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Morocco: Suspicious Suicide of a Student Causes Speculation of Foul Play

Rabat- Mourad El Heraq Benay, a second year student in the Master's Degree program in Computer Science at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Martil-Tétouan, committed suicide a few days ago. From a poor family in the city of Leksar Lekbir, Mourad relied on a scholarship to attend the school. However,  for some reason his scholarship was revoked and was excluded from the campus. Mourad was born in 1990 and w ...

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Sexual harassment in Moroccan streets, who is to blame?

By Nidal Chebbak Fez - Sexual harassment has been a controversial issue in Morocco for a very long time and it still is. Different people have different opinions about the issue; some blame women for being too loose and others blame men for being unable to control and behave themselves. As a Moroccan girl, I can very much relate to this issue as any other Moroccan girl. As I believe, every Moroccan girl/ wo ...

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Bollywood wows Morocco, dreams of America

By By PAUL SCHEMM MARRAKECH, Morocco  Dec 09, 2012 (AP) For once, the storytellers, snake charmers and food stalls were gone from Marrakech's main square and in their place pulsed a crowd of thousands of people waiting to see a legend of Indian cinema who has attained superstar status here in Morocco. "Shahrukh Khan! Shakrukh Khan!" the young men and women chanted in the chill night air, waiting for the 47- ...

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Sexual Harassment in Morocco: A Daily Dose of Pain That Can Be Avoided

By Houda El Mouatassim Bilah Morocco World News Marrakesh, Nov 2, 2012 Sexual harassment, as defined globally, is an unwelcome sexual advance, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature. This offensive behavior takes place in every corner of the world, but in varying degrees. In Morocco, it is unfortunately spreading rapidly, affecting the victims of the harassment in ...

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Are all Moroccans Exempted from visa to Enter Spain?

Morocco World News New York, Oct 29, 2012 Moroccans have been taken  aback on Monday after Morocco World News published a news story in which it reports that Moroccans are exempted from visa to enter Spain. While many Moroccans contacted by Morocco World News welcomed the idea of exempting Moroccans from applying for a visa to enter Spain, a number of them expressed their disbelief and dismissed the idea th ...

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Promoting investment is a major priority for Morocco -Minister

Casablanca, June 25, 2012 (MAP) The promotion of investment and the improvement of the business environment is a major priority for Morocco, considering that the investment is undoubtedly a driving force for economic development, Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies, Abdelkader Aamara, said Monday in Casablanca. The Kingdom seeks to enhance its attractiveness by standing as a regional hub for in ...

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The World Sacred Music Festival of Fez re-enchating the World

By Nidal Chebbak Morocco World News Fez, May 31, 2012 Fez, also known as the spiritual city of Morocco, will host the 18th edition of the World Sacred Music Festival in June 8-16, 2012 under the theme “Re-enchanting the World”. The World Sacred Music Festival of Fez is one of Morocco’s most prominent festivals and celebrates musical diversity and cultural richness. Different nations are represented by their ...

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Hoping to Help Curb Corruption in Morocco by Mapping It Online

By Hanna Sistek May 31, 2012 Tarik Nesh-Nash says it was the Arab Spring that first motivated him to hack Morocco's politics through technology. By the time protests began in December 2010, Nesh-Nash, now 34, was already both technologically apt and politically active. The son of a human rights activist, he had also already volunteered for the Red Crescent Morocco, worked for Microsoft in Seattle, Wash., ea ...

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Morocco protests against severance of Sahara from its map at forum in Doha

Doha, May 21, 2012 (MAP) Communication Minister and spokesman of the government, Mustapha El Khalfi, protested to Qatar's authorities over the severance of the Sahara from the Moroccan map during the presentation of the countries taking part in the 12th Doha International Forum. In a statement to MAP, El Khalfi said he was "astonished to see that the southern provinces were cut off from the Moroccan map dur ...

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Justice reform begins in Morocco

By Siham Ali Rabat, May 20, 2012 Morocco this month began its long-promised judicial reform process. A new panel will work to accelerate changes demanded by citizens and judges alike. The high commission for "comprehensive and profound" judicial reform includes representatives of the judicial, legislative and academic communities, Morocco's King Mohammed VI announced May 8th in Casablanca. Speaking at a cer ...

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Play conveys needs of Moroccan disabled

By Naoufel Cherkaoui Rabat, May 17, 2012 Activists in Morocco recently arranged workshops for people with special needs in order to offer a theatrical performance reflecting their suffering and their hopes through human rights principles. The International Institute of Mediterranean Theatre (ATTIS) and Mohamed V University organised the "Ambassadors 2012" event within the framework of the "The Other" theatr ...

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Moroccan diplomacy supports national enterprise for further competitiveness: official

Casablanca, May 17, 2012 (MAP) Moroccan diplomacy backs the national enterprise in its action to "search for new niches and new opportunities" to gain further competitiveness, Minister Delegate at the Foreign Ministry Youssef Amrani said Wednesday in Casablanca. "Morocco now enjoys considerable expertise and knows the markets in Africa. We are ready to support the Moroccan company in in order to look for ne ...

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