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Spanish activist in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Spanish activist in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Helena Maleno is thought to have saved hundreds of lives by alerting maritime authorities to plight of vulnerable migrantsA Spanish journalist and human rights activist who is thought to have saved
CH Omakase 2017: AAA Design Collective Keychains + Totes: Limited edition leather accessories made in Fez, Morocco

CH Omakase 2017: AAA Design Collective Keychains + Totes: Limited edition leather accessories made in Fez, Morocco

AAA is a design collective led by Alfred (aka Carmelo Tedeschi), an Italian designer and artist living in Fez. Tedeschi partners with fair trade local makers to bring to life his fashion-forward style
It was close, but China’s passport power is suddenly far ahead of India’s

It was close, but China’s passport power is suddenly far ahead of India’s

Up until 2016, an Indian passport offered easy entry to more countries and territories than a Chinese passport. But the coin has flipped. A global…
Mohammad’s Tomb in Rabat

Mohammad’s Tomb in Rabat

Trey Ratcliff, Tomb Editor That clever name was not created by me, but Stu up in Scotland. He’s the good lad that helps edit together all these special videos for Passport Members! Thanks Stu! Today’s
Nine in Ten ‘Underage’ Moroccans in Sweden Caught Lying About Their Age

Nine in Ten ‘Underage’ Moroccans in Sweden Caught Lying About Their Age

A new cooperation agreement between Sweden and Morocco to share their fingerprint databases has revealed that 90 per cent of "underage" Moroccan asylum seekers are really adults.
Leïla Slimani on her shocking bestseller, Lullaby: 'Who can really say they know their nanny?'

Leïla Slimani on her shocking bestseller, Lullaby: 'Who can really say they know their nanny?'

Her murderous nanny thriller gripped France, winning its top literary prize and the attention of President Macron. With Lullaby now out in English, the author shares her thoughts on motherhood, #MeToo
‘Beirut’ Trailer Was Supposed to Thrill. Instead It Offended.

‘Beirut’ Trailer Was Supposed to Thrill. Instead It Offended.

From left, Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm and Dean Norris in “Beirut.” Its trailer has elicited scathing comments on social media.
The discovery of stone tools in India suggests humans may have left Africa earlier than we thought

The discovery of stone tools in India suggests humans may have left Africa earlier than we thought

We are all children of Africa. As members of the hominin species Homo sapiens, you and I are the product of millions of years of…
Bodies of 20 people pulled from the Mediterranean

Bodies of 20 people pulled from the Mediterranean

Tragedy is latest sign more migrants and refugees are using sea crossing from north Africa to SpainMoroccan rescue services have recovered the bodies of about 20 migrants and refugees from the
Bodies of 20 Migrants Pulled From Sea Off Spanish Enclave in Africa

Bodies of 20 Migrants Pulled From Sea Off Spanish Enclave in Africa

African migrants in the port of Málaga, Spain, after being rescued in January. The number of migrants reaching Spain by crossing the Mediterranean almost tripled to nearly 22,000 last year.
Bodies of 20 Migrants Pulled From Sea Off Spanish Enclave in Africa

Bodies of 20 Migrants Pulled From Sea Off Spanish Enclave in Africa

African migrants in the port of Málaga, Spain, after being rescued in January. The number of migrants reaching Spain by crossing the Mediterranean almost tripled to nearly 22,000 last year.
Air Arabia Looks to Egypt and Morocco for Further Growth

Air Arabia Looks to Egypt and Morocco for Further Growth

Egypt's tourism is rebounding after several difficult years, and that's good news for Air Arabia, which continues to struggle with air traffic rights in Jordan. -Sarah Enelow
Uber parks its service in Morocco

Uber parks its service in Morocco

Uber is pulling the brakes on its service in Morocco, which will cease on February 23, as it waits (and hopes) for local regulators to accommodate app-based ride-hailing.
Link About It: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Opens in Marrakech

Link About It: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Opens in Marrakech

Named after the 54 countries that make up the African continent, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (sometimes stylized as 1-54) launched in London back in 2013, the first art fair dedicated to the

The Socialite’s Guide to Getting Married in Morocco

Elevate your nuptials with a socialite-approved destination wedding in Marrakesh, Morocco.

“To Be a Writer You Have to Be Against the State”: Youssef Fadel Illuminates Morocco’s Past and Present

Nicolas Niarchos writes that Moroccan novelist Youssef Fadel’s novel “A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me” is “unsettling and powerful” in its descriptions of Morocco's secret prisons.
Africa is No Island - a photo essay

Africa is No Island - a photo essay

Exhibition features 40 established and emerging photographers from the continent and diaspora at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech until 24 August The exhibition Africa Is
Casablanca Not the Movie – in pictures

Casablanca Not the Movie – in pictures

There’s no sign of Humphrey Bogart or the stereotyped images found in travel guides in Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili’s photographs of Casablanca. His images are full of energy and surprise, and show
Top 10 books based in Tangier

Top 10 books based in Tangier

From William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch to Paul Bowles’s translations of Moroccan authors, here are the best novels set in the cityMark Twain. Edith Wharton. Patricia Highsmith. The Beats. At one time or
Celebrating Mimouna and Its Dose of Post-Passover Carbs

Celebrating Mimouna and Its Dose of Post-Passover Carbs

A spread of Moroccan cookies from a Mimouna celebration last year in New York. Because flour is not allowed in the house during Passover, other ingredients are used, like coconut, pistachios, dates