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Moroccan king names Islamist-led cabinet

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King Mohammed awarded cabinet posts to moderate Islamists for the first time on Tuesday, giving the foreign, justice and social affairs ministries...

Senegalese music star N’dour to run for president

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Senegalese music star Youssou N'dour said he will stand in next month's presidential election, mounting a high-profile challenge to the West African...

US says encouraging Morocco to implement reforms

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The United Sates said it was encouraging staunch ally Morocco to quickly implement reforms proposed by the Arab world's longest-serving dynasty. King Mohammed...

Morocco pencils in November date for early election

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Morocco's government has proposed that a parliamentary election take place early in November instead of the scheduled date of September next year,...

Analysis – Would early Moroccan polls stave off protests?

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Morocco's King Mohammed is pushing for early polls to hasten reforms he has initiated but this alone is unlikely to satisfy critics...

Moroccan king renews call to mend ties with Algeria

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Morocco's King Mohammed renewed calls to normalise ties and reopen borders with wealthier neighbour Algeria, saying that Rabat wants to build an...

Moroccan rights group seeks probe into reform referendum

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Morocco's main independent human rights group demanded a judicial investigation into what it said were serious violations that affected the outcome of...

Turnout key as Moroccans vote for king’s reforms

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Morocco's King Mohammed is widely tipped to win Friday's referendum on a revised constitution he has offered to placate "Arab Spring" street...

Ahead of vote, Morocco cancels farmers’ debt

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The Moroccan government and state-owned Credit Agricole du Maroc (CAM) will equally shoulder a multi-million-dollar debt amnesty for 80 000 farmers, a...

Thousands protest in Morocco for more reform

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Several thousand people marched through Morocco's biggest city to protest that constitutional reforms unveiled this week by King Mohammed have not gone...

Moroccan political elite moves to thwart Islamists

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Morocco's secular-minded establishment wants to squeeze the country's biggest Islamist party out of the political mainstream, a step that risks strengthening religious...

Moroccan king names new interior minister in reshuffle

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Morocco's King Mohammed has named a top jurist to run the powerful interior ministry in a reshuffle that coincides with plans to...

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