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Morocco On The Move

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      * Marrakech hosts a new photography exhibition — 10 Contemporary Moroccan photographers – at  El Badi Palace, the first in a series leading up to the opening  of the permanent home for the new Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art in 2016 *   BBC News Africa (September 13, 2013) — The Moroccan […]

    gneufferThe new Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art, designed by British architect Sir David Chipperfield and opening in 2016, will house a permanent collection of lens-based art from the 19th Century to the present as well as contemporary art exhibitions. BBCBBC 5gneufferThe new Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art, designed by British architect Sir David Chipperfield and opening in 2016, will house a permanent collection of lens-based art from the 19th Century to the present as well as contemporary art exhibitions. BBCBBC 5

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    * City-sponsored initiative in Al-Dusheira, Morocco created space for youth to use their energy in a constructive manner… “You can be anybody’s son, but good manners are better than good lineage” showed up overnight on walls. * Common Ground, by Al-Hussein Al-Midrat (Al-Dusheira, Morocco, September 17, 2013) — Walking through the narrow streets and alleyways of […]

    gneuffer“Graffiti is more than expression; this year has shown that it is also a way for Moroccan youth, civil society and government to come together.” Al-Hussein Al-Midrat, member of Council of Youth Leaders in Agadir, Common Groundgneuffer“Graffiti is more than expression; this year has shown that it is also a way for Moroccan youth, civil society and government to come together.” Al-Hussein Al-Midrat, member of Council of Youth Leaders in Agadir, Common Ground

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    * Security fears send “Homeland” to Morocco—With U.S. considering strike on Middle Eastern nation,  Showtime drama switches locations to other side of the Mediterranean.* Hollywood Reporter, Telegraph (September 17, 2013) — Much of Homeland‘s third season is already in the can, but planned shoots for Israel have been axed on account of the precarious situation in […]

    gneuffergneuffer"Homeland" stars Damian Lewis, Claire Danes, and Mandy Patinkin"Homeland" Hollywood Reporter

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      *Moroccan education — The children were a joy to work with. “It was so different,” she said. “I’ve worked in summer camps. I’ve worked with a lot of kids. They were so excited to learn.”*   UDaily, by Matthew Bittle (September 18, 2013) — University of Delaware students spent their summers in many different […]

    gneufferUD student Madalyn Becker spent her summer in Morocco, teaching through the America's Unofficial Ambassadors program.Moroccan children play soccer on a makeshift field. UDailyA Moroccan home.gneufferUD student Madalyn Becker spent her summer in Morocco, teaching through the America's Unofficial Ambassadors program.Moroccan children play soccer on a makeshift field. UDailyA Moroccan home.

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    * “Morocco and Mali… embrace the same values of tolerance and openness to others, and this represents the bedrock of the spiritual bond between our two countries. “Morocco will spare no effort to support Mali…recently set up a multi-disciplinary military field hospital in Bamako, which is supported by medical & humanitarian emergency assistance.”* Maghreb Arab […]

    gneuffer“The dream of a peaceful Mali has now come true,gneuffer“The dream of a peaceful Mali has now come true," said Morocco's King Mohammed VI at the inauguration of Mali's new President. "Morocco will remain a faithful, committed partner.” MAPKing Mohammed VI of Morocco

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    *Click here for full text of King Mohammed VI’s remarks in Mali* MACP (Washington, DC, Sept. 19, 2013) — At the inauguration of Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta, King Mohammed VI cited Morocco’s and Mali’s shared values of “tolerance and openness” and deep cultural and spiritual bonds, pledging Morocco’s support for “this new chapter of […]

    gneuffer“The dream of a peaceful Mali has now come true,gneuffer“The dream of a peaceful Mali has now come true," said Morocco's King Mohammed VI at the inauguration of Mali's new President. "Morocco will remain a faithful, committed partner.” Photo: MAPKing Mohammed VI pledged his support to the new President of Mali, including offering to train 500 Malian Imams using Morocco’s moderate and tolerant form of Islam to help fight the spread of extremism within their communities.King Mohammed VI and Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita chair the signing of an agreement to train 500 Malian Imams with Morocco’s moderate, tolerant form of Islam to help fight the spread of extremism.The Moroccan King spoke with French President Francois Hollande at the Malian inauguration ceremony.

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      Maghreb Arab Press, MACP (Bamako, Mali, September 20, 2013) – Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, and the new Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on Friday chaired the signing of an agreement on the training of 500 Malian Imams (religious scholars). The action is part of Morocco’s contribution to reconstruct Mali and […]

    gneufferKing Mohammed VI and Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita chair the signing of an agreement to train 500 Malian Imams with Morocco’s moderate, tolerant form of Islam to help fight the spread of extremism.gneufferKing Mohammed VI and Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita chair the signing of an agreement to train 500 Malian Imams with Morocco’s moderate, tolerant form of Islam to help fight the spread of extremism.

