• Morocco: The 'Couscous' Diplomacy Doesn’t Work With Spain
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    Moroccan Press, Human Rights NGO’s Should Get Tougher on Spain 

    Washington D.C - Some Moroccan journalists and officials seem to confuse press opinions with official government positions. Articles published in the Moroccan press critical of a given country represent either the position of the media outlets that publish them or the views of journalists who write them. It is obvious that Moroccan journalists, bloggers and intellectuals...

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  • The Moroccan Security Strategy: Humanization, Prevention, Preemption
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    The Moroccan Security Strategy: Humanization, Prevention, Preemption

    Ottawa - The Moroccan Security Strategy-MSS- can be best described by its holistic and parallel frame towards imminent threats from a comprehensive security approach to social structural programs and inclusion of disengaged radicals. When both perspectives national and human security are combined, the MSS is positing itself as an agent of complementarity of the human...

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  • King Mohammed VI in Abuja, South Sudan
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    King Mohammed VI Has Pronounced Maghreb Union Dead, Long Live Africa

    Rabat - King Mohammed VI has been practically living in Africa in the last few years moving from one country to another to propose development programs and cooperation ventures in a transparent win-win approach. So, when on re-admission of Morocco in the African Union in the Addis Abeba summit on January 31, 2017, he declared...

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  • King Mohammed VI at the African Union Summit
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    Mohammed VI and Morocco's African Destiny 

    Rabat - Morocco has always already been African, in a pholospphical sense. Once you go back to a period in the past, you will find that something had already happened before that moment that proves the African destiny of this North African but ancient land. The historical facts are there to prove a sense of...

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  • A Fragmented Diplomacy Risks Losing King Mohammed’s Gains in Africa
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    Morocco, Driving Force of South-South Cooperation in Africa

    Casablanca - Morocco has managed to win the trust of many African countries in its push towards South-South cooperation, convincing them that economic, political, and social development must be undertaken collectively, from within. The African continent, long regarded by foreign powers as a gold deposit to be mined or an oil field to be drained,...

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  • Donald Trump
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    Maghreb: Trump’s Isolationism will Benefit Morocco

    Washington DC — It is true that regardless of personal views on President Trump and the debate over the amount of influence and say his cabinet members may have over decisions regarding the US foreign policy, no one can predict or define the trends of the new American administration’s strategy in North Africa. In fact,...

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  • King Mohammed VI
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    King Mohammed VI Takes Africa by Storm

    Rabat - In one of his inspiring and insightful speeches, the late king Hassan II described metaphorically Morocco as a big tree with its roots deeply buried in Africa, its trunk in the Arab-Muslim world and its branches in Europe. This country is, therefore, the gate of Europe unto Africa and vice versa. His successor...

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  • The Moroccan Women’s Muted Revolution to Be
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    The Moroccan Women’s Muted Revolution to Be

    The constraints of an absurd tradition The Moroccan woman, and by extension the Arab woman, is still, alas, in the middle ages stuck in obscurantist and absurd traditions, and the situation is even worst since the advent of political Islam. With the arrival of Mullahs in power in Iran in 1978, and the Islamists in...

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  • King Mohammed VI at the African Union Summit
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    Morocco: The New Flying Geese Model

    By Abdelkader Filali Toronto - With Morocco re-joining its African family, Africa is ripe for cooperation rather than old rivalries and the south- south region- building developments will have a substantial cumulative effect on the future of Africans. Can we see a flying geese model as in Southeast Asia and Morocco is in its lead...

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  • King Mohammed VI at the African Union Summit
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    What does the Reintegration of Morocco into the African Union Mean?

    Fez - Moroccans and friends of Morocco welcomed the country’s “triumphant return” to the African Union as King Mohammed VI spoke on Tuesday at the bloc’s Summit in Ethiopia for the first time in decades. The royal speech in Addis Ababa is the crowning achievement of the successful political, economic and cultural actions of Morocco...

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  • King Mohammed VI, accompanied by the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit
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    Morocco’s King in Juba: Algeria, South Africa Lose South Sudan, Western Sahara Parallel

    Washington D.C. - Morocco’s aggressive foreign policy in Africa has been driven not only by the desire to regain admission to the African Union (AU) but also by a true believer in the importance of south-south cooperation, and by a yearning to help fellow Africans. Yet the strategic and highly significant visit of King Mohammed VI...

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  • King Mohammed VI at the African Union Summit
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    Step Towards Future: Morocco Returns to its African Union Family

    New Delhi - In a historic development, Morocco has returned to the African Union (AU) after a gap of 33 years during the 28th summit of the pan-African body in Addis Ababa.  It will be recalled that Morocco was the only African nation outside AU’s ambit for three decades despite being a founding member of the...

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  • King Mohammed VI Summons Party’s Leaders to Discuss Rif Protests
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    Mohammed VI, the Assiduous Reformer Monarch

    Rabat - When new kings come to power, their decision is often either to follow in the footsteps of their predecessor or to create their own path, and if necessary undo the damage that was caused by a previous ruler’s laws and ambitions. In the case of King Mohammed VI, he had to modernize the...

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  • Petition Calls for African Union to Recognize Morocco’s Sovereignty over Sahara
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    It’s time for African Union to welcome Morocco Back Into its Fold

    New Delhi - In massive implications for Africa, the African Union (AU) summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa – which will culminate in the 28th Ordinary Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government at the end of this month – can truly galvanise the pan-African body. The two main items on the...

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    Setting up a Business Strategy in Six Steps

    Rabat - As an entrepreneur, you will need to make decisions on how to develop your services, market your product, or conquer a market or part of it. You must choose which methods you will use, and for what purpose you will use them. These choices form what we call a strategy, a set of...

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  • Historic First: Moroccan Justice Recognized Natural Filiation
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    Slow Progress, But Due Process and Justice at Heart of Gdim Izik Trial

    Rabat - As protests escalate outside the Court of Appeals, tension in the court room mounts as the hour approaches for the six judges to take their places on the bench. The lawyers don their robes and the conversation in the courtroom builds to a crecendo as the seats fill up. Stacks of dossiers line the...

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  • Aissawa Sufi brotherhood in Morocco
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    Timeless Belief in Saints and Spirits in Morocco

    Rabat - The concept of saints and spirits has been a part of Moroccan religious beliefs and an influence behind cultural practices for as long as history can tell. The modern beliefs, traditions, and celebrations inspired by Moroccan beliefs in supernatural beings draw influences from early animism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (including from the Sunni,...

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    Facebook ‘Posts’ Mask Worrying Shortcomings of Morocco’s Public Diplomacy

    Washington D.C. - It is sad to see a small, little known and extraneous country like Zambia “control” the fate of Morocco’s efforts to re-join the African Union (AU). When you take into consideration King Mohammed VI's gigantic efforts of to bring back his nation to the Pan African organization, the performance of Moroccan officials...

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Opinions

  • 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...