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Twenty-two people, have been killed and 59 were injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena Monday 2017, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

Mounir Mahjoubi, a 33-year-old French national of Moroccan origin, was appointed on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 as Secretary of State for Digital in the new government of President Emmanuel Macron.

Mr Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) gave a conference on the religious issue of islam in Europe, which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 at the university of Governance and Economics and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (FGSES-UM6P). The meeting was moderated by Mr. Mohammed Tozy, Dean of the Faculty.

Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI has sent a message of congratulations to Emmanuel Macron following his election as President of the French Republic.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) is taking part from May 3rd to 7th 2017, to the Tangiers International Books and Arts fair organized by the « Tanger Région Culturelle » association and the French cultural institute at the « Palais des Institutions italiennes ». "What freedom for youth?" is the topic of this 21st edition of the Book Fair.

Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), presents his book "Islam and the common universal. Tolerance, identity coexistence and religious coexistence " Friday 5 th May 2017, in Paris at the theatre « des Dix heures »

The Forum for the promotion of peace in Muslim societies was launched , Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The meeting on the item "build trust and cooperation between the religions" is part of the visit of the first caravan for multi-religious peace entitled "American caravan for peace: promote peace through trust and inter-religious cooperation following the Marrakech declaration", with the attendance of various religious leaders. 

The council of the moroccan community living abroad Community (CCME) and the University of Governance and Economic and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (FGSES-UM6P) organize from 04 May to 12 May 2017several workshops on contemporary matters of Moroccan migrations in Europe.

The first stage of the exceptional operation of regularization of the situation of foreigners, conducted from January 2 through December 21, 2014, has regularized the situation of more than 5,000 Syrians, representing 23 pc of the overall number, Deputy Minister in charge of Moroccans Living abroad, Abdelkrim Benatiq, said Thursday in Rabat.

The Institute of African Studies in Rabat organizes a two day conference on April 27-28 in Rabat, on "African migrants, a clue of South-South cooperation". At stake, the World Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), which will take place from 28 to 30 June 2017 in Germany.

The Council of the Moroccan Community abroad(CCME) received, Monday, April 24, 2017 an official delegation of the Democratic Republic of Congo, led by Mrs. Banza Nsengalenge Delphine, lawyer and General prosecutor of the Congolese Constitutional Court.

The Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) recently organized a three-day pedagogical workshop around the « History of Morocco as a melting pot of migrations », in partnership with the associations SENS (Solidarity Exchange North South) in Bordeaux) and AKHIAM IMILCHIL.

The prime minister, Mr Saad Eddine El Othmani,  exposed on Wednesday April 19, 2017 in the heart of the parliament, his government's program for the next five years on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, during a public meeting in Parliament. « in accordance with Article 88 of the Constitution,

The late Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui, killed in a terrorist attack in Ouagadougou last year, will be recognized with the « Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres «, announced  the French Minister of Culture Ms Audrey Azoulay on lately in Paris.

Mr Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) called on the new government to apply the articles of the Constitution related to the Moroccan community living abroad in an interview with the Arabic-language daily Al Massae published on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) met 18 young Moroccans from Catalunya (Spain) on Tuesday 11 April 2017 at the Council in Rabat. The visit was part of a cultural touring  of southern Morocco and organized by the Federation of the Higher Commission of Culture and Muslim Catalans.

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced, on Wednesday, that Moroccan historian and scholar Abdallah Laroui will be celebrated as the Cultural Personality of the Year for the award’s 2016-2017 edition.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 21:22

HM the King Appoints New Government

Rabat  -  HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, appointed, on Wednesday in the Throne Hall in the Royal Palace in Rabat, the new government.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) payed tribute on 4 April 2017 to the first generations of Moroccans who settled in the Netherlands, at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) in Rabat.

HM King Mohammed VI represents a model not only for the leaders of the region but for the whole world, notably because of the laudable actions that the Sovereign has undertaken for the restoration of cemeteries and other Jewish sites throughout the Kingdom, said, Thursday 30 April 2017in New York, President of the American Sephardic Federation (ASF), David Dangoor.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) pays tribute on 4 April 2017 to the first generations of Moroccans who settled in the Netherlands, at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) in Rabat.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) and the Moroccan Association of Calligraphy signed a partnership on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the council in Rabat « to develop the cultural identity of the Moroccans of the world through calligraphy ».

HRH Princess Lalla Meryem and French President François Hollande chaired here on Wednesday the opening of the exhibition "Splendours of writing in Morocco, rare and unpublished manuscripts", which is held from March 22 to April 6 under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.

The French-Moroccan association « Les deux Rives » (Amiens-Picardy) organized recently an exhibition of the book "Moroccans, migrants and travelers" published by the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) during the « Moroccan week » in the city of Amiens.

The Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) and the French Ministry of Education signed recently a convention in the city of Dreux for the publishing of a book based testimonies of aged moroccan soldiers gathered by young students of the city.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:58

Dutch elections : Democracy blocks populism

There was an outstanding turnout in the Dutch elections which took place on 15 march 2017: 81% of the 12.9 million voters went to the polls and largely elected Mark Rutte's Liberal party (VVD). The liberal party is followed by the Democratic Christian Party (CDA), the Social Democratic Party (D66), and the PVV, the populist and anti-Muslim party of Geert Wilders. The Green-left Party of Jesse Klaver -close to the PVDA (partij van de Arbeid)- could also be part of the future coalition.

In this weeks election (NDLR 15 march 2017), voters in Holland have to try and make sense of promises made by 28 parties and choose their future against a backdrop of a violent diplomatic dispute with Turkey, growing irritation with the EU, and increasingly populist politics worldwide.

HM King Mohammed VI called on lovers of peace, life and tolerance to rise up against the dissemination of fanaticism and obscurantism.

Some 18,281 applications for regularization of irregular migrants have been filed in Morocco since the launch of the 2nd phase of this operation until March 8, Minister for Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs, Anis Birou, said.

Mrs Mina  Rhouch is a doctor deeply involved in the spanish civil society, particularly in Sevilla where she lives. Her sphere of action: helping the most vulnerable migrants, especially women and minors.

UNSG Antonio Guterres named on Thursday Moroccan Najat Rochdi as Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), where she will serve as UN resident coordinator, humanitarian coordinator in the country, as well as UNDP resident representative.

"Leaders of Europe’s populist right-wing parties, including Geert Wilders (