Just two countries in the world, The Gambia and Morocco, currently have policies that meet the target of 1.5 degrees Celcius set by the Paris climate agreement. The majority of signatories have not fully implemented policies to meet their emissions reductions goals.
Kathy Kriger was a commercial attaché for the American Embassy in Casablanca, Morocco. She was also a passionate entrepreneur who managed to create one of the most successful tourist attractions in Casablanca — Rick’s Café, an upscale restaurant and jazz club inspired by the famous nightclub in the 1942 classic "Casablanca."
Carrying pictures of the detained activists and waving Berber blue, green, yellow and red flags, demonstrators chanted "Freedom, dignity and social justice," "Long live the Rif" and "The people want immediate release of Rif detainees."
Women and girls in a cluster of small Moroccan villages used to have to walk up to three hours a day to fetch water. Now, the villages get all the water they need from a new system of fog nets in the nearby mountains, and that means a lot more time available for work and school.
Isabella Alexander has spent years researching and reporting on the effort by migrants to cross from Morocco to Spain, via land routes. Now, she has named 47 previously unidentified victims of a failed sea crossing in early February.
Following protests in the region, Moroccan demonstrators flooded the streets to rally for political reform Sunday. Steven Erlanger, Paris bureau chief for The New York Times reports from Casablanca. He describes the protests.
Moroccans head to the polls on Friday to elect a new parliament, and Washington will be watching closely. While the US welcomes a democratic election, it's worried about the Party of Justice and Development. The Islamic opposition party is expected to double its seats in the Morrocan parliament. Correspondent Ursula Lindsey reports.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has a new approach for countering Islamic extremism in his country. He's begun enlisting women to be religious guides who preach tolerance and the rejection of violence. Reporter Sarah Kramer has details.