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UN: Western Sahara Mission 'Undermined'

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Security Council Foreign PolicyThe United Nations stepped up complaints about Morocco's tactics in Western Sahara as the UN Security Council on Tuesday held its annual talks on efforts to end deadlock over the territory's future.

UN leader Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council that the UN mission's communications from the Moroccan-controlled territory with UN headquarters have been "compromised".

Morocco Minister Won't Stop Trial of YouTube Rapper

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640x392 3093 211301Morocco's justice minister said he would not stop the trial of an outspoken rapper charged with insulting the authorities in one of his songs, despite an outcry from rights campaigners who say the case is an attack on freedom of expression.

Human rights activists had expected this sort of prosecution would cease after a moderate Islamist opposition party, the PJD, was elected to lead the government last year with a promise of reform. But the government's influence remains limited by the power of the monarch and his court.

Morocco: Differences Emerge Within Coalition

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FotoBenkiran9febrero-766193Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane met with the cabinet last Tuesday (April 24th) in an effort to resolve disputes among ministers.

The meeting followed a series of public spats between cabinet officials, with ministers engaging in debate through the media.

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Enchantment Tangier American Legation Morocco Art BookA perfect introduction to Moroccan history for the general reader. A challenge to scholars to reconsider Orientalism, without polemics. 

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