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A fabricated problem must not be allowed to derail the global cooperation and economic opportunities that Rabat offers

Earlier this month, Morocco’s Minister of Digital Transformation and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, wrapped up a successful trip to India that culminated in a memorandum of understanding signed by HCL Technologies with the northeastern nation. African. The trip signified in many ways the growing bilateral relationship between India and Morocco. …

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LendingPoint Personal Loans Review 2022 – Forbes Advisor

Although LendingPoint’s credit requirements are more lenient than some other lenders, its APR may be higher. If you’re looking for a personal loan, it’s worth shopping around for the best rate. Here’s how LendingPoint compares to some of its competitors. LendingPoint vs. SoFi If you’re looking to borrow a large …

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How fog nets make water plentiful in the Atlas Mountains – and can help in California

Aqualonis During the summer drought of the Moroccan desert, fog nets are used to provide drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in remote mountain villages. Now villagers can irrigate agricultural fields, turning desertified land into verdant gardens, all thanks to mathematician and businessman Aissa Derhem. Derhem lived in …

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Teacher forces Chinese student to sit alone with ‘foreign’ food

A teacher has come under fire after allegedly targeting a young child forcing them to eat their lunch alone after claiming the child was ‘distracting’ other children by bringing ‘foreign’ food to the canteen. A mother took to Reddit to explain that she was furious with her daughter’s teacher, leading …

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My sun vacation with a difference – in amazing Agadir, Morocco

Stepping off the plane, a rush of hot air pressed against my face. It was both uplifting and soothing, and one I hadn’t felt in three years. The desire to leave Ireland is quite strong at the moment. A number of my close friends have emigrated, and since the pandemic …

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Five African tourist villages in exceptional order – The Sun Nigeria

Last week, we explained that Nigeria was not mentioned when the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) unveiled the names of African countries with the best tourist villages. We are not good at leaving such footprints in the global tourism market, but would prefer to host winning teams in Africa …

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California lawmakers urge FDIC to curb banking partnerships

Four Democratic members of the California State Legislature recently sent a letter to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) urging the agency to take action against FDIC-supervised banks that partner with non-bank lenders. to offer high cost installment loans. Two of the letter’s authors, California Senator Monique Limon and Assemblyman …

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Benefits of Merino Wool from African Merino Sheep

Merino sheep are only found in a limited number of places in the world. Besides New Zealand and Argentina, the sheep species is also found in Africa. The well-known breed of sheep mainly roams in South Africa. Did you know that the merino wool of this African sheep has many …

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Here’s everything you need to know about the argan tree

Wild plants provide medical and nutritional benefits, as well as economic opportunities, for communities around the world. The argan tree is indigenous to parts of North Africa and supports millions of local people, especially women, through the sale of argan oil. The United Nations has granted protected status to a …

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The meaning of animism: philosophy, religion and living being

In some cultures, life and sentient beings are believed to exist only for certain beings, such as humans, animals, and plants. In other belief systems, however, places and objects are also believed to have some level of sentience. This is the case with animism, the belief that all things, including …

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‘Tale of The Lion King’ Disneyland: What to Expect

Disneyland offers a production of The Lion King it has never been done before. Since its debut in 1994, the animated film has been adapted for the stage as an award-winning Broadway musical and reimagined into a 2019 live-action film. Tale of the Lion King brings history to life in …

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Schapiro: A payday loan battle that started in Virginia with a whimper, ended with a bang | Columnists

Jeff Schapiro DEAN HOFFMEYER/TIMES-EXPATCH///////// Jay Speer has been lobbying the Virginia legislature for as long as he’s been a parent: 22 years. And for almost all, while he and his wife raised two children, both now out of college, Speer battled the high-cost instant loan industry, arguing that payday lenders …

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Progressive prosecutors movement on trial in California primary

Three prosecutors at the forefront of the progressive movement in California will be tried on June 7. Chesa Boudin, San Francisco’s chief prosecutor, faces a recall election in the primary. Polls suggest there is a good chance he will lose. Diana Becton and Tori Berber Salazar, chief prosecutors for two …

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Abrar & Sargun of ‘Yeh Hai Chaahtein’ comes to support Altamash Faraz after netizens…

Star Plus show ‘Yeh Hai Chahatein’ wins the love of the audience. So much so that the show increased BARC’s ratings and became the second most-watched show on television. The track in which Preesha and Rudra remarry was very well received by the viewers. And now, to spice up the …

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Michelin-acclaimed SF restaurant hosts Celtics for dinner

