Religious Leadership: Morocco to Train 102 Guinean Imams

Rabat- After difficult exams, the Republic of Guinea has chosen 102 young men to be sent to Morocco for a two-year training as Imams. During two years course, the Guinean men will be instructed in reciting the Quran and studying and analyzing about 150 hadith, or sayings of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). This training is part of a long-term cooperative agreement between Morocco and Guinea. 6,570 Guineans have ...

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UNDEF Project Helps Create the Moroccan Network of Local Youth Councils

By Adil Bentahar Casablanca - As part of the ‘Engaging Civil Society and Youth in Public Policy Dialogue in North Africa’ project, the Moroccan Center for Civic Education (MCCE), supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and in collaboration with the Moroccan Center for Youth and Democratic Reforms, held the National Meeting ‘Local Youth Councils: Experiences and Projects’. The event, which was ...

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Morocco: Photos of Miss Casablanca in 1980’s

Taroudant - A group of people shared their old photos on the forum Dafina displaying the life style of some Moroccans living in Casablanca during the eighties. The photos confirm that Casablanca was organizing Miss Bikini contest and other parties on the beach where men as well as women pose to photographs with bikinis and swimsuits. The forum members engaged in very nostalgic conversations with their old f ...

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Palestinian President applauds Morocco for commitment to safeguard Holy city of Al-Quds

Ramallah  - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas applauded Morocco for its efforts in support of the Palestinian cause notably concerning the preservation of the character of the City of Al-Quds through the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency.  Speaking at a meeting with visiting Moroccan Delegate Minister in charge of Water Charafat Afailal, Abbas highlighted the significance of the visit which stands as a sign of soli ...

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Morocco, France’s Major partner in fighting terrorism: French PM

Paris -  French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said, here Wednesday, that Morocco is a major partner of France in the fight against terrorism, radical Islam and drug trafficking. "France is a friend of Morocco, and Morocco is the friend of France," Valls said in response to a question from Chairman of the French-Moroccan friendship group in the National Assembly, Luc Chatel, on the situation of French-Moroccan ...

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France’s Top Court Approves Franco-Moroccan Same-sex Marriage

Rabat - France's top court has validated on Wednesday the marriage of a French-Moroccan gay couple, challenging an earlier government circular stating that nationals from certain countries were not allowed to marry people of the same sex in France. According to Agence France Press (AFP), the couple, only identified as Dominique and Mohammed, were not able to tie the knot beforehand since Morocco is among 11 ...

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Marrakech Airport Receives over 4 Million Record Passengers in 2014

Marrakech   -  The international airport of Marrakech Menara has set a record in 2014 with over 4 million travellers, said a statement of the national airport office (ONDA). The number of passengers who used the airport last year stood at 4,034,410 against 3,828,518 in 2013 that is a 5.38 increase, ONDA said. This performance is ascribed to a 7% rise in domestic flights to Marrakech and 5.3% increase in int ...

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Spanish King, Queen visit Moroccan stand in FITUR 2015

Madrid  -  King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited, on Wednesday, the Moroccan stand in Madrid’s International Tourism Fair (FITUR 2015). The Spanish King and Queen were received in the Moroccan stand by Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad and Morocco’s Ambassador to Spain Mohamed Fadel and Director General of the national tourism promotion office (ONMT) Abderrafie Zouiten. On this occasion, the King a ...

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Moroccan MP Jailed for Electoral Bribery

Rabat - The court of Appeals in Agadir has convicted a Moroccan Parliamentarian to six months in prison for allegedly engaging in electoral bribery. Authorities had accused Mubarek Bouaida from the National Rally of Independents Party (RNI) and others of buying electoral votes in the 2011 parliamentary polls. The court of First Instance in Guelmim had already sentenced the MP and other local officials to a ...

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La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-game ban

Rabat - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a two-game suspension after he received a red card in the match against Cordoba at the weekend. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner will miss the games against Real Sociedad and Sevilla. The 29-year-old was shown the red card after kicking Cordoba defender Edimar in the face. ...

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Italy Praises ‘Major’ Reforms Initiated in Morocco

Rabat - Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni praised, in Rabat Tuesday, the "major" reforms initiated by Morocco in various fields. "Morocco has undertaken major reforms that have contributed to promote social, political and economic development", Gentiloni told the press following a meeting with Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar. The minister called for further consolidating bilateral partnership, n ...

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Morocco to achieve over 90% of MDGs: Head of HCP

Rabat - Morocco will achieve over 90% of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the end of 2015, said high commissioner for planning Ahmed Lahlimi Alami. The MDGs indicators show that extreme poverty and famine were almost erased from Morocco since the year 2000 and the multidimensional forms of poverty are on the wane in the urban zone. Thus, Morocco will achieve by the end of 2015 over of 90% of t ...

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