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Zoe Zuidema

Zoe Zuidema
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Zoe Zuidema is a student at Drake University and studies Broadcast News, Writing, and Religion. Her experience includes working at Better Homes and Gardens, Living the Country Life Magazine, and conducting research throughout Morocco. She loves improv, podcasts, and telling the stories of interesting people from all over the world.

Sub-Saharan Migrant Women, and the Quest for Autonomy

Rabat - Sub-Saharan migrant women in Morocco have proven an enormous amount of strength, resilience, and independence in what is often considered an environment...

Two-day Trek to Mount Toubkal

Rabat - Mount Toubkal rests in the Atlas Mountain Range, and is the highest mountain peak in North Africa at 13,671 ft, or 4,167...

Moroccan Islam: An Effort to Fight Radicalism

Rabat - Morocco’s moderate, tolerant approach to Islam has largely prevented religious extremist movements from flourishing within its borders. Morocco deliberately works to prevent and...

Morocco’s Couscous and Pastilla Explained

Zoe Zuidema and Gosuke Kowano try more Moroccan food, this time it’s two of Morocco’s most traditional dishes.

Why Moroccan Millennials Aren’t Voting, and What They Do Instead

Rabat - Voting rates for Moroccan youth are remarkably low. But while young Moroccans remain disenchanted with formal politics, they look to other venues...

2.1 Billion Lack Safe Water Access: WHO Report

Rabat - A report by WHO and UNICEF shows that 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home and 4.5 billion lack safely managed...

Educating for Impact: New Pan-African University to Educate 100,000

Rabat - Private equity firm Actis has developed an African education platform called Honoris United Universities, to create a continental network of higher education. In...

Video: Foreigners Experience Delights Of Rabat’s Medina Food

Rabat - International Morocco World News reporters, Zoe Zuidema and Gosuke Kawano, have explored the medina of Rabat, capturing their food experiences on video. There...

‘Expat’ vs. ‘Immigrant:’ Why Rhetoric Matters

Rabat - “I was a taxi driver for eight years. I worked 16 hours a day. When I was driving that taxi, I was...

12 Moroccan Students to Attend NASA Space Camp

Rabat - Twelve Moroccan high school students have been awarded with a trip to Washington, DC and Space Camp in the United States. The...

A Tale of Transnationalism: From Morocco to the Netherlands

Rabat - “Transnationalism,” the sense of being caught between two national identities resulting from migration, is a new phenomenon in an age of ever-increasing technology. The...

If you’re in the US, Consider These Moroccan Aid Centers

Rabat - Moving to the US from Morocco may present challenges to employment and socialization, but several NGOs exist across the states for those...

US Tourism Declines After Trump’s Travel Ban

Rabat - The unwelcoming message sent by Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries has resulted in a rapid decline in desire to visit...

The Bleak Prospects of Undocumented Sub-Saharan Immigrants in Morocco 

Rabat - As the sub-Saharan migrant population in Oujda, Morocco, increases, the country must respond to the needs of a growing population with few...

Al-Hoceima Torture Cases to Be Investigated: Government Spokesman

Rabat - In light of recent allegations that Hirak-associated prisoners are receiving unjust punishment, Mustapha El Khalfi claims that actions are being taken against...

Gnaoua Festival: A 20-Year Convergence of Worldwide Bohemians

Rabat - What draws hippies, backpackers, and music lovers from Morocco and all over the world to the annual Gnaoua World Music festival, kicking...

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