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King Hassan II

Date of Birth: 9 July 1929
Place of Birth: Rabat, Morocco
Died: 23 July 1999


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Wrath rules

The Fédération de la gauche démocratique leader Omar Balafrej makes comparisons with 'les années de plomb' (the years of lead) when from the 1960s to 1980s M6's father King Hassan II repressed opponents violently...


The Sahara conflict is back

Yet Pretoria's efforts to get a much bigger role for the African Union in resolving the conflict have faltered since Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma stood down as AU Commission chair and Morocco was readmitted to the body in January 2017 ending a boycott called by the late King Hassan II in 1984 after Polisario's Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was admitted as a full member...


Courtship and crackdowns

His February 2011 speech offering political reforms was not just a rushed response to the threat of a major 'Arab Spring' uprising – much of its content offering political parties a bigger role in a constitution that emphasised an enhanced separation of powers had been compiled much earlier in his reign by a young king anxious to break with the repressive rule his father Hassan II (AC Vol 52 No 11 Can the King stop the spring...


Rif in revolt

The 1958 revolt which M6's father King Hassan II then Crown Prince brutally suppressed is not forgotten...


Benkirane's 'bras de fer'

He is investing much cash and personal credit in a campaign to return to the African Union which his father Hassan II left after the Polisario Front's Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic joined in 1982 (AC Vol 58 No 1 Cold and hot wars)...


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...


Sufism’s soft power

M6's father the late King Hassan II incorporated Salafist ideas into his reworking of Al Amir al Mouminin's role as he clung to power in the 1970s-80s...


Comrades in arms deals

He played a major role in the expansion of military relations with the USA between 2005 and 2010 which followed a period of less cordial ties after the death of King Hassan II in July 1999 and the difficult early years of Mohammed's reign...


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