Morocco, Burkina Faso Discuss Means To Boost Defense Cooperation

Rabat  -  The means to promote defense cooperation between Morocco and Burkina Faso were at the heart of talks, on Friday in Rabat, between Minister Delegate to the Head of the Government in charge of National Defense and Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida. During the meeting, the two officials discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation notably the means to further ...

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5 Hours Walking in Milan as a Muslim Imam

Rabat - A Muslim student -wearing a traditional white robe and a hat while holding a Quran- faced a barrage of abuse and offensive insults as he walks for five hours around the streets of Milan, Italy. The reactions of the pedestrians were discomforting and show that Islamophobia is rampant in Milan, one of Europe’s largest cities. As part of a “social experiment”, the Muslim man walked in silence through s ...

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Millennium Challenge Corporation: Morocco Praises Positive Results

Rabat - Government Chief, Abdelillah Benkirane, praised, here Thursday, the serious work and the positive results achieved within the framework of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) program and the choice of Morocco to participate in the 2nd Millennium Challenge Account (MCA). Benkirane, who chaired a cabinet meeting, hailed the study carried out with the support of the MCC and the African Developme ...

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Will English Become the First Foreign Language in Morocco?

By Kristina Fried Rabat - English is quickly replacing French as Morocco’s second language, both among educators and politicians. This is due in part to the growing desire among young Moroccans to separate themselves from their colonial past. This is especially true in academics, where the “adoption of French is a colonial dependency, not an academic option,” according to comments from online user Islam Zit ...

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Morocco’s Anti-Criminality Approach Addresses Root Causes of Crime: Official

New York - Morocco’s anti-criminality approach is designed to address the root causes of crime said Morocco’s Inter-ministerial Delegate in Charge of Human Rights Mahjoub El Hiba on Wednesday in the UN headquarters in New York. Speaking at a meeting initiated by Morocco, Italy, Mexico, Qatar and Thailand on the integration of crime prevention and criminal justice in the post-2015 development agenda, El Hiba ...

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Morocco’s Political Reforms, ‘Success Story’ In Arab World: Brookings Institution

Washington - Morocco’s gradual approach to political reforms and democratization stands as a "success story" in the Arab World, said the Brookings Institution in a recently published paper. "Morocco has so far been a success story in the Arab world. It has followed a gradual approach to political reforms and democratization, which led to the adoption of a new constitution and the holding of free parliamenta ...

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Morocco, Netherlands Ink MoU In Energy Cooperation

Rabat - Morocco and The Netherlands signed, here Wednesday, a memorandum of understanding in energy cooperation. Signed by Moroccan Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment Abdelkader Amara and Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, the agreement provides for promoting a sustainable energy model and taking up the challenges of the sector. It also seeks to strengthen cooperation between government, re ...

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Iran Spies on Morocco, Targets Shia Community: Report

Rabat - Leaked South African intelligence documents obtained by Al Jazeera network have revealed that Iranian intelligence services spied on Morocco and other African countries where there are "substantial Shi'a Islam communities". This comes just weeks after the renormalization of relations between Rabat and Tehran. The 128-page "Operational Target Analysis," a document produced by South Africa's National ...

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PJD Rejects Using Moroccan Darija in Preschool

Rabat - The debate over using Moroccan Darija in schools took a new twist a few weeks before the submission to the king of the Strategic Report of the Supreme Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research. In a statement issued on February 21, the Justice and Development party (PJD) expressed its categorical rejection of using Moroccan Darija (Moroccan Arabic) as a medium of instruction in Morocca ...

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Benkirane calls for adopting English as first foreign language in Morocco

Taroudant - The Moroccan government is moving towards elevating the position of English over French within the Moroccan educational system. After the statements of many Moroccan ministers and politicians in favor of adopting English over French, Abdelilah Benkirane, the Head of the Government, called for adopting English as the first foreign language in the kingdom. During the monthly political conference o ...

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Morocco among World’s Most Dangerous Holiday Destinations for Women: British Newspaper

Rabat - The Daily Mail ranked Morocco among the world’s most dangerous holiday destinations for women. The British newspaper rounded up a number of popular destinations that solo female travelers should visit with caution. The newspaper described Morocco as a country “where women may be exposed to misogyny, pestering and, in some cases, danger.” According to the same source, Morocco has a poor women’s right ...

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Embezzlement Of Aids Sent To Tindouf Camps, ‘Big Scandal': German MEP

Brussels  -  The embezzlement of international humanitarian aid sent to Tindouf camps, in south-western Algeria, is a "big scandal", Chairwoman of the Committee on Budgetary Control at the European Parliament, Ingeborg Grassle, said Monday. "It is outrageous to charge people in Tindouf camps to get the humanitarian aid that the EU grants them for free", Grassle said during a meeting of the Committee on Budg ...

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