La Mamounia of Marrakech Ranks the World’s Best Hotel

Rabat - La Mamounia of Marrakech was ranked the world’s best hotel in the UK travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller's annual reader poll. The Readers' Travel Awards 2015 questionnaire was posted at www.cntraveller.com from 5 March to 4 May. Readers were asked to choose and rate the best that the travel world has to offer. The readers chose La Mamounia of Marrakech from 100 hotels all over the world, scoring 9 ...

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Princess Lalla Salma Ranks Most Beautiful African First Lady in 2015

Rabat - The African magazine Answers Africa has ranked Princess Lalla Salma, wife of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, as Africa’s most beautiful First Lady in 2015. Answers Africa has recently released its 2015 list of Ten Most Beautiful African First Ladies, ranking Princess Lalla Salma at the top of the list. “Lalla Salma’s beauty is conspicuous and needs no further hyping… Princess Lalla Salma is just a godde ...

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Despite Promises, Tamazight Taught in Few Moroccan Schools

By Oualid Bakkas Rabat - In 2003, the amazigh language (Tamazight) became an official subject in Moroccan public primary schools. 12 years since then, the second official language of the kingdom is still a weak link in the Moroccan education system, according to observers. The goal was that Tamazight would be taught in all schools in the country by 2008, but today, only 14% of primary school pupils are able ...

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Morocco Ranks 4th on List of Top Countries for Tea Lovers

Rabat - UK’s daily Metro news ranked Morocco among its list of ‘Top 10’ places all tea lovers should have on their travel bucket list. Morocco ranked 4thon the list, right between Singapore (3rd)and Malaysia (5th).Russia topped the list followed by Sri Lanka, in second place. The British newspaper said Morocco’s traditional mint tea is served in ceremonial form and held in high regard by Moroccans. “When in ...

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Video: Loubna Abidar’s Speech at Film Francophone Award Ceremony

Rabat - Moroccan controversial actress, Loubna Abidar delivered a short speech after she received an award as Best Actor at the 8th edition of the Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême in France for her role in the controversial film “Much Loved” by Nabil Ayouch. Abidar said she could not find the exact words to express her feelings at this “powerful moment” that she “has never dreamed of.” The Moroccan ...

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Much Loved: Loubna Abidar Wins “Best Actor” Prize in France

Rabat - Loubna Abidar has been awarded Best Actor at the 8th edition of the Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême in France for her role in the controversial film “Much Loved” by Nabil Ayouch. The film has also won the ‘Valois d’or’ for best film. In his speech to receive to award, Nabil Ayouch took the microphone to pay tribute to the Arab women who struggles every day to defend their rights.  “Much Lov ...

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50 Moroccan Artists to Perform at Festival d’île de France

Taroudant - About fifty Moroccan artists will perform at the opening of the Festival d'île de France that will be organized from September 6 through October 11, at several locations within the Paris region. Under the theme "Morocco on the Stage", the Festival will host famous Moroccan artists including Najat Aâtabou, N3rdistan, Mobydick, Zainab Afailal and l’Orchestre de Tétouan, Hamid El Kasri and Karim Zi ...

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Moroccan Hammam Among Seven Places Qataris Go to Relax

Rabat - Emirati magazine Step Feed has ranked one of Morocco’s Hammams among the seven places in the world where Qatari nationals go to relax. Step Feed ranked Morocco’s Hammam of Bab Doukkala, located in Marrakesh, sixth on the list of seven places where Qatari nationals go to relax, right between New Zealand‘s Hells Gate, which ranked last, and Malaysia ‘s Petronas Twin Towers, which ranked in fifth posit ...

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Moroccan Singer Hatim Idar Suffering from Cancer

Rabat - Famous Moroccan singer Hatim Idar has revealed he is batting cancer, the disease that claimed the life of his father. Hatim Idar confirmed the news to his fans last weekend during his recent concert in Agadir, saying he is “undergoing treatment’” for the disease. Hatim Idar hasn’t given an official statement regarding his health situation. However, multiple media reports said the Moroccan star is su ...

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Canadian Actress Shay Mitchell in Love with Morocco

Casablanca - The Pretty Little Liars (PLL) star, Shay Mitchell was left fascinated of what Marrakech had to offer during her short stay in Morocco. Shay Mitchell, born Shannon Ashley Mitchell (28), is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her role as Emily Fields in the successful American mystery television series called “Pretty Little Liars”. Before her fame, Shay’s first job was at a Canadi ...

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Eight Moroccan Artists Take Part in a Program in the US

Rabat - Eight of the best young Moroccan artists are participating in an artistic program in the United States co-organized by the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE) and the U.S. Embassy in Rabat. The program aims to teach the Moroccan artists about U.S. culture and contemporary art through the experience of American artists and their major role in the development of ...

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China Wants to Translate Over 25 Moroccan Books

Rabat - China is moving forward to translate 25 Moroccan books to Chinese, announced Hassan El Ouazzani, director of the Book Department at Morocco’s Ministry of Culture. Ouazzani made this announcement on the sideline of Morocco’s first participation in China’s International Book Fair 2015, hosted in Beijing. He said that Morocco’s ministry of culture will soon sign an agreement with China’s General Admini ...

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