Washington / Morocco Board News -- Since the onset of popular upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), French President Nicolas Sarkozy has sought to position France as a regional leader. Most notably, France’s lead on NATO’s military intervention in Libya marked a turning point in French policies in the region. Yet France’s attempts to project itself as defender of an ethical foreign policy in the MENA meet skepticism. A lot of attention has been paid to France’s apparently proactive leadership in response to the Arab spring.
Marrakech is a place of amazing contrasts as a stroll around the souks will quickly demonstrate. However, before our roving correspondent, Derek Workman leads you around the Medina streets, pause to consider a little real estate opportunity.
It is difficult to believe but after 26 months here in Morocco it is time for me to begin packing and start getting ready to say goodbye. I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiences with you over the last two years and I hope you have enjoyed reading them. In just over three weeks I’ll be boarding a plane with my bags in tow holding all my possessions that I will go back home with. Many of those possessions are things I have acquired here in Morocco.
Washington / Morocco Board News -- The wife of the Western Sahara Separatist Polisario Front leader, Khadija Hamdi, has been implicated in scandal relating diversion of refugee aid that were sold in the black market.
Youness S. Rahoui
"And we also know that he had direct links, was paid by and directed by individuals in the Iranian government. Now, those facts are there for all to see." -Barack Obama
Let’s suppose that the scenario is true as put forth by US officials, and that the Iranian government is directly involved in the plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. One should ask what would be Iran’s interest in assassinating a Saudi diplomat on American soil? Why not in Saudi Arabia, or why Ambassador Adel Al- Jubeir specifically?
Washington Moroccan American Club & Global Economics and Business Seminar of the Washington Semester Program of the American University
Understanding Morocco -- Opportunities for Business and Trade
Speaker: Jean AbiNader, Moroccan America Cultural Center
Topic: Understanding Morocco -- Opportunities for Business and Trade
Location: American University, Washington, DC
A newly opened riad in the Fez Medina offers a garden of earthly delights.
Dynamic is the word that springs to mind when meeting John Twomey. The night after holding a large party, he is hosting a large dinner at his new guest house in the Fez Medina, Riad Idryssi and is on the phone to London with a contractor about installing a kitchen in his new restaurant there.
Gao (Mali), -- Western Sahara Polisario separatists are involved in drug and arms trafficking for Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a Malian customs source was quoted on Tuesday by the AFP as saying.
Seattle / Morocco Board News -- A dinner fundraising for Senator Maria Cantwell ( Washington State) involving some 30 Moroccan American community members has taken place in Seattle. The Moroccan [Western] Sahara topic was discussed at length. The event organizers asked the Senator to support Morocco's plan to solve the conflict
“Tazz’unt, Ritual, Ecology and Social Order in the Tessawt Valley of the High Atlas of Morocco.” documents social structures, and depicts the everyday life of Imazighen in the High Atlas of Morocco, describing one of their major rituals, with an analysis of the meaning of this ritual and the help of poems collected in that valley.
PayPal service launches in Morocco through E-Commerce Council, its partner in the MENA region.
"Online Buyers and sellers can make and receive payments through e-mail, quickly and in a secure manner", said Khachani Ismail, CEO of E-Commerce Council.
Moroccan Rap Singer, know as "El 7A9ed" has been arrested and jailed, last September 9th, following this provocative and hard charging Video.
He is considered to be " The Singer of the Feb 20th Protest Movement". Officials said that he was arrested following a complaint by a pro government supporter for "assault".
2011 has been a year of unprecedented political tumult in Morocco. As neighboring North African regimes collapsed under the weight of popular pressure, demonstrators have convened in Moroccan cities as well, naming their uprising after the day of their largest initial gathering, February 20, and calling for greater democracy.
Phot: Audrey Whitmeyer-Weathers
Cab driving is his trade, but the way Sulaymaan Cherif approaches his work, he's also a life coach and dispenser of wisdom.
Cherif, 43, emigrated from Morocco in 1996. Divorced, he lives alone in a Richmond District apartment where he served Moroccan mint tea and bread while discussing his job and his life.
Connecticutt DA and U.S. Immigration announced that 10 Connecticut residents have been arrested on federal charges stemming from their alleged involvement in a marriage fraud scheme.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in November 2010, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) initiated an investigation into fraudulent marriages that had allegedly been arranged between Moroccan nationals and U.S. citizens in order for the Moroccan nationals to unlawfully immigrate to the U.S.
Although many of the films shot in Morocco ostensibly deal with the country's social problems, they tend to ignore the real social and political ills...
At the beginning of September, the Zentrum Moderner Orient and the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin, Germany, organized a film festival entitled "Upheaval and Diversity – The Moroccan Film Days".
Casablanca / Morocco Board News -- My kids were born in the US and did not have time, nor the desire to take the trip into the city to deal with the Moroccan Embassy in Washington.
So I had the bright idea to register my kids in Morocco. So I started my Quest.