Berber, a Moroccan restaurant in Russian Hill in San Francisco, hosted Boston Celtics players Marcus Smart, Aaron Nesmith and Juwan Morgan the day before their NBA Finals Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors, 120-108, at Chase Center Thursday. The trio took photos with guests and co-owner Borhen Hammami on …

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8 Most Exciting Things To Do In Boumalne Dades, Morocco

Morocco is a great place for travelers who appreciate ancient history, as well as rich culture and delicious cuisine, from desserts to savory delights. For example, Morocco has been the site of many popular films like Gladiator, giving tourists a taste of the beauty of the country. So while Chefchaouen …

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Tunisian post-revolution cinema in the spotlight

A triplet of Tunisian films have been selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, cementing its status as a regional film hub. Speaking with officials, The New Arab learns how the Arab Spring was a watershed moment in their growth. The country that triggered the wave of protests that would …

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The Dakar Biennale pays tribute to the legendary Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté

Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté uses colors and fabrics specific to the Sahel to draw attention to social issues and bring together unique works of contemporary African art with enthusiasts. One of the 59 artists in the official selection of the 14th Dakar Biennale, Konaté’s works in the field of contemporary …

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New laws and more affordable lenders could shake up the payday loan market

Inflation has particularly affected people who are already struggling to fit gas in their tanks and groceries in their refrigerators. For many, a payday loan may seem like the only way to get the money needed. In recent years, however, as more states impose restrictions on risky short-term lending, new …

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Chefs give their top tips for making barbecue season a success

From giving the veggies some love to seasoning everything right, that’s how the pros do it. There’s nothing better than the charred, delicious flavor of food when cooked over the fire – but the unpredictability can be quite daunting. If you’re looking to have the best BBQ season ever, here’s …

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Professors share ‘little known’ facts – News

Is there life on other planets? What does the term “viking” really mean? Is Earth due to another magnetic field reversal? Expert professors from several departments, including history, East Asian languages, art history, geosciences, government, and physics, share a little-known fact about their discipline. John Eldevik, Professor of History – …

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New laws, lenders improve access to small affordable loans

Inflation has particularly affected people who are already struggling to fit gas in their tanks and groceries in their refrigerators. For many, a payday loan may seem like the only way to get the money needed. In recent years, however, as more states impose restrictions on risky short-term lending, new …

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1 dead, 3 injured after falling 300ft down cliff in Palos Verdes Estates prompting rescue response

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (KABC) — A man was killed and three others were injured after falling off a cliff in the Palos Verdes Estates area on Monday morning, prompting a major rescue response. The incident was reported around 4:30 a.m. near Paseo Del Mar, according to the Los Angeles …

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U.S. Senators Warren, Wyden, Sanders, Murray “Blast” private equity giant KKR, saying company “grossly substandard care and unsafe living conditions” in group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

BuzzFeed Investigation Showed KKR Puts Profits Before Patients, Leading to Abuse and Neglect and Putting Patients’ Lives at Risk Text of the letter (PDF) May 23, 2022 – Washington, DC – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Member for Finance and Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committees; Ron Wyden …

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10 things to know before climbing Mount Toubkal

Morocco is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is known for its rich culture, diverse cuisine, vibrant nightlife and Mount Toubkal. As a result, many hikers and mountaineers travel to Morocco to reach the top of the mountain. Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in Morocco and one …

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Ukrainian folk rappers win Eurovision with musical morale boost

DUBAI: For many Lebanese, the past can be a painful subject. A civil war destroyed large swaths of the country between 1975 and 1990. The post-war period was marked by sectarian strife and government dysfunction. But despite the traumas of recent decades, Lebanon remains a land of immense cultural richness, …

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Algeria looks to Turkey to realize untapped economic potential

Growing regional ties and cooperation are driving rapid economic recovery for Algeria and Turkey, despite nearly two years of pandemic disruption and market volatility. A series of landmark agreements between Turkey and Algeria deepen bilateral cooperation, with the two countries sharing positive economic prospects. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s three-day presidential …

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Press Releases | Press | President’s Press Room | Chair

19.05.22 BuzzFeed Investigation Showed KKR Puts Profits Before Patients, Leading to Abuse and Neglect and Putting Patients’ Lives at Risk washington d.c. — US Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Finance and Banking, Housing, …

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The Church’s new saints ‘lived boundless lives of love’

Pope Francis celebrates mass for the canonization of 10 new saints in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on May 15, 2022. Five of the new saints are from Italy, three from France, one from India and one from the Netherlands. (SNC Photo/Paul Haring) Pope Francis added a new group …

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Virginians win $489 million in payday loan settlement – ​​The Virginian-Pilot

Online payday loan companies that charged up to 919% interest will spend $489 million to repay some 555,000 borrowers, to settle a class action lawsuit brought by eight Virginians. The lawsuit alleged that Golden Valley Lending; Silver Cloud Financial, Inc.; Mountain Summit Financial, Inc.; and Majestic Lake Financial, Inc., all …

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In Agadir, there are 11 top attractions and things to do.

