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Morocco: Khaoula Morchid Reverses Brain Drain through Entrepreneurial Leadership

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - Some amazing women come from Morocco and Khaoula Morchid is one of them. She is the founder of Future Moroccan Entrepreneurs, and is a 20-year old Moroccan girl. Born and raised in Marrakesh, she decided to take a special path outside of what is seen in Morocco as the norm for an outstanding student who has always been the first in her class, school and region of Marrakesh Tensift ...

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The New Age of Media Literacy

By Ismail Elouafi Fez - Throughout the history of communication and information acquisition, the process of being informed has been a complicated task that requires critical thinking skills on the part of the public– or consumers - to deal with multimedia messages. From printed materials in China to the latest inventions of Web 2.0 and smart devices, the whole society is bombarded with millions of media mes ...

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Morocco: Jailed Activist Student Mustapha Meziani Dies on Hunger Strike

Rabat -  Jailed Moroccan student and far left activist, Mustapha Meziani, died on Wednesday after 72 days of being on a hunger strike in Fez. Moroccan human rights activists are blaming the government for his death. Mustafa Meziani has died after 72 days of a hunger strike in protest of the government’s decision to refuse his demand to be reinstated at the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah in Fez. Th ...

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Humans Of New York Creator Displaying Tender Portraits From Middle East

New Jersey - Images found on the popular blog Humans of New York are familiar to many of us: A man wearing dreads talking about his relationship with his father in Central Park. A woman sitting against a wall perhaps waiting for a train at Grand Central Station and even a  group of Muslims praying on a soccer field in Jamaica, Queens. However as of Aug. 7, creator and photographer Brandon Stanton isn’t in t ...

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Tramdeen: The Anger of Ramadan

By Chafik Mohamed Oujda - One of the great paradoxes that marks the Moroccan community is the phenomenon of Tramdeen. Tramdeen, derived from the word “Ramadan” (Islam’s holy month of fasting and praying) describes the anger and aggression that paradoxically accompanies the holy month. Countless videos, and forum posts attest to the phenomenon. Ramadan, a month that is supposed to promote fasting, peace and ...

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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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