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Mount Arafat Hosts Over 2 Million Pilgrims for Hajj's Most Sacred Rite

In a profound display of devotion, more than two million pilgrims converged on Mount Arafat on Saturday to perform the most significant rite of the Hajj pilgrimage. The atmosphere was filled with a sense of piety and reverence as the faithful gathered on this sacred site. The pilgrims offered the Dhuhr and Asr prayers, abbreviated and combined,......

GITEX Africa 2024: Morocco’s Digital Transition Minister Explores Huawei's Tech Innovations

As a diamond sponsor of GITEX Africa 2024, Huawei is at the forefront of technological advancements in the region. Morocco’s Minister Delegate in Charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, made a notable visit to Huawei’s stand at GITEX Africa 2024. Guided by David Li, General Manager of Huawei Morocco,......

Echoes of the Wild: Elephants, Horses, and a Record-Breaking Cow Dominate June Headlines

Elephants Remember Names in Remarkable Display of Intelligence In a groundbreaking study published in the Nature Ecology & Evolution journal, researchers have unveiled that wild African elephants possess the extraordinary ability to remember each other's names and call one another accordingly. This revelation comes after an extensive......

South Africa Ushers in New Era with Ramaphosa's Re-Election and Historic Coalition

In a landmark development for South African politics, Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the country's president following a groundbreaking coalition deal between the governing African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties. This unprecedented alliance, combining the ANC with the center-right Democratic Alliance (DA) and smaller......

Eid Al Adha: Morocco Calls for Vigilance Amid Traffic Surge and Severe Weather

Government Issues Safety Advisory to Ensure Public Safety During the Festive Period As Morocco prepares for the celebratory period of Eid Al Adha, set to commence on Monday, the National Road Safety Agency (NARSA) has released a detailed advisory, urging all road users to exercise increased caution. This call to action coincides with forecasts......

Swiss Museum Confronts Provenance Issues, Withdraws Artworks Amidst Investigation

In a significant step toward addressing the lingering issues of Nazi-looted art, Kunsthaus Zurich, one of Switzerland's premier art museums, has decided to withdraw five paintings from its exhibition. This decision comes as the museum investigates the potential unlawful seizure of these artworks during the Nazi era. The paintings in question......

UAE and Bahrain Reaffirm Support for Moroccan Autonomy Plan

In a resolute display of diplomacy, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain reinforced their unwavering support for Morocco’s autonomy initiative as the definitive solution to the ongoing Sahara conflict. This assertion was made during the United Nations C24 session, underscoring the importance of maintaining Morocco’s territorial......

Palestinian Groups Demand Transparency in Israeli Prisons Amid Detainee Health Concerns

The Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza has issued a call for international inspections of Israeli detention centers. This demand follows the recent release of several prisoners who appeared frail and emaciated after spending several months in custody. Among those released was the former Speaker of the Council, Aziz Dweik, who had been......

Madagascar Paves the Path to Stronger Ties with Morocco

In a significant diplomatic move, the Republic of Madagascar has announced the forthcoming inauguration of its embassy in Rabat, Morocco. This milestone marks a deepening of bilateral relations and underscores a mutual commitment to enhanced cooperation between the two nations. Madagascar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rasata Rafaravavitafika,......

CTM Reinforces Multimodal Transport with 307 Million Dirham Acquisition of AML Stake

In a financial transaction worth 307 million Moroccan dirhams, Compagnie de Transports au Maroc (CTM) has secured a 51% stake in Africa Morocco Link (AML), bolstering its position in the multimodal transport sector. CTM confirmed today, June 14, 2024, that it has acquired all the shares previously held by a banking group in the maritime transport......

Economic Outlook in Morocco: A Nation Grapples with Financial Pressure

Survey Attributes Lingering Financial Strain to Post-Pandemic Challenges In a recent survey conducted by the Arab Barometer, only one-third of Moroccans expressed optimism about their country's economic situation. The survey, which took place from December 2023 to January 2024, highlights the enduring financial pressures that have persisted......

Eid al-Adha and Meat: Tips for a Healthy Indulgence

Certain health concerns surrounding the festivities of Eid al-Adha often relate to the customs rather than the occasion itself. Lamb meat, a red and fatty variety, can pose health risks if consumed excessively. High-temperature cooking or undercooked grilled meats, a diet lacking in vegetables and fruits, and insufficient physical activity......

Germany Asserts Dominance in Euro Opener with Resounding Victory over Scotland

In the opening match of the European Championship, held on Friday in Munich, Germany showcased their superiority with a commanding 5-1 victory over Scotland. The hosts demonstrated evident collective prowess and did not need to exert themselves fully to subdue their opposition, who conceded three goals and lost a player before halftime. Germany's......

Crocoparc Agadir: A Haven for Rare Crocodiles from Switzerland

In a commendable effort to preserve rare and endangered species, Crocoparc Agadir, Morocco's premier zoological park, is preparing to welcome a significant addition to its reptilian residents. This Friday, the park will receive 16 crocodiles from the renowned Aquarium Aquatis in Lausanne, Switzerland. In meticulous preparation, Crocoparc......

