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King Mohammed VI (M6)

Date of Birth: 21/8/1963
Place of Birth: Rabat, Morocco


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Israel's seat at the African Union

Israel may be less welcome by some delegations at AU summits following the revelations that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Morocco's King Mohammed VI as well as French President Emmanuel Macron were on the target list of Israeli firm NSO's Pegasus spyware...

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Spain feels M6's fury

Germany too – a key backer of showcase renewable energy projects in Morocco – has been on the sharp end of King Mohammed VI's pique...


Marred meeting of minds

Fresh from being elevated to the Legion of Merit by Donald Trump for his 'Abraham Accords' policy of normalisation with Israel King Mohammed VI has reason to be concerned by a Democratic administration (AC Vol 62 No 2 The King's quiet gong)...

Where Mohammed VI and Biden can genuinely relate is Morocco's commitment to renewable energy showcased by the Ouarzazate solar farm the largest in Africa...


The King's quiet gong

Not all Moroccans were delighted when one of Donald Trump's very last actions as United States president was to award a rare Legion of Merit Degree Chief Commander to King Mohammed VI...


Recovery and resistance

This is seen as a genuine necessity if the economy is to be restructured in King Mohammed VI's (M6) 'new model of development' as well as to further integrate the 'southern provinces' of the disputed Western Sahara into the kingdom (AC Vol 60 No 2 Anger and innovation)...

The Palace has closely identified with the recovery effort: a new Fonds Mohammed VI pour l'investissement is being created with 15bn dirhams ($1...


King reaps Saharan dividend

This summer King Mohammed VI (M6) told United States presidential son-in-law and Middle East envoy Jared Kushner that Morocco would need a very big reward for restoring diplomatic relations with Israel...


Gunfight ends 30-year calm

Polisario units have taunted Moroccan military outposts before but this time the protesters also caused economic pain forcing King Mohammed VI (M6) to call in the army...

King Mohammed VI (M6) has so far avoided intense US pressure to ‘normalise' relations with Israel stressing Morocco's chairmanship of the League of Arab States' Al-Quds [Jerusalem] Committee which was created by his father and remains wedded to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...


Unrest simmers over economy and Covid

Morocco may have had a good lockdown after King Mohammed VI (M6) pushed Prime Minister Saad Eddine el Othmani's government into forcing some 36 million non-essential workers to stay at home (AC Vol 61 No 7 King takes charge)...


King takes charge

In the first week of Morocco's lockdown King Mohammed VI ordered a show of force his late father King Hassan II would have approved calling troops and tanks onto the streets of major cities...


Territorial armies

King Mohammed VI (M6) maintains a firm grip on the capital El Ayoun the booming southern city of Dakhla the Phos-Boucraa phosphate company and other parts of the 'useful Sahara'...


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