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Morocco says Algerian soldier fired on Moroccans at border, summons envoy

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco said on Saturday that an Algerian soldier had fired on Moroccan civilians, badly wounding one of them, in the north east at the border with Algeria, and that it had summoned the Algerian ambassador for an explanation. North African neighbours Morocco and Algeria share a 1,500 km (970 miles) land border that runs from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sahara desert. It has ...

Morocco court doubles activist's prison sentence

RABAT, Morocco (AP) ? A lawyer says a Moroccan court has doubled the prison sentence of an activist who was convicted of falsely claiming she was tortured.

Morocco needs $2.8 bln in external borrowing in 2015 -minister

Morocco's needs external borrowing of 24 billion dirhams next year to plug a budget deficit estimated at 4.3 percent of gross domestic product, Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaid said on Monday. The government ...

First plant in Morocco solar mega-project to open in 2015

Ouarzazate (Morocco) (AFP) - Morocco's first solar energy plant will begin operating in 2015, an official said Sunday, as part of a multi-billion-euro project the oil-scarce kingdom hopes will satisfy its growing energy needs.

Algeria-Morocco tensions flare over border shooting

Algiers (AFP) - Tensions flared Sunday between Algeria and Morocco after Rabat accused an Algerian soldier of firing on Moroccan civilians across their shared border and seriously wounding one of them.

Morocco play down Nations Cup postponement call

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Morocco have played down talk of next year's African Nations Cup being cancelled, while South Africa gave a lukewarm response on Friday to a suggestion they could step in as hosts. Morocco stunned African football last week when they asked that the Jan. 17?Feb. 8 tournament be postponed overs fears that travelling supporters could put the country at greater ...

Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015

Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. The plant is part of a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at satisfying the growing needs for energy in the North African kingdom. The Nour 1 thermo-solar plant is the first of five that Morocco plans to build by the end of the decade, as it strives to become a world-class renewable energy producer. Morocco ...

60 Africans scramble over Morocco-Spain border fence

Madrid (AFP) - About 60 Africans scrambled over a border fence from Morocco into Spanish territory Monday, as a UN official urged Spain to protect migrants' rights following evidence of police abuse.

Hosts Morocco deny pulling out of Nations Cup

Rabat (AFP) - Morocco denied on Friday pulling out of staging the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations but did confirm they were seeking a postponement due to the Ebola epidemic.

Migrant flow to Morocco-Spain border fence 'doubles'

Madrid (AFP) - The flow of migrants scrambling to reach Spain's north African territory Melilla is at double the rate of last year, an official said Tuesday as he defended police after a video showed abuse by border guards.

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