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Morocco

King Hassan II

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


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Our friend, the new king

The mass outpouring of grief after the death of King Hassan II one of Africa's most ruthless and canniest rulers is fast being overtaken by worries about the future particularly the shaky economy...

Mohammed had accepted the Ba'ya (oath of allegiance) from his subjects immediately after Hassan II's death...


Desert kingdom or desert republic?

His father King Hassan II marched troops into the territory shortly after Spain pulled out in 1976 a move condemned by both the UN and the Organisation of African Unity...


Alger l'Africaine

Far more problematic are Bouteflika's relations with Morocco's King Hassan II...


Francophone fronts

Key to UNITA’s success has been the retraining of officers in Morocco (several hundred Moroccan soldiers are said to be helping with logistics and communications in the north-east following meetings in 1998 between Jonas Savimbi and King Hassan II) and help from Francophone sympathisers such as Togo’s Gnassingbé Eyadéma and Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaoré with arms procurement and transshipment...


Military shopping

Military modernisation is on the agenda to keep officers out of politics - always a key aim for King Hassan II and now a priority for Youssoufi whose government includes the first ever civilian minister responsible for defence matters Abderrahmane Sbai...


Bienvenue a` Ouaga

King Hassan II suspended Rabat's membership in 1985 because the OAU hadrecognisedPolisario' sSahrawiArabDemocratic Republic as a member state the previous year...


Blair-ites in the desert

Algeria's still powerful former Defence Minister Khaled Nezzar and other senior officers have publicly attacked King Hassan II's government claiming that it supports the Groupe Islamique Armé...


A voting mirage

He insists the problem can be solved only if King Hassan II and Polisario (Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro) both accept the referendum...


Savimbi's last stand

He has lost control of the diamond fields much of the Angolan countryside and most of his foreign friends save for Morocco's King Hassan II and Zambia's Frederick Chiluba...


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