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The Morocco WE Want: Delayed Hopes (Part 1)

Nador - We are born Moroccans, whether we like it or not. We desire to live freely in our country. No matter how far we travel, we aspire, at least, to have our bodies buried right here in this nation. Morocco is one of the oldest countries in the world, according to history. Morocco is one of the most strategically well-placed countries in the world. Morocco is a melting pot of the European, African, Arab, ...

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Navigating the Maze of the Marrakech Medina

By Lynn Sheppard Essaouira- One of the most exciting aspects of a trip to Marrakech is rooting through the souks for an elusive bargain. However, it can also be one of the most daunting as the labyrinthine alleyways start to all look the same and the road you thought would lead you back to the main square (Place Jmaa el Fna) turns into a dead end. There are signs, maps and guides, but my advice would be to ...

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Because of Ebola Batman vs. Superman to Relocate from Morocco to New Mexico Desert

Rabat - After it was reported last summer that the crew of blockbuster movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be heading to Morocco as the movie's next filming location, a local station named KOAT 7 said that the film producers were reportedly forced to relocate to the desert of New Mexico due to the recent Ebola virus in Africa. A news report from the Albuquerque-based station said that the movie' ...

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year to Be Showcased in Marrakech Film Festival

Rabat - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s 'Happy New Year' has been officially invited to be screened at the 14th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival, which will take place on December 5-13. 'Happy New Year', a heist drama with dollops of dance and music, will be screened in the non-competition section of the Marrakech film festival, Indian media reported. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ab ...

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‘The Orchestra of Blinds’ to Represent Morocco at Marrakech Film Festival

Fez- The film ‘’The Orchestra of Blinds’’ will represent Morocco in the 14th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival, which will take place on December 5-13. The film appears on a list released by The Hollywood Reporter, an American film website. The film is directed by Mohammed Mouftakir, and tells the story of a famous orchestra chief who forces his eldest son, Minou, to work hard and rank first in his cla ...

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Morocco’s Jewish Berber History

By Lynn Sheppard Essaouira- Many visitors to Morocco are surprised to learn of the country’s cultural diversity. Although today a majority Arab Muslim country, Morocco has a significant Jewish past (and present) as well as indigenous Amazigh (also known as Berber) population who pre-date the Arab immigration. A fascinating aspect of Morocco’s history is where Berber and Jewish history and culture intertwine ...

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Moroccan Flag Raised in Toronto City Hall on Independence Day

By Joe Azzouggagh Toronto- The 59th Moroccan Independence Day marks a special occasion for the Moroccan community residing in Toronto, the capital of Ontario in Canada.  At the request of the AMDT, the Moroccan Association of Toronto, the Moroccan flag was raised at Toronto’s City Hall, in the downtown core. The presence of city councilors and representatives of the Moroccan community assured us that our co ...

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Casablanca Calling: Meet Morocco’s Female Religious Preachers

Rabat - Casablanca Calling premieres on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 at 22h00CAT on Witness, Al Jazeera's observational documentary strand. Filmed over two-and-a-half years, Casablanca Calling is an intimate portrait of three Moroccan women – Hannane, Bouchra and Karima - working as official Muslim leaders or Morchidat. In Morocco, 60% of women have never been to school, but the Morchidat programme was intro ...

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Madonna and Mariah Carey Attended Third Day of Prince Moulay Rachid’s wedding

Rabat- American Pop star Madonna and international singer Mariah Carey are believed to have attended the closing ceremony of the wedding of Prince Moulay Rachid and Lala Oum Keltoum on Saturday. According to news website 'Elaph', the two stars arrived in a private jet to attend the ceremony, before leaving on Sunday morning on the same plane. The same source added that the two American singers, who were amo ...

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Morocco: A True Melting Pot

Rabat - There is no doubt that Morocco occupies a strategic position in its region. It sits at the crossroads of many cultures, religions, and civilisations, and has throughout the centuries become a true melting pot of many ways of life and human beliefs, not to mention, obviously, races and ethnic groups. In one of his speeches, the late King Hassan II described Morocco as a tree with roots in Africa, a t ...

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Emirati Singer Ahlam Composes Song for Prince Moulay Rachid’s Wedding

Rabat- Famous Emirati singer, Ahlam Ali Al Shamsi, known as Ahlam, composed a song especially for the marriage of Prince Moulay Rachid, brother of King Mohammed VI, whose wedding ceremony kicked off on Thursday. Prince Moulay Rachid sealed his union with Miss Oum Keltoum Boufarès last June. Oum Keltoum Boufares is the daughter of Mamoun Boufares who was the governor of Marrakech when King Mohammed VI ascend ...

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Moroccans and the Waste of Time

Marrakech - Societies always reflect on their culture. It is logical to understand a society by studying its culture. The three elements of culture: product, practice, and perspective, contribute to shaping a private image of any society. Thus, culture enables people, sociologists in particular, to analyze a society, and maybe highlight its remarkable features, or discover its negative aspects. I would like ...

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