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On the Rising Continent of Africa, Morocco and China Eye Heightened Partnership

Ahmed Charai | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Ahmed Charai

On May 11, Moroccan King Mohammed VI visited Beijing and signed a new "strategic partnership" with his counterpart, Chinese President Xi Jinping. It c...

10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May

Viator | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel

Ah, May! Spring flowers blossom, birds chirrup, serpents get thrown in the forest. That's right - Italy's snake festival takes place this month, as d...

UN Security Council Must Live Up to its Responsibilities in Western Sahara

Emhamed Khadad | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Emhamed Khadad

In a remarkable challenge to the authority of the UN Security Council, the Kingdom of Morocco effectively dismantled the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, triggering a crisis at the UN and further endangering the Saharawi people.

Sustainable Energy: Derisking Investment Is More Cost-effective Than Providing Subsidies

Jo Scheuer | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Jo Scheuer

With an ambitious yet aspirational goal to keep global temperatures within 1.5 degree rise by 2100, a global shift to renewable energies is essential to achieving the Paris Agreement. Yet, undertaking such a monumental shift requires a combination of both public and private resources.

What You'll Find Traveling on Your Own While Pregnant

Priscilla Jeha | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel
Priscilla Jeha

Aside from the lovely respectful locals and a slightly increased sense of protection that I personally felt, the time away on my own while pregnant reaped some other pretty noteworthy rewards too.

In Defense of the Rif and the Pitfalls of Parachute Journalism

Mohamed Daadaoui | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Mohamed Daadaoui

You can judge a book by its title. Perhaps there is more than a grain of truth in that saying in the recent article by Leela Jacinto in Foreign Policy...

Security Council Must Stand Up to Moroccan Bullying to End Western Sahara Conflict

Nick Scott | Posted 03.31.2016 | World
Nick Scott

The facts are clear: Morocco has illegally occupied Western Sahara for more than 40 years. No country in the world recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, which the UN classifies as a Non-Self-Governing territory awaiting a process of decolonization.

Foundations Must Think Globally and Act Locally

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

In business, "think global, act local" has become a well-known saying, but in nonprofits and foundations, we sometimes forget to do both. It can be e...

My Morocco, Why Are You So Homophobic?

Hicham Tahir | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Hicham Tahir

Today, two men were making love in the privacy of their home, when this terrorist pack decided to violate the privacy of love. Is it really that wrong, for two men, or two women to love each other?

Senseless Saharan Standoff

Ben Barber | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Ben Barber

One of the most pointless abuses of humanity -- the holding of tens of thousands of Saharan civilians prisoner in Algeria for four decades -- has taken yet another lurch into madness.

An Abandoned Moroccan Church Was Given A Technicolor Makeover

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.16.2016 | Religion

Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel has a knack for revitalizing abandoned spaces with brilliant explosions of color. In his latest work, titled "11 Mirag...

Action for Women and Girls Must Happen Year Round

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.

Mural In Morocco Addresses Migration Crises Unfolding Before Our Eyes

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.09.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Now appearing an eight-hour car ride south from the Strait of Gibraltar along Morocco's coast is North Africa's largest new mural. Given its proximity...

In the Unlikely Venue of Abu Dhabi, the World Charts a New Clean Energy Course

Clint Wilder | Posted 03.02.2016 | Green
Clint Wilder

On the surface, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, would seem an unlikely venue for the first major global clean energy conference after the landmark climate agreement signed one month earlier at COP21 in Paris.

The Cooked Roundtable: Food Activism With Alex Gibney, Michael Pollan and Ryan Miller

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Can we vote with our spoon, every day of our lives? And if so, where can I sign up so I can avoid the mistake of electing some of the candidates running for office these days...

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

The U.S. Might Be Getting Closer To Expanding Its ISIS Fight

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A deal to establish a central unified government in Libya may be reached by early next week, paving the way for the country to ask the U...

Retail Chatter #11

June Haynes | Posted 02.11.2016 | Style
June Haynes

Will luxury travel experiences be competing with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's and Hermes? Or is this a trend in fashion like a pair of bell-bottom jeans?

Time for a Referendum in Western Sahara

Nick Scott | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Nick Scott

Recently, former U.S. Ambassador Marc Ginsberg argued that Americans ought to "applaud" Morocco. This effusive praise laid the groundwork for Ginsberg's main argument: that the U.S. should not only allow Morocco to continue its illegal occupation of Western Sahara, but it should help to perpetuate the whole disgraceful enterprise.

How Morocco Is Harnessing Solar Power To Achieve Energy Independence

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

Morocco is on the way to dramatically cutting its dependence on imported oil after successfully launching Noor 1 -- the first phase of what will event...

Moroccan Town Becomes Home To Largest Mural In North Africa

HuffPost Morocco | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts

Italian artist Giacomo Bufarini, known as RUN, has painted a giant fresco in the Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira. The 6,400-square-meter mural stre...

Photographer Documents Harrowing Journey From North Africa Into Spanish Enclaves

HuffPost Greece | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.05.2016 | World

For the past 20 years, thousands of migrants and refugees from Sub-Saharan and North Africa have tried to use the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melill...

Morocco's Dependable Friendship Warrants American Gratitude and Support

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Morocco has earned a particular expression of gratitude lately because of what its government has accomplished just this year alone in our joint battle against radical Islam.

7 Countries All Tea Lovers NEED To Visit

Viator | Posted 01.27.2016 | Travel

Tea time in Morocco Tea may have just started gaining popularity in North America and Western Europe, but in the rest of the world it's been a hous...

Hissah Al Sabah: An Enterprising Kuwaiti Princess

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Magda Abu-Fadil

She's not your stereotypical Arab princess out of some Hollywood producer's imagination, but a hard working entrepreneur fiercely supporting women's e...