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“What we seek today is to develop our agriculture to achieve food security and to be self-sufficient… This is why we came here to Morocco, to be inspired by the Moroccan model which has already shown some very good results in the space of five years.” –Exhibitor from Gabon, which imports 95% of its [...]
gneufferAgriculture trade fair in central Moroccan city of Meknes gives countries a chance to share expertise, as many aim to become self-sufficient in food production. Since the launch of Morocco’s ‘Green Plan’ in 2008, the North African nation has managed to achieve a high level of food security. (Reuters) King Mohammed VI, with Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, inaugurates 8th International Agricultural Fair in Meknes, Morocco. More than 900 exhibitors from 40 countries took part in the April 24-28 event.Morocco's King Mohammed VI and Gabonese President sampling offerings at International Agricultural Fair in Meknes.
Middle East Confidential, by Peter Mulvany (Washington, DC, April 29, 2013) — After months of renovation work, the Casablanca-based Museum of Moroccan Judaism, the only institution of its kind in the Arab world, was reopened to the public earlier this month. The reopening ceremony was attended by Moroccan government officials and the museum President [...]
Museum-Moroccan-JudiasmgneufferMuseum of Moroccan-Judiasm in Casablanca
Columbia Missourian, by Melissa Gilstrap/Missourian Reader (April 28, 2013) — Two years spent away from home could make anyone feel homesick, but add being in a foreign country almost 5,000 miles away, where modern conveniences like running water and wooden floors are luxuries, and the experience can be downright hard. Cara Stuckel, however, chose to [...]
gneufferU.S. Peace Corps volunteer Cara Stuckel smiles with a group of women from Morocco. “I’ll definitely go back,” Stuckel said. “A big part of my growing happened when I was there, so it’s sort of integral to who I am right now.” Cara Stuckel/Missourian Reader
Biloxi Sun Herald, by Cecily Cummings — Special to the Sun Herald (April 24, 2013) — A taste of the exotic was in Bay St. Louis from noon until 7 p.m. with “Morocco in Mississippi,” a gala in Old Town Bay St. Louis to benefit Six Degrees Consortium and Starfish Café. Amidst the authentic [...]
gneufferArtwork from Lori K. Gordon’s "Maghreb: Images of Morocco"was featured at Gallery 220 during the 'Morocco in Mississippi' event in Bay St. Louis from noon until 7 p.m. today. Courtesy of Lori K. Gordon
UPDATE — Click here for full Mawazine program Mawazine Festival (Rabat, Morocco, April 30, 2013) — Music superstar Rihanna is performing on opening night for the 12th Edition of the Mawazine Festival, Rhythms of the World, Friday May 24th, 2013 on the stage of the OLM Souissi in Rabat. The R & B and [...]
grammys-2013gneufferRihanna, R & B and pop superstar and 7-time Grammy winner, will be the main attraction on opening night of this year's Mawazine music festival in Rabat, Morocco.Rihanna performed in a Bob Marley musical tribute at the 2013 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Rihanna in her music video for "Diamonds." NY Daily News
**As Diaspora communities shrink, preserving Jewish centers and sites is key to ensure memories of Jewish communities live on, to serve as a bridge between Jews and non-Jews** Haaretz, by Yael Miller / Jewish World blogger (Washington, DC, May 2, 2013) — The Museum of Moroccan Judaism re-opened last month following renovations, and I couldn’t have been [...]
3208118480gneufferReminiscing about the old days.Yael Miller / Jewish World blogger
**Click here to listen to interview* National Public Radio, Tell Me More, with host Michel Martin (Washington, DC, May 2, 2013) — You may not know much about the country of Cape Verde; it’s a group of islands off the coast of West Africa. But you may be surprised that many Cape Verdeans [...]
gneufferGirls play in a street near Praia in the Cape Verde islands on June 5, 2005. Steps show Jewish heritage on islands. (AFP, Alexander Joe)Carol Castiel and Salamiths Spencer at Jewish cemetery on Cape Verde Islands
Jewish Telegraphic Agency/ JTA, by Cnaan Liphshiz (Praia, Cape Verde, May 3, 2013) — A Jewish burial plot in the island state of Cape Verde was rededicated with help from the king of Morocco. About 100 people attended the re-dedication ceremony Thursday. “The support of King Mohammed VI to this project is representative of Morocco’s [...]
gneufferEntrance to Jewish cemetery in Cape VerdeCarol Castiel and Salamiths Spencer at Jewish cemetery on Cape Verde Islands
**The 17th edition of the prestigious Caftan fashion show in Marrakech centered around the theme “Women of Legend” for 2013** Al Arabiya/Reuters (Marrakech, Morocco, Sunday, May 5, 2013) — The 17th edition of Caftan, one of the most prestigious events in the traditional Moroccan Haute Couture, dazzled a select audience in Marrakech on Saturday. [...]
ReutersgneufferCaftan, one of the most prestigious events in the traditional Moroccan Haute Couture calendar, takes place in Marrakech and requires months of meticulous preparations from the designers who take part in it. (Reuters)
“The warmth that we find in Moroccan houses—it’s something that we don’t find in any other culture.” —Samy Ymar, with Magen David Sephardic Congregation. Morocco on the Move (Washington, DC, May 7, 2013) — For Jewish American Heritage Month, Morocco on the Move interviews Samy Ymar, a founder of the Washington, DC area [...]
