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The Myth of Reform: Why is Moroccan Education Deteriorating?

Fez - The alarming degradation of the Moroccan education system has caused considerable controversy while the situation remains dismal according to NGOs’ reports. After decades of continuous downturns on diverse fronts such as economics, employment, social justice, and even sports, Moroccan education has also reached its crisis peak. UNESCO has unmasked the continued miserable state of Moroccan public schoo ...

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Analysis: Scotland to Stay Part of the United Kingdom

Marrakech - Ever since Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Stuart pretender to the English throne, led the 1745 Jacobite rebellion which was brutally suppressed by the Duke of Cumberland with Hanoverian troops at the battle of Culloden, there has always been an historical edge to the relationship between Scotland and England. After the death of James I who occupied both the English and Scottish thrones and sealed th ...

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Is Dictatorship the Destiny of North Africa and Middle East Region?

Mohammadia, Morocco - With the U.S. having just commemorated the victims of the 9/11 attacks, a new terrorist danger is looming over the Middle East. While the U.S. managed to gather an international coalition against Al Qaida in Afghanistan in retaliation for the attacks, its unilateral approach regarding regime change in Iraq was largely challenged by its closest allies in NATO, notably France and Germany ...

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The unclear tactics against ISIS

Marrakech - The so-called Islamic States in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly shot down a Syrian government fighter aircraft on Tuesday, according to Reuters. It marked the first time the group has downed an aircraft. The attack occurred near Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold in northern Syria. Last week, US President Barack Obama authorized air strikes against ISIS forces in Syria, widening the area of US involveme ...

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Why French FM’s Alleged Letter to Morocco’s FM on His Daughter Job is a Joke

New York- I read through and analyzed the letter used to accuse Mezouar of attempting to land his daughter a job in France. Having read the letter, I can say without the shadow of a doubt that the accusation is a joke. Anyone with common sense and intellectual honesty will come to the conclusion that the letter is fake. Given the hype this letter has created and the comments of those who take the letter at ...

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Engaging Youth on Democracy: Optimism Supplants Frustration

New York - This 2014 day of democracy brings to the fore a great question - that begs an answer - facing the youth of the world and especially in countries in the Middle East and North Africa. How can widespread and apparently uncompromising socio-economic despondency be addressed in a sustainable manner? The answer lies in an applied action - through participatory democracy that engages individuals and com ...

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Algeria-Morocco: Borders of Hate and Shame

Majid Morceli San Francisco- Just as countries around the globe often celebrate their reconciliation and their union, we in North Africa just unceremoniously celebrated the 20th anniversary of the closing of the borders between Morocco and Algeria. It’s an established fact that the closing of the borders impeded economic integration between the Maghreb countries in general, but what you don’t often hear is ...

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President Obama’s Call to Action Against ISIS

Marrakech - Last night President Obama laid out a strategy calling for a coalition against the group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS). The American people, weary of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, have apparently given the president their support to degrade the capability of ISIS forces and to destroy them. Bombing raids have already been taking place on ISIS forces in Iraq, and the President announced ...

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Where does the danger lie for Muslim youth of the West?

Rabat - I have asked this question to youngsters, fathers and mothers, educators, politicians, law enforcement personnel, and media professionals from the West. A synthesis of their answers could be "radical Islamism." The general feeling is that propagators of radical Islamist ideologies are reaching out to Muslim youth more efficiently and professionally than moderate or peaceful traditions of Islam have ...

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Again Another Coalition in the Making for Iraq

Rabat- Who says history does not repeat itself, at times it does even do it over and over. The last NATO meeting decided to put up yet again another coalition for the third war on Iraq in the last quarter of century. What’s wrong with Iraq, what’s wrong with the West or rather what’s wrong with both. For Iraq, violence has become its second nature, as for the West, it has an obssession with securing oil rou ...

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Mightier than the sword

Agadir - You have probably read or heard that the pen is mightier than the sword, well, that might be true but it often takes more than one single lifetime or more than a generation of people to witness that come true. Wise visions and inspiring ideas often take time to blossom in more than one head, given the fact that all people are not rational and therefore some are hard to convince or else are resistan ...

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Ta’ziya Theatre from a Constructive Approach

Rabat - Ta’ziya  is a performing tradition out of many that were celebrated in the East before the appropriation of the Western model. Ta’ziya is a formulaic space resurrecting the historical memory of the martyrdom of Hussein –grandson of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH)—, his family and his companions who had refused to pledge allegiance to Yazid. I would like to maintain that this performing tradition is inco ...

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