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U.S. Premiere for film : BASTARDS

DEBORAH PERKIN, In Morocco, as in all Muslim countries, sex outside marriage is illegal. Single mothers are despised, but what is the fate of their children? They are outcasts, condemned to a life of discrimination. Bastards tells this story from a mother’s point of view. At 14, Rabha El Haimer was an illiterate child bride, beaten, raped, and then rejected. 

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Morocco: Empowering Artisans

In August the e-commerce website Anou - Beyond Fair Trade was launched. At first glance, it looks like a modest version of other e-commerce websites, but the photos of artisans' work it contains represent thousands of hours of labour. The man behind the site is Dan Driscoll, whose aim is to make himself redundant.

 

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World Cup: Slavery In Qatar

Ex-Moroccan national team football player Abdeslam Ouaddou, while in Qatar, was victim of the kafala system, ‘the apartheid of the twenty-first century.’ 

 

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Who is Is Moroccan?

Nadia Elboubkri
A recent article in Al-Monitor raised the issue of civil society identity as a major factor in the calls for change in Arab societies. Though the economy, governance, and security play large roles in shaping society, culture and tradition are most tangible at the societal level. As the article indicates, while Egypt may be the most publicized case of an identity crisis (i.e. what does it mean to be an Egyptian today) in the wake of the Arab Uprisings, this phenomenon is no less true in countries like Bahrain where the Shia majority feel marginalized, in Yemen where large parts of the population push for greater autonomy, 

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Morocco: Adoption Law Causes Pain and Suffering

File Photo: Chalky Lives/Flickr

Morocco's new restrictive adoption laws are causing pain and suffering, not only for the children, but also to the parents waiting to give the children a family and a home.  To make matters worse the number of children awaiting adoption is increasing every day and many of the orphanages are struggling to cope.

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Husband Locks Moroccan Wife Indoor for 3 Years

Ben Wolford
Sun Sentinel----  A woman told Palm Beach County deputies she stayed inside her Wellington home for three years, afraid of her husband, who is now in jail facing domestic battery charges. Qasem Alabed, 42, swatted his pregnant wife — whose family lives in Morocco — with a television remote, and as she scrambled for safety he lashed her across the thigh with a cable, she told deputies Wednesday through an Arabic interpreter, according to his arrest report. This apparently stemmed from an argument in their Wellington home, but the arrest report is redacted and unclear. Authorities would not comment further on the case.

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Boarding For Morocco? Read A Bible!

Fourteen members from a Reno, NV  Presbyterian Church  traveled to Algeciras, Spain, recently. The group joined with the local Operation Transit Team at the port of Algeciras to pass out packets containing Bibles, Christian DVDs and Christian books to moroccans passing through the port on their way back home. These materials were provided in Arabic and French by  international mission groups.

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Women’s Rights & CEDAW in Morocc

Nadia Elboubkri

 

The phrase, “Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights,”[1] first coined by Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1995, has since been the overarching theme of the international collective of women scholars, leaders, and government officials working to advance women’s rights and gender equality across the globe.  

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Royal Air Maroc: Lost luggage

I'm sure that there are lots of airlines out there worse than Royal Air Maroc. However, it is possible, at least, that Royal Air Maroc is unable to control the behavior of its own employees. If this isn't true, then what is true is that Royal Air Maroc's entire luggage finding team could be replaced by a bunch of chickens running around with their heads cut off.

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Casablanca: Hidden Red lights

When driving in Casablanca , Morocco, you are supposed to stop at red lights, but at times, it is hard to see them because they are hidden behind tree leaves and other urban clutter...

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Israel: Abusing Moroccan Jews

A video circulating online shows a uniformed officer with a russian ancestry abusing an Israeli jew originating from Morocco. As he argument grows, the officer spews a variety of derogatory descriptions of Africa, Morocco and Israelis from Morocco..A series of rants such as "Go Back to Casablanca and hug a palm tree" were directed at the Moroccan Israeli civilian driver by the outraged uniformed officer.
The officer was apparently defending The Israeli right wing party headed by Politician and foreign minister Lieberman.

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Europe To Reduce Dependance Of Algeria's Gas

Washington / MBN  --    A decision by Italy and Spain to shop for a substitute to Algerian gas is a new sign of European fears about a possible outbreak of the political violence in Algeria. Reuters news agency reported  that” Italy and Spain aim to reduce their dependence on North African natural gas imports, posing potential trouble for countries including Algeria, the one oil- and gas-rich country in the region so far spared from major social unrest.”

 

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Morocco: Political Class Subservient To Crown

The New York Times' International Herald Tribune, in a hard hitting article about the political situation in Morocco, following the Istiqlal party's resignation from the government majority, writes that the current situation "underscores the political class’s enduring subservience to the crown."

the article also adds that
"In Morocco, elected politicians are outranked by the king’s personal advisers; it is they who conduct high-level meetings with foreign dignitaries... 

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Deportees From Morocco Fight to Reunite With Orphans

Expatriate Christians who ran an orphanage in Morocco until they were deported on charges of proselytism said yesterday they will take their fight to be reunited with the children to the Supreme Court if necessary.
An appellate court earlier this month delivered a verbal ruling in favor of the Moroccan government, which had deported Village of Hope staff members – many of whom lived with and raised the orphans as “foster” parents – and their birth children in 2010 as part of a larger purge of Christians from the country. 

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Royal Air Maroc: Among World Worst Airlines

Washington/ Morocco News Board  ---  well It is official now, Royal Air Maroc is one of the worst airlines in the world. The innumerable complaints from Moroccan travelers have not only failed to awaken whoever is in charge in Rabat, but the CEO of RAM, Mr.Benhima, was awarded the Medal of Merit for his accomplishment of...putting the Airline in the mud. Talk about Cognitive dissonance...

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Algerian PM Comments Fuel Tensions with Morocco

Washington / Morocco News Board--In the past few weeks, several high-ranking Algerian officials while in visit to Morocco have complained about an “anti-Algeria campaign” in the Moroccan press. As if the Algerian government is open and transparent in its relations with its neighbors, Foreign Minster Mourad Medelci  had the audacity to complain about the “timid” Moroccan press while the Algerian Military establishment has a budget and a news agency for the sole purpose of bashing Morocco.

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Leonardo Dalessandri's Morocco

The Italian Photographer, Leonardo Dalessandri, has created a video following his trip to Morocco. Combining images taken in Marrakech, Essaouira, Fes and Casablanca, this dynamic creation successfuly weaves with  the music of John Adams - Grand Pianola Music.

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7th Edition of Moroccan American Bridges

SAN FRANCISCO, -AMPA, the Association of Moroccan Professionals will be organizing the 7th Edition of Moroccan American Bridges (MAB2013). The event will be held in Casablanca, Morocco on June 21, 2013. This year's edition will focus on “Entrepreneurship: Morocco's Engine for Growth”. MAB 2013 will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and executives from the US and Morocco. 

 

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