A Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Flood-hit Areas in Southern Morocco

New York - Two years ago almost to the date, a cold snap hit the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and left a remote village called Anfgou grieving the loss of over 42 children. The news of the tragic unnecessary deaths of the children caused disbelief, anger and raised many questions about the effectiveness of the Moroccan Government in tackling unforeseen inclement climate events. The infamously called region “t ...

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Allowance: Dutch Justice Rule in Favor of Retired Dutch-Moroccans

Taroudante- A court in the Netherlands ruled against the Dutch government's decision to reduce child allowances of retired Dutch-Moroccans who have resettled in Morocco. The Court of Appeal of Utrecht (the Netherlands) confirmed on Friday the judgment of the Court of First Instance, which ordered the annulment of the Dutch government’s decision to cut the allowances for children of retired Dutch-Moroccans w ...

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AMPA Delegation Visits Moroccan Parliament, a Key Minister & U.S. Embassy

Rabat - Members of the Association of Moroccan Professionals in America (AMPA) visited key Moroccan government officials, the Moroccan Parliament, and top-level officers at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat this week. In the first of a series of planned delegation visits, AMPA members who had attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech last week visited Parliament, the Ministry of Equipment, Transporta ...

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Belgium: Muslim Woman Crushed by a Car For wearing Veil

Rabat - A Moroccan young mother in Belgium has miraculously escaped death when a car driver deliberately drove into her as she crossed the Kersbeek Avenue in Forest, Belgium. Fatima Ziati told her story, which goes back to October 21, to Lacapitale. The victim does not want this racist car attack to go unpunished. "This is a racist person, she drove towards me because I wear the veil," Ziati said. Ziaiti, 3 ...

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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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