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King Mohammed VI (M6)

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


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Forward on the southern front

King Mohammed VI (M6) has invested a huge amount of political capital – and the biggest Moroccan banks and corporations' money – in making one of Africa's most notable strategic pivots of recent years: changing his kingdom's traditional focus on Europe, the Maghreb and the Arab world, to seeing the future rooted in Morocco's sub-Saharan business, social and political connections...


Courtship and crackdowns

Moroccans are now used to King Mohammed VI (M6) leading the kingdom's drive to become a political and economic heavyweight in Africa...


Migrants rock the summit boat

End of the empty chair Despite the kingdom's militant refusal to recognise the Polisario Front, King Mohammed VI of Morocco sat across the table from Polisario representatives in Abidjan at the African-European summit...


M6's apprentices

Chabat refused to deal with the PJD, which leads the coalition government, and most of his 'secular' party rivals – led by current favourite of King Mohammed VI ('M6'), multi-millionaire businessman, Agriculture Minister and Rassemblement national des indépendants leader Aziz Akhannouch (AC Vol 58 No 2, Benkirane's 'bras de fer')...


Friends in African places

Nor, pointedly, did Morocco's King Mohammed VI, whose application to join Ecowas was formally accepted at the summit...


Polls provide no answers

Such issues still count in North Africa's cold war; during French election week, Morocco's King Mohammed VI paid one of his regular 'private visits' to Paris, where he was very publicly filmed dining with the outgoing President François Hollande and together visiting an exhibition...


Standoff in the Sahara

King Mohammed VI, who has led the diplomatic initiatives in Africa, ordered the withdrawal to emphasise that he wanted to avoid confrontation...


Bouteflika unbowed

As fears mount that the Saharawi liberation movement could return to armed conflict, he has been in touch with Moroccan King Mohammed VI...


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)...


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