Agadir’s beautiful white sand surrounds the coastline, making it Morocco’s ideal destination for a sun, beach and sea holiday. The main attraction for many people is relaxing on the beach. Agadir is also a fantastic starting point for day trips and longer trips to the villages and sights of the …

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The invisible world of Siwi Berber in Egypt

The invisible world of Siwi Berber in Egypt Siwa oasis, salt lakes | Photo credit: Rachid H via Flickr Secluded and idyllic, Siwa Oasis is surrounded by sand and rock. Its water is clear, almost mythical, its banks cooked in salt. For some it’s an escape, a place away …

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What is the Great Replacement? Buffalo killer Payton Gendron cited theory as reason for hate crime

BUFFALO, NY: The 18-year-old who shot dead 10 people and injured three others at a Buffalo supermarket has reportedly released a white supremacist manifesto, outlining his step-by-step plan. Officials revealed that Payton Gendron claimed in a 180-page rant that he was ‘radicalized’ on the internet when he was bored during …

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Virginia Court Approved $489 Million in Aid for Victims of Illegal Internet Payday Loans

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The federal court in Richmond has given preliminary approval to a class action settlement that would provide $489 million in relief to victims of illegal internet lending. The ruling was released Thursday, May 12, and will affect approximately 555,000 consumers who have been charged more than …

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The ultimate (post-Brexit) guide to traveling with your dog

“Dogs are an integral part of the family and bring great joy to recreation. We shouldn’t have to give up our dogs when we go on vacation, a moment to bask in the company of our loved ones. Last summer, for this very reason, I avoided flights to distant lands …

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Stripping Wealth on Purpose: The Impact of Predatory Lenders in Memphis – Non Profit News

Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash Memphis, according to the 2020 census, is home to approximately 633,000 people, 64.5% of whom are African Americans. As a new report from the Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis (BCCM) and the Hope Policy Institute, the policy arm of Hope Credit Union, a Delta-based …

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‘Spiritual healer’ arrested for sexually abusing around 900 women in Tunisia

A Tunisian posing as a “spiritual healer” has been arrested after a TV report in which he confessed to tricking hundreds of women into having sex with him, a judicial source said. According to the TV report, the man, who introduced himself on his Facebook page as “Bolga Kahouli”, persuades …

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Can Lebanon reverse the trend of futile elections in the Middle East?

Can Lebanon reverse the trend of futile elections in the Middle East? Supporters of the Lebanese Hezbollah group listen to a speech by their leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in the southern city Thus, Lebanon returns to the polls on Sunday. Excited? No, me neither. Elections in the Middle …

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Ariab gold production company shut down by protesters in Beja

Demonstrators in the Red Sea state yesterday morning sealed off the grounds of gold-producing company Ariab in Hassai to protest what they see as the targeting of the company’s deputy chief executive, Mohamed Hagwab, a Beja from the region. Local resident Haider Siraj said in an interview with Radio Dabanga’s …

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FINANCIAL LITERACY NEW LEAP A1 |

Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes a school requirement. Seven states …

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Six chic base camps where a beautiful walk starts on the doorstep

High on the Atlas in Morocco Kasbah Bab Ourika seen from the Ourika Valley I used to visit Morocco several times a year – hopping along the Barbary coast from El Jadida to Oualidia to Essaouira, exploring the palm grove of Skoura and the Draa Valley, or sleeping in tents …

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How travel to Morocco survived the pandemic

Tourism has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic. Many travel agencies have gone bankrupt and several professionals have lost their jobs. Morocco, which was once the top destination for tourists in Africa, has closed its borders. The situation was difficult for families and all those who …

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A brilliant Saharan ray of Tuareg music and ambiance

The New Arab Meets: Tuareg nomadic group, Tamikrest. Following in the esteemed footsteps of famous Tuareg bands past, Tamikrest have since established themselves as stalwarts of the desert blues style, reflecting their Saharan essence. “A bit of blues, with a bit of rock”, and the Tamasheq [Tuareg] essence, “it’s our …

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How Eve Branson Changed My Perspectives

Zoubair Abderrazzak is a project manager at the Eve Branson Foundation and below he shares how Eve changed his outlook and his life. I have been with the Eve Branson Foundation (EBF) since Eve developed her first project in Morocco in 2005. Since then, the foundation has been creating opportunities …

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Babka, borsch… and pumpkin spices? Two writers discuss Jewish identity through contemporary cookbooks.

