Moroccan Woman Fights Cancer With a Smile on Facebook

Rabat - Dalal, a young Moroccan girl, diagnosed with bone cancer, shared her story on Facebook, to raise awareness about this illness in Moroccan society. Dalal managed to combat her fears and concerns “to be judged and misunderstood,” by the society and decided to fight against her disease with a smiling photo profile posted on Facebook. The young Moroccan girl said that the aim behind creating a Facebook ...

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Ben Smim: An Abandoned Hospital in an Unknown Tourist Destination

By Youssef Igrouane Meknes - The Kingdom is going through a crisis in the health field, and I cannot find the words to express the extent of the trauma I feel from such a big loss for Moroccans. I was going on an excursion to an amazing and calm place in the core of the Middle Atlas; an inspired area where human beings acknowledge their egos spontaneously. It is also soothing place where people forget life’ ...

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Little girl to King Mohammed VI: ‘My Uncle the King, I want to Live in Safety’

Rabat - A Moroccan little girl posted a video to YouTube in which she expressed her feelings in the wake of the Tan Tan tragedy last week that claimed the lives of 34 people, including little children between the age of eight and fourteen. She asked King Mohammed VI to fulfill a wish she shares with a number of her peers which is to live a life free of fear. The girl said that children her age now fear bein ...

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A Chinese Father Sells His Dignity to Save His Sick Son

By Amine Mechaal Rabat - With a horse-head helmet and a sign reading: “Five yuan ($0.80) per ride. Good Samaritans, please ride on me,” a 38-year-old Chinese father tries to raise money for his sick son in the streets of China. Since last Wednesday, Chinese social media has been shedding light on Chen Yuntao after he offered rides-for-money to passengers on a street in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Provi ...

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Moroccans Express Solidarity With Victim of Road Accident Amidst Silence of Government

Rabat - Although the silence of authorities is deafening in the wake of the Friday tragedy that claimed the lives of 31 people, including 20 promising young athletes between the age of 10 and 14, many Moroccans took to social media platforms in order to express full solidarity to the families of the victims and to call for accountability. On Friday, April 10th, a bus carrying nearly 50 people and a tanker t ...

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Tunisian Activist: Idleness Leads Youth to Kill Themselves or Kill Others

Tunis - On April 3, five students at the Bazina Preparatory School in Bizerte, northern Tunisia, attempted A few days before, young terrorists attacked the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Morocco World News recently met with Lilia Ben Hmida, director of programs at the Tunisian Association for Management and Social Stability (TAMS), to discuss what causes young people to turn towards suicide or terrorism and what ca ...

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World Social Forum in Tunisia: “No to Terrorism”

Tunis - The World Social Forum of 2015 was held in Tunisia from March 24th through March 28th. The theme of the event differed greatly from the event held in 2013, which was considered to be of a “revolutionary” theme. This year, the World Social Forum focused on the idea of “no to terrorism.” Abderrahmane Hedhili stated in a press conference, held in Tunis last week, “March 18th, (the date of the Bardo Mus ...

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A 16-year-old Represents Morocco at New York’s Model United Nations

By Amine Mechaal Rabat - Abdelmounaim Benakki, 16-year-old high school student, was the only Moroccan delegate to represent Morocco in the “Change the World Model United Nations Conference,” which was held from March 19th to 25th at the United Nations headquarters in New York city. Change the World Model United Nations Conference (CWMUNC) is an annual series of international conferences organized in differe ...

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The US Embassy in Rabat Engage Moroccan Youth in Social Entrepreneurship

Rabat - Eleven volunteers from around Morocco will showcase their work with women's associations and cooperatives on Saturday in Rabat. Their work will be presented by the U.S. Embassy-ENACTUS Young Social Entrepreneurs Program. The volunteers are recent college graduates and current university students from Morocco who spent eight months sharing their skills to support women’s cooperatives in their regions ...

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Exclusive: In Pictures Miss New York, Morocco’s Iman Oubou

New York - Moroccan American Iman Oubou was crowned last Sunday Miss New York 2015. Iman will represent the state of New York in the Miss United States, which will be held next July in Washington D.C. With the crowning achievement, New York has two beauty queens, each of them representing a different production organization: Thatiana Diaz who was crowned Miss New York USA 2015 last Janaury and Iman Oubou wh ...

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Moroccans Are Happy When They Have Peace of Mind, Survey

Taroudant - A recent study sponsored by Atlanta Assurances on Moroccans’ perception of happiness revealed that Moroccans are happy when they have “peace of mind.” Ipsos, a global market research company, surveyed about 2,100 individuals aged 25 to 64 to find out what makes Moroccans happy — what are their joyful moments? According to the survey, Moroccans are happy when they have “peace of mind.” "Many woul ...

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The Fault in Our Character

Nador - We do what we publicly denounce. We criticize what we believe. We defend what we doubt. And we teach what we hate. The humane principles and values we have been taught seem illusory in contemporary life. Philosophy admits that the human being is a very complex creature. The intricacy of this tiny creature goes far beyond the simplistic personal traits they possess. Marxist creed deems that the human ...

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