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Associated Press Confuses Morocco with Monaco

New York - The Associated Press confused the principality of Monaco with Morocco, erroneously saying that the North African country is expecting to celebrate the birth of royal twins. Most Moroccans living in the United States will tell you that they have come across Americans who confuse Morocco with Monaco. While this confusion is common among the average citizen and can be blamed on the ignorance of peop ...

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Marrakech: French Paedophile Says Parents Knew He Abused Their Children

Fez - The alleged French paedophile Jean Marie Guillaume, who is accused of molesting two underage children without using violence, revealed shocking new information about his crimes. The defendant, who was caught groping child of fourteen, denied allegations of sexual assault during a police investigation. Instead, the 66-year-old French national bluntly confessed that he hosted two minor boys and their pa ...

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UN: Moroccan MPs Condemn Israeli practices in Al Quds

New York (United Nations) - A Moroccan parliamentary delegation condemned Friday at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York Israeli practices in Al Quds, calling on the international community to take action and support the Palestinian people's rights, including their right to an independent State with Al-Quds al-Sharif as its capital. "Israel has trampled all UN resolutions and international con ...

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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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40 Percent of Moroccans Are Against Polygamy: Survey

Marrakech - Polygamy is a legitimate right in Islam, but about 40 percent of Moroccans are against it. 46 percent of women object to polygamy at a great extent, while only about 22 percent of men share them the same attitude, according to an opinion poll accomplished by TNS Foundation for Tel Quel magazine. 40 percent of men are in favor polygamy and expressed their objection to the idea of banning polygamy ...

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Burkina Faso’s ex-president arrives in Morocco for ‘fixed-term’ stay: Foreign ministry

Rabat  - Burkina Faso's ex-president Blaise Compaore arrived Thursday night in Casablanca with 5 other people for "a fixed-term stay", Morocco's ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said in a statement. "The Kingdom of Morocco, which has strong historical, human and political ties with Burkina Faso, reaffirms its support to the transition process in the country and congratulate the brother people of ...

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Morocco, Babson Global to Establish ‘Enterprise City’ project

Marrakech  - The Moroccan government and the US institution Babson Global signed Thursday in Marrakech a Memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment in the Kingdom of "Enterprise City", a city dedicated to business. The Memorandum was signed on the sidelines of the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (2014 GES) in Marrakesh, by Morocco's  minister of Industry, Trade, Inves ...

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Moroccan Ambassador to the US Named ‘Arab Ambassador of the Year’

New York - The Moroccan Ambassador to the United States, Rachad Bouhlal, has been named 'Arab Ambassador of the Year' by the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce. The Moroccan diplomat, who was named Ambassador to Washington in 2011, will be honored during a luncheon gala that will be held on Friday December 12 at the Willard Intercontinental hotel in Washington D.C. Before being appointed by King Mohammed ...

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Morocco Holds Special Place in the Heart of Americans: Joe Biden

Marrakech - During his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, U.S Vice-President Joe Biden captivated the audience with his eloquence and inspirational speech. At the rhythm of cheers and applause, the American Vice-President said that Morocco has a special place in the heart of every American. “What many don’t realize is that Morocco holds a very special place in the ...

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King Mohammed VI’ Message to the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Marrakech  - Here follows the full text of the message addressed on Thursday by King Mohammed VI to the official opening session of the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit(Marrakech GES 2014): Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Distinguished Heads of State, The Honorable Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States of America, Honorable Ministers, Distinguishe ...

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King Mohammed VI: Morocco “Proud” that GES Summit Is Held for 1st Time in Africa

Marrakech- King Mohammed VI stressed on Thursday that Morocco is proud that the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is held for the first time in the African continent. "We are proud that this Summit, which was launched in 2009 by President Barack Obama, is being held for the first time on African soil, thereby confirming the calling and ambition of the Kingdom, for which the promotion of its partnership w ...

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2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Officially Opens in Marrakech

Marrakech  - The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2014) officially opened Thursday in Marrakech in the presence of high level delegations from around the world. Held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, the opening session of this global forum was marked by the reading of a message from HM King Mohammed VI to the participants in this summit. During this global conference, held for the fi ...

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