Druckman: I wanted him to have a bit more…gravitas isn’t the right word, but something that grounded him. On the other hand, I’m the last person who thinks a cookbook should be everything for everyone. And if it has the effect it’s supposed to have, even just on you, then …

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Meet Leila Haddad, the Queen of Bellydance

What strikes you the most when you meet the enigmatic Leila Haddad are those intricate braids that cascade over her shoulders and are adorned with shiny threads and metallic rings. A single cowrie dangles from one of the braids in the center of her forehead. Dressed in a pink and …

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Do the ethnic categories used by universities for “diversity” purposes make sense?

The race-conscious admissions policies of Harvard and UNC divide applicants into the following categories for purposes of determining eligibility for race-based applicationsadvantages in the admissions process: (1) Asian; (2) native of Hawaii or the Pacific Islands; (3) Hispanic; (4) white; (5) African American; and (6) Native American. As Professor David …

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Best Installment Loans of 2022 – Forbes Advisor

Upgrade was launched in 2017 and provides online and mobile banking and credit services accessible in all states except Iowa, Vermont and West Virginia. Since then, the platform has made more than $3 billion in credit available to more than 10 million applicants and continues to expand its online and …

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Marvel’s Moon Knight Signals SWANA Region Growth In Movies

Marvel bucked its own streak of Orientalist tropes with its latest film, Moon Knight, directed by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab. The New Arab charts the media franchise’s portrayal of the SWANA region and explains why Moon Knight could be a turning point. As people of South West Asian and North …

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2022 PGA Championship odds, course: Surprising golf picks, predictions from an advanced model that hit the masters

The second major championship of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season will take place May 19-22 when Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa hosts the 2022 PGA Championship. This will be the fifth time the club has hosted the PGA Championship and it has also already hosted three US Opens. Tiger …

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COVID woes prompt more states to require financial literacy classes

Posted May 3, 2022 6:11 a.m. Elaine S. Povitch Stateline Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts …

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Sailing around the world turns into a year-long odyssey, complete with card games and cockroaches

Australian Guy Chester, alone on the 52-foot GC sanctuary somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, had just finished season six of ‘Game of Thrones’ and really wanted the final two seasons. Mr Chester broadcast a TV-related SOS. In French Polynesia, where the 58-year-old environmental and ecotourism consultant was not allowed to …

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What exactly are really unemployed loans?

What exactly are really unemployed loans? Finally, the creditors prefer to realize that by attacking the capital, you will be able to make quick payments without jeopardizing their financial guarantees. Just allow an even more detailed look at how you will protect loans with no …

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Arab-American Heritage Month: ‘Being counted as white does not reflect our everyday experiences’

“You ask 10 different people what it means to be Arab, and you might get 10 different answers.” This is how Danny Hajjar, 31, of Lebanese-American origin and who grew up in Boston, describes the diversity and richness of Arab and Arab-American identities. “Lebanese, for example, have a different idea …

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COVID woes prompt more states to require financial literacy courses

Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes a school requirement. Seven states …

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The 8 Best Hikes to See Bears Around the World

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education center with in-depth fitness, nutrition and adventure lessons and over 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ >”,”name”:”in -content-cta”,”type”:”link”}}”>Join Outside+ today. When it comes to charismatic megafauna, bears …

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Johnny Depp earned $650 million between 2003 and 2016 alone. He matched that unfathomable income with unfathomable expenses

In recent years, Johnny Depp’s personal life has made far more headlines than his film career. And that’s too bad. At this point in his life, the 58-year-old is set to take a victory lap into the golden years of what has been one of the most impressive and successful …

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Jazz Festival: Bombino | jazz festival

One of North Africa’s biggest rock stars, Bombino is a Jazz Fest veteran whose unique story matches the range that Jazz Fest has to offer. Bombino, whose birth name is Oumara Moctar, is Taureg, an ethnic group of nomadic Berber people who wander across borders through the Sahara Desert. Bombino …

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Marrakech: how the Red City adopts its green side

“Perfect moment,” says the receptionist at Riad Nesma, pointing to the intricately tiled staircase. I jumped up and emerged, four stories higher, to find the immense desert sun dipping above the medina, tinting it gold. As the many nearby muezzins issue their call to prayer, I watch the crowded neighborhood. …

