Morocco: Latest News
Joe Kennedy, 6:30 pm
In this installment from the #InLoveWithAfrica series, AFKTravel’s associate editor finds himself missing the magic of Marrakech long after he leaves the city. “I still think about walking through the city, getting lost over and over again in the streets, and the amazing people I met. I think about the smiling taxi drivers, the smell of spices wafting in the air from the cooked lamb heads, the women with dark hair peeking out from underneath their hijabs.”
Staff, 9:20 am
Morocco in January blocked widely-used VoIP services including Skype, Viber, Tango, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. The ban could impact companies’ operating costs and decrease Morocco’s competitive advantage. The country’s offshoring sector is dedicated to promoting Morocco as an attractive destination for outsourcing services, including call centers, many of which depend on VoIP services.
Joe Kennedy, 6:30 pm
Most people heading to Marrakech are on the look out for aromatic spices, colorful trinkets, and delicious food, but there’s something else they should keep their eyes peeled for — seriously cute cats! It’s safe to say the cat population in the city is rather high; unfortunately, many are also strays, but that doesn’t stop them from being cute. Whether you’re walking past the souks, hanging out at your hotel, or dining at a restaurant, it’s likely that an adorable cat will walk up to greet you. These photos prove that Marrakech has the cutest cats in Africa!
Staff, 9:23 am
In this installment, Sarah Khan admits that she doesn’t like Morocco all that much, with the exception of Fez. “Artisans ply centuries-old trades from the very studios their forefathers may have frequented; leather is made in the exact manner it was done in the 14th century, pigeon poop and all; and students still attend classes at the 9th century al-Karaouine University, the oldest in the world.”
Joe Kennedy, 9:53 am
For most visitors, Morocco is a land of exotic enchantment, with busy souks, sunny weather, and a culture that is unlike wherever they happen to come from. Most of these things are certainly part of the appeal, but there are other, more surprising things that come along with it. Although the country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa, there are plenty of things the travel brochures don’t mention that continue to surprise foreigners.
Julia Austin, 10:06 am AFKI Original
Ethiopian chef Marcus Samuelsson partnered with famous tea company Harney & Sons to create the Ambessa tea collection. At WorldMarket.com you can pick up the safari breakfast blend made from African black teas. Every blend in the collection reflects Samuelsson’s journey and passion for worldwide foodways and culinary creativity. Many African products at this U.S, chain meet that perfect intersection of exotic but practical. Here are 8 African products featured at Cost Plus World Market.
Julia Austin, 5:02 pm AFKI Original
Moringa only recently hit the major food markets in Africa, but its impressive nutritional profile developed a reputation fast. The plant’s leaves are dried and ground up into a powder that can be added to your smoothies, shakes, or milk in your cereal. It has more protein than yogurt and more iron than spinach. Over 20 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from malnutrition, many living on land that grows some of the most nutritious food on the planet. Here are 8 African superfoods you should be eating.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original
The African national teams are currently involved in Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying with matches to decide the teams that will progress to the next round of the qualification campaign to take part in the Nations Cup in early 2017. There are many fixtures taking place, with some of Africa’s best national teams involved in the campaign in an effort to earn their ticket to Gabon and a chance to be champions of Africa.
Julia Austin, 9:05 pm AFKI Original
The Marrakesh Country Club sits on a private residential community that has over 300 luxury homes, designed by John Elgin Woolf (worked for Judy Garland, John Wayne, Greta Garbo and other celebrities). The clubhouse enjoys views of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. Built to resemble old-Hollywood venues, the club has a formal dining room complete with a dance floor, a patio for cocktails, and a Kasbah room for private events. The property also boasts 14 outdoor pools and jacuzzis, a health center and tennis courts says Marrakeshcountryclub.com.
Julia Austin, 8:16 am AFKI Original
Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, has reigned over the country for over 16 years. Through his shareholding in an investment company, he’s the richest monarch on the continent. In 2004, Mohammed gained points internationally and likes on Facebook when he pushed for reform that demands equal rights for women in marriage, and access to property upon divorce. Check out 8 of the most popular African presidents on Facebook.
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