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Morocco

Population: 33.5 mn.
GDP: $112.6 bn.
Debt: $39.3 bn.

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How to win friends

Reports of fresh clashes in Western Sahara suggest an urgency in Rabat's bid to rejoin the African Union

On a swing through Rwanda and Tanzania late last month, King Mohammed VI used the trip to promote his main causes: getting back into the African Union and outflanking the Western S...


Premier Benkirane is back

The Islamist PJD won the most votes in this month's elections but it faces some hard bargaining to form another coalition

It should have been a dramatic general election on 7 October, pitting the Islamist-led government's record of social conservatism and economic stagnation against a Westernised libe...


Rabat's Cold War manoeuvre

The kingdom is desperate to roll back a series of diplomatic setbacks over the Western Sahara and has the UN in its sights

Last month's visit to Moscow by King Mohammed VI had echoes of the political manoeuvres favoured by his late father, King Hassan II, who liked to play both sides in the Cold War ag...


Outward bound

Morocco has been busy buying influence in Washington, extending it in Francophone Africa and tightening its grip on Western Sahara

Officials and business leaders are celebrating their successful but costly campaign to outflank regional rival Algeria in the long dispute over Western Sahara. Morocco has also bes...


Sufism’s soft power

The monarch uses the country’s long Sufi tradition to help its foreign policy and neutralise its enemies

The effort by King Mohammed VI to extend Moroccan influence in West Africa depends in part on the country's historic Sufi ties with turuq (brotherhoods or orders) across the region...


Concern for King and court

Plunging oil prices and rapprochement with France make for good news, but there are stirrings behind the headlines

After a period of personal trauma following the death in December of his friend and right-hand man, Minister of State Abdellah Baha, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane's face is br...


You say Morocco

The British personal injury and negligence law firm Leigh Day is preparing judicial review proceedings against Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over claims that Morocco is ...


Not waving but drifting

Some see the kingdom as a star in this troubled region but a political vacuum at the top and a lack of ideas are holding it back

Prescient members of the ruling class are feeling uneasy, even in Casablanca's smartest restaurants and on its widest boulevards, thronged by designer shops and choked with luxury ...


Kill the drill

The Norwegian-based company Aker Solutions has decided to stop providing oil services to its drilling rig in disputed waters off Western Sahara after Africa Confidential publicised...


Testing the offshore limits

Sahrawi officials are again trying to get the UN to intervene with oil companies drilling in disputed offshore areas

A legal battle may be brewing between the Polisario Front, which since 1973 has aspired to rule Western Sahara, and Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions over offshore expl...


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