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Arrest Made in Connection with Murder of Moroccan Diplomat in South Africa

Rabat - Following ambiguous circumstances surrounding the recent assassination of Fatmi Noureddine, an officer in charge of consular affairs at the Moroccan Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, the Pretorian police arrested a man today in connection with the murder last week of the Moroccan diplomat. According to the South African website Timeslive, the police arrested a Zimbabwean at his Monument Park home, ...

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Moroccan Soldier Charged with Recruiting for the Islamic State, Daach

Marrakech - A soldier in the Royal Moroccan Armed forces was arrested today, September 3, by the National Bureau of the Judicial Police (BNJP). According to the newspaper al-Ahdath al-Maghribiya, he was charged with attempting to recruit former Moroccan soldiers for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Islamic State (Daach, in Arabic), The accused allegedly  contacted former Moroccan soldiers on social media in an attemp ...

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Moroccan Owner of World’s First ‘Halal’ Sex Shop Targets Saudi Arabia

Marrakesh- In 2010, a Moroccan named Abdelaziz Aouragh launched what the media dubbed as the world's first halal sex shop, which provides a range of erotic products that do not contravene the Islamic Sharia. Four years later, the second-generation Amsterdammer of Moroccan descent is expanding. He is targeting a global market of around 1.6 billion Muslims around the world by allying with Germany's largest er ...

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Over 1,500 migrants storm across Spain-occupied Melillia

Nador - Some 1,550 illegal migrants, divided into five groups, tried on Wednesday to storm the Spain-occupied city of Melillia in the Moroccan northeastern locailities of Morales, Kalita, Iyassinene, Mari Wari and, says a release of local authorities. "The groups did not heed the warnings and threw stones, injuring four security agents and damaging three vehicles", the source explained. A total of 500 perso ...

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Two Moroccans Die at Lake Michigan in Chicago

Chicago -Two Moroccans were pronounced dead in Chicago on Tuesday. According to NBC Chicago, the two men believed to be 36 and 40 years old were pulled out from Lake Michigan in the afternoon and taken in “extremely critical condition” to Mercy hospital for urgent care. They were pronounced dead an hour later. NBC did not reveal the identity of the two victims, but a friend of the two victims said that they ...

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Are Moroccans Racist Towards Sub-Saharan Immigrants?

Marrakech - Today, Friday March 21st, was the first day of a new Moroccan campaign called “I’m not called Azzi” –Azzi meaning a dark skinned person in Moroccan Arabic- which was organized for the first time ever to sensitize people on the importance of tolerance and fighting racism in Morocco. Morocco is known to host different racial groups who, most of the time, co-live without any confrontation or issues ...

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A Moroccan world’s No.1 Internet &Media analyst for Facebook, Google, Amazon

New York- Here is good news that went unnoticed in most Moroccan media outlets. Moroccan Youssef Squali Global Head of Internet & Media Research at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, was ranked No. 1 Internet & Media Analyst for Google, Facebook and Amazon, according to Bloomberg. According to Bloomberg's latest analyst ranking, the New York-based Moroccan “Squali ...

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Morocco Ranks 4th of African Countries in Numbers of Facebook Users

Taroudant- According to  Socialbakers.com, Morocco ranks fourth in the top ten African countries in the number of users it has on the social media network Facebook. The kingdom came in just ahead of Algeria and Tunisia, which were 5th and 6th respectively, thus becoming the top one of the North African countries that use FaceBook. Egypt came out on top for all African Facebook users, having experienced a ma ...

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Morocco to play a friendly match against Gabon on March 5th

Rabat- Now, it is official. The Moroccan national team will play a friendly match against Gabon at the Marrakech Stadium on March 5th, Football Royal Federation said on Friday.  However, it hasn’t yet been officially confirmed who is going to be in charge of the Lions in their friendly encounter against the Gabonese Panthers. But sources quoted by Hespress website said that the Football Royal Federation is ...

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Morocco among top 15 countries in the protection of the environment

Taroudant, Morocco - The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), placed Morocco in a very advanced ranking in terms of environmental protection and the fight against climate change. According to the report published on January 27th, 2014, Morocco is ranked “within the “good” rating category” coming in at 15th place at the global level and the 1st place in Africa and the Arab world. In comparison to last ye ...

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Moroccan Nidal Ibourk Singer Rises to Next Phase of The Voice

Rabat - Nidal Ibourk, a Moroccan citizen born in Rabat and living in the U.S. since 2006, has been selected to compete in the next round of competition in MBC’s The Voice.  Ms. Ibourk is flying the flag for Morocco on an international level. After receiving a full scholarship from the US State Department to complete her post-graduate studies, Ms. Ibourk earned a second Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Co ...

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Morocco’s ‘SAMIR’ signs $ 200 million financing contract

Mohammedia- Moroccan Refining Industry Company "SAMIR" announced on Thursday the signing, with several international banks and oil companies, of a $ 200 million funding contract, covering a period of two years with favorable conditions. The contract was signed with Standard Chartered, Dubai Bank, with the support of BP Oil International London, said SAMIR in a statement, adding that the amount of the transa ...

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