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Moroccan Student Who Had Her Eyebrows and Hair Cut, Tells Her Story

Fez - After two days of being subjected to horrendous physical and psychological violence before the eyes of hundreds of students at the Faculty of Science in Meknes, Chaimae comes out in a statement to Alyaoum24 news outlet to tell her story in detail.  Restraining tears and with a lump at her throat, Chaimae describes the amount of violence inflicted on her by the radical leftist student group known as “T ...

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Moroccan student engineer wins “Les Défricheurs” Award in France

Rabat - In a competition organized on Monday by the French weekly news and political magazine Le Point, Salah Ghamizi, a Moroccan student engineer at the “Ecole des Mines de Nancy” in France, won the "les Défricheurs" award for his start-up "Waza Education." The Moroccan student was able to convince the jury - composed of experts and journalists of Le Point - of the innovative nature of his start-up that ai ...

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Morocco: Petition Launched Against Bill Authorizing Maids to Work at Age 16

Rabat - A number of international lawyers have started a petition under the slogan “No to the exploitation of minors working domestic jobs” against a bill in the House of Representatives that aims to authorize minors as young as 16 to work legally as maids in Morocco. On Monday, the Committee on Social Sectors approved bill 19.12, which also regulates working conditions for domestic servants, with seven mem ...

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Moroccan Young People Create New Ways to Participate in Politics

Rabat - Youth and political science studies have both produced extensive research on youth participation in politics. The classical approach to youth participation arises from the socialization theories of the 1950s and 1960s, namely those of Eisenstadt (1956), Coleman (1961) and Parsons (1952). These authors define the political participation of young people as the process of their assimilation into the st ...

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Shakira Teams Up with Charity to Sell Bald Dolls for Cancer Research

Rabat - Shakira, along with seven other celebrities from the Spanish-speaking world, launched a new philanthropy campaign in partnership with the Juegaterapia Foundation earlier this week to distribute a line of bald dolls to raise money for childhood cancer research. The Columbian artist tweeted a picture of the doll on Monday and said the whole collection is available for sale on the Spain-based foundatio ...

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Ethics in the Workplace

By Laila Ajrouh Ifran - We spend most of our day at work; this is why changing the work environment into a happier living place has always been a great challenge for many organizations and institutions. Tremendous attempts have been made; however, we still witness disappointments and failures. One of the key remedies acknowledged by consensus within almost all sectors to ameliorate this crucial problem is e ...

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Stop the Hate!

By Chaymae Fahassa Kser Kbir - Often times, we turn on the T.V., read a newspaper, or peruse a magazine, to learn what is happening in the world. It doesn’t take long before we realize that, all around us, is chaos, an endless, maddening madness! Is no one safe from wars, explosions, terrorist attacks, or hate crimes these days?   If you believe tabloid journalism, and the dark brains who control them, you ...

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Video: Young Moroccan Rants Against ONCF Delays at Train Station

Rabat - A young woman, who recently returned from a stay in France, broke down at a train station after waiting for nearly half an hour for a train to take her to Casablanca.  The woman, who did not identify herself nor her location, ranted about her frustrations in a video she recorded of herself on a mobile phone. Haditouna TV, an online magazine, published the video on its YouTube channel on Thursday. "I ...

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Moroccan Startup SkillsMotion Selected in GIST Tech-I Semifinals

By Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - The Moroccan startup SkillsMotion has been qualified among 102 semi-finalists in the international competition Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST Tech-I). SkillsMotion is a Moroccan social enterprise that aims to boost young graduates’ employability by assisting them in connecting with recruiters through innovative video-résumés and providing job seekers with a se ...

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Kenitra to Host Fourth Annual TEDxENCGK

Rabat - TEDxENCGK is scheduled to take place on April 17 at l’Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion (ENCG), a public academic institution of higher education in Kenitra. Under the theme “Just Press Play,” ENCG will inaugurate its fourth annual TEDxENCGK event that will include talks given by prominent Moroccan public figures from multiple industries and fields. The organizers of TEDxENCGK have invited l ...

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CorpsAfrica: a new opportunity for moroccans to serve their own country

By Bochra Laghssais Marrakech - CorpsAfrica is a Moroccan-American nonprofit organization that addresses the critical need for professional and personal growth opportunities for young people across Africa by mobilizing them to combat poverty and empower the less fortunate through the facilitation of community led development. CorpsAfrica gives bright and ambitious young African individuals the opportunity t ...

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Dutch-Moroccan Child Attempts to Deliver Bottle of Perfume to King Mohammed VI

Rabat - Walid Yaqub, an 11-year-old Dutch child of Moroccan descent, insisted to present King Mohammed VI a gift on Tuesday during the monarch’s ongoing stay in Amsterdam, according to Hespress. The boy’s father, Mohammad Yaqub - who lives with family in the city of Utrecht - said his son admires Mohammed VI strongly and, bought a small bottle of perfume with his own money to present to the king in person. ...

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