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Why black rule over Europe was shattered

Company Why black rule over Europe was shattered Friday, April 22, 2022 A group of Berbers hold their flag as they gather for a protest in Rabat, Morocco. PICTURES | AFP The 700-year-old occupation of Spain by the Moors began in 711 AD, when an African army, under their leader …

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Omens of war in Libya | Habib Lassoued

Omens of war continue to loom in western Libya due to outgoing interim prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s insistence on retaining power at all costs. It has become clear that Western capitals do not want a solution to the crisis that began in 2011, but only want to get their hands …

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Barcelona’s pro-mother tongue project that reverses the classic rule of migration | Global Development

Every immigrant knows that the key to integration is learning the language of their new country. For many, the language they brought with them is just a remnant of their previous life. In Barcelona, ​​a project is turning the tide with the philosophy that no one arrives empty-handed in a …

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Many banks charge more than payday lenders for small loans

Many states have laws limiting fees for payday loans, but some payday lenders partner with multiple banks to issue loans whose prices exceed these limits. With these “rent-a-bank” agreements, banks issue loans on behalf of payday lenders, even in states that ban payday loans or only allow them with collateral. …

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Libya’s underground houses await tourism revival

GARIAN Gharyan’s unique underground houses were carved into the mountainside centuries ago, and many lie abandoned, but residents of the Libyan city hope tourism can help restore their heritage. class=”cf”> “My great-great-great-great-great-grandfather dug this yard 355 years ago,” said Al-Arbi Belhaj, who owns one of the oldest houses in the …

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Ramadan traditions across Africa – Mehr News Agency

Muslims from several African countries including Cameroon, Tanzania, Djibouti, Kenya, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Chad, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana , Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo and Uganda began their annual observance of the holy month of Ramadan on or about April 3. …

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Fix your finances to save your customs clearance before it’s too late

So close to tax day, we’ve all had a chance to take stock of our income and debts and examine our financial situation in a faltering economy. This year more than most there is cause for concern. Inflation is almost certainly worse than the official numbers suggest (and the official …

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Algeria accuses Morocco of attacking truck convoys in border area

CAIRO, April 12 (Reuters) – Algeria on Tuesday condemned what it said was an attack by Morocco on a convoy of trucks in the border area between Mauritania and the disputed territory of Western Sahara, saying it would put jeopardize the UN’s attempts to ease regional tensions. The alleged attack …

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Algeria accuses Morocco of carrying out “targeted assassinations” in the border region

Algeria condemns what it calls an attack by Morocco on a convoy of trucks in the border area between Mauritania and disputed Western Sahara, saying it will jeopardize UN attempts to ease regional tensions. Morocco considers the sparsely populated Western Sahara as part of its territories. The Polisario Front, supported …

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Covering local democracy in Tunisia: the Mourasiloun program

Written by Samer Elchahabi, Deputy Country Director, Tunisia A free press fueled by expert journalism is the backbone of any democracy. Journalists hold those in power to account, expose wrongdoing and provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. Likewise, local stories cover local public affairs, hold …

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Arab YouTubers – Saudi Gazette

YouTube has given us the opportunity to watch and listen to learn more about the negative thoughts and feelings of some people in our Arab region outside the Arabian Peninsula towards Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. It is certain that these negative feelings are a modern …

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The Moroccan radio-television MAP chooses Lawo Technology

According to a Moroccan proverb, the Earth is a peacock and Morocco is its tail. Moroccans are proud of their home: hospitable people, breathtaking landscapes, impressive castles and colorful markets. But Morocco is also a modern, technology-driven country with a highly developed infrastructure and a wide variety of media, headlined …

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Ill. Legal Funding Bill Raises Concerns About Pressure On Settlement

By Lauraann Wood (April 7, 2022, 4:48 p.m. EDT) – Illinois lawmakers sent Governor JB Pritzker’s office Wednesday legislation regulating the state’s largely unchecked consumer legal funding market, despite concerns from opponents of the bill that it could add an invisible side to settlement negotiations and hurt lawsuit resolutions more …

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films, fish farming and commercial products

“Have we ever really stopped to think about a company anniversary? Arjen van Dijk, water storage manager at Nederlandse Plastic Industrie (NPI) repeats the question. “No, not really actually.” Seen in this light, this year’s 65th anniversary is very special for the Frisian company. “We have become more active on …

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‘Homeless, but at home’: Egyptian Domari Ghagar

