Monthly Archives: January 2022

In the Moroccan Sahara desert, community tourism sustains a village

Nestled between the rolling dunes of the Moroccan Sahara desert, in a valley that once housed a river, about a 10-minute drive from the famous desert center of Merzouga, is the village of Khamlia. The one-lane town appears almost like a mirage with a singular mosque and minaret carved out …

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Euphoria stars castigated for allegedly racist social media posts

Euphoria Actresses Sophia Rose Wilson and Ziayla Pizarro have been accused of posting or sharing racist content on social media. Wilson plays Barbara “BB” Brooks, aka Vape Girl, on the hit HBO show. Although high school girl BB was only a minor character during Season 1, she quickly became a …

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Morocco signs an agreement for the use of the Amazigh language in the courts

Despite Morocco’s recognition of Tamazight as an official language in Morocco’s 2011 constitution, it remains absent from official documents, schools and the media. Moroccan Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch (left) pledged to raise the profile of Tamazight during his election campaign last year [Getty] The Moroccan Ministry of Justice on Tuesday …

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Moroccan official says restoring relations with Spain needs a lot of clarity – Middle East Monitor

Morocco believes that restoring relations with Spain needs a lot of clarity, government spokesman Mustapha Baitas said in remarks to the media after a cabinet meeting on Thursday. “With regard to Spain… King Mohammed VI underlined, last August, the importance of strategic relations between Rabat and Madrid… two years ago, …

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Meet the Curator of the First Israeli Art Exhibition in the UAE

Sharon Toval’s presentation will explore Israeli attitudes towards the lives of their ancestors in Arab lands Sharon Toval, an independent contemporary art curator based in Tel Aviv, is preparing to organize the first Israeli exhibition in the United Arab Emirates. Born in France, he moved to Israel over a decade …

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Morocco – well placed to benefit from Europe’s energy transition

Population: 37.13 million (+1.2% vs 2020) GDP per capita (PPP): $7,360 (+0.9% compared to 2020) Debt to GDP: 76.6% (+1.2% vs 2019) Power per capita: 765 kWh Reduced fossil fuel subsidies, CSP leader By the end of 2020, Morocco had 1.4 GW of installed wind, 530 MW of CSP and …

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Tackling ethnic and political violence in Ethiopia vital for stability – Analysis – Eurasia Review

By Tegbaru Yared* Ethiopia’s transition in 2018 failed to bring stability to the country. On the contrary, sporadic ethnic and political violence since then has brought the nation to its knees. And his war in the north with the Tigray People‘s Liberation Front (TPLF) that began in November 2020 has …

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Amazigh language problem falls short of expectations – Middle East Monitor

The Moroccan League for the Defense of Human Rights, MLDHR, indicated that it was following with interest the commitments made by the new government in its program and its concern to allocate significant financial resources to implement the constitutional requirements of the language Amazigh (Tamazight). The MLDHR supports the initiative …

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CAN2022: Morocco fight to draw with Gabon and finish first in the group • FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 English published this video article, titled “CAN2022: Morocco fight to draw with Gabon to finish first in the group • FRANCE 24 English” – below their description. Morocco came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Gabon in Yaoundé on Tuesday and finish top of Group C at …

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Saleh proposes alternative 30-member constitutional drafting committee to resolve constitutional stalemate – report and analysis

By Sami Zaptia. Ageela Saleh (Photo: HoR). Tripoli, 18 January 2022: The speaker of Libya’s parliament (the House of Representatives – HoR), Ageela Saleh, has called for the formation of a new committee to draft the country’s constitution. Saleh was speaking during his presidency of yesterday’s opening HoR session in …

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Morocco introduces new cybercrime laws – Middle East Monitor

Moroccan Justice Minister Abdellatif Wehbe said the ministry was working to introduce new legal requirements aimed at tackling cybercrimes, especially those targeting women and children. He explained that as part of ensuring compatibility with international standards, in particular the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the Ministry of Justice, as part of …

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Star African tennis player to watch: Ons Jabeur

LONDON, UK, January 15 – DStv viewers can expect to see African tennis star Ons Jabeur in Grand Slam action when the Australian Open kicks off from Monday January 17, 2022 SuperSport is the ultimate destination for tennis fans, with an unrivaled selection of action from around the world. Tunisian …

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Morocco’s language course to boost prosperity

Morocco’s language course to boost prosperity Of the many indicators used to measure a country’s development prospects, perhaps the most overlooked is that of language. Around the world, governments seeking to gain competitive advantages are faced with crucial language policy decisions. Nowhere is this truer than in Morocco, where the …

