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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Does Moroccan Media Really Put Our Cultural Identity at Stake?

Fez - In the light of what is going on in the so-called national media, this title comes as a reaction to the necessity of questioning the hidden agendas of our media, particularly those presented on national TV involving foreign programs. These programs are produced in different contexts for audiences with different languages, lifestyles, ways of thinking, norms, and values—audiences who, in one way or ano ...

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I Will Not Use My Father’s Position to Obtain a Job: Abdelilah Benkirane’s Daughter

Rabat - Soumia Benkirane, the daughter of the current Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, has reportedly made it clear she will not use her father’s post to obtain a job. In an interview with Al Arabia, Soumia Benkirane, who has a degree in Islamic studies, said that she refused to use her father’s position as the Moroccan head of government to get a job. "Some relatives and friends were wondering why ...

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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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Moroccan Experience in Youth Policy Presented at UN Global Forum

Baku – Azerbaijan - Two Moroccan civil society and youth policy specialists, Karima Rhanem and Yassine Isbouia, recently took part as panelists at the first ever United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies. The forum, held in Baku, Azerbaijan from October 27 to 30, brought together over 700 participants from over 165 countries. Youth Ministers, experts, advocates, civil society members, and represe ...

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Marrakech: Atlantic Dialogues Forum Strengthens Transatlantic Relations

Marrakech - The Atlantic Dialogues forum was held on October 24-26 in Marrakech to strengthen the transatlantic relations and to select the 50 emerging leaders of the Atlantic Basin Under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI, the Atlantic Dialogues gathered some of the most influential public and private sector leaders from around the Atlantic basin for high level panels and open discussion on cross-regio ...

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Sahrawi-Born Spanish Woman Escapes From Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, the young Saharawi who was held against her will in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, managed to escape from the camps on Tuesday, according to El Mundo. As soon as she left the camps, the young Spanish citizen took refuge in the Spanish consulate in Algiers. She is expected to return to Spain later today. Mahjouba retrieved her freedom with the help of a group of friends who ...

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France: Blind Moroccan Student Wins First Prize of Spelling competition

Rabat- A 12-year-old Moroccan student won first prize in a French spelling competition, despite being blind. On October 19, the European Coordination Centre 'Autonome Sahara Marocain' (CESAM) in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, where the father of the brilliant student works, celebrated the talented student’s success. The representatives of the association awarded the student in June. Anas El Filali, a student at the ...

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