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.
Pierre Thiam was born in Senegal, but he has spent most of his life in New York where he works as an esteemed chef. He's served everyone from former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the King of Morocco. He caught up with DW's Dany Mitzman to talk about his beginnings as a science student and his joy in sharing West African cuisine with the world.
In 2009, the German project Desertec proposed that energy consumption for Europe, and possibly the world, could be generated by wind and solar power in the Sahara desert. The project stumbled, but with the same principles Morocco is making headway with renewable energy.