• Ramadan Nights 2017
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    Music and Exile: Ramadan Nights to Kick Off on June 2

    Rabat - Initiated by the Moroccan French Institute, the 11th Annual Ramadan Nights will be held June 2 to 6 in 11 Moroccan cities to narrate, through different tongues and one language, stories of exile, migration and cultural mixing. Vibrant shows during Ramadan summer nights are one of the perks of the event, while striking...

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    Must-Do Activities for Tourists During Ramadan in Morocco

    Rabat - Are you traveling to Morocco this summer and your vacation dates fall during Ramadan? Are you worried there might not be enough activities during the holy month? Worry not! From sightseeing to delicious dishes, Morocco is a holiday destination even during Ramadan. Take a look at our Must-Do Ramadan Activities to get the gist...

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    Ramadan: Traditions That Comfort, Phenomena That Inspire

    Toronto - There can be a certain comfort in tradition, however rigid the motivation for it. For Muslims around the world, Ramadan presents a set of compulsory observances but it has also been the inspiration for a collection of traditions and phenomena that each community has come to hold dear. Morocco is no different. To...

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  • 2017 Africa Design Award Competition Kicks Off
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    2017 Africa Design Award Competition Kicks Off

    Rabat - The Africa Design Organization has launched the 2017 Africa Design Award competition, which rewards the best talents of the African continent' designers. Organized in coordination with the World Design Organization, the competition aims at gathering together African designers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and anyone else involved in design and innovation initiatives in...

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  • Popular Ramadan Foods around the World
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    Visiting Morocco During Ramadan; What To Expect

    Toronto - For anyone unfamiliar with the lunar calendar followed by Muslims throughout the world, Ramadan falls during the ninth month, to honour the month when the Quran was first revealed. If you are in Morocco for Ramadan, here are a few things which you may find helpful. What Does Ramadan Mean? According to Muslim history,...

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  • Moroccan Reporter Souad Mekhennet Writes of Her Life Pursuing Extremists
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    Moroccan Reporter Souad Mekhennet Writes of Her Life Pursuing Extremists

    By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Moroccan-German journalist Souad Mekhennet explores her investigations into Islamic extremism in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in a memoir entitled “I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad.” The 368-page memoir discusses the reporter's personal experience as a Muslim reporter with a bicultural...

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  • Morocco’s Chef Moha Wins Award in Washington, Amazes Judges With Tanjia
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    Morocco’s Chef Moha Wins Award in Washington, Amazes Judges With Tanjia

    Rabat - Moha Fedal, one of Morocco’s most famous chefs, has won Embassy Chef Challenge 2017 in Washington DC. The Moroccan chef won the Judges Choice Award at the annual international cooking competition held in Washington DC, where embassies choose chefs representing their countries to create dishes from their national cuisines. Chefs from 34 countries, including...

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    Fez: King Mohammed VI to Inaugurate Morocco’s Oldest Bazaar After Historic Renovation

    Rabat - Kissariat Al Kifah, Fez’s famous hanidcrafts shopping district, is finally re-opening after nearly a year of renovation. The King Mohammed VI is due to inaugurate the restored bazaar by the end of May, to relief of shopkeepers who have been worried the project would not be completed by Ramadan, the most prosperous crafts...

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  • 'The Well of Hope': Calming a Troubled World with Storytelling
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    'The Well of Hope': Calming a Troubled World with Storytelling

    Rabat - On Sunday at the ALIF Riad in Fez, Moroccan actress Amal Ayouch performed “The Well of Hope”, a metaphorical tale of two princesses and a spirit written by British playwright Kay d'Astorg, accompanied by Hamza El Fasiki on oud. Mystical, exceptional, full of heart and hope, Ayouch found no reason not to narrate the story...

