Morocco is a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It has a population of roughly 34 million and its official languages are Arabic and Berber.
The Kingdom of Morocco is a constitutional monarchy. Its largest city is Casablanca and its capital is Rabat. It enjoyed centuries of independence before falling under French and Spanish colonial rule in 1912. It regained its independence in 1956. It claims the disputed territory of Western Sahara. This page collates all of DW's content on Morocco.
The Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla are situated on the North African coast bordering Morocco. As the only land border between Africa and Europe, they draw thousands of Sub-Saharan migrants each year who attempt to reach the cities either by getting over the border fences, or around them by sea. Morocco tightly controls that frontier but sometimes migrants get through. Guy Hedgecoe reports.
A major part of the textiles sold in Europe are produced in Asian countries, like China, Bangladesh or Vietnam. Yet new producers have begun to emerge in recent years and Morocco is becoming increasingly important. Its already the third biggest producer for Europe and there are some advantages factories there have over Asian competitiors. Our reporter finds out what makes Morocco different.
Morocco's government has said it will discuss protests in the northern city of of El Hoceima after criticism of arrests of demonstrators. Morocco's northern Rif region continues to pose a challenge to the new government.
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