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A former Spanish possession on the Atlantic coast of southwest Morocco. It was ceded to Spain in 1860, but overseas control was nominal until 1934. Ifni was returned to Morocco in 1969.


(Spanish ˈifni)
(Placename) a former Spanish province in S Morocco, on the Atlantic: returned to Morocco in 1969


(ˈif ni)

a former Spanish enclave on the W coast of Morocco, ceded to Morocco 1969.
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Through agreements with Spain in 1956 and another in 1958, Moroccan control over certain Spanish-ruled areas was restored, although Spain refused to give up Melilla, Cueta, Ifni and the Spanish Sahara.
While Al-Jazeera's initial reporting might well have erred on the dramatic side, there does seem to be more of a story in Sidi Ifni than the government would like to be made known.
Mr Cospector is fancied to regain the winning thread at the chief expense of Ifni Du Luc.
He replaced Fitzgerald on the Nicky Henderson-trained Ifni du Luc in the day's most valuable contest, the Are You Sharp Enough?
The European Investment Bank is putting up a loan of Euro 14 million to the Kingdom of Morocco for the repair and upgrading of breakwaters and quays, along with the improvement of operational safety, at five of the country's ports: Tangiers, Larache, El Jadida, Essaouira and Sidi Ifni.
Nicky Henderson did not enjoy a great Cheltenham by any means but he can score tomorrow with Ifni Du Luc in the opening EBF Tattersalls Ireland Mares' Novices' Handicap.
Lungo offered no excuses for the defeat of Direct Access at Haydock on Saturday where the odds-on Dumfriesshire raider suffered a 22-length hammering at the hands of Nicky Henderson's Ifni Du Luc.
The grey gelding has won both his races so far this term, here where he beat subsequent winner Ifni du Luc and at Exeter where he defeated Arctic Gamble.
The Nicky Henderson-trained Ifni Du Luc made it second time lucky over fences with an 11-length call over Mabel's Memory for the EBF (Ireland) Mares Only Novices Chase (Qualifier) in the hands of John Kavanagh.
The Nicky Henderson-trained Ifni Du Luc can take the EBF/Tattersalls (Ireland) Mares' Only Novices' Chase at Wincanton.
Mercifully, Torbado dispenses with the sordid details of the war and begins his story with young Lisa's departure from La Mancha and her arrival, via the Canary Islands, in sun-drenched, coastal Sidi Ifni, where her aunt and uncle became in loco parentis.
Pelissier was able to travel to the Ifni enclave in Southern Morocco, the Western Sahara, Fernando Poo (Bioko) and Rio Muni (mainland Equatorial Guinea).