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    “Songe du Calife” New Film to Highlight an Instance of Moroccan History

    Rabat - The essential role played by Spanish spy, Domingo Badia y Leblich, during the early 19th century in the Spanish conquest of Morocco is a curiously unexplored moment in cinema. That fact alone makes the upcoming film, “Songe du Calife,” worth paying a visit to cinemas. Directed by Souhail Benbarka, co-written with French scriptwriter, Bernard Stora, and...

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  • Sir Roger Moore Dies at 89
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    British Actor and Humanitarian Sir Roger Moore Dies at 89

    Toronto - When he wasn’t being Bond, James Bond, he was being Roger Moore, talented actor who had inhabited the role of the dashing super spy in seven films. Moore succumbed to cancer at the age of 89, Tuesday, according to his official Twitter account, in his beloved Switzerland. His last appearance was on the...

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  • Hannah Bronfman's Extravagant Wedding in Marrakech
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    Hannah Bronfman's Extravagant Wedding in Marrakech

    Rabat - Two years after getting engaged, the two American DJs Hannah Bronfman and DJ Brendan finally tied the knot this weekend Moroccan-style at La Mamounia, a gorgeous palatial hotel in Marrakech. DJ, entrepreneur, and model Hannah Bronfman and her very recent husband Brendan Fallis spent quite some time looking for their ideal wedding destination....

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  • Driss Roukhe Directs Two Series for Ramadan Entertainment
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    Driss Roukhe Directs Two Series for Ramadan Entertainment

    Rabat - The typically light evening entertainment of Ramadan TV series will feature this year two series directed by famous Moroccan director and actor Driss Roukhe. Having directed last year's Ramadan sitcom “L'Auberge” in Bin El Ouidane and the two seasons of “Yak Hna Jirane” and “Dima Jirane” in El Jadida, the director is keen...

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  • Alpha Blondy’s Mawazine Performance Champions Peace and Unity
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    Alpha Blondy’s Mawazine Performance Champions Peace and Unity

    By Erin Dunne Rabat - On the last night of Mawazine Alpha Blondy delivered a soulful performance at the Bouregreg stage. As the packed crowd danced to his internationally celebrated reggae music, Alpha Blondy urged those in attendance to celebrate religious unity and called for peace around the world. Alpha Blondy, originally from the Ivory Coast,...

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  • Demi Lovato and Asma Lamnawar Dazzle Audience in Mawazine Musical Feast
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    Demi Lovato and Asma Lamnawar Dazzle Audience in Mawazine Musical Feast

    Rabat - From the Mawazine Festival’s many stages to free street performances, day eight of this year’s event was a musical feast for every palette. Headlining the night of performances was music star, Demi Lovato, a name synonymous with the current popular music scene. The OLM stage saw Lovato perform a string of hits including...

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  • Alpha Blondy IN rabat. Photo by Wahid Tajani
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    Alpha Blondy Reminds Young Artists of Faith in God

    Rabat - The legendary Ivorian singer Alpha Blondy addressed young artists aspiring to international fame on Saturday, that “faith in God fulfills dreams.” Prior to his Saturday night concert in Rabat during the Mawazine World Rhythms festival, the Ivorian singer and songwriter Alpha Blondy gave an interview to the press where he expressed his “pride”...

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  • DJ Snake Gives Rabat a 'Blast' at Mawazine
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    DJ Snake Gives Rabat a 'Blast' at Mawazine

    By Eman Ech-chefaa Rabat - DJ Snake made the audience at Mawazine's OLM Souissi stage dance crazily its his unbelievably magical beats last night. Performing songs like “Lean On”, which has more than 2 billion views on YouTube, the mind-blowing DJ made the night unforgettable. He also surprised the public by bringing the Rai music...

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  • Gad Elmaleh Receives Quebec’s highest Honour
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    Gad Elmaleh Receives Quebec’s highest Honor

    Rabat - French-Moroccan comedian, Gad Elmaleh has been granted a singular honor from the Canadian province of Quebec. On Tuesday, he was made a member of the Order of Quebec. Quebec Premier, Philippe Couillard bestowed the Order’s official insignia on Elmaleh himself before posting a video on his official Facebook page. In the video, already...

