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.
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The Kingdom of Morocco is one of just two countries (along with Gambia) on track to meet its Paris commitments, according to the Climate Action Tracker. In 2009, King Mohammed VI called for a makeover of the country's energy sector. So, what achievements have the north African country made since then? The first solar airplane, Green Mosques and the world's largest solar plant, to name a few.
Morocco is famed for its hand crafted rugs, ceramics and jewelry. But with the collapse of tourism during the coronavirus pandemic, many artisans are struggling to make a living. Some local shop owners in Marrakesh have figured out a way to give back to the very people who’ve brought success to their small businesses.
Nearly three months since the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos burned now, a number of its residents have found refuge in a makeshift camp called Kara Tepe. A sharp rise in unwanted pregnancies has Indonesia worried about life after lockdown. And in Morocco, small business owners find a way to give back to the artisans struggling during lockdown's halt on tourism.
One year after the Indian government stripped Kashmir of its special status, we hear how Kashmiris are dealing with their new reality, while a civil rights group called the "Moroccan Outlaws" calls for modernization of the country's criminal laws. Also on the show: the unequal treatment of Japan's working women and how the "Indian Matchmaking" series sparked a debate about colorism and classism.