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Cafés are where Moroccan men socialize, gathering to drink sweet mint tea Cumin is used to flavor everything from tagines to mechoui Train company ONCF operates one of the best train networks in Africa Morocco’s souks teem with hagglers, hustlers, mule-drivers and motor scooters CNN, by Lara Brunt (May 8, 2013) — […]
gneufferWriters, rock stars, eccentrics flocked to Tangier cafés in first half of 20th century. Cliffside Café Hafa overlooks Strait of Gibraltar, was favorite hangout of famous Tangier expat, Beat writer Paul Bowles.The towering Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is one of the few mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims.Arabic is the official language, but you'll also hear French, Spanish and various dialects.The Roman ruins of Volubilis can be found in Morocco's holiest town, Moulay Idriss.Cumin is one of the main spices used to flavor pretty much everything in Moroccan cooking. It's also a popular natural remedy for upset stomachs. First class train travel in Morocco is affordable and worth it. Just be prepared to share your food. Proper couscous takes time to prepare, so in Morocco it's usually saved for Fridays, when families gather. It's pale, deliciously creamy and served with vegetables and/or meat or fish.The traditional Moroccan house (riad) comes with the perfect sunset terrace, which often serves as a place to hang the laundry. Visitors will find views of the Atlas Mountains from atop the luxurious digs at La Sultana in Marrakech.The narrow streets of Morocco's souks are filled with hagglers, hustlers, mule-drivers and motor scooters. Shouts of "Balak!" mean watch out.Never mind Morocco's posh hammams; nothing beats a visit to a no-frills public bathhouse. Just remember to bring your own towel.
MATIC, by Jean R. AbiNader (Washington, DC, May 8, 2013) — After a year away, I returned to Morocco for 10 days. I am sure that I will find the visit both challenging and satisfying. My central interest is to better understand the tangible governance issues facing the PJD-led government. It continues to struggle with […]
jean-abinader-executive-director-moroccan-american-trade-investment-centergneufferMoroccan Parliament AFP/Abdelhak SennaNeed to restructure the labor environment to enable workers to acquire skills and access to jobs while employers will benefit from more flexibility in responding to variable market conditions and a reduction in restraints on employee hiring and firing.Morocco
**While the Jewish-Moroccan community has long since disappeared from Cape Verde, the Moroccan government continues to be a ‘major benefactor’ of heritage preservation efforts on the island** Haaretz, by JTA, AFP (Praia, Cape Verde, May 9, 2013) — A Jewish burial plot in the island state of Cape Verde was rededicated with help from […]
gneufferCarole Castiel, president of Cape Verde's Jewish Heritage Project, Praia's mayor Ulisses Correia Silva and Lisbon's Grand Rabbi Eliezer Schai di Martino inaugurate Jewish gravesite. Photo by AFPJewish gravesites during their inauguration in the municipal cemetery of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde. AFP
**World-renowned chef, author, Emmy winning TV personality Anthony Bourdain visits Tangier, Morocco in next episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” airs Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m. ET.** CNN, Eatocracy (Tangier, Morocco, May 9, 2013) — One of the signature photos people always take home with them from Morocco is of heaping piles of spices […]
gneufferWorld-renowned chef, author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Tangier, Morocco Video of Anthony Bourdain in Tangier Click on photo to playChicken tagine cooked with olives and preserved lemon. Perfect with cous cous.
Texas Public Radio/NPR, by Nathan Cone (May 12, 2013) – Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, a fragrant festival in Morocco. ROSE FESTIVAL The Rose Festival in Morocco starts this weekend. Nestled high in the Atlas […]
130510-wm-rosegneufferMorocco's Rose Festival - Credit H.Zell / Wikimedia CommonsVideo of Morocco Rose Festival - YouTube Click photo to play
MATIC, by Jean R. AbiNader (Washington, DC, May 13, 2013) — If Moroccans were any kinder, I would be buying an apartment in this North African nation tomorrow – the only challenge being where! Their multilingual skills were prominently displayed for the past 10 days as I struggled in French, Arabic, and English to get […]
jean-abinader-executive-director-moroccan-american-trade-investment-centergneufferYoung people in Morocco make up 30% of the population, and one tenth of the region’s total youth population. Arne Hoel l World Bank 2012The renewable energy sector, including wind and solar power, is broadening its scope of activities from north to south, requiring even more investment in transportation, power, and broadband/IT services. Employees at Dell Computer in CasablancaAs I spoke with the young people about what skills or attitudes would help Moroccans meet future challenges, the words I heard most often were innovation, creativity, breaking barriers, adaptation, caring, and courage.One of the pleasant surprises I encountered in the more than two dozen interviews I conducted is the pride that older (over 40) Moroccan managers have in young people.
MarocPress/MAP (Rabat, Morocco, May 14, 2013) — King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, decided to personally finance the reconstruction of the Taroudant Grand Mosque which was partially destroyed by fire, a statement by the Endowments and Islamic Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. The statement added that, after having submitted to the Commander of […]
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World Bank, MENA Voices & Views, by Ibtissam Alaoui and Joumana Cobein (May 14, 2013) – The Middle East and North Africa region still lags behind other comparable countries in gender equality. Women’s access to opportunities continues to be restricted by socio-structural obstacles, inflexible mentalities and deep-rooted traditions. The Arab Spring gave women hope that […]
African Development Bank (May 14, 2013) — A series of high-level seminars will be held during the AfDB Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco from 27-31 May 2013, to explore new ideas and set out concrete actions that will help transform Africa’s economic boom into sustainable and inclusive growth. The panels will focus on the […]
AfDBgneufferAfDB’s Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco, May 27-13, will explore new ideas, set out concrete actions to help transform Africa’s economic boom into sustainable and inclusive growth. AfDB
MAC (Washington, DC, May 15, 2013) — During Jewish-American Heritage month, Morocco on the Move is remembering Morocco’s long Jewish heritage and history, which dates back more than 3,000 years. This infographic highlights five of the many monuments to Morocco’s Jewish cultural past and present, which have contributed so much to what King Mohammed VI […]
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