Videos tagged with "government"
Moroccan youth protest unemployment [01:38]
Protesters, most of whom were graduates, rallied on the streets of the Moroccan capital of Rabat on Thursday carrying banners to express their frustration with unemployment and request the government to address the job deficit. "There is no desire or will to change the situation. If there was a will, we would not be here. Why should we be blamed because we managed to study and have high diplomas? Why should our faith be thrown in the streets?" argued an unemployed graduate, Idriss el Ouali Alami. On Wednesday, five young unemployed men set themselves on fire, indicating the growing trend in self-immolation in the Middle East as a way of protesting, most notably initiated by the Tunisian fruitseller who set himself on fire after being humiliated by the police which ultimately triggered the Arab Spring. Unemployment in Morocco currently stands at around 31 percent. In related news, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane gave an outline of his government's plans to target national economic growth which in turn would boost the employment sector. Government spokesman and information minister Mostapha Khalfi said the new program aims to meet the people's expectations and deal with various social issues by introducing relevant policies in aspects such as housing and education. King Mohammed hopes the new members in government will fulfill national reforms. The country's moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) won the majority of seats in the election late ...
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7 Days MOROCCO [01:35]
7DY-DVD-107 - Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, has the most important harbour in North Africa and is gateway to the magic of the Orient. In the Koran it says: 'And Allah's Throne Was On The Water !' Thus inspired, the Grand Mosque was built on Casablanca's shoreline. This monumental building was designed to accommodate 105000 believers and its tall minaret dominates the city's skyline. More than twelve million people helped finance this 'Eighth Wonder Of The World' which involved 90 engineers and 30000 craftsmen and artists. Lying northwards along the Atlantic coast, is Rabat, Morocco's capital and home to its government and royal family. The King's Palace, the Palais Royal, is a town in itself. Surrounded by walls and protected by royal guards, since 1864 it has been the main residence of the Alaouite Dynasty which has been in power since 1666. To the south of RABAT lies Chellah, City of the Dead. The Merinde necropolis has a square tower and is surrounded by a wall made of crushed loam, proof that the Cathagers built a trading centre here in the 3rd century BC Amongst the tombs, the sarcophagus of Sultan Abou El-Hassan stands proud with its artistic engravings. Fez El-Bali dates back to the Middle Ages and contains narrow streets, a pungent mixture of scents, the penetrating sound of craftsmen and fine examples of the Moorish art of building. Travelling through the Atlas Mountains, the small town of Ilfrane boasts tranquil parks and ponds, modern residential ...
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tiznit. café azaiko [01:42]
Tiznit or Tiznet (Arabic: تزنيت, Berber: ) is a town in the southern Moroccan economic region of Sous-Massa-Draa (#13), founded in 1881 by the sultan Hassan I. It has a population of approximately 50000. Tiznit is well-known for its silver jewelry, daggers and sabres. Located near the coast, Sultan Moulay Hassan settled in the area in 1881 to exert his control over dissident Berber tribes of the Souss. In 1912, Ahmed al-Hiba (El Hib), a populist rebel overthrew the French government and proclaimed himself sultan of Tiznit in the town's mosque. He conquered the Sous by uniting the tribes of the Anti Atlas Mountains and the Tuareg. He went on to attack Marrakech but was suppressed by the French
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WELCOM TO MOROCCO MAROKKO MAROC.flv [04:05]
Morocco (Arabic: المغرب, al-Maġrib), officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية, al-Mamlakah al-Maġribiyya), is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of nearly 33 million and an area of 710850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara. It is a part of the Maghreb region, besides Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania and Libya, with whom it shares cultural, historical, and linguistic ties. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive powers, including dissolving parliament at will. Executive power is exercised by the government but more importantly by the king himself. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can also issue decrees called dahirs which have the force of law. Parliamentary elections were held in Morocco on 7 September 2007, and were considered by some neutral observers to be mostly free and fair; although voter turnout was estimated to be 37%, the lowest in decades. The political capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca; other large cities include Marrakesh, Tetouan, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes and Oujda. The population speak a mixture of Darija and Berber languages of Morocco with many regional dialects. Berber-speaking Moroccans can be divided in three main dialectal groups: Riffians, Shlouh Berbers and ...
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