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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.

Saudi Cleric: ‘Women Cannot Drive Because They Have Quarter of a...

Saudi cleric and self-proclaimed neuroscientist Saad Al Hijri
Rabat - For Saudi cleric and self-proclaimed neuroscientist Saad Al Hijri, women should not be allowed to drive because their “half-sized” brains shrink to...

Was Morocco’s Oscars Submission a Breach of Rules and Ethics?

Rabat - Moroccan movie director Nabil Ayouch seems to have an undeniable knack for controversy. His latest movie, “Razzia,” has been chosen to compete...

Mechanical Engineer Hakan Gürdal Named Head of Ciments du Maroc

Rabat - Hakan Gürdal has been appointed managing director of Ciments du Maroc (Cimar), succeeding Nabil Francis who was in office till July 2016,...

Spain Starts Construction of Military Post on Al Hoceima Islands off...

Rabat - The Spanish army is currently conducting construction works on the two islets Isla de Tierra and Isla de Mar, north of Al...

UN Approves Morocco’s Human Rights Program Despite Criticism by NGOs

Rabat - The United Nations’ Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has accepted Morocco’s response to the recommendations of its Universal Periodic Review, delivered on September...

Moroccan Banks Earned $1.6 Billion Amid Fears of Dirham Liberalization

Rabat - Between 28 April and 7 July, Moroccan banks foreign currency assets increased by $1.6 billion  ahead of the previously expected announcement of...

Morocco Rejects Multiple UN Recommendations on Women’s Rights as ‘Unconstitutional’

Rabat - Morocco has recently published its preliminary response to the 244 recommendations filed by the United Nations Human Rights Council during Morocco’s 27th...

Hong Kong Company Seeks to Buy SAMIR Oil Refinery

Rabat - A Hong Kong-based company has expressed its interest in the buyback of the SAMIR oil refinery. While the proposed amount was deemed...

OCP Group to Develop Soil Fertility Map at Madagascar Agricultural Caravan

Rabat - As an active partner in the development of the agricultural sector in several African countries, the OCP Foundation took part last Thursday...

Western Sahara: New UN Envoy Horst Köhler to Make Official Visit...

Rabat - Horst Köhler, the new Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Western Sahara, has announced his intention to visit Morocco, after...

Morocco Fires Back at Human Rights Watch Report on Al Hoceima

Rabat - The Moroccan government has announced its “categoric rejection” of Human Rights Watch’s report on the ongoing protests in Al Hoceima, in an...

1.2 Million Moroccans Are Undernourished: UN Report

Rabat - Though Morocco managed to successfully reduce the prevalence of undernourishment during the last decade, 3.5 percent of Moroccans (1.2 million people), still...

Moroccan Industrial, Energy and Mining Production Increases 1.7% in 2017

Rabat - The index of industrial production, energy and mining excluding petroleum refining (IPIEM) continues its upward trend, according to figures published recently by...

Tunisia Overturns Law Barring Muslims Women from Marrying Non-Muslims

Rabat - Tunisia has overturned a decades-old law banning Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims, one of the last measures stemming from Islamic law seen...

Moroccan Press Syndicate Calls for Retrial of Journalist Hamid El Mehdaoui

Rabat - After Al Hoceima’s Court of Appeal sentenced Moroccan journalist Hamid El Mehdaoui to one year in prison, the National Syndicate of Moroccan...

French Research Center Director Quits After Accusations of ‘Racism and Neocolonialism’

Rabat - After being accused by her employees of “racism and neocolonialism,” Sabrina Mervin, director of the French Jacques Berque Center for Humanities and...

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on ‘September 15 Hirak’ Activists, Deems Protests...

Police in Saudi Arabia
Rabat - Amid rising calls from Saudi activists for peaceful protests in the kingdom later this week, Saudi authorities have arrested a number of...

AIG Launches First Participatory Insurance Policy Amid Rising Concerns in Morocco

Rabat - The American International Group (AIG) advised by the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has launched its first Shariah-compliant insurance policy in...

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