Voting Will Not Lead to Real Change in Morocco

By Otman Boukhzar Fez - To encourage Moroccans to partake in the coming elections in large numbers, the Moroccan King Mohammed VI devoted a large part of his speech on 20 August to the issue of elections. In an unprecedented move, the king addressed Moroccans openly and put the responsibility of choosing honest candidates on the shoulders of Moroccan citizens alone. The king also warned Moroccan people agai ...

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Politics Leaves Moroccan Youth Cold

By Mohamed Lakdali Fez - The election campaign has really caught my attention recently. Not a single day goes by without my being bombarded with a variety of labels and leaflets, each time by a different group representing a particular party. But the funny part is that the people who work for these parties don’t even explain their future plans or programs; they just hand you a label and leave. What does thi ...

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Badr Hari Visits Kenitra Prisoners

Rabat - On Friday August 28, Moroccan kickboxing champion, Badr Hari, visited the Kenitra central prison to celebrate his last victory over Ismael Londt. Accompanied by Moroccan artists Latifa Raafat, Abdelali El Ghaoui, Adil Miloudi and Zineb El Adaoui, Badr Hari expressed his sympathy towards the inmates. He began his speech by saying, “I experienced the same thing, I know exactly how you feel but nobody ...

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Change Can Come Only Through Politics!

Rabat - King Mohamed VI has once warned Moroccans against voting for incompetent or corrupt candidates to run their cities, then complaining about it later. Interestingly, since the campaign launched, social values have been circulating reminding the population of the brilliant religion, cultural and scientific heritage they have to be proud of. I would not have disagreed had it not been for the media’s rec ...

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Unemployment in Arab Countries highest in the world

Rabat - A new report released by the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) states that 28 percent of young people in the Arab world are unemployed.  According to the report, which collected figures from the International Labor Organization (ILOT), the rate of unemployment in young people in the Arab countries is the highest in the world, representing more than double the global rate of unemployment which is set at 12 pe ...

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Moroccan Social Activist Kenza Mandour Supports Young Cancer Patients

Rabat - Kenza Mandour, a 19-year-old Moroccan social activist from Casablanca, has devoted herself to lessening the heartache experienced by children with cancer. Because many of them experience hair loss during the course of their cancer treatment, she particularly wants them to learn that hair is merely decoration. In an exclusive interview with Morocco World News, the young humanitarian described her lif ...

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Impact Camp offers Real-World Experience For Entrepreneurs

Rabat - The first edition of Impact Camp, which took place July 19-25, 2015 at Al Akhawayn University, served as an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to design entrepreneurial solutions addressing societal issues and to learn from successful entrepreneurs themselves. In addition to the practical workshops offered by Impact Camp, attendees had the chance to attend talks and panels that showcased success ...

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Video: Kentucky police officer handcuffs 8-year-old boy with disabilities

Rabat - A Kentucky, USA county sheriff and one of his school resource officers have been called into a federal lawsuit after allegations that they illegally handcuffed an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, both previously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Kentucky County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner serves as a school resource officer in the Covington Independent Public Schools dist ...

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Tinejdad hosts first Model UN camp in Morocco

By Salah Eddine Salmi Rabat - Tinejdad, a small city in the province of Errachidia South East Morocco, hosted the first Model UN camp in the country from July 23rd to July 30th for 53 students from different villages in the region. The camp, whose theme was “today’s youth, tomorrow’s leaders,” was organized by Andrea Filzen, an American Peace Corps volunteer, in collaboration with Larbi Arbaoui, Morocco Wor ...

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Having Down Syndrome Should Not Prevent Us from Achieving Our Dreams

By Nahla Bendefaa Rabat - In March 2015, Yasmine Berraoui, born with Down Syndrome, gave a speech at the TEDx Casablanca. Berraoui first made headlines in Summer 2014 when she received her National Baccalaureate degree with honors. Berraoui started her speech by stating that some people might be wondering why a person with Down Syndrome would be on the stage of a TEDx talk. “This question, ‘what am I doing ...

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Peacebuilding Summit Kicks Off in Kenitra

By Esther Bedik Kenitra - The Global Summit on Peacebuilding and Social Development kicked off tonight at Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra. The twelve-day program brings Moroccan youth together with young people from all over the globe to formulate a vision of a peaceful and prosperous world. According to Maroua El Hani, public relations manager for the conference, the idea for the summit originated with th ...

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Moroccan Ramadan Comedy: An Insult to Mothers

By Fatima Ezzahra Metkal Casablanca - Ramadan is an occasion for the family to gather and share joyful moments every night. In this holy month and after breaking their fast, Moroccans have an appointment with their televisions. With Ramadan comes a special season of must-see Moroccan TV channels that offer a variety of comedy works. What captures, however, our attention in “Marhba b S'habi” (Welcome my frie ...

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