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  • The Moroccan Gold Eldorado
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    The Moroccan Gold Eldorado, a Myth or a Reality?

    Rabat - Recently, a conspiracy theory video about a large gold discovery in Morocco is making rounds online. The video claims that a substantial gold reserve was discovered and is being extracted by a Canadian mining company called Maya Gold and Silver. We Moroccans are very proud human beings, we love our country and cherish...

  • Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
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    Qatar: How the Tables Are Turning in The Gulf

    Rabat - Amidst harsh sanctions and a long list of demands from its neighbors, Qatar’s ability to thrive under pressure may prove to be problematic for Saudi Arabia. As Saudi Arabia and its coalition attempt to wait out Qatar, the recent spat in the Gulf continues to become more and more global, and severely against...

  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
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    Climate Change : If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Fix It

    Chefchaouen - Climate change is happening at home and around the world. Chefchaouen is doing its part by embracing clean energy climate solutions and engaging its citizens in climate action. When it comes to fighting climate change, cities and local leaders are best positioned to lead that charge. Local leaders from coastal to landlocked communities are...

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    India Orders Internal Probe into Mistaken Use of Morocco-Spain Border Picture

    Hyderabad - The Indian Ministry of Interior on Wednesday ordered an internal investigation to find out how a picture of Morocco-Spain border was used in its annual report to show floodlights along the India-Pakistan border. What is most embarrassing is that the annual report of previous years was tabled during the Budget Session of Indian...

  • Amid Growing Tension, Thousands of Moroccans Stage Pro-Rif March in Rabat
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    Neglect in Harsh Soil: The Deep Roots of the Rif Crisis

    Rabat - The ongoing protests in northern Morocco started almost eight months ago, but they have their origin in nearly a century of violent repression by the state. The Rif has, in spite of itself, got involved into a peaceful revolt since the death of the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri at the end of October 2016, a...

  • Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani emir of Qatar
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    The Qatar Crisis: What Does It Mean?

    Rabat - The recent diplomatic fallout between Qatar and the rest of the Middle East could have serious economic and geopolitical consequences across the globe. Earlier this week, Qatar’s diplomatic crisis took an extreme turn as several Arab states severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf nation.  The original list of countries in the coalition against...

  • Moroccans spend Laylat al-Qadr, the 26th day of Ramadan, at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.
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    Ramadan: Not just Abstinence from Daily Intakes 

    By Abdellatif Oudra Rabat - The observance of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, compels Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. But it is not just about abstaining from food or drink.  Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed in commemoration of the revelation of Qur’an to the prophet Mohammad,...

  • Morocco Threatens to Terminate Agriculture Agreement with Europe
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    Morocco and the EU: Managing the Future

    Rabat - Morocco enjoys proximity to Europe and is at an advantage of being favoured by the European Union as a close partner on political, economic, and cultural levels. Historical archives and political legacies tie Morocco directly with at least three influential European countries: France, Spain, and England. Demography, kinship, and immigration compel other EU...

  • The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab Spring
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    The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab 'Spring'

    Rabat - In the last ten years or so, the Arab world has seen unprecedented collapses in the realms of politics and economy, among others. World NGOs regularly release area-specific rankings, in which Arab nations commonly rank at the bottom of lists in education, human rights, and income for instance while they top those of...

  • Thousands Hold Peaceful Demonstration in Memory of Mouhcine Fikri
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    Al Hoceima and the Pedagogical Exercise

    Ottawa - What makes a democracy different from non-democracy? This is the classical and historical question asked by philosophers over the centuries and deeply questioned in the discipline of political science. Democracy cannot prevent inequality as the case in the United States where inequality is the highest globally. Democracy cannot stop corruption like in Brazil...