‘Homeless, but at home’: Egyptian Domari Ghagar The Egyptian Ghawazi people sing and dance as children observe and begin to learn artistic traditions | Photograph by Denis Mercier; excerpt from the film Latcho Drom by Tony Gatlif. “There are no people so dispersed on earth as the gypsies”, wrote …

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The New American Conflict Stabilization Plan: The Case of Libya

Libya: risks increase in 2022 After the overthrow of Gaddafi’s 42-year-old regime, Libya imploded into violence in which its three historical regions – east, west and south – struggled for power and control of resources, including fields oil companies in the country. Indeed, Gaddafi’s rule has left Libyans without a …

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Reviews | The generalization of “African” can harm various populations in Africa

American rhetoric and structural systems about Africa often equate blackness and African culture exclusively and synonymously. April is National Arab-American History Month. A large portion of the Arabs reside in the North African regions alongside native North African tribes, primarily the Amazighs. This false equivalence has encouraged the colonization and …

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Who are the 4 African coaches leading their team to the World Cup?

Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia will represent the continent at the next #QWC. Did you know that out of these 5 teams, 4 have local coaches? Cameroon Former star Rigobert Song was chosen last month to lead Cameroon’s national football team. He is one of only three African players …

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Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Bayt Dakira in Essaouira – The North Africa Post

On Friday afternoon, Prince Albert II of Monaco paid a visit to the emblematic space of Bayt Dakira in Essaouira, a spiritual and heritage center for the preservation and promotion of Judeo-Moroccan memory. Exhaustive explanations were given to the Monegasque Sovereign on a private visit to Essaouira by André Azoulay, …

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Will Smith resigns from the Academy following Oscar slap

Hamed Abdulla “Arab City” Born in Cairo, Abdalla was the son of peasants and a self-taught artist whose work was inspired by Egyptian folk art and his own deep connection to his homeland (despite leaving for Europe as an adult). His lack of formal artistic education allowed him to create …

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Insomnia in Essaouira: closer to the fascinating Gnawa culture of Morocco

It is dusk in Essaouira. There is a dotted afterglow that stains the Atlantic horizon, and the last kitesurfers leave, barefoot, to their excavations. Behind the beach, snail vendors serve steaming cups of soup from their little carts. As the swirl and cry of the little sea gulls begin to …

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I stole my husband’s secret tip for finding the best food on vacation – here’s why you should too

In Madurai, South India, we hired a foodie guide (foodiesdayout.com) to take us on a street food walking tour, stopping at the best stalls. There we sampled wares including a small paper cone filled with lightly spiced noodles; mini curry clay pots; fried chickpeas wrapped in newspaper and puffed rice; …

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Top Christian leaders in Algeria face jail as rights decline continues

Algeria’s Protestant Christian community is besieged by its own government. The persecution of Christians by the Algerian state has been a sustained campaign for many years with the latest wave of repression beginning in November 2017. These efforts have failed to slow the growth of the joyful, peaceful and respectful …

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Ben Fogle revisits an artist who lived in the Sahara during the pandemic

Ben Fogle continues his journeys to meet people who have created new, alternate and distant lives for themselves – but in tonight’s all-new episode, he’ll actually revisit an old friend. In the episode airing tonight (March 22) at 9pm on Channel 5, Ben returns to Morocco where he first met …

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Meet the adventurer: Morocco’s first female mountain guide, Hafida Hdoubane, on a life shaped by the High Atlas

I have been an official guide and tour leader since 1994. I was one of the first women to get a place in the training of mountain guides in Morocco, and the first to be qualified. At the time, most guides working in the Atlas Mountains were European, and Moroccan …

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Morocco blocks Amazigh national conference – Middle East Monitor

Moroccan authorities have banned the Amazigh movement in the country from holding a national conference scheduled for later this month, Hespress reported. According to the newspaper, the movement aimed to use the conference to consolidate its ranks and mobilize efforts to give new impetus to its work. It has seen …

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Escalating Conflict in Kabylie (Part 1 of 2)

**This is the first of a two-part series covering the Kabyle-Algerian conflict. The second part will deal with specific allegations of genocide by the Kabyle government in exile against the Algerian state and the petitions it has filed with two tribunals. ~~~ While wildfires occur almost every year in Algeria …

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Meet the 16 Global Landscapes Forum Women Leaders Leading Earth Restoration

It’s International Women’s Month 2022! To mark this phenomenal month, The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) announces its third annual list of climate leaders. Jhe Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) honors 16 women who are making a significant impact on halting runaway climate change through science, finance, policy-making, art, activism, indigenous rights, …

