Ifni


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Ifni

(ēf`nē), former Spanish possession (580 sq mi/1,502 sq km), SW Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. The main industry is fishing. Ifni was ceded by Morocco to Spain in 1860, but Spanish administration was nominal until 1934; from then until 1958 its capital, Sidi Ifni, was the residence of the governor-general of Spanish Sahara (now Western SaharaWestern Sahara,
territory (2005 est. pop. 273,000), 102,703 sq mi (266,000 sq km), NW Africa, occupied by Morocco. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Morocco in the north, on Algeria in the northeast, and on Mauritania in the east and south.
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). Border clashes between Spanish and Moroccan troops occurred in 1957. Spain returned Ifni to Morocco in 1969.

Ifni

 

a region in Morocco. Seized by Spain in 1860, the region was included in the Spanish zone of Morocco under the Franco-Spanish agreements of 1904 and 1912 for the division of spheres of influence in that country. In 1958, Spain proclaimed it a Spanish province. Its people long resisted the Spanish colonialists, and after many years of negotiations between the governments of Spain and Morocco, a treaty was concluded on Jan. 4, 1969, returning Ifni to Morocco. In June 1969 the region was reunited with Morocco, becoming part of Tarfaya Province.

Ifni

a former Spanish province in S Morocco, on the Atlantic: returned to Morocco in 1969
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Spanish Morocco) and territory between the river Draa and the parallel 27[degrees] 40', but Spain retained control of Ifni and the Spanish Sahara.
La troisieme et derniere etape de cette visite de terrain a eu lieu le samedi 6 decembre, ou Mme Afailal s'est rendue a la Province de Sidi Ifni, avec au programme la visite du barrage Krima, suivie de la visite de la zone inondee par l'Oued Sidi Ifni.
The Rabat chief prosecutor's office ordered detectives to hold a preliminary investigation following the broadcast Saturday, by Al-Jazeera from its Rabat bureau, of information stating that there had been deaths during demonstrations in Sidi Ifni," the source said.
beaucoup moins que]Le festival a pour but le rapprochement de nos cinema et ses artistes au public, creation une politique culturelle dans region, la mise en avant de la culture cinematographique ainsi que le rayonnement de Sidi Ifni et les autres villes sur le plan touristique.
Dans un communique dont copie est parvenue dimanche a la MAP, le ministere a note que l'AMDH "est revenue a la charge pour lancer des accusations gratuites a l'encontre des services de securite dans un rapport de sa section de Sidi Ifni, datant du 4 mai 2013, sur fond des recents actes de vandalisme qu'a connus cette ville, lequel rapport contient plusieurs "informations erronees".
Il va sans dire que cet evenement, longtemps mis en place dans ces patelins denues et affectes, a l'instar de nombre de festivals de produits de terroir, en particulier la figue de barbarie a Sid Ifni, la rose a Kelaat M'gouna, le safran, a Taliouine, l'amandier a Tafraout-, est certainement une occasion d'insuffler des bouffees d'oxygene en direction des citoyens, au niveau de l'amelioration de leurs produits, du rehaussement des infrastructures de base, d'autant plus que cette region est tres connue pour ces sites naturels de haute notoriete, de la regularisation du commerce du miel afin de le preserver et de le sauver des conduites frauduleuses dont il est constamment victime-
Rabat - The interior ministry said security services have not conducted any home searches during their intervention in Sidi Ifni (southern Morocco), have not thrown stones and have not damaged any private property, calling the report of the Moroccan human rights association (AMDH) that accused the security forces of having uttered indecent words "pure allegations seeking to provoke the population and win its sympathy".
Then it charged Hassan Rachidi, the channel's bureau chief in the kingdom, with disseminating false information and conspiracy with regard to protests in the southwestern Moroccan city of Sidi Ifni.
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Recemment, sur la route reliant Sidi Ifni et Merleft, un responsable d'une institution publique vient d'echapper miraculeusement a une attaque fomentee par une bande de truands.
Huit elements des forces de l'ordre ont ete blesses lors de deux manifestations non autorisees, mardi et jeudi derniers a Sidi Ifni, apprend-on aupres des autorites locales.
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