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Chaima Lahsini

Chaima Lahsini
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Chaima Lahsini is freelance journalist and activist with the Al-Fam collective in Rabat. She holds a BA from the university of Mohammed V in communication and information sciences. She previously worked as a subject matter expert for the account of Facebook Middle East Quarters in Casablanca, and was a regular volunteer on humanist projects around the MENA region with AIESEC programs.

Morocco’s 2017 Economic Growth: GDP on the Rise, Investment in Decline

Rabat - Morocco’s economic growth grazed the 4 percent in the last quarter of 2017. Supported by the healthy rebound in agricultural activities, national...

Right to Access to Information: The Stillborn of the Moroccan Constitution

Rabat - While the 2011 Constitution guarantees citizens the right to access to information, the organic draft bill adopted on July 2014 pains to...

Botched Launch of the Dirham Liberalization Reform: Who’s to Blame?

Rabat - The Dirham liberalization chronicles are still spilling ink. In the latest episode of the highly controversial reform, Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaid blames...

Tetouan Records a 23% Increase in Foreign Tourists Arrivals

Rabat - Tetouan’s hotels and tourist establishments recorded 401,653 overnight stays at the end of October 2017, against 322,469 during the same period a...

Morocco’s Aeronautics Sector to Create 23,000 New Jobs by 2020

Rabat - The Moroccan aeronautics sector wants to reach a MAD 26 billion turnover and create 23,000 new jobs by 2020, says the Minister...

Over a Third of Moroccan Exports Directed to ECOWAS

Rabat - In 2016, more than a third of Morocco’s exports to Africa were directed to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),...

Massive Foreign Investments VS National Governance: Who Owns Morocco’s Oil and...

Rabat - More than MAD 1.2 billion was spent on Moroccan oil and gas exploration in 2016. The sector is mainly monopolized by the...

Moroccans Spent MAD 15.7 Billion on Foreign Travel in 2017

Rabat - Moroccan citizens have developed quite the healthy appetite for foreign travel this year. In 2017, Moroccans spent 20 percent more trotting the...

A Wave of Protests Hit Eastern Morocco After the Death of...

Rabat - Since Sunday, December 24, thousands of people flocked to the streets of Jerada, (Eastern Morocco), after the death of two brothers during...

Jouahri on the Dirham Liberalization Reform: ‘Go Ask the Govt’

Rabat - For Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor of Bank Al Maghrib, the only party to blame for the postponement of the dirham liberalization reform is...

New Study Urges Morocco To Diversify Economy to Spur Job Creation

Rabat - Morocco has failed to benefit from its youth. The booming demographic evolution of the country has barely made any impact on wealth...

Moroccans Spent MAD 2 Billion on Online Shopping in 2017

Rabat - Moroccans are slowly changing their shopping habits. With the exponential development of electronic payment in Morocco and the proliferation of attractive offers,...

Gdim Izik Trial: Mohamed El Ayoubi Sentenced to 20 Years in...

Rabat - A new rebound in the Gdim Izik case. On Wednesday December 20, Sale’s Court of Appeal sentenced in absentia, Mohamed El Ayoubi...

Mobile Payment May [Finally] Materialize in Morocco in Early 2018

Rabat - Although originally conceptualized in the early 1990s, mobile payments may become a reality  in Morocco in early 2018, according to Abdellatif Jouahri,...

Marrakech Race to Promote Organ Donation

Rabat - “Running to save lives!” is the new slogan of Marrakech’s Mohammed V University Hospital Center, which wants to promote organ donation in...

65 Journalists Were Killed, Murdered While Doing Their Job in 2017

Rabat - While performing their job, 65 journalists were killed, 326 were jailed, 54 are currently held hostage and two are reported missing, worldwide...

South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa Succeeds Jacob Zuma as Head of the...

Rabat - Finally fulfilling his political destiny, South African vice-president Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected December 18 at the head of the African National...

Khalladi Wind Farm Injects Its First Kilowatts in Morocco’s Electric Grid

Rabat - Production at the Khalladi wind farm is finally kick starting. Its first ever produced kilowatts have been injected into the high voltage...

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