For a night, Maghreb joined forces to solve their social problems | Wamda

Wamda’s Yassine Bakir writes about the Maghreb Social Night Challenge hackathon that was held June 17-18. Organized by entrepreneur Ayoub Ammar of Casablanca, the event “invited Maghrebis to find entrepreneurial solutions to several local social issues in Algiers, Casablanca, and Tunis.” More from Wamda: Participants – 30 from each country – were, or became, aware of the many issues they share such as youth unemployment, difficult access to health and ...

Congressmen Support Morocco’s Response to US Report on Human Rights | North Africa Post

A bipartisan group of Congressmen sent a letter to the President, hailing Morocco’s human rights achievements, shared values, and the strong US-Morocco alliance: After Morocco expressed concerns last month that the US State Department’s 2016 human rights report contained factual errors and misrepresented the Kingdom’s efforts in that area, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress have voiced support to this response as being legitimate. In a letter sent to ...

Congressional Letter to President Hails Morocco’s Human Rights Achievements, Highlights Shared Values, Strong Alliance

Washington, DC, June 3, 2016 (MACP) — In a letter sent to President Obama on Thursday, a bipartisan group of 16 Members of Congress hails Morocco as the US’s “strongest and oldest friend in a very important part of the world,” and urges “greater visibility” for Morocco’s role in promoting stability and development in the region, as well as the country’s progress on human rights. The letter comes shortly after ...

Behind the Morocco-US Row: State Department Report Ignores Trends | Middle East Online

The President of Morocco’s National Human Rights Council, Driss El Yazami, gives a more nuanced view of the human rights situation in Morocco: [...] For several decades, at the very least since the first Gulf War, the world has been preoccupied with the question of how to bring change to the Middle East and North Africa. In other words, we have all been – and still are — concerned with ...

Morocco achieves good results in its fight against poverty | Middle East Monitor

Morocco’s long-term anti-poverty strategies continue to yield encouraging results for the country’s poor: Moroccan Interior Ministry Delegate Charki Draiss said on Wednesday that 10 million Moroccans have benefited from Morocco’s National Initiative of Human Development (INDH), Anadolu reported. In his speech during an international conference in Rabat about public policies to fight poverty, the minister said that the programme’s 10-year duration is divided into three stages at the cost of ...
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