British Council Discusses Youth Employability in Morocco

By Ferdaws Aharrar Rabat - The British Council Morocco will organize a meeting on the topic "Employability of Marginalized Youth" on Tuesday at the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM) in Casablanca. The meeting aims at “building a collaborative international community focusing on the development of marginalized youth in Morocco and the United Kingdom” through a British Council program ent ...

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CorpsAfrica, Service for Life-Changing Experiences

Agadir - CorpsAfrica has just finished training ten young Moroccan social activists. This is the second group of Moroccans that will be sworn in on January 26th to volunteer in rural areas across Morocco for one year of service. CorpsAfrica is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by Liz Fanning to provide an opportunity for Africans to serve like Peace Corps Volunteers in their own countries. Last year, ...

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Hicham Zerhouni: The First Moroccan to Join America’s New Leaders Council

Chicago – A Moroccan-American, Hicham Zerhouni, has been selected as a fellow of the New Leaders Council (NLC), a U.S. non-profit organization that promotes progressive political entrepreneurs — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry — who will shape the future landscape.  Zerhouni, who is the Managing Principal of TransCultures, is one of 24 fellows selected ...

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I am Jewish and I Love Muslims

By Joshua Kohen Washington D.C - Last May, I had an interesting encounter on a train ride from Marrakesh to Rabat. It was my fourth visit to Morocco as an American Jew, visiting a land my paternal ancestors had left many generations ago. As usual in Morocco, people are friendly on train rides, especially within the small confines of a cabin. Several Moroccan passengers began talking to me in Arabic out of c ...

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AMASCA Association Conducts Medical Campaign to Oukaïmeden-Marrakech

Marrakech - The Moroccan Association of Social, Cultural and Artistic Activities (AMASCA), affiliated with Mundiapolis University in Casablanca, conducted a free medical campaign in Ait Lakik village in the Oukaïmeden- Marrakech region on January 10 -11 in order to give direct aid to people in need. After a successful similar campaign in the same region in 2013, and thanks to 17 medical interns, AMASCA orga ...

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Morocco fifth African Country with Most Active Twitter Accounts

Rabat - Morocco ranks fifth in the top ten African countries with the most active Twitter accounts. According to a recent press release by Twitter, there are more than 80,000 active users in the kingdom. South Africa, which is among the top ten worldwide, heads the list of the African countries with active Twitter accounts. Moroccan movie actors, singers and TV stars are among the most popular personalities ...

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Morocco Sets Age of Domestic Workers at 16

Rabat - The commission of Justice, Legislation and Human Rights of the House of Councilors has resumed discussions over the domestic workers bill, according to news magazine Telquel. In the presence of Employment and Social Affairs Minister, Abdesalam Seddiki, parliamentarians discussed the bill and voted for 12 amendments out of the 21 available. The bill stipulates the signing of a compulsory contract bet ...

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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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Morocco: When Bullying Turns a Female Teacher’s Life into Hell

Fez - It’s certain that Morocco’s education is frustratingly in deep crisis ever since the country’s independence and all the reforms implemented thus far proved to be futile and useless. The high hopes Moroccans placed on education were, unfortunately, never fulfilled because we, perhaps, loaded education with a burden it could not bear. Now we are faced by the bitter truth: mass disillusionment and despai ...

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Hard Times for the Mentally Ill in Morocco

Fez - The government recently initiated a comprehensive upgrade to Morocco’s mental illness treatment facilities and programs, but the sector still suffers from poor infrastructure. In a Moroccan Douar near Ben Slimane region, 58 km northeast of Casablanca, 21-year-old Soukaina B suffers from a mental illness. She is usually chained to a pole at home. This sad case illustrates the deficiency in Morocco’s me ...

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Mehdi Benkirane: The Story of an Orphan

Rabat - 24-year-old Mehdi Benkirane is a Moroccan orphan who turned his tragedies into successful story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. In order to learn more Mehdi Benkirane’s life, Morocco World News interviewed him to highlight his career and his startup organization’s main objectives. MWN: Could you please introduce yourself? Mehdi Benkirane: My name is Mehdi Benkirane, founder and presiden ...

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Rich Kids of Morocco Display their Wealth on Instagram

Taroudant - Moroccan teenagers belonging to wealthy families have joined a social media phenomenon that has attracted rich kids of the world. Inspired by Rich Kids of Instagram, Moroccan kids from well-to-do families use RichKidsofMorocco on Instagram to display their extravagant lifestyle and share with others their luxurious possessions. The Morocco-based Rich Kids of Instagram account appeared on Instagr ...

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