Morocco: Latest News
Julia Austin, 10:37 am AFKI Original
Bob and Don Manonga star in “Rich Kids,” a reality TV series aired on Vuzu, a South African youth-oriented TV channel produced by M-Net for sister pay TV platform DStv. The brothers live in a 14-bedroom mansion with their prominent familiy in Pretoria and were some of the first to drive the Merceds A45 AMG. The boys also have access to the family’s four Bentleys and four Ferraris.
Julia Austin, 3:05 pm AFKI Original
The late former president of Libya flew an A340 that had a bedroom, showers, DVD players, and kitchen so he had a place to live for several months should chaos hit his country. He bought it from Prince al-Waleed Aziz Al-Saud–one of the richest people in the world. They have state-of-the-art technology, safety and luxury, often becoming lightning rods for public opinion: 8 expensive planes flown by African presidents.
Lillian Mutiso, 5:07 am AFKI Original
Most nations in Sub Saharan Africa have poor legislation on taxation which is not well-detailed and interpretation on taxation guidelines are in most cases ambiguous. But there a few countries that have managed to position themselves as tax havens for foreigners. Apart from Mauritius and Seychelles, there are a few other country that have achieved the tax haven status but are not has prominent as these two. Below are countries in Africa that you probably didn’t consider tax-havens:
Lillian Mutiso, 6:13 am AFKI Original
In 2014, Africa received a total of $128 billion, which made it the second biggest destination of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) capital globally. In 2015, the flow of FDI capital was projected to exceed US$190 billion. Investment flow into the continent has significantly grown over the last decade in tandem with the high economic growth witnessed by most countries in the region. Much of the investments have been made in the infrastructure, financial services, real estate and consumer-based sectors.
Joe Kennedy, 7:00 pm
Morocco is tied with Ethiopia in having the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa, with an impressive nine. Many are thousands of years old, and some have been continuously inhabited ever since they were founded. Here are all of Morocco’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites — From ancient Roman ruins to bustling medinas — and why you should go.
Joe Kennedy, 6:00 am
Casablanca is arguably the most modern city in Morocco, and its cuisine tends to be more international compared to the more traditional fare you’ll find in cities like Fez or Marrakech. It’s also a far less touristy city, meaning you’re likely to get a meal that isn’t watered down to suit the tastes of foreign travelers. From fine dining by the water to hip burger joints, here are 10 places where you can find great eats in Casablanca.
Staff, 5:56 pm
There is widespread social resistance under way in Africa. Grassroots protesters are questioning the logic of export-led “growth” and fiscal austerity. They are demanding that their basic needs be met instead. After the dramatic Arab Spring, protesters picked up the pace in many sub-Saharan countries. Even if it is ignored in Kigali, or repressed on the ground, the popular risings against the WEF’s dubious “Africa Rising” rhetoric await…
Julia Austin, 4:23 pm AFKI Original
Vanessa Williams, 52, is a U.S. singer, actor and the first black Miss America. She met her husband, Jim Skrip of Depew, New York, on a cruise in Egypt that inspired their wedding invitation. The company they chose to design their wedding invitation received a lot of recognition for the Egyptian-themed card. It came with a personal emblem for the couple enclosed by a 14 carat gold lotus flower. Whether you have African heritage, met your fiancée in Africa, or are hosting a wedding in Africa, here some wedding invitations that will inspire you.
Staff, 7:00 am
What’s it like to hike up Morocco’s Mount Toubkal? NYC-based photographer Matt Dutile recently tackled the mountain, and came back with these amazing photos. Follow him on his journey as he braves wind, rain, cold and sore muscles, and experiences incredible views and traditional villages along the way.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:44 am AFKI Original
Lille’s Moroccan star midfielder Sofiane Boufal has been recognised for his performances in the French top flight with the Marc-Vivien Foe Award, indicating his status as the best African player in Ligue 1 for the 2015-16 season. The 22-year-old received the accolade ahead of fellow nominees Rachid Ghezzal and Cheikh N’Doye. Senegalese player N’Doye represents Angers, while Algerian Ghezzal turns out for Olympique Lyon.
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