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Sahara and King’s speech: time has come to chart a new, more efficient strategy

New York- King Mohammed VI delivered last Friday, on the occasion of the opening of the two houses of parliament, an unprecedented speech, in which for the first time he blamed Morocco’s officials for their inefficiency in defending the Sahara, as well elected MP’s for lack of action in this regard. The Moroccan monarch urged the parliament to “elaborate an efficient action plan, using all parliamentary too ...

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The new government: the same faces changing seats

Smara, Morocco- A simple skimming of the list of the new government is enough to tell us that nothing has changed and that nothing will change in the country. We find the same names and political leaders and consequently the same mentalities. The only things that have changed are their seats and titles. Benkirane's move is an attempt to delay the aspirations and dreams of Moroccans who were disappointed wit ...

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Conversion of Mr. Bean to Islam: between Journalism ethics and Islam morals

RABAT- A lot of people follow news about celebrities converting to Islam, especially in the Arab world. But mostly, we find out that they were rumors. In such cases, deceptive news negatively affects the image of Islam, since Islamophobes exploit the opportunity to vilify Muslims. Most news sites and Islamic pages publish these false news stories on the social networking sites, without verifying their authe ...

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The powerful message of King Mohammed VI’s visit to Mali

Zineb Louh- Rabat - Tomorrow King Mohammed VI will be in Mali in order to participate in the inauguration of the new Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, according to a statement released by the royal house protocol and chancellery on Sunday. Mr. Keita, a former prime minister, won the election last month and has been sworn in as Mali’s new president at the Supreme Court in Bamako. This exceptional roy ...

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The Proposed Maghreb Union: Is it Viable?

Washington Following King Mohammed VI’s address to his ambassadors calling for greater action in diplomatic relations and economic development worldwide, the ambassadors get to work on the king’s agenda—starting with strengthening Maghreb relations. Calling for Maghreb unity that transcends conflict, disagreements, and petty politics requires a strategic agenda that integrates an inclusive political and dip ...

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An open letter to Racist Moroccans

By Ranya Sosse Alaoui Casablanca- MWN Dear Moroccan racist, yes it’s who I am talking to. You who, disgusted by Black Africans, is yet curiously fascinated by Obama, 2chainz, Lil’ Wayne or Denzel Washington, You, who qualifies blacks as a “dirty race,” “a race that stinks,” you say “they give off a strange, disgusting smell.” You ask “What are they coming to mess up our country?” “Why are they getting jobs ...

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Morocco is working toward solving the Sahara dispute

By Rachad Bouhlal Washington DC, August 9, 2013 The July 8 news article “In Western Sahara’s forgotten struggle, women lead the way” noted that women were playing a major role in helping to chart the future of the Sahara but excluded the critical point that this activism has been made possible largely because of reforms embraced and implemented by the Kingdom of Morocco. The article did make the important p ...

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King expresses solidarity with the Victims, confirms his resolve to protect children and human rights

By Moha Ennaji* Morocco World News Fez, August 7, 2013 The royal pardon is a constitutional right authorized by the Moroccan constitution. However, King Mohammed VI, voluntarily and at the request of the Moroccan people, and for the protection of the rights of victims, decided to revoke his pardon to the Spanish pedophile Daniel Galfan, after having been informed of the heinous crimes he committed and the i ...

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Morocco: myths debunked and facts confirmed

By Erin Geneve Morocco World News Rabat, June 9, 2013 As any traveler to a strange new land, I had my pre-conceptions and ideas about what Morocco would be like before arriving, especially as I had never met anyone from Morocco prior to arrival. I had scant and unreliable information on what to expect. After completing the first month of my internship at the Voice of the Amazighe Woman, arranged by  the Mor ...

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Time that Moroccan Americans made their voice heard on the Sahara

By Ahmed Yanouri Morocco World News Dallas, Texas, April 20, 2013 Like all Moroccans and especially Moroccan Americans, I was shocked and dismayed to learn about the latest American position concerning the Moroccan Sahara issue. The State Department proposed amendment to the United Nations (U.N.) Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) is very wrong and will not help to resolve the conflict. ...

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Sahara: a letter From a Moroccan to her friends the Americans

By Zineb Louh Morocco World News Rabat, April 16, 2013 The United States is in an urgent need to understand the real significance of Human Rights. No, human rights do not mean a way to control the others. No, human rights do not mean a lie to deviate people from reality. No, human rights do not mean a weapon that one may use to threaten and intimidate the others. Dear United States human rights are "commonl ...

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Letter to the Editor: Truths and misconceptions about the Party of Justice and Development

Teaneck,  New Jersey, April 14, 2013 Dear editor, I am writing to you in response to an article I read on your news outlet last week: Truths and misconceptions about the Party of Justice and Development If you will publish this response, then I thank you in advance for allowing a factual answer to allegations based on opinion and a fragile attempt to distort historical events. I certainly agree that “histor ...

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