The King's Eagles Soar: Raja Casablanca's Invincible Season

In a season that defied all expectations, Raja Casablanca etched their name into the annals of Moroccan football history by securing the league title with an unprecedented and invincible campaign. Their remarkable performance, marked by the highest points tally since the introduction of the 16-team championship format, has ignited a whirlwind......

South Africa's Political Landscape Redrawn: ANC and DA Unite in Groundbreaking Coalition

In a historic shift that promises to redefine South Africa's political trajectory, the long-standing adversaries, the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA), have forged an unprecedented alliance, agreeing to collaborate in a government of national unity. This stunning development marks the end of three decades......

Tesla Investors Back $56 Billion Musk Pay Deal

Tesla shareholders have approved a groundbreaking pay package for CEO Elon Musk and endorsed a plan to relocate the company's legal headquarters to Texas. Earlier this year, a judge in Delaware had blocked the deal citing concerns over its fairness to shareholders. The vote marks a significant victory for Musk, who vigorously campaigned......

Unraveling Gender Disparities: Morocco's Uphill Battle in the Global Gender Gap

In a stark reality unveiled by the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report, Morocco finds itself entrenched among the bottom echelons, occupying the 137th position out of 146 nations evaluated. This disheartening ranking places the North African nation in the company of countries grappling with profound gender inequalities, such......

Heeding the Call for Heightened Vigilance on Moroccan Roadways During Eid Al-Adha

As the joyous occasion of Eid Al-Adha approaches, the National Agency for Road Safety (NARSA) has issued a timely advisory urging motorists and commuters alike to exercise utmost caution and vigilance on the nation's roadways. Given the anticipated heavy traffic flow during this festive period, coupled with the looming threat of adverse......

Morocco Embarks on €84 Million Eco-Renaissance

The sun-drenched nation of Morocco is embarking on an ambitious €84 million initiative to revitalize its forests, watersheds, and rural communities. Approved by the African Development Bank, this sweeping "Inclusive and Sustainable Development Project for Forest Areas" aims to bolster the country's environmental and economic......

Atlas Lions Futsal Team Gears Up for Group Clashes in Tashkent

The stage is set for the Moroccan national futsal team, the Atlas Lions, as they embark on their quest for glory at the FIFA Futsal World Cup, scheduled from September 14 to October 6 in Uzbekistan. Drawn into Group E, Hicham Dguig's men will face off against Tajikistan (September 16), Panama (September 19), and Portugal (September 22),......

Groundbreaking Vaccine Against Infant Bronchiolitis Approved in France

In a significant stride towards combating infant bronchiolitis, the French National Authority for Health (Haute Autorité de Santé, HAS) has granted approval for the first-ever vaccine targeting this debilitating condition. Designed for pregnant women in their third trimester, this pioneering vaccine will be available on the French......

Urgent Call for Novel Antibacterial Agents to Combat Severe Infections

In a report released on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) sounded the alarm for the urgent development of innovative antibacterial agents to combat severe infections. While acknowledging an increase in the number of antibacterial agents currently undergoing clinical development—from 80 in 2021 to 97 in 2023 the WHO emphasizes......

Senegal Solidifies Backing for Morocco's Autonomy Plan in Sahara

In a resounding affirmation, Senegal has reiterated its unwavering support for Morocco's territorial integrity and sovereignty over its southern provinces in Sahara. This renewed endorsement came during the recent session of the United Nations Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the......

FIFA Ranking (Women): Morocco Drops One Place to 59th in World Rankings

In the latest edition of the FIFA Women's World Rankings, the Moroccan national team has maintained its formidable presence, securing the 59th spot globally while slipping one place. This slight descent, however, does little to diminish the Lionesses' standing as a force to be reckoned with on the African continent. Accumulating an......

James Webb Telescope Unveils Cosmic Fireworks from Universe's Adolescent Years

In a remarkable feat that defies expectations, the James Webb Space Telescope has uncovered an unprecedented number of ancient supernovae, offering a unique glimpse into the turbulent adolescence of our cosmos. By training its gaze on a minuscule region of the sky, no larger than a grain of rice, astronomers have been treated to a celestial......

The Surprising Impact of Video Games on Mental Health

A Study Explores This Fascinating Topic Does the time spent playing video games affect our mental health positively or negatively? This is the central question of a recent study published in the journal *Technology, Mind and Behavior*. Nick Ballou, a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, hypothesized that gaming does not......

Crystal Palace Secures Moroccan Starlet Chadi Riad in Summer Transfer Swoop

In a move that has set the Premier League abuzz, Crystal Palace has announced the signing of Moroccan international Chadi Riad, who has officially committed his future to the English club for the next five years. Riad, who joins Crystal Palace after an impressive loan spell at Real Betis where he made 30 appearances across all competitions......