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Malala to Stand Up for the Liberations of Nigeria’s Abducted Girls

Casablanca - Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education activist, travelled to Nigeria to give hope and strength to the concerned families at an international hotel in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. During her visit, she aims to campaign on behalf of the Nigerian kidnapped girls to appeal for their release and their right to education. Viewing the abducted girls as her sisters, the young Pakistani activis ...

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Disabled Tourist Guide: A New Moroccan Experience

Casablanca - El Houssaine Ichen, known to friends and family as Houssaine, lives in Tounfite in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Houssaine’s family was not able to vaccinate him as a baby because of high costs and, as a result, he caught Polio at the age of three. The disease left his legs paralyzed, changing his life forever. Houssaine was able to go to an institution for the physically challenged in ...

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UNICEF: Morocco Praised as Regional Leader in the War on Poverty

Tangier - At an international conference on human development methods and evaluation approaches to equality for new generations, Roberto Benes of UNICEF’s MENA Regional Office praised Morocco’s leadership in the field of equality, social protection, and improvement for disadvantaged social groups, according to Maghreb Arab Press. Speaking on Wednesday in Rabat, Benes said, “UNICEF is happy to support effort ...

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Moroccan National Debate Team Dominates National University Championships

Rabat – The Moroccan National (HIgh School) Debate Team competed and won Silver Medal and came in second position this weekend against Morocco’s best university teams. In a full day tournament this past Saturday, hosted by The Great Debaters of Morocco in Rabat, five young debaters pulled off a stunning victory, a glimpse of things to come in Thailand. The Great Debaters of Morocco, Morocco’s first national ...

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TIZI Initiative Awards 20 Young Moroccan Leaders for 2014

Casablanca - Moroccans were introduced on Friday, May 23, at the Hassania School of Public Works (EHTP) in Casablanca, to the new 20 distinguished Moroccan leaders who would carry the torch and lead the way to multidimensional development in Morocco. Organized by the Tariq Ibn Ziyad Initiative (TIZI), the second edition of the TIZI AWARDS celebrated the new 20 young Moroccan talents, who will later receive ...

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Moroccan student engineer invents gloves that translate sign language

Taroudant, Morocco - A Moroccan student engineer at the “Ecole des Mines de Nancy” in France, invented “HandSpeaker,” a translation device for sign language, which is composed of a pair of gloves and a mobile application that translates the sign language into speech. Salah Ghamizi, 21, along with a group of six student engineers, is developing an innovative project designed to encourage new communication to ...

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Morocco keeps welcoming the ‘influenza’ of cigarettes

Tangier - It is crystal clear that cigarettes are spreading horrendously among different age groups and, unhappily, no real efforts have been made so far by the government to put an end to its proliferation. Morocco was always one of the first countries to participate with World Health Organization (WHO) in conferences against smoking and reducing its negative effects on public health. However, according to ...

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A Coach Who Believes in Morocco

Marrakech - This Saturday, Marrakech played host to the second Moroccan National Debate Team mini-tournament. Six debaters faced off against one another, discussing both intervention in Syria and the benefits of renewable energy in Morocco. The lively debate, followed by an welcoming audience of parents, students and coaches, confirmed the strength of the Moroccan National Debate Team. But perhaps more than ...

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Three Moroccans to Represent Morocco in Microsoft’s “Imagine Cup” Semifinals

Taroudant, Morocco - Three Moroccan engineering students from “L’Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l'Ingénieur” (EMSI) (the Moroccan School for Engineering Sciences) in Rabat have qualified to represent Morocco at the world semi-final of the Microsoft’s "Imagine Cup,” an international competition for innovative technology, which will be held on May 31 in Qatar. Presenting a project called "Red Silence,” Yassi ...

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The Moroccan National Debate Team: In it to Win it

Fez - On Sunday of last week, the Moroccan National Debate Team had their first competition of the season. The consensus from the judges, debaters and observers? The team is in it to win it! In a four hour long debate tournament, six debaters (three from the “A” team and three from the “B” team) practiced the world school style of debate in a team-sponsored mini tournament. The mini-tournament served as an ...

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Reflections on Readers’ Reaction to Shelly Segal’s Song on Morocco

Casablanca - Shelley Segal’s video on YouTube, Morocco, continues to gain more viewership despite growing dissent surrounding the song.  Morocco, a single from Segal’s upcoming album, An Easy Escape, describes her experiences from a trip she took to Marrakech and Essaouira in 2007. Segal sings about “flying free,” and medina shopkeepers asking her, “Do you want to buy some weed?”. She explores what she says ...

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TIZI Initiative to Award 20 Moroccan Young Leaders for 2014

Casablanca- Tariq Ibn Ziyad Initiative (TIZI) will hold the second edition of the TIZI Leadership Day on May 24, at the Hassania School of Public Works (EHTP) in Casablanca, during which 20 new distinguished Moroccan leaders will be awarded the 2014 TIZI Award. The second edition of TIZI Leadership Day will be dedicated to fostering the culture of leadership in Morocco, as well as creating favorable conditi ...

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