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The Timitar Music Festival: Fusing music from across the globe

The Timitar Music Festival in Morocco is a celebration of musical diversity and of Maghrebian culture with close to 500,000 in attendance!

The Timitar Music Festival in Morocco is a celebration of musical diversity and of Maghrebian culture with close to 500,000 in attendance!

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Timitar, the Berber festival of tolerance

The 13th Timitar Festival, held earlier this month in Morocco’s coastal city Agadir, was a tribute to Berber music as well as to cultural tolerance in the way it showcased a fusion of different musica

The 13th Timitar Festival, held earlier this month in Morocco’s coastal city Agadir, was a tribute to Berber music as well as to cultural tolerance in the way it showcased a fusion of different musica

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Crans Montana Forum debate climate change

The Paris Summit on climate change, COP 21, was a breakthrough of sorts in the battle against global warming – it set targets for shifting the world to green energies by…

The Paris Summit on climate change, COP 21, was a breakthrough of sorts in the battle against global warming – it set targets for shifting the world to green energies by…

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Reggae made in Switzerland à la Jaba & Friends

Jaba, who lives in the French speaking area of Switzerland,has been making Jamaican inspired sounds for over two decades.

Jaba, who lives in the French speaking area of Switzerland,has been making Jamaican inspired sounds for over two decades.

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Hoba Hoba's 'Moroccan spirit'

Formed during the late 90s in Casablanca, ““Hoba Hoba Spirit”“:http://www.

Formed during the late 90s in Casablanca, ““Hoba Hoba Spirit”“:http://www.

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Essaouira beats to rhythm of Gnaoua music festival

Every year, the Morrocan city of Essaouira beats to the sound of Gnaoua, a rich repertoire of ancient African Islamic spiritual songs and rhythms

Every year, the Morrocan city of Essaouira beats to the sound of Gnaoua, a rich repertoire of ancient African Islamic spiritual songs and rhythms

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Morocco's aviation industry takes off

Morocco’s aeronautics and aviation industry is taking off, with more than 100 European and American companies attracted to the country – according to government…

Morocco’s aeronautics and aviation industry is taking off, with more than 100 European and American companies attracted to the country – according to government…

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El Morabity wins third straight Marathon des Sables title

Home hope Rachid El Morabity won the 31st edition of the Marathon des Sables for his third consecutive title and fourth overall in the Moroccan

Home hope Rachid El Morabity won the 31st edition of the Marathon des Sables for his third consecutive title and fourth overall in the Moroccan

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The 'Not New Now' art biennial in Marrakech

‘Not New Now’ is the theme of the art biennial in Marrakesh. Curator, Palestinian Reem Fadda, has taken the event back to its North African origins

‘Not New Now’ is the theme of the art biennial in Marrakesh. Curator, Palestinian Reem Fadda, has taken the event back to its North African origins

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Renard appointed coach of Morocco

Herve Renard was presented as the new coach of the Morocco national football team this week as the Frenchman takes his managerial career back to

Herve Renard was presented as the new coach of the Morocco national football team this week as the Frenchman takes his managerial career back to

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Morocco's gigantic solar power plant gets the big switch on

Morocco has officially turned on a a gigantic solar power plant in the Sahara Desert. It is the first part of a planned project to provide renewable

Morocco has officially turned on a a gigantic solar power plant in the Sahara Desert. It is the first part of a planned project to provide renewable

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6.1 magnitude quake hits between Morocco and Spain

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck early Monday in the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck early Monday in the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The

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The perfect blend of Spanish and Arabic music

Dos Medinas Blancas is the combination of two extraordinary voices. Carmen París is best known for her interpretation of traditional Flamenco-style

Dos Medinas Blancas is the combination of two extraordinary voices. Carmen París is best known for her interpretation of traditional Flamenco-style

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Ullevalseter continues to set the pace in Africa Eco Race

Defending bikes champion Pal Anders Ullevalseter continued his perfect start to the Africa Eco Race. The Norwegian backed up his stage two victory by

Defending bikes champion Pal Anders Ullevalseter continued his perfect start to the Africa Eco Race. The Norwegian backed up his stage two victory by

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Sazonov wins first stage of Africa Eco Race

The eighth edition of the Africa Eco Race got underway on Tuesday in Morocco, albeit just the cars and the trucks as the bikes were forced skip the

The eighth edition of the Africa Eco Race got underway on Tuesday in Morocco, albeit just the cars and the trucks as the bikes were forced skip the

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Morocco celebrates a new generation of filmmakers

The Colisée in Marrakech is one of just 31 cinemas catering to Morocco’s population of 33 million. But while the country suffers from severe screen

The Colisée in Marrakech is one of just 31 cinemas catering to Morocco’s population of 33 million. But while the country suffers from severe screen

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Canadian cinema honored at Marrakech festival

A delegation led by award-winning director Atom Egoyan hit the red carpet to pick up a special tribute to Canadian cinema.

A delegation led by award-winning director Atom Egoyan hit the red carpet to pick up a special tribute to Canadian cinema.

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Bill Murray makes waves at Marrakech film festival

The heart of Marrakech is beating to the rhythm of its international film festival which is in its fifteenth year. Headed by iconic US director

The heart of Marrakech is beating to the rhythm of its international film festival which is in its fifteenth year. Headed by iconic US director

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Visa For Music rocks Rabat

The Moroccan city of Rabat has been echoing to the cadences of music from Africa and the Middle East. It was playing host to the second edition of

The Moroccan city of Rabat has been echoing to the cadences of music from Africa and the Middle East. It was playing host to the second edition of

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Morocco stands fast on Western Sahara development plan

Morocco’s king said he will offer no more than autonomy for the disputed Western Sahara, a few days after United Nations chief called for “true

Morocco’s king said he will offer no more than autonomy for the disputed Western Sahara, a few days after United Nations chief called for “true

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Morocco's Islamists dominate cities in local elections

Early results in Morocco’s local elections suggest a party created by a close associate of the king has won most seats. With 80 percent of votes

Early results in Morocco’s local elections suggest a party created by a close associate of the king has won most seats. With 80 percent of votes

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French author bites back over claims he 'blackmailed Morocco king'

One of two French authors accused of demanding up to 3 million euros from Morocco’s king in exchange for not publishing a compromising new book about

One of two French authors accused of demanding up to 3 million euros from Morocco’s king in exchange for not publishing a compromising new book about

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14 suspected ISIL activists arrested in joint Spain-Morocco operation

Spain and Morocco have reportedly arrested fourteen people with suspected links to the group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL). Spain’s interior

Spain and Morocco have reportedly arrested fourteen people with suspected links to the group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL). Spain’s interior

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Spain and Morocco arrest 14 suspected of recruiting for ISIL

Spain and Morocco have arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting fighters for the ISIL militant group in Syria and Iraq, the Spanish Interior

Spain and Morocco have arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting fighters for the ISIL militant group in Syria and Iraq, the Spanish Interior