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Morocco Didn’t Give up on Hosting CAN 2015, Asked For Postponing it: Minister

Rabat - Morocco did not renounce to organizing the 30th Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2015) but asked for postponing it on solid grounds, said youth and sports minister Mohamed Ouzzine. Speaking at the house of advisors' question time, Ouzzine noted that Morocco is ready, at the technical and logistical levels, to host the event and the Moroccan soccer team is also ready to give its best performance. The minis ...

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African Nations Cup Leader: a Vivid Example of Africa’s many Failures

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - African Cup of Nations (CAN) organizing committees are an example of exactly what’s wrong with Africa. They place zero value on human life. When Morocco rightfully asked for the games to be postponed until the Ebola virus is under control, Issa Hayatou and his crew, chaired by Moroccan Hicham El Amrani, wrote a secret letter to 7 African countries asking them to form a “Plan ...

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Rabat Condemns Shooting of Moroccans at Algerian Borders

Rabat - Morocco strongly condemned on Saturday the shooting of Moroccans citizens by elements of the Algerian army. The shooting, which took place at 12 pm local time (GMT+1), left one person seriously injured. In a press conference held on Saturday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed Morocco's condemnation of this “unacceptable beh ...

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Morocco: New Education Year, Old Problems

Fez - The Moroccan Department of Education in Morocco set the 2014-2015 education program schedules specifying September 10 and 11 to be the actual start of the school year for primary and secondary schools, respectively. However, classes didn’t really begin until October 13, as class attendance reached its peak. This evident discrepancy between official statements and actual proceedings is common in the st ...

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Princess Lalla Salma, Most Beautiful First Ladies in Africa

Rabat - The American website “Richest Lifestyle”, dedicated to the lifestyle of celebrities, rich and fabulous people around the globe, released its 2014 ten Most Beautiful First Ladies in Africa, ranking Princess Lalla Salma, consort of Mohamed VI, king of Morocco, on top of the list. “Physically as well as intellectually, Lalla Salma is beautiful. She has a beautiful face crowned with red hair, and holds ...

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Hollande Highlights Willingness to Overcome Tensions with Morocco

Rabat - French President Francois Hollande seized the occasion of the inauguration on Tuesday of the exhibition "Contemporary Morocco" at the Arab World Institute, to highlight the willingness of his country to revive its partnership with Morocco. In his speech, Holland paid tribute to King Mohammed VI, "with whom [he] maintains friendly relations since [his] accession to the presidency of the Republic." "T ...

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Marrakech: Princess Lalla Salma Inaugurates ‘House of Life’ to Accommodate Oncology Patients

Marrakech - Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, accompanied by Dominique Ouattara, first lady of Côte d'Ivoire and Bernadette Chirac, President of the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France, inaugurated, on Monday in Marrakech, the "House of Life," a facility to accommodate the poor patients of the oncology center in the Mohamed VI univ ...

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EU Operation to Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

Marrakech- A Europe-wide operation, backed by Italy, which has the European Union presidency, was proposed in an EU memo dated 10 July 2014. The document calls for a joint police operation “Mos Maiorum” or “Our Ancestors”. The operation is now being put into effect. The Italian Ministry of Interior is leading the operation with the Italian border police and the EU Border Agency FRONTEX. It is a continuation ...

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Morocco: 2-year old little girl raped, killed by her uncle

Taroudant, Morocco- A girl aged two and 4 months was raped and murdered by her uncle on Sunday, Oct. 12 in the town of Bir Jdid, about 60 kilometers from Casablanca. Led by a vicious desire to take revenge of his sister, the offender admitted his shocking crime after being arrested by the authorities on the same day. Aya, the little victim, was “found in a terrible state.” “The first elements of the investi ...

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Official Draw of 2014 FIFA Club World Cup Takes Place in Marrakech

Marrakech- The draw of the FIFA Club World Cup due to take place on December 10-20 in Morocco was held on Saturday in Marrakech. Five clubs have so far qualified for this year’s edition of the Club World Cup: Moroccan champions Moghreb Tetouan, Real Madrid (UEFA), Auckland City (OFC), San Lorenzo (CONMEBOL) and Cruz Azul (CONCACAF). Two more teams are still to be determined: the champions of Africa, who wil ...

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CAF Rejects Morocco’s Request to Postpone CAN 2015

Rabat- The African Football Federation (CAF) rejects Morocco’s request to postpone the upcoming African Cup of Nations (CAN) scheduled to be held in Morocco early next year. In a communique released on Saturday, the CAF said that the CAN 2015 will be held as scheduled, adding that since the first edition in 1957,  "the Africa Cup of Nations has never witnessed a deferral or a change in schedule." The commun ...

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Two Moroccan Politicians Fight Inside Parliament After the King’s Speech

Marrakech - King Mohammed VI delivered a landmark speech before the two houses of parliament on Friday in Rabat. During his speech, the King criticized the lack of action and effective work of the Moroccan political class, and urged it to develop “a truly ethical charter for political action.” “Political discourse requires being honest with the citizens, making objective analyses and ensuring that stakehold ...

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