King Mohammed VI Calls for Dismissing Consuls Who Mistreat Moroccan Immigrants

Miami - Morocco’ King, Mohammed VI, has had enough with the misconduct of certain Moroccan Consuls serving abroad and wants to put an end to this abuse. Last October 31, 2014 about sixty diplomats met in Rabat with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to sign the “Charter of Consuls” in hopes to reconcile Moroccans living abroad (MRE) with the Consulates. However, during the 16th Throne Day Royal Speech, the Kin ...

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Moroccan Immigrants Vs. Royal Air Maroc: Is It a Cold War?

By Hassan Salman Moroccans all over the world, particularly in the United States and Canada, have suffered terribly when traveling with Royal Air Maroc (RAM). Their suffering, as most of them have expressed on Facebook, is exemplified in the Moroccan national airline’s chronic lateness, frequent cancelation, lost bags, bad service, and above all a sharp rise in prices. All of these factors and many others c ...

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India to bump out China as world’s most populous country, fast

Rabat - While researchers have long predicted that India’s population will eventually surpass that of China’s, a recent report from the UN expects this to happen as soon as 2022; six years earlier than previous predictions indicated. The population division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs said China’s population was 1.38 billion, compared with 1.31 billion in India. But in ju ...

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Uber in Morocco Hires Its First Female Driver

Rabat - Uber Morocco, the driving service that has taken Morocco by storm with its controversial news about “Western Sahara” in recent days, has made the news again. This time on a different note; one that sets the stone to more job opportunities across the nation. A few days after its launch in Casablanca, Uber Morocco has hired its first female driver. Ihsan, a 27 year-old Moroccan woman is now driving Ub ...

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Migrants attempt to storm Eurotunnel to reach England, second night in a row

Rabat - More than 3,500 migrants rushed the Eurotunnel, the tunnel linking France and Britain, over the past two nights, leaving one man killed amidst the chaos. Many of the migrants, believed to be from Africa and the Middle East, have been residing near the tunnel entrance for months, waiting to make their move into the country. The tunnel runs 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Calais, a port in northern Fran ...

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Egypt’s Zamalek Chairman Accuses Moroccans of Sorcery

Rabat - Chairman of the Egyptian Club Zamalek, Mortada Mansour has portrayed Morocco as a country that practices sorcery by accusing a Moroccan “sorcerer” of using his alleged supernatural powers to help Al-Ahly defeat Zamalek in Cairo’s derby last week. Mortada Mansour made this controversial statement while interviewed on a broadcast of  “El-liaabaHilwa” which aired on Egypt’s LCT TV. He claimed that the ...

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Cecil the lion shot and killed by American man

Rabat - Cecil the lion, one of Zimbabwe’s most famous and loved creatures in Hwange National Park, was shot and killed by an American hunter with a bow and arrow earlier this month. The 13-year-old lion was part of an Oxford University project and wore a GPS collar. Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, USA, is being held responsible for killing the lion, and has said that he "deeply regrets" killing Cec ...

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France: Saudi King Expels a Female Police Officer From Her Security Post

Miami - Saudi Arabia’s King Salmane is not making friends with the French during his extravagant vacation in Vallauris, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, South of France. The King is quite demanding and a bit whimsical. With his entourage of over 1,000 people accompanying him during this three-week holiday, King Salmane is giving the authorities a hard time. His latest demand: removing a female CRS officer from b ...

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Morocco: Social Medias Users Call for Cutting Hands of Thief Caught on Camera

Rabat - Moroccan social media users call for cutting the hands of a thief who was on camera robbing a car in Casablanca on Saturday. Moroccan social media users are hoping surveillance video will lead to arrest of a suspect who appears to be stealing side mirrors from a car in broad daylight in Casablanca. In the video, which was posted on Facebook on Tuesday, the thief looks left and right to make sure the ...

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Rotterdam Mayor Challenges Geert Wilders to have “Fewer Moroccans” in the Netherlands

Rabat - More than a year after right-wing party leader Geert Wilders wished there were fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, the Moroccan-born Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb asked Wilders to come up with a realistic plan and openly expresswhat he would do to reduce the size of the Moroccan population in the Netherlands. According to RTL Nieuws, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said last Sunday during a TV broadcast, ...

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Twitter Answers the Question: What if Africa Was a Bar?

Rabat - A Botswonan writer caused an eruption in the Twitter world yesterday; one that shed a playful light upon the African geopolitics and stereotypes we see today, yet rarely talk about openly. Siyanda Moutsiwa, a 22-year-old from Gaborone, took what she calls a “classic writing prompt” and asked Twitter users to apply it to the entire continent of Africa. Moutsiwa asked Africans: If Africa was a bar, wh ...

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Women in Hijabs denied entry at several Egyptian resorts

Rabat - Many Egyptian resorts and restaurants have adopted Hijab-free zone policies, turning women in headscarves away upon entrance. In a country where 90 percent of its population is Muslim, many feel that these bans are “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women. The ban is reportedly popular at upscale resorts and restaurants often visited by foreigners, in cities such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurgh ...

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