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72 Thousand Moroccans Hold Canadian Citizenship: Canadian Official

Rabat- Canada’s Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, Christian Paradis said on Tuesday in Rabat that the Moroccan community in Canada is the second largest African community in Canada. Co-chairing the opening ceremony of the Canadian Embassy’s new building in Morocco, Christian Paradis said that Morocco and Canada enjoy deeply-rooted cultural and social ties. ‘’This explai ...

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Ambassador Bush: Moroccan Americans Are a Bridge Between Morocco & the US

Marrakech - U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Mr. Dwight Bush, speaking to a large group of Moroccan American business leaders on Friday, said that "the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Marrakech has exceeded all expectations.” He added that by asking King Mohammed VI to host this year's session, "President Barack Obama meant to send a message to Morocco about the two countries' long shared commitment to wor ...

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Chicago: Moroccan Among Most Influential Women in Business

New York- Moroccan women are becoming the country’s best ambassadors abroad, bringing pride to their fellow countrymen and countrywomen. After young Moroccan-American Nadine Hanafi was recently elected one of the US’s top young entrepreneurs, another Moroccan has added her name to the list of young Moroccan women who shine in their fields. Sophia Fouzia Leaguedi, a Moroccan resident of Chicago, was chosen a ...

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New Network for Youth Policy Experts in Africa Launched in Baku, Azerbaijan

Rabat - Africa has made history. During the closing session of the First Global Forum on Youth Policies, held in Baku, Azerbaijan that was held on October 28–30, the birth of the African Network of Youth Policy Experts (AfriNYPE) was announced, the goal of which is to advance the cause of youth policies in the region. The network was announced at the closing plenary session attended by over 700 invited dele ...

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Journals of a Moroccan Fulbrighter in America (11): An American Teacher of Moroccan Arabic

Austin - Who could imagine that I will find students learning Moroccan Arabic at the University of Texas? Here, as in other American universities, it is widely believed that the Arabic language is best associated with Egypt and, to a lesser extent, the Levant. It was mere coincidence that brought together some friends of Morocco who believed that Moroccan Arabic was as beautiful as any other Arabic variety. ...

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Valérie Rhaba grateful to King Mohammed VI for Recovering Her Daughters’ Custody

Rabat  -Valérie Rhaba, who recovered on Wednesday at El Jadida first instance court the custody of her two daughters, voiced gratitude to King Mohammed VI who gave his orders to Morocco's diplomatic and consular services in France to serve justice to Mrs. Rhaba. "I am very grateful to HM King Mohammed VI who was touched by my call for help and whose solicitude was priceless. Means made available for me help ...

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Morocco: French Wife of ISIS Suspect Granted Custody of Her 2 Daughters

Rabat - A French wife of an ISIS suspect, was granted Wednesday at the Court of First Instance in the city of El Jadida the custody of her two girls aged 4 and 2, judicial sources said according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). The two girls were in the company of their father Nabil Rhaba when he was arrested on October15 at the Casablanca airport as he was trying to board to join terrorist organization ISIS. T ...

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UN: Moroccan American Woman Honored Among Top Young Entrepreneurs

New York - Moroccan American Nadine Hanafi was honored last week at the United Nations headquarters in New York among the most successful young entrepreneurs in the United States. The event was organized by Empact Showcase, an organization that celebrates the impact and diversity of young entrepreneurs. Nadine was chosen for being the founder and CEO of We Are Visual, a creative agency dedicated to eradicat ...

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Journals of a Moroccan Fulbrighter in America (10): A Portrait of an American Lady

Austin - An American anthropologist once wrote a chapter under the title: “A portrait of a typical Moroccan.” To a certain degree, the person he described exemplified a group of ordinary Moroccans, but he definitely was not representative of most Moroccans. It seems that the search for persons typical of their people is a persistent need felt by foreigners trying to understand the communities among which th ...

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King Mohammed VI Accedes to the Request of the Wife of Moroccan Jihadist

Rabat – King Mohammed VI gave his instructions to the Moroccan diplomatic and consular services in France to take the necessary measures to facilitate access to Moroccan justice to Valérie Rhaba, whose husband was arrested on October 15 at the Casablanca airport while he was trying to board to join the terrorist organization “ISIS” together with two daughters, aged 4 and 2. A statement of Morocco’s embassy ...

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Italy: Moroccan Woman Allegedly Commits Suicide after Murdering Two of Her Children

Marrakech - A 42 year old Moroccan woman reportedly killed two of her three children, ages 3 and 9, and seriously injured her 5 year old daughter on Sunday, before hanging herself in the bathroom of the apartment where her family had lived for ten years in Rome, according to the Italian newswire ANSA. Ahdath daily reported that, according to investigators, the tragedy may have been the result of a domestic ...

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Advancing State-Civil Society Relationships in Morocco

Rabat - The Faculty of Law of Mohammed V University at Souissi in Rabat was the locus of an engaging workshop hosted by the Marti Ahtisaari Centre (a Presidential initiative of Former Finland President & Nobel Prize Winner Marti Ahtisaari), in conjunction with the Ministry in charge of Relations with Civil Society & Parliament, on September 26-27, 2014. Under the theme “Public Participation in Polic ...

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