Reform Tops Morocco Parliament Agenda

Magharebia takes a look at upcoming reforms which will be debated in Morocco’s Parliament, involving such issues as elections, labor, and subsidies: The beginning of Morocco’s new parliamentary session and the resumption of labor disputes in September will be lively, according to experts. A number of items are on the government’s to-do list and need to be settled with political and trade union figures. The top item on the agenda ...

(Video) Changing Perceptions Episode VII: “The Real Challenges of Investing in Africa”

What is it like to invest in Africa?  Hear firsthand from Africa’s experts, CEOs, and investors! Jean R. AbiNader, Executive Director, Moroccan American Trade & Investment Center (MATIC), is among several dozen experts being featured in a new video series produced by the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) that aims to address and change misperceptions about investing in Africa. The time is now to invest, but misperceptions persist and need ...

Morocco’s Secret All-Blue City

The Daily Beast takes a look into Chefchaouen, the blue city in northern Morocco. Known as a refuge for Jewish and Muslim minorities fleeing from Europe in the 15th century, and around this time, residents began painting buildings various shades of blue: A city high in the mountains of Morocco remained shut off from the world for almost 500 years. Now its labyrinthine streets decked in shades of blue are ...

Morocco arrests two people linked to IS

Big News Network reports on Morocco’s recent arrest of two people who were planning to train with the terrorist group known as ISIS. Morocco denounced the group and its practices and called for increased international cooperation to fight the phenomenon:   Moroccan authorities have arrested two people linked to the radical Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation as they prepared to leave the country to join the IS camps, MAP ...

TED Talk: How I Brought a River, and My City, Back to Life

Aziza Chaouni, Architect + ecotourism specialist, gives a TED talk on her work to revive the Fez River, which runs through her hometown of Fez, Morocco. After Fes received funds to divert sewage water and to treat it, Chaouni was commissioned by the city to work with a team of engineers to uncover the river:   [Full Story via TED]
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