneficial for foreign investors. (wikipedia.org)
  • several
  • During that period several heads-of-state visited Morocco (Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Tunisia's Hamadi Jebali and Gabon's Ali Bongo). (wikipedia.org)
  • Spain
  • 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)
  • reports
  • Dean reports that any coastal map of Western Sahara is inaccurate because of the ever-changing physical features, due to the harsh conditions of the Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • AllAfrica publishes around 800 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)
  • south
  • The cape is not prominent on maps but may be located by looking 220 km (120 nautical miles) due south of the south-western point of the hook of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • The reason for the fearsome reputation of the cape is not immediately obvious from maps, where it appears as the south-western point of a slight hump in the coastline, bounded at its other end by Cabo Falso Bojador, ten nautical miles to the northeast. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the gradual desiccation of the Sahara, they headed south. (wikipedia.org)
  • long
  • For example, Morocco has had a long history of supporting the United States and it has received financial support as a result. (wikipedia.org)