Rabat News

Tough Caf tests for hot-shots Simba and watertight Constantine

ASEC, whose defence was torn apart in Rabat after not conceding a goal in four qualifiers, have home advantage over Lobi and need maximum points to get back into the chase.

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 16, 2019

Gabon: half a century ruled by Bongo family

Ali Bongo addresses his compatriots for the first time in a video message released on December 31 and recorded in Rabat in which he says he is “better” and was “preparing to meet you again soon.” On January 7 renegade soldiers call on radio for the public to “rise up”, in an apparent coup bid profiting from Bongo’s absence.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 15, 2019

Gabon's Bongo returns home after months abroad

With Bongo's prolonged absence, the country had been in limbo for months, and officials at the presidential palace did not say whether he was back for good or would return to the Moroccan capital Rabat for further convalescence.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 15, 2019

After months abroad, Gabon’s Bongo swears in new government

With Bongo’s prolonged absence, the country had been in limbo for months and officials at the presidential palace did not say whether he was back for good or would return to the Moroccan capital Rabat for further convalescence.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 15, 2019

Gabon president Bongo leaves Morocco to fly home

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Gabon’s ailing President Ali Bongo left Morocco on Monday to fly home days after security forces there foiled an attempted coup, a source close to the leader said.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 14, 2019

Gabon’s ailing president leaves Morocco to fly home

The president’s departure was confirmed by Gabon’s embassy in the Moroccan capital Rabat, where Bongo had been staying at a private residence following a period in a military hospital.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 14, 2019

Morocco's Amazigh push for official recognition of their new year

Hundreds of people gathered in Morocco's capital Rabat to mark the start of the Amazigh new year with a sit-in, calling on the state to make the celebration a national holiday.

Al Jazeera , Africa Jan 14, 2019

Morocco complains to UN of W. Sahara truce violations

Last month, Morocco sat down with the Polisario Front, Algeria and Mauritania for the first talks in six years aimed at settling the conflict over Western Sahara, which Rabat claims is an integral part of the kingdom.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 12, 2019

Badri rescues champions Esperance, Wydad fire five goals

Moroccans Wydad, who won the competition a second time two years ago, scored four second-half goals to trounce Ivory Coast visitors ASEC Mimosas 5-2 in Rabat.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 11, 2019

Morocco closes 2,000 mine shafts after string of deaths

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Moroccan authorities closed 2,000 illegal mine shafts last year in Jerada, an impoverished former coal town that has been the site of a string of deadly mining accidents.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 10, 2019