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Morocco

King Mohammed VI (M6)

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


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Power before food

He thanked Angola Egypt and Senegal for thwarting UN Security Council moves towards sanctions and an arms embargo and praised the recent visit by Moroccan King Mohammed VI who signed an agreement to help finance a new capital at Ramciel where the three regions of Equatoria Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile meet (AC Vol 54 No 7 After they open the taps)...


Cold and hot wars

Last year King Mohammed VI 'M6' launched an energetic campaign to extend Moroccan political and economic links far beyond the kingdom's traditional francophone allies (AC Vol 57 No 22 How to win friends)...


How to win friends

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 Sahara; promoting Morocco as a continental business leader and pushing the global climate agenda to which he is personally committed (AC Vol 56 No 10 Outward bound)...


Premier Benkirane is back

These policies come mainly from the Makhzen (establishment) technocrats the most senior appointed by arch-moderniser King Mohammed VI ('M6')...


Rabat's Cold War manoeuvre

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 against each other to stop them from taking him for granted...


Outward bound

King Mohammed VI ('M6') has demanded a more active foreign policy from his diplomats and more aggressive marketing of Morocco Inc...


Sufism’s soft power

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...


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