Stories about Morocco from July, 2010
Moroccan blogger Agharass is known for having an eclectic blog with posts (in French) on a variety of subjects from Palestine to pop culture, often peppered with the blogger's own photographs. Agharass now has a photo blog, entitled Portfolio de Agharass!
Where did the Berbers originate from? Algerian linguist Lameen Souag attempts an answer here. Please read the comments too.
The View from Fez introduces us to horse riding in Morocco.
Salma started blogging at the age of six to keep in touch with friends and family. Under the supervision of her parents, this young Moroccan blogger likes writing short stories and sharing her daily encounters at school with the rest of the world.
Charlotte is an anthropologist who, for the past year and a half, has been conducting field work in Morocco. Her research is focused on "how the complexity of Moroccan society’s multilingualism plays out in daily life." Jillian C. York takes a closer look.
One in every three Moroccan women is single. Studies show that this has more to do with economic hardship, lack of education, the absence of democracy. Samira is a 40 year-old single woman still living in her parents' house. She shares her day-to-day experiences on her blog.
Football is a very popular sport in Morocco. But the appointment of Belgian Eric Gerets to coach the national team for a rumored exorbitant amount of money has got the blogosphere talking.
The diaspora of the developing countries worldwide is often mentioned as a potential driving factor for poverty reduction and the francophone region is no exception. Still, the suggested policies involving the diaspora are not without challenges and require more avenues for discussion between all development actors
Moroccan blogger Big Brother Maroc [Fr] reports on the launch of Bitelma [Fr] (which translates to Water Closet), a website that invites visitors to publish pictures of “the worst public toilets in the country” listed by city and address (train stations, bars, restaurants, malls, universities…) in an effort “to pressure...