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.
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.
We are drowning in plastic! It pollutes our oceans, beaches, rivers and forests. Let's talk solutions. We meet "trash heroes" in Indonesia's Bali who are trying to do away with plastic. The East African country of Kenya was so fed up with its plastic waste, it imposed a ban on plastic bags one year ago. We check in to see how they are faring. And we have more on bioplastics.
The white sand along Morocco's coast is extremely popular with tourists who come to enjoy scenic walks, soak up the sun and go swimming. One would think. But imagine wading into the water, feeling the salt on your skin, diving under the waves… and swimming into a cluster of plastic waste. Morocco depends on tourism, and yet attempts to implement a new environmental protection regime are flagging.
Mounir el-Motassadeq is spending his final weeks in prison for aiding terrorists in the September 11 attacks. Instead of freely walking the streets of Germany, he'll be sent to Morocco, where his future is unclear.
The migrants attacked police with plastic bottles of excrement and quick lime as they stormed a fortified border fence. The incident further increases pressure on Spain which has seen a surge in migrant arrivals by sea.