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Tunisia: Dhahar destination wins the Green Destinations Story Awards 2022, “Culture & Communities” category

Tunis/Tunisia — Destination Dhahar has won the Green Destinations Story Awards 2022, in the Culture & Communities category. Thus, Tunisia becomes the first Arab and North African country to win this distinction in the field of sustainable tourism. “Destination Dahar: Revitalization of Authentic Rural Region through Sustainable Tourism Model and …

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The Algerian Hirak returns to state authoritarianism

This Friday, February 18, 2022, the numbers were down from the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets of Algeria’s main towns and villages when the Hirak – which was first launched three years earlier on February 22 2019 – overthrew President Abdelaziz. Bouteflika. Many analysts believe …

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Postcard from Morocco: the storytelling circles of Marrakech

A scene takes place at Souk Semmarine. A drum sounds. The air fills with the shimmering sound of qraqeb (castanets) accompanied by the syncopated cries of Gnawa musicians in fiery red robes. They parade like pied pipers along the main thoroughfare of the market, drawing a wave of people in …

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The Song of Ardent Desire by Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi

Inimitable Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi’s latest exhibition, Le Chant de l’Ardent Désir, is a transcendental and hypnotic experience that compels the viewer to examine our shared experiences of loss, nostalgia, human suffering and dignity. It is difficult to describe the phenomenological experience of the encounter with the language of the …

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Two sides of the same coin

Anyone who pays attention to the Arab-Israeli conflict over the past 20 years knows how those who regularly do propaganda on behalf of the Palestinian Arab cause try to hijack any cause or crisis in the world and turn it into a matter of Israel and the Palestinians. Given this …

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The fight against early marriage continues in Morocco

If the global celebrations of International Women’s Day are fast approaching. In Tamarwoute, in the south-west of Morocco, it’s not time to party. Women’s rights activists like Najat Ikhich are always busy working. Najat Ikhich is the head of rights group YTTO. An association that has been working for more …

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“Nightmare” of underage marriage for Moroccan girls

Nadia was just 16 when she was married off to an abusive husband old enough to be her father – an ordeal that thousands of Moroccan girls face each year due to a legal loophole. “I’ve been through hell. But the nightmare is behind me now,” she said. Nadia, from …

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The Nomade Rug is a geometric rug that transcends time and location

Los Angeles-based furniture brand Troop Workshop and brand of Milanese carpets cc-carpet have collaborated on a singular work of art, a geometric rug named The Nomadic Rug. Produced in Nepal, the new rug is inspired by the nomadic element of Berber rugs and the artistic direction of The passenger, a …

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Impact of diversity on vaccine equity in Algeria

Gift Aid doesn’t cost you a penny more, but can add an extra 25p to every £1 you donate. Where Minority Rights Group receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we are entitled to claim back any amount of tax (calculated at that year’s basic rate of income tax) paid …

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Dina Chkarka takes the message of Moroccan cuisine to the masses: here’s cooking with you, kid

Dina Chkarka with a tray of mint tea (Courtesy of Dina Chkarka) A booming social media personality, Dina Chkarka is passionate about bringing Moroccan cuisine into the 21st century. Chkarka first learned how to make intricate tagines (steamed meat and vegetables in a clay pot) and bastilles (meat pies) by …

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Algeria. Repression intensifies as more human rights defenders are detained

Algerian authorities have stepped up their attacks on civil society in recent weeks, with the arrest of 27 human rights defenders and peace activists in February alone, Amnesty International said today. On February 20, a court in the western city of Tlemcen sentenced Faleh Hammoudi, head of the local branch …

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Dine Diaspora Announces Winners of 2022 5th Annual Black Women in Food Awards

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dine Diaspora announces its incredible 2022 list of famous and groundbreaking black women, including judges: Enjoy your meal Chief Editor Dawn Davis, James Beard Foundation Awards Director Dawn Padmore, Closest Uncle’s Master Blender Victoria Eady Butler, and more to present 31 black women around …

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10 countries that aren’t popular (but should be)

Around the world, there are many countries that one might not consider for a vacation, but that could mean they are simply underrated – not unpopular. People like to travel to places they have heard so much about. It is easier to identify with a place that people like to …

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Tunisian faith communities sign coexistence pact – Eurasia Review

At a recent press conference in Tunis, Tunisia, religious communities in that country signed a jointly prepared “National Pact for Coexistence,” expressing their commitment to fostering a more peaceful society. “This initiative is a powerful sign of solidarity,” said Mohamad Ben Moussa of the Baha’i Office of External Affairs. “The …

