Archive for July, 2012
The Food Network has published seven Moroccan-inspired dishes from their new show Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco. The recipes range from Moroccan Chicken with preserved lemons and olives to Saffron Lamb with Prunes and other flavour-packed meals.
For more recipes by the Giggling Gourmet get your hands on a copy of Cooking with Jenny Morris.
Welcome to the Morocca-thon – 7 recipes for 7 days to celebrate the launch of our brand new show, Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco (and to remind ourselves there’s more to Moroccan cuisine than just tagines). (more…)
Set in Gibraltar and Morocco, “Shadow of the Rock” is a crime novel, whose central character is Spike Sanguinetti, a Gibraltarian lawyer.
Book Launch at Gibraltar House
Gibraltar House was the setting for the launch of “Shadow of the Rock”, the debut novel by Thomas Mogford. The launch was attended by the Chief Minister and Mrs Picardo who were in London to attend the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
Set in Gibraltar and Morocco, “Shadow of the Rock” is a crime novel, whose central character is Spike Sanguinetti, a Gibraltarian lawyer. An old friend of Spike who lives and works in Tangier, turns up in Gibraltar following the discovery of a dead body on a beach in Tangier. From there, the story develops into a “…dangerous game of secrets, corruption and lies”. (more…)
Magharebia | By Siham Ali
A new website was launched last month to cover religious affairs in Morocco. Magharebia sat down with Mountassir Hamada, the manager of Islam-Maghribi.com, to discuss the new site’s offerings, ranging from research to news of the “Arab Spring”.
Magharebia: Will your website be open to all Islamic currents or only to moderate ones?
Mountassir Hamada: The website is mainly topical, which requires it to be open to all religious currents in Morocco. There is one thing that we won’t allow anyone to promote: the discourse of insults and profanity. (more…)
EU strengthens support to sector reform in Morocco: €112 million for better management of forests and public funds
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The European Commission has adopted its Action Programme 2012 for Morocco with an overall budget of €112 million. The programme aims to support the reform efforts of the Moroccan government in two areas: forest management and protection policy and, the reform of financial management and public administration. (more…)
BY ALIEU CEESAY
The Junior Atlas Lions of Morocco Friday night thrashed the Gambia U-20 Scorpions 4-0 in the first leg of their 2013 African U-20 Championship qualifier. The goals were scored by Omar Ati Allah in the 41st and 70th minutes and Reda Ennoualy in the 45th and 60th minutes. (more…)
Gyanendra Kumar Keshri
Morocco, the North African nation that supplies the bulk of India’s needs for phosphate, a key ingredient in fertilisers, is looking for expansion in ties to include more joint ventures, from automotives to information technology to the hospitality industry, its ambassador in an interview said.
Morocco, a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament, is “contributing to India’s food security” but wants its relations to expand beyond supply of phosphates, of which it holds two-thirds of global reserves, to investment in manufacturing and services. (more…)
Middle East Online
Morocco will reinforce relations with all its Maghreb partners
RABAT – Morocco’s King Mohammed VI vowed on Monday to press ahead with reforms, including strengthening the independence of the judiciary and battling corruption, in a speech to mark 13 years on the throne.
“Justice, regionalization and territorial governance are among our top priorities,” he said in the speech broadcast live on state television.
But equally important are the provisions “of the new constitution, relating to good governance, the fight against corruption and social and economic development,” he added. (more…)
Hassan Abdul Haq – Moroccan Ambassador in Jordan
Jordan and Morocco’s longstanding ties can be a role model for pan-Arab relations, Moroccan Ambassador in Jordan Hassan Abdul Haq said on Sunday.
Speaking at a press conference, the Moroccan diplomat underlined the distinguished ties between the two countries, which he said have common visions on regional and international affairs and are in constant coordination. (more…)
On Throne day, the kingdom’s King marked the 13th anniversary by delivering a speech in honour of the occasion; and challenging the current government to attract sovereign funds from the countries in the Gulf as the region’s economy experiences hard times.The ongoing crisis in the euro zone and this season’s drought has caused a major blow to the country. Morocco heavily relies on agriculture and tourism.Qatar and Kuwait have pledged to invest a whopping amount of around $3 billion in the tourism sector. (more…)
BRUSSELS, July 30 (KUNA) — The European Commission on Monday announced the adoption of EUR 112 million worth of programs to support the Moroccan government’s reform efforts in policy management and forest protection, and reform of financial management and public administration.
In a statement, Stefan Fule, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, said, “I think these new allocations fully reflect the priorities of the partnership between the EU and Morocco in the new neighborhood policy.” The forest policy program, which is worth EUR 37 million, will support the efforts already made by the Moroccan government to fight against the degradation of forest resources and improve incomes and living conditions of local populations. (more…)
In Morocco, a country with 32 million inhabitants and just over 2.7 million cars on the road, over 4,000 Moroccans die on the roads each year and more than 15,000 are handicapped for life. Despite plans to combat road deaths and the introduction of the new highway code in 2010, the situation is worsening.
Arab Spring states revel in renewed pride at Olympics
LONDON (Reuters) – For most Olympians, the Games are a chance to show off their rare talents. For the Libyan, Egyptian and Tunisian athletes, they are a chance to show the world a new chapter in their history after the Arab Spring revolutions. In Libya ..
In Tunisia, birthplace of Arab Spring, hardline Islam emerges as threat to …
In the birthplace of the Arab Spring, the transition from dictatorship to democracy has been mostly smoother than in neighboring countries, with no power-hungry military or armed militias to stifle the process. But as a moderate Islamist party rules with the help… (more…)
By COLIN A. CARTER and HENRY I. MILLER
IT is not often that a stroke of a pen can quickly undo the ravages of nature, but federal regulators now have an opportunity to do just that. Americans’ food budgets will be hit hard by the ongoing Midwestern drought, the worst since 1956. Food bills will rise and many farmers will go bust.
An act of God, right? Well, the drought itself may be, but a human remedy for some of the fallout is at hand — if only the federal authorities would act. By suspending renewable-fuel standards that were unwise from the start, the Environmental Protection Agency could divert vast amounts of corn from inefficient ethanol production back into the food chain, where market forces and common sense dictate it should go. (more…)
Rabat – HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, visited, on Monday at the Mohammed V mausoleum, the grave of the late Sovereign Mohammed V, on the occasion of the 10th day of the sacred month of Ramadan, which coincides with the anniversary of the passing of the Father of the Nation.
In commemorating the passing of the King Mohammed V, the leader of Moroccan nationalism, who passed away on Ramadan 10, 1380 Hegira (February 26, 1961), Moroccans show dedication to the memory of the late sovereign.