Moroccan Teacher Souad Belcaid Finalist in The Global Teacher Prize

Taroudante- Moroccan teacher at the American School of Tangier Mrs. Souad Belcaid is among the top 50 finalists in an international competition to find the world's best teacher. Belcaid is the only teacher in North Africa shortlisted for The Global Teacher Prize, a competition established by the Varkey GEMS Foundation with a grand prize of one million dollars, “to celebrate one outstanding teacher.” In 2007 ...

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Morocco’s Amina Bouayach, Amina Lotfi Awarded French Legion Of Honor

Rabat  -  Moroccan Amina Bouayach and Amina Lotfi, two activists involved in defending women's rights and freedom, were awarded, on Monday in Rabat, the insignia of the Knight of National Order of the Legion of Honor of the Republic of France in recognition of their actions in favor of the promotion of human rights. French ambassador in Rabat Charles Fries hailed, at a ceremony held at his residence, the co ...

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Morocco, Main Recipient of International Climate Aid: Report

Rabat - A new report released by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) revealed that Morocco has received more than $587 million in aid (mostly in loans) from some of the world’s major climate funds. According to the ODI’s report, Morocco, along with Mexico and Brazil, are the top recipients of climate aid, receiving over $7.6 billion in loans. The report says that Mexico and Brazil are among the top 10 ...

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Algerian Ambassador to Morocco Protests Against a Pro-Moroccan Song

Rabat - During a celebration supporting the Palestinian resistance held in Rabat on Sunday by the Moroccan Association for the Support of the Palestinian Struggle, the Algerian Ambassador to Morocco left the room in protest of a song celebrating the Green March. The song, known as “Saout Hassan Yunadi” (The Voice of Hassan Calls), sung by Mohamd Alghawi, is a famous song that represents patriotism and Moroc ...

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Morocco: Activists Call for National Mourning to Hono Floods Victims

Rabat - Several Moroccan social activists and YouTube celebrities released a video on Tuesday  calling upon the Moroccan government to declare three days of national mourning in the aftermath of the recent floods that claimed the lives of 47 people. On Tuesday, a group of Moroccan YouTube celebrities, artists, columnists, and human rights activists released a video entitled “We are Moroccans, not Garbage”, ...

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Darya, Another Girl Who Calls For Her Liberation From Tindouf Camps

Madrid - Like Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, who was set free thanks to an international mobilisation after 90 days of captivity, another girl is being held against her will in the Polisario-run camps in south-western Algeria. The 25-year old Darya Embarek Selma is held by her biological family in connivance with the Polisario leadership who prevent her from returning to Tenerife in the Canary Islands where she ...

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Morocco among the worst countries for women

Rabat - Morocco is among the ten worst countries for women, says a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF's 2014 Global Gender Report ranked Morocco among the countries where economic and educational opportunities, as well as political representation and health outcomes, were far worse for women than men. According to the report, just 27% of Moroccan women were in the labor force, compar ...

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Algeria: Is it the End of Oil Bonanza?

By Majid Morceli San Francisco- An estimate from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that Algeria needs to sell its oil at $113/barrel in order to balance its budget. Right now, oil is trading at around $66/barrel, and some analysts are predicting, given the right conditions, it could tumble to as low as $60/barrel. This is a disaster for Algeria. Oil and gas export earnings make up more than 97% of ...

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Morocco, Most Searched Bing Travel Keyword in France

Rabat- A new report released by Microsoft revealed that Morocco was the most searched keyword in France in 2014 on the travel section of the Bing search engine. Every year, the Microsoft-owned search engine Bing releases the trending keywords that users search for. According to Bing’s data, Morocco was the most searched travel destination by French users, followed by New York, Venice, and Barcelona. This is ...

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Marrakech Heads the Mirror’s List of the Best Travel Deals On the Web

Rabat - Marrakech, Morocco’s top tourist destination, has come first on the weekly list for the best deals and last minute holidays from around the web, stated the prestigious UK’s Sunday Mirror Travel. According to the Mirror, a Christmas trip to Marrakesh for two nights B&B at the four-star Meriem Hotel in Marrakech could cost less than £150 ($234.67). Morocco has topped this week’s list of the best t ...

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Floods: Guelmim Declared ‘Disaster Area’

Rabat - Local authorities on Saturday declared the southern province of Guelmim a "disaster area" following its isolation by the flooding of several rivers. Following the isolation of the province due to the flooding of all the rivers of the province and the damage caused to infrastructure, provincial authorities have declared the province as a disaster area, the Wilaya of Guelmim-Es-Smara region said in a ...

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Morocco Makes Donations to Sierra Leone, Liberia To Stem Ebola

Rabat - Morocco has dispatched royal donations to Sierra Leone and Liberia in support of international efforts aiming to stem the spread of the Ebola virus. “Upon King Mohammed VI's instructions, Morocco has dispatched royal donations to the republics of Sierra Leone and Liberia,” the Health Ministry said in a statement. "These humanitarian aids, consisting of 12 tons of medicines and medical equipment, inc ...

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