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12 December 2010
  
  

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afrol News - Morocco's exotic inland city Marrakech has been named the top destination of UK's leading airliner British Airways (BA). Also Mauritius is on BA's top-ten list for 2011.
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Morocco
Travel - Leisure
afrol News - The US embassy in Rabat puts little trust in the Moroccan armed forces. Corruption "at the highest levels" limits the army's efficiency, while the King's distrust in the army halts direct US contacts.
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Morocco
Politics | Society
afrol News - The International Red Cross office in Tunis confirms the existence of several "non-notified" secret prisons in Tunisia. Diplomats say Tunisian assurances they do not practice torture are "crap" and "bullshit".
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Tunisia
Politics | Society | Human rights
Egypt
Politics | Society
Mubarak: "Egypt must consider nuclear bomb"

afrol News - Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in talks with US diplomats leaves it clear that Iran is the greatest threat to his country. Should Iran get nuclear bombs, Egypt would "be forced" to do the same, he said.
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Egypt
Culture - Arts
US returns Tutankhamun collection to Egypt

afrol News - The US Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to repatriate a collection of ancient Egyptian objects, including some that had belonged to King Tutankhamun and had been in New York since 1948.
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Morocco | Western Sahara
Human rights | Politics
"Massacre" and purges ongoing in Western Sahara

afrol News - At least 11 Sahrawis have been shot dead by Moroccan troops storming a camp of protesters. Sahrawi sources talk of 36 civilians being shot. Moroccan troops keep raiding Western Sahara cities, arresting young Sahrawi men.
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Travel - Leisure
African travel destinations "hot" in 2011

afrol News - The travel guidebook publisher 'Lonely Planet' has launched its "hottest" destinations for 2011 in new English and French guidebooks, with the greatest African presence ever. Cape Verde, Tanzania, Egypt and Morocco are listed.
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Western Sahara
Society | Human rights
20,000 Western Sahara protesters "starving"

afrol News - The 20,000 Sahrawis leaving Western Sahara cities in protest of Morocco's occupation are on "maximum alert" after a Moroccan siege denies them water and food. Protesters warn of "concentration camps".
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Morocco
Economy - Development
Morocco to triple electricity production

afrol News - The Moroccan government has announced plans to triple its electricity output by 2020 to meet growing electricity demand among its citizens and the in booming tourism sector.
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Western Sahara
Human rights | Society
"Mass exodus" from Western Sahara cities

afrol News - Concerns are mounting for thousands of civilians taking part in protests following a mass exodus from major cities in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara earlier this month. The protesters are denied food and medical supplies.
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Copts in Egypt "intimidated" by Muslim majority
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Algerian gays lit candles for recognition
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Sahrawis awake to government opposition
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South Africa in scramble for Egypt oil
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Uphill fight against Tunisia unemployment
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