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Tunisia’ Nabil Maaloul to coach Morocco’s Raja of Casablanca

Rabat- Tunisian soccer coach Nabil Maaloul is believed to be new manager of the Raja of Casablanca. According to Alyaoum24, the Tunisian manager will replace Mohamed Fakhir who was dismissed on Thursday after successive defeats with his former team. Maaloul will sing his contract next Wednesday. Mohamed Fakhir played a pivotal in helping Raja of Casablanca win Morocco’s football soccer last year, which qual ...

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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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Minutes of July 20 signed with unemployed graduates coordination “unworkable and unconstitutional”

Rabat, May 15, 2012 (MAP) Moroccan head of government Abdelilah Benkirane said, on Monday at the House of Representatives, that "it is impossible to implement" the Minutes of July 20, signed with the coordination of unemployed graduates, arguing that its provisions are "unconstitutional and does not comply to status of the civil service ". "Recruitment into the civil service shall be made on the basis of me ...

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King Mohammed appoints President of Higher Council of Audiovisual Communication and DG of Audiovisual Communication

Rabat, May 10, 2012 (MAP) King Mohammed VI received, on Thursday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, Amina Lamrini El Ouahabi and Jamal Eddine Naji, whom the Sovereign appointed President of Higher Council of Audiovisual Communication and Director General of the Audiovisual Communication, respectively. On this occasion, King Mohammed VI praised the human qualities, professionalism, integrity, extensive know-how a ...

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African Union inconceivable without Morocco- Senegalese FM

Rabat, May 7, 2012 (MAP) Senegalese Foreign Minister Alioune Badara highlighted, on Monday in Rabat, the Kingdom’s important role in Africa, saying that the African Union is inconceivable without Morocco. Without Morocco, the African Union is like a body whose part is missing preventing it from going or seeing far, the Senegalese Minister told the Press following talks with Foreign Minister Saad Dine El Otm ...

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Morocco smashes terror network

RABAT, May 5, 2012 (AFP) Morocco said Saturday it had broken up a "terrorist network" active in several cities in the country and that had links to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The network is "led by a leading figure of Mujahideen of Morocco", a little known group with ties to international terror groups, the ministry said. The group's head was the subject of several national and international ar ...

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Morocco: When giving birth Turns into A Nightmare

By Nidal Chebbak Morocco World News Fez, May 5, 2012 A question to the ladies: Have you ever thought of or considered giving birth in a truck, a taxi, on the floor or at the door of the hospital, or even on the street? No? Well, neither those women we heard about lately did. It is so outraging to read on the news every single day that a pregnant woman in labor was denied access to the hospital to give birth ...

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International Symposium on “The Marriage of Minor Girls: Legal and Socio-cultural Perspectives”

By Nidal Chebbak Morocco World News Fez, May 5, 2012 The ISIS Centre for Women and Development and South-North Centre organize the International Symposium on “The Marriage of Minor Girls: Legal and Socio-cultural Perspectives” on May 5-6 at Palais des Congès, in Fez. The international Symposium, which is organized in partnership with the National Union of Women’s Organizations and Vital Voices Organization, ...

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Supreme Ulema Council strongly condemns burning of holy Quran by US citizen

Rabat, May 3, 2012 (MAP) The Supreme Ulema Council condemned in the strongest terms the burning of copies of the holy Quran by a US pastor. This senseless act represents a provocation to the feelings of Muslims from around the world, the Council said in a statement. The Council, whose Chairman is King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, noted the responsibility of custodians of religions from around the ...

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Morocco: is Bassima Elhakawi preparing to suspend the Agenda of Equality between men and women?

Morocco World News/Maghreb Intelligence Rabat, May 1, 2012 According to some parliamentary sources, Bassima Elhakawi, the Islamist minister of solidarity, women, family and social development, is about to give a fatal blow to the Agenda of Equality between men and women, adopted under the government of Abbas El Fassi. The aim of this Agenda was to strengthen the conditions and capacities of women’s particip ...

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Morocco minister won’t stop trial of YouTube rapper

By Zakia Abdennebi RABAT, April 30, 2012 (Reuters) Morocco's justice minister said he would not stop the trial of an outspoken rapper charged with insulting the authorities in one of his songs, despite an outcry from rights campaigners who say the case is an attack on freedom of expression. Human rights activists had expected this sort of prosecution would cease after a moderate Islamist opposition party, t ...

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Morocco: Stop the « Hagra » Among Us Now!

By Rachid Acim Morocco World News Beni Mellal, April 30, 2012 Suppose you were a sociologist and you were asked to scale the heavy problems flooding Moroccan society now. Which problems would you give due priority? Indeed, serious problems would all smile up from three mugs, don’t you think? Unemployment, the most disastrous problem suffocating us, which has resulted in the incarceration of some people, wou ...

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