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Almanac – Friday 01/14/2022 | KALW

Today is Friday, January 14, 2022 January 14 is the 14th day of the year 351 days remain until the end of the year 64 days until early spring The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:24:12 a.m. and sunset will be at 5:14:53 PM. Today we will have …

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Ministry of Culture celebrates Amazigh New Year – Middle East Monitor

The Minister of Culture said that “there is a government discussion on adopting the Amazigh New Year as an official holiday, and we are awaiting the Prime Minister’s decision”. Thursday evening, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and Communication celebrated the Amazigh New Year, through a symbolic festive event in the …

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Almanac – Thursday 01/13/22 | KALW

Today is Thursday, January 13, 2022, January 13 is the 13th day of the year 352 days remain until the end of the year the sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:24:30 am and sunset will be at 5:13:51 PM. We will have 9 hours and 49 minutes of …

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Tunisia imposes curfew ahead of protests marking Arab Spring anniversary

Opposition parties have denounced the curfew, which was officially passed to curb rising Covid-19 cases but coincides with the date of a planned protest marking the anniversary of the Arab Spring. Some political parties intend to continue planned protests despite curfew [Getty] Tunisian authorities announced a two-week night curfew and …

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A long battle for acceptance for Morocco’s Amazigh community

For decades, Morocco’s Amazigh community has advocated for official recognition of the new year as an official paid holiday, a symbolic recognition of the indigenous identity they hope to gain under the leadership of Amazigh Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch. Every year, Morocco’s Amazigh community is on hot coals ahead of …

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Yemen faces growing hunger and economic collapse amid escalating war, UN says

Escalating military action in Yemen has displaced more than 15,000 people over the past month, killed or injured more than 350 civilians in December and left the Arab world’s poorest country facing growing hunger and a economic collapse with no political solution in sight, senior UN officials said on Wednesday. …

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Tunisia lose 1-0 to Mali in game ended early by referee error

Tunisia were furious and officials stormed onto the pitch in protest, but post-match press conferences were in full swing before Confederation of African Football officials decided to play another four minutes. The match between Tunisia and Mali did not go as planned [Haykel Hmima/Anadolu Agency/Getty] Football’s Africa Cup of Nations …

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Will Libya adopt a federal or non-centralized constitution?

Episode 36 of the Al-Ad Al-Aksi program series (The Countdown) addressed the most appropriate constitutional dossier for the Libyan status quo, Libyan wealth and the way it is managed in all Libyan regions. , in addition to the issue of which groups boycotted the drafting of the constitution when it …

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Two exhilarating weeks in Morocco

Dreams of the Sahara Desert, cities that are labyrinths of blue, palaces filled from floor to ceiling with majestic mosaics, enchanting music filling the air and puffs of spices delighting your senses … welcome to Morocco! In October 2021, I spent two exhilarating weeks in Morocco with friends and other …

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deprivation of liberty and mass arrests in Kabylie

Like every year in North Africa, the New Year takes place on a date that corresponds to January 12 of the Gregorian calendar. The year 2022 corresponds to the year 2972 ​​of the Berber calendar (Amazigh calendar). Unfortunately, this year will be celebrated in the sadness that Kabylia has just …

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Best Vegan Cafes in Devon to Help You Crush Veganuary

It’s that time of year when millions of people across the UK are getting down to New Year’s resolutions. It’s no secret that for many of us our will to drink less and exercise more will weaken before the month (or maybe even the Christmas tree) is over. But one …

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The battle of an Arab-British woman for media representation

Arabs in British Series: The UK media industry still suffers from a lack of diversity and representation. Arab-British, Nada Issa, describes her experience in an industry dominated by middle-class men and the challenges many ethnic women face. Nada Issa, Anglo-Arab filmmaker and journalist, has worked in the media for over …

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The creatives to know in Marrakech

Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes at Popham DesignJack johns Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes The husband and wife duo first arrived in Marrakech from Los Angeles for a year off from their film and PR career, but ended up buying a house in the medina because they couldn’t find anything else. rent …

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English Department’s Christopher Wise Publishes Translation of Book-Length African Poem

English teacher Christopher Wise translation of Hawad’s book-length poem On the Internet was recently published with the African Poetry Series, edited by Kwame Dawes, at the University of Nebraska Press. Hawad is a Tuareg poet and painter from the Sahara, who writes in Tajaght, which he transcribes with Tifinagh, the …

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