Every June since 1998, the city of Essaouira celebrates the music of the descendants of African slaves called Gnawa. This year musician Wayne Shorter and Justin Adams mixed with the Moroccan music masters called <i>maâlem</i>.
Several people were arrested in the south of France after police intercepted a helicopter coming from Morocco with 560 kg of cananabis on board. A haul of this size has a street value of 600,000 euros.
In three years, prices in the Moroccan real estate market have increased up to 150%. Luxury houses for foreigners and speculation explain the boom, while locals have trouble paying rent. (Report: Jean-Marie Lemaire, Nicolas Guillou)
Former French coach Roger Lemerre will take over Morocco's national team. For now, he is still coaching the Tunisian selection, and will be in charge when Henri Michel's contract with Morocco's football federation ends in June.