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Washington/ Morocco News Board---- In an interview with CNN , Morocco's minister of tourism Lahcen Haddad talked about the challenges and opportunities of tourism in Morocco in times of crisis. In a context marked by the Arab Spring and the European debt crisis, Morocco made the bid of innovation and diversification in tourism so that it remains an important engine of growth.Lahcen Haddad also talked about the strategy of the Moroccan tourism development and the sector’s 2020 vision.
- HASSAN MASIKY
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Washington/Morocco News Board-- Watching President Barack Obama’s visit to Myanmar two weeks ago, some Moroccans were left wondering if the White House fully appreciates their country’s close alliance with the United States. Some in the Moroccan community in the United State have expressed dissatisfaction with their diplomatic mission in Washington’s tepid efforts to articulate, package and sell an “Obama visit to Morocco” campaign to the current Administration House.
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Better inflation management, a decline in unemployment and a boost is tourism is helping turn the Moroccan real estate market around, although experts say at this point it is more about maintaining marginal gains rather than claiming victory. The Arab Spring and the Eurozone crisis have both made for volatile times in the Middle Eastern country and more work must be done in terms of recovery.
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Efforts are gathering pace in Morocco to boost growth in key, labor-intensive manufacturing sectors, including electronics and aeronautics, which will allow the country to increase exports and diversify its traded products, while improving employment. The move forms part of a broader, long-term bid to increase trade and modernize the industry sector, which is being driven forward under Morocco’s National Pact for Industrial Emergence 2009-12 (Pacte National pour l’Emergence Industrielle, PNEI) initiative, a plan that aims to create 220,000 new jobs in the sector by 2015 and boost GDP by Dh50bn (€4.45bn) and exports by Dh95bn (€8.45bn).
- NABIL ARRACH, Ph.D,
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On Nov. 18, 2012, members of February 20 Movement rallied in Rabat protesting against the 2013 Royal expenditures budget, recently introduced by Finance Minister Nizar Baraka. The protest was highlighted by the presence of Khadija Ryadi, head of the MoroccanAssociation for Human Rights (AMDH), and her associate Abdelhamid Amine.
- AHMED CHAOUI
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Brahim Fassi Fihri, the young president of the Amadeus Institute, is in the news again and for the wrong reasons. The young Fassi Fihri, son of Morocco former minister of foreign affairs and current adviser to the King, made” a fool of himself “ during an interview with the semi-official 2M TV.
- HASSAN MASIKY
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Washington / Morocco News Board--- In a sign that Nigeria is in and South Africa is out, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) chose the Nigerian capital to announce their decision to send 3,000 troops to flush out terrorists from Northern Mali. With Nigeria contributing the largest Military contingency and leading a new diplomatic offensive, President Goodluck Jonathan signals a Nigerian comeback on the African scene.
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|Boys in a Moroccan orphanage|
Regarding a growing unease over moves by current islamist Justice Minister Mr. Ramid efforts to restrict adoption in Morocco, at a time when the situation of orphaned or abandoned children is critical. A recent circular from the Ministry of Justice dismissing the right of non-resident foreigners to adopt has led to grave concerns about the future welfare of Moroccan orphans.
- NORA FITZGERALD
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Marrakech / Morocco News Board - He came into life under difficult circumstances. He is Saeeda’s son (name changed for privacy). Such a curious, funny, quick child. Since his birth, his mother, who is unmarried, drew the veil of secrecy around herself and her child in order to protect them both from scrutiny. With time however, she introduced him to her family as “the son of a woman who can’t take care of him”.
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It’s not all the time a client comes to the interior designers and ask to create a Moroccan cigar lounge. Well, that’s exactly what happened and thus begins the enviable task of learning all about Moroccan style. In a search for room examples that would fit the design goal, a few main characteristics had to be included in a Moroccan inspired space.
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The Tanjazz festival has nothing left to prove. The artistic performances were of very high quality as usual but this 13th edition pushed the envelope even further by allowing the public to discover Karim Kadiri a talented Moroccan oudist.
- NORA FITZGERALD
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We applied for Cooperative status back in May, and now, five months later, I can confidently say that I’ve been initiated into the high realm of Moroccan bureaucracy. It’s everything they promised it would be, long, unclear and unexplained, and hopelessly rooted in the ’50s.
- DEREK WORKMAN
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Washington / Morocco News Board--- Camel’s head, sheep’s testicle, calf’s feet and plenty less exotic treats – all to be had at Marrakech’s famous open-air restaurant. Paula Wolfert’s book, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, won the Cookbook Hall Of Fame award, twenty-five years after its publication. At the time, Moroccan cuisine would probably have seemed pretty exotic. ...
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Two Auctions by Sotheby's in Paris, on October 9th, 2012, contains an impressive selection of 50 Orientalist paintings by Western-born artists inspired by North Africa, including the spectacular Gorges of El Kantara near Biskra by René-Charles-Edmond His and Young Women in Festive Costume by Edy Legrand.
- NORA FITZGERALD
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Ramadan has left us for another year…so sad to see it go, although it was a tough one. For all of us in Marrakech, having day upon day of intense heat, hardly ever dipping under 45 degrees, well let’s just say it was a Ramadan to separate the men from the boys. When we go outside in that heat, simply breathing becomes a laborious task, struggling to draw a breath like one struggles to draw water from a well. It made most of us do as little as possible.