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      * “We need to cut the ground from under the feet of the fanatics and extremists by tackling the religious vacuum.” – Analyst * Magharebia, by Siham Ali (Rabat, Morocco, November 13, 2013) — Morocco and Mali will work together to promote the moral values of Islam and the rejection of takfirist ideology. Under

    The post Morocco, Mali Sign New Religious Affairs Accord – Magharebia appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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    * The essential guide to the country’s suitability as a meetings hub * Zawya (November 13, 2013) — The Moroccan National Tourist Office is delighted to announce the launch of the 2014 edition of MEET Morocco. This 92-page, high-quality publication highlights Morocco’s suitability as a destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, with features on

    The post Moroccan National Tourist Office launches 3rd edition of MEET Morocco 2014 – Zawya appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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    * ‘Risalat New York,’ the Arab world’s only non-Israeli Jewish-hosted radio show, offers perspective from Brooklyn *   Joseph Braude, The Tablet November 14, 2013 Sunday night for me is always Moroccan radio night. From a home office in Brooklyn surrounded by echo-absorbing foam, I write a commentary in Arabic about the week in Arab

    The post A Jew Broadcasts to Morocco, Building a Relationship With a Muslim Audience – The Tablet, Joseph Braude appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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      *For designer Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), the mood of Marrakech was inspiration for his designs, place to relax*   The Japan News, by Kenichi Kubo / Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent (Marrakech, Morocco,  November 14, 2013) — A prosperous Islamic capital from the 11th to 13th centuries, Marrakech, one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destinations, retains traces

    The post A Trip Through Time: Inspiration from the Streets of Morocco – Japan Times appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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      * “The new Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMPVA) is up and running… already set out a clear intention not to be another flat-pack globalized culture house, but something more surprising.” *   Financial Times, by Francis Hodgson (Marrakech, Morocco, November 15, 2013) — There is something interesting happening in Marrakech. The new

    The post Marrakech’s Museum for Photography & Visual Arts Offers Surprises – Financial Times appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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      * The development model applied so far in the southern provinces has reached its limits. In search of a new dynamic, Nizar Baraka unveils an ambitious new model. * (Article in French) Aujourd’hui Le Maroc (November 11, 2013) — The head of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) presented a “development model for

    The post CESE Proposes New Development Model for Southern Provinces, Investment of 140 Billion Dirhams in 10 years – Aujourd’hui le Maroc appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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      * “If the future is all about harnessing the brilliance of the past, the medina’s star has never shone so brightly”…A new wave of artists is tapping into Marrakech’s rich artisanal heritage, bringing a contemporary vibe to the city’s most historic neighborhood. Tara Stevens meets some of its leading lights * The Guardian, by

    The post Marrakech’s New Arts Scene in the Funky Old Medina – The Guardian appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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      * “After being awarded Moroccan citizenship back in August, Algerian superstar Cheb Khaled has found himself the de facto spokesperson for greater Maghrebi cooperation… Khaled may have started a trend: there are reports that Algerian tennis star Lamine Ouahab has followed Khaled’s footsteps in taking up Moroccan citizenship — and that he’ll now be

    The post Cheb Khaled Pushes for Algeria-Morocco Unity – Blouin News appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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          Kuwait News Agency/KUNA (Tangier, Morocco, November 17, 2013) — The Sixth MEDays International Forum called for forming an African coalition for immigration and development, to further boost cooperation among African countries. As the forum concluded its activities Saturday night, it expressed hopes that such coalition would guarantee the respect of the basic

    The post MEDays Forum Concludes With “Tangier Announcement” – KUNA appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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    * The Moroccan American Trade & Investment Center (MATIC) interviews Jean-Marie Fahmy of FGT and Ryan Anderson at MANAS on their joint project, MDG Management, and what they view as the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Morocco. * November 18, 2013 MATIC – Morocco has become a popular destination for international corporations looking

    The post Interview: Common Sense Delivers Results for Management Training in Morocco’s High-Growth Market – MATIC appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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      Albawaba (November 19, 2013) — Hollywood actress Sharon Stone will be polishing up a new trophy in her name soon. The starlet will be honored at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco. The 55-year-old “Basic Instinct” star will be paid tribute for her long successful career in the film industry. Festival producers will

    The post Award-winning career: Sharon Stone to be honored at Marrakech International Film Festival – Albawaba appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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    . Richard Miniter, Forbes November 19, 2013 Is our first African-American president ignoring Africa and thereby putting America at risk? Today is the first-ever visit by Morocco’s king to the White House during the Obama years.  The press, which is consumed with ObamaCare’s roughly 100,000 web site sign ups and some 5 million projected insurance policy

    The post The King And O: Al Qaeda Shifts To Africa, But Is Obama Listening? – Forbes, Richard Miniter appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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    John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (Boston, Massachusetts, April 2, 2013) -- Fifty years ago this past week, US President John F. Kennedy warmly welcomed Moroccan King Hassan II on a state visit to the United States. The Moroccan leader − father of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI − traveled at President Kennedy’s invitation to Philadelphia, Washington, and New York City.

    The post March 1963: President Kennedy Welcomed Morocco King Hassan II to US – Video/JFK Library appeared first on Morocco On The Move.


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