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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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A Moroccan Newspaper Zooms at Lesbianism in Morocco

Casablanca- Daily newspaper Annass has recently cast light on a phenomenon one does not always come across in Moroccan media: lesbianism. Annass sent two of its journalists on a mission to the Moroccan terra incognita of lesbianism to demystify this taboo, stigmatized sexual orientation. The journalists’ mission was not as simple as ABC. Venturing in the uncharted sphere of homosexuality in Morocco proves t ...

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Morocco and Afghanistan Biggest Producers of Hashish Worldwide: UN Report

Casablanca- One of the last things any nation would ever aspire to be ranked higher in is the production, trafficking or export of drugs. Unfortunately, Morocco still figures as one of the major producers of the controlled substance, the cannabis. According to UN’s recent report on drugs and crime, Morocco, alongside Afghanistan, “remain the foremost source countries for cannabis resin” in the world.   This ...

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Moroccans stage ‘kiss-in’ to support accused teens

RABAT- A few dozen Moroccans staged a symbolic "kiss-in" Saturday in support of three teenagers arrested for posting pictures on Facebook of two of them smooching. Only around a dozen couples actually locked lips in the gathering outside parliament, but the demonstrators insisted they had defended the right to public displays of affection in Morocco's conservative society. The kissing case has sparked uproa ...

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Italian Automaker Ferrari Officially in Morocco

Casablanca- The Italian  luxurious automaker, Ferrari officially arrives in Morocco after the inauguration of its first showroom on September 26 in Ain Sebaa, Casablanca, according to daily La Vie Eco. Enrico Galliera, senior vice president of sales and marketing in Ferrari, said that the brand has chosen the Kingdom among other African countries "because of its the potential in terms of economic growth, es ...

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Morocco: An increase in bread prices looming

Rabat- A potential increase in the prices of bread might turn into a harsh reality for millions of Moroccans, when the National Federation of the Owners of Bakeries meets on Wednesday in Casablanca to discuss the recent escalation in production costs and the attitude of indifference expressed by the head of Government towards the sector’s problems. Bread is an essential component on every Moroccan table. It ...

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