Stories about Morocco from January, 2009
Peace Corps volunteer Liz writes about the experience of skiing in Morocco.
Morocco announced this week that it would close its embassy in Venezuela due to Venezuela's recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the territory also known as the "Western Sahara," over which Morocco asserts its sovereignty.
Today marked an historic moment in United States history as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President. While Arab support of Obama has been waning over the past few months following the selection of his cabinet and his silence over Israel's attacks on Gaza, across the Middle East and North Africa bloggers still have plenty to say, reports Jillian York.
Moroccan-American blogger Laila Lalami shares her thoughts about the 44th American president on inauguration day.
The Magic of My Universe examines the cost of medical malpractice in Morocco in this chilling post.
French Moroccan comedian Jamel Debbouze launches, “A Plane for Gaza“, a plan to air lift humanitarian supplies to Gaza using three planes on loan from the King of Morocco. Le Blog de SmS urges readers to donate.
A Moroccan About the World Around Him discusses the actions of newly appointed US ambassador to Tripoli Gene Cretz.
As a quorum of Arab leaders convene in Doha today, the world is wondering how their meeting might bring about a cessation of hostilities in Gaza. Yesterday, the news broke that King Mohammed VI of Morocco would not be attending the Doha or any other summit. Blogger react to that, and to the division of public opinion within Morocco, in this piece from Jillian York.
A Moroccan About the World Around Him analyzes the actions of US President-Elect Barack Obama in regard to Israel's attacks on Gaza.
From Warp to Weft shares information about the Amazigh New Year, Yennayer, and of the Amazigh (Berber) people of Morocco.
Palestinians injured in the ongoing war on Gaza have been flown in to Morocco, where they are being treated at the Mohammmed V Military hospital, reports The View from Fez.
From Morocco, The View from Fez reports on a fire which killed three people and injured several others in a warehouse specialising in manufacturing ceramics.
Duncan Goes to Morocco, a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Morocco, discusses poverty in his village, and the reaction of the village to the incidents in Gaza.
A Moroccan About the World Around Him discusses Israel's “road map for peace.”
Moroccan blogger Partageons nos passions [Fr] on world reaction to the Gaza bombings: “Sarkozy confuses the victim and the perpetrator! Perez publicly denies the murder of children in Gaza and the bombing of mosques! Arabs are in a deep sleep! The United Nations…a big waste!”
On the war on Gaza, Moroccan Laila Lalami notes: “When I think about all those who have died (like the five daughters of the Balousha family, Tahir Balousha, 17; Ikram Balousha, 14; Samar Balousha, 12; Dina Balousha, 8; and Jawaher Balousha, 4, all of whom were killed by an Israeli...
The View from Fez reports that a crowd of nearly 50,000 gathered in Rabat on Sunday to protest against Israel's attacks on Gaza.
A Moroccan About the World Around Him provides a balanced perspective on what's going on in Gaza.
Allal El Alaoui posts a brief screenplay written about the ongoing attacks on Gaza.