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This handout picture released by the Moroccan Royal Palace shows Morocco's King Mohammed VI (C) delivering a speech to mark the 19th anniversary of his accession to the throne, beside his brother Prince Moulay Rachid (R) and son Hassan III, in Al Hoceima on July 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Moroccan Royal Palace / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / MOROCCAN ROYAL PALACE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Morocco king urges ‘urgent action’ on social problems

Morocco's King Mohammed VI Sunday urged the government to take "urgent action" to address social issues, in particular health and education in the north African country which has been hit by protests over employment and corruption.
A woman shouts slogans during a demonstration against the Moroccan court after the jailing of Moroccan activist and leader of "Hirak", Nasser Zefzafi, and a number of other activists, in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, Morocco July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Thousands protest in Morocco over jailed Rif activists

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Morocco’s capital Rabat on Sunday to demonstrate against the jailing of leaders of a protest movement in the predominantly Berber region of Rif.

Morocco sentences two activists to 20-year terms

A Moroccan court has sentenced two members of a northern protest movement to 20 years in prison each for torching a police building earlier this year, their lawyer said.

Morocco’s King Mohammed fires ministers for slow progress

Morocco’s king has dismissed several ministers and top officials “for failing to improve the economic situation in a region” amid protests.

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