Moroccan Elected President of “African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe”

By Sanaa Afouaiz Paris - African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE) held its General Assembly on June 8-10 in Vienna to elect a new president and board members for the next two years. ADYNE is a platform of organizations led and driven by young Africans and fellow youth with African backgrounds living in Europe with the main aim of serving interests of young people all over Europe. The General Assembl ...

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Moroccan-Swedish Model Under Harsh Criticism for not Observing Ramadan

By Nahla Bendefaa Rabat - Over the past few days, the Facebook page of Moroccan-Swedish blogger and fashion model Kenza Zouiten has received many of negative comments about her Ramadan habits. Zouiten, who was born to a Moroccan father and Swedish mother, is the owner of one of the most read blogs in Sweden. During the month of Ramadan, she continued posting pictures of her meals on her Instagram and Facebo ...

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Moroccan Youth Offer Flowers to Sub-Saharan Immigrants

Taroudant - Members of the Youth Forum for Democracy and Citizenship organized last weekend a humanitarian campaign in Rabat, lobbying for the eradication of all forms of racism and xenophobia targeting Sub-Saharan Africans, Syrians and other immigrants living in Morocco. Upon its creation, the YFDC, a Moroccan non-governmental organization, pledged to fight for the rights of immigrants originating from Sub ...

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The African Leadership Academy Hosts its Annual Gala on July 4 in Casablanca

Rabat - The African Leadership Academy (ALA) is hosting its annual Leadership Gala in the four regions of Africa. This year, the North African event will be held in Casablanca on July 4. ALA strives to develop the future leaders of Africa by training individuals from all 54 countries of the continent. The Academy seeks out the talented students in society and builds their intellectual foundation as well as ...

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Should we Blame Mustapha El-Amrani for the Death of 11 Children?

By Hajar Jannad Rabat -  The Moroccan Ministry of Justice has turned a deaf ear to human rights associations’ numerous calls condemning the accusations brought against Mustapha El-Amrani, coach and president of the Taekwondo club “Ennour,” for negligent manslaughter in the tragedy of Cherrat Valley (Oued Cherrat), where eleven children passed away after they drowned in an unwatched beach. Head of the Morocc ...

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London: Muslim Woman Abused for Wearing Hijab

Rabat - A Muslim woman has reportedly been subject to an Islamophobic attack in London as she went to pick up her children from school.  According to the London Evening Standard, a group of women in London allegedly abused, punched and kicked a woman for wearing a headscarf, “as she walked towards private Islamic primary school Al-Khair in south London.” The young mum, who preferred to remain anonymous, sai ...

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Tamkeen National Competition to Be Held in Rabat Saturday

By Hind Touissat Rabat- The Tamkeen Initiative is a program that aims to transform schools into vectors of social innovation by introducing high school students aged fifteen to sixteen and their teachers to innovation and social entrepreneurship. This year-long training and mentorship program is organized by the Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, the Association Anoual, Morocco Chan ...

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Youth Political Participation and Arab Spring

By Youssef Igrouane Meknes - It is commonly believed that a nation’s youth are the wealth of society. Most democratic countries correctly perceive their youth as a vigorous well of innovation and progress, and as the only age group that pushes the country towards equality by eradicating corruption and freeing it from the tight fist of oligarchy and the lobbies that work to sanctify ignorance and illiteracy ...

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American Agency to Organize 5th Annual Meeting on Adopted Children in Morocco

New York — The first Muslim adoption agency in the United States will hold its fifth annual reunion and gathering for parents who have adopted children from Morocco for the first time this year after it began operating formally as New Star Kafala. The reunion will be held on June 6, at 2:30 p.m. at the Studio AVCom Visual Arts Center in Sterling, Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. The event is expected t ...

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Moroccan Schools Getting a Chance

Rabat - A Moroccan woman is working tirelessly to provide children in deprived schools with a chance at a better education. Fatima Khouchoua is the founder of Giving Chances, a charity that provides the young students of Morocco with books and other educational resources so that they can reach their full learning potentials. Khouchoua, a grassroots activist, first began her work with Moroccan schools five y ...

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What Would Push an Immigrant to Move Back to Morocco?

By Hassan Salman Orlando -In order to break up the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life here in the United States, Moroccan immigrants do all they can to keep their lives interesting and fulfilling. Moroccan men and women across the country meet online and exchange daily news and events, both about the United States and their home country. To better understand how Moroccan immigrants feel about their ho ...

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Washington Calls on Rabat to Do More to Prevent Moroccans From Joining ISIS

Rabat - For the United States, world governments, including Morocco, are not doing enough to stop their citizens from joining jihadists of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. "We are not seeing nearly enough global action to criminalize and actually prevent the movement of foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) to and from conflict zones," the US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said on Friday. Large numbers ...

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