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Will Smith’s daughter under fire for portraying Amazighs as ‘thieves’ in her book

Amazighs criticized Willow Smith’s novel for portraying the community in the same colonialist tone that savagely stigmatized them for decades. Willow Smith accused of spreading “hate” against Amazighs in her latest novel. [Getty] The daughter of Hollywood actor Will Smith is being criticized for portraying Amazighs, the indigenous people of …

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Willow Smith slammed for portrayal of Muslims in new book

DUBAI: In 2014, a young girl named Iman Vellani was browsing Marvel comics at her local bookstore in Canada when she saw something she had never seen before: a face that looked like her own. It was Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, the first Muslim superhero in the company’s …

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Cotton Australia partners with clothing brand Cotton On Kids

A new partnership between Cotton Australia and Cotton On Kids featuring cotton farming families has been launched, recognizing the quality of cotton grown in Australia, considered some of the best and most sustainable in the world. Cotton On Kids is a leading children’s clothing brand and part of Australia’s largest …

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Long March for Öcalan’s Freedom – Medya News

Activists from 21 different countries took part in the long march organized to protest against the captivity of Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), who is imprisoned in solitary confinement on the island of İmrali, in Turkey, since 1999. The march, which was attended by more …

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French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour compares himself to Britain’s Boris Johnson

London: The French presidential election, on April 10, has the possibility of two rounds if a candidate does not obtain an absolute majority. President Macron leads in the polls and in popularity Macron is the most likely to win the precious second term, his approval rating for the past year …

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Right-wing French candidate Zemmour praises Morocco’s former ban on foreign names

Far-right French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, who wants to ban Muslim names in France, hailed an outdated Moroccan ban on foreign names as “a great idea”. Zemmour said he changed his Moroccan birth name to Eric for ‘love of France’ [Getty] Right-wing French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour on Thursday applauded …

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Crossing Africa: Faith on the Road – a film about religion, migration and social identities

Click here to read this article in English. By Emna Gelacia, Middle East and North Africa Programs Assistant at Minority Rights Group The stories of migrants in transit countries, though overlooked in the mainstream media, can be extraordinarily rich and complicated, especially for minorities. Crossing Africa: Faith on the Road …

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Amazigh tattoos are fading, is it too late to revive them?

In ancient Amazigh culture, tattoos are one of the many ways people celebrate their rich North African tribal history. When crossing traditionally Amazigh areas in North Africa, you may encounter road signs written in the Amazigh language. Amazigh symbols are easily identifiable, however, to the untrained eye they may just …

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Sophistication, redefined: designer Manon Michel makes a statement via a curated print-on-demand boutique

“Free women of black baroque color.” Print by the artist Agostino Brunias from baroque black collection, curated by designer Manon Michel. If you happen to be an admirer of elegance, sophistication and nobility, Manchester Ink Link’s own web developer/designer, Manon Michel, Manon Virtue collection is worthy of aesthetic attention. With …

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Morocco races against time to rescue boy stuck in well

Rescue operations are intensifying for five-year-old Rayan, who fell into a 100ft deep shaft three days ago, with drilling continuing in the village near Bab Berred in the northern province of Chefchaouen. Rescuers were able to send oxygen and water to the child through pipes, and a police helicopter is …

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Questioning the whiteness of the classics – remembering the Black Romans

As with all disciplines in the humanities, the classics have responded to Black Lives Matter with justifiable soul-searching. As a study of the ancient world, and particularly that of Mediterranean cultures, the classics have an important colonial heritage: British, French and Italian colonialists saw themselves inheriting or continuing a “civilizing …

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The Best Farm-Inspired Beauty Products

Frolova_Elena/Shutterstock According to CNN, farm-to-table has become a common idea in restaurants and homes. But harnessing the benefits of Mother Nature isn’t just for foodies, of course. Some of the best beauty trends historically rely on natural ingredients such as milk, salt, oats and honey. In a beauty report by …

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Hamza Nasri: A new chapter in the intimidation of human rights defenders

اضغط هنا لقراءة هذا البيان الصّحفي بالعربيّة Click here to read this press release in English The undersigned organizations condemn the prison sentence of queer activist and human rights defender Hamza Nasri after his participation in a peaceful march on January 18, 2021. The Tunis Court of First Instance sentenced …

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Morocco reopens to tourists: Everything you need to know to plan a last-minute trip

From February 7, Morocco lifts the ban on international flights and reopens to tourists. In November, the country international flights banned and ferry services as the omicron variant spread around the world. Only people with special exemptions could enter. With “the evolution of the epidemiological situation”, the government now announces …

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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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