Morocco

King of Morocco pardons journalist

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has pardoned a Moroccan journalist for Al Akhbar al Yaoum. Hajar Raissouni was arrested on 31 August and received a one-year prison sentence from a court in Rabat. The female journalist was jailed due to an illegal abortion and having sex outside marriage. The King gave her a royal pardon as she and her partner desire to create a family together in…
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Morocco

Who is Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco?

Born in Rome, Italy, on 26 August 1962, to King Hassan II and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou, Lalla Meryem was the first child and eldest daughter of the couple; her birth, reportedly, took place in Italy because the family was on holiday there at the time. She…
Morocco

New banknotes to be issued in Morocco to mark the King's 20 years on the throne

New banknotes have been issued in Morocco by Bank Al Maghrib to mark the 20th anniversary of King Mohammed VI, 56, ascending the Moroccan throne. The bank will be issuing a limited amount of commemorative MAD 20 notes in September of this year. According to Moroccan World News, the bank explained about the new banknote saying it is “characterised by a vertical design, which carries a…
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