Morocco plane crash disaster kills 78 people

At least seventy-eight people have been reported dead after a Moroccan military aircraft crash into a mountain in the south of the country, the army says. The Moroccan C-130 Hercules aircraft crashed near Guelmim, just north of the disputed Western Sahara territory. The plane was travelling from Dakhla, in the Western Sahara, to Kinitra in [...]

Morocco’s constitutional sleight of hand

The Moroccan Association for Human Rights – Association Marocaine des Droits Humains (AMDH) made public today, Tuesday July 12th, a pointed report on the July 1st constitutional referendum. It noted the government orchestrated grave transgressions that undermined the electoral process and influenced the electorate leading to a 98.5% in favor of the new constitution. The [...]

A change you can’t believe in

It seems to me the Moroccan people have overwhelmingly democratically chosen an undemocratic constitution. According to Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui, over 70% of Moroccans went to polling stations and 98% of voters resoundingly approved the new charter as proposed by the king. The “nihilists,” as the acrimonious Khalid Naciri, Morocco’s Communication Minister and spokesman, is [...]

Because the King Says “Yes”

Before King Mohammed VI concluded his historic speech announcing the greatly anticipated new constitution that he alleged would make Morocco into a viable democracy, thousands of jubilant Moroccans – some unsubstantiated reports described intoxicated crack heads enlisted by government handlers – flooded the streets of Casablanca and Rabat waving flags, enskying pictures of the king, [...]

King of Morocco anounces only limited reforms

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has read out a spech on television on Friday night, in which he announced the contents of a new draft constitution. The Moroccans can vote for it in a referendum on 1 July. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati [...]

Betting on the King

The confident and fantastically positive promulgations of the government’s official spokesperson, Khalid Naciri, who seems to have forgotten his moment of ignominy, that the revolution of the people AND the king – as he termed it – is on the eve of a historical attainment, that Morocco is a democracy, but the upcoming constitutional reforms [...]

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