· April, 2008

Stories about Morocco from April, 2008

Morocco: Chellah Festival

  24 April 2008

“For the 13th year, the historic site of Chellah will play home to a musical dialogue among cultures, as a number of European and Arab musicians are taking part in this event,” reports The View from Fez about a music festival being held in Morocco in June.

Morocco: Hands off my Muezzin!

  15 April 2008

Robin des Blogs received over a dozen comments on his post about a minister in the Moroccan government who has asked muezzins in mosques adjoining tourist areas not to do the call to prayer.

Morocco: Shopping Addict

  11 April 2008

Moroccan Maryam talks about her addiction to shopping and shares with us her latest haul in lovely pictures.

Prison Break, Moroccan Style

  11 April 2008

On Tuesday morning, 9 inmates and suspected terrorists escaped from a Moroccan jail. Moroccan bloggers used every pun and reference from the American television show, Prison Break, to describe their shock and disbelief.

Morocco: Prison Break

  10 April 2008

On Monday, April 7, nine men convicted of involvement in the 2003 suicide bombings in Casablanca went missing from a Kenitra prison. Prisoner rights advocacy group Ennassir said that the escape coincided with the beginning of a hunger strike by about 1,000 prisoners across Morocco. A search is underway, but the prisoners have yet to be found. Jillian Yorks brings us reactions from the Moroccan blogosphere.

Morocco: Reintroduction of the bustard

  7 April 2008

The View from Fez reports that General Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has participated in the release of 5,000 houbara bustards in an attempt to reintroduce the endangered species to Morocco.

Jordan: Highest Internet Prices After Morocco

  1 April 2008

“The Jordan Times is reporting that Jordan’s Internet prices are among the highest in the region due to the imposed 16 percent sales tax. In fact, Jordan ranks second only to Morocco, which applies a 20 percent sales tax on Internet,” writes An American in Jordan.

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