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Morocco, 3rd Most Popular Tourist Destination in Africa

Marrakech- Morocco remained the 3rd most popular tourist destination in Africa, according to the Bloom Consulting Country Brand Ranking 2014 / 2015. Morocco ranks 31st in the world and 3rd in Africa. It ranks behind South Africa (1st and Egypt (2nd), according to a report obtained by MWN. Morocco’s rank is based on the size of the tourism sector’s contribution to the country’s overall gross domestic product ...

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5 general fashion tips for your child when he goes to a casting

By Bernard Ditto New York - To make a positive impression on the casting agents, your kid needs to communicate well and also present themselves in a professional manner. Coaching your child on fashion and other aspects which impact their personality is important, but do not over coach them as the child responses should be natural. Following are 5 general fashion tips that can guide your child well when he o ...

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Casablanca Tops ’16 Most Disappointing’ Destinations in the World

Taroudant - US magazine Business Insider included two Moroccan cities in a ranking of "most disappointing destinations on Earth," announced on December 11. Casablanca, the Moroccan largest city and the leading African business hub, topped the ranking of the "most disappointing destinations on Earth". "Really, Casablanca is just a dumpy business district on the coast. Other than one obscenely expensive mosqu ...

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Jennifer Grout to Perform at Moroccan Tagine Restaurant in New York

New York - American Singer, Jennifer Grout, the sensation of 2013 edition of Arabs' Got Talent, is due to perform at Tagine restaurant tonight. Jennifer’s show is due to start at 7 pm. In 2013, Jennifer Grout became one of the Arab World’s most popular sensations thanks to her performances at the Arabs' Got Talent. Arabs' Got Talent’s jury and audience were surprised when they learned that Jennifer had not ...

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Rabat: Between Intimately Local and Amazingly Complex

By Jack Stanovsek Rabat - I wander through the winding laneways of the Kasbah of the Udayas. My vibrant aqua camera bag strapped across my chest rhythmically bounces off my hips while I gaze at the scenery through my viewfinder. Temperate sunlight disseminates randomised shadows throughout the streets, enriching another layer of aesthetic into the Kasbah’s blue walls. I snap a couple of photographs. A massi ...

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Moroccan mint becomes very popular in Netherlands

Taroudante-  Moroccan mint, known for its distinguished sweet flavor and exciting fragrance, is being consumed increasingly in the Dutch market. Yesid Bouziki, a Dutch-Moroccan, started importing mint from Morocco to the Netherlands and his business began to experience great success, and “he managed to build a steady clientele.” "In Moroccan shops you can always buy fresh mint and other herbs, but for the D ...

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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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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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Muslim Community Denounces Fox News Bigotry Against Islam

New York - In the world population, there are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims, making Islam the second largest religion. As Dr. Omid Safi states in his book “Memories of Muhammad”, “whether some of us think of ourselves as Americans first or citizens of one shared planet first, it is simply part of being an educated citizen to have accurate knowledge of the faith of Islam.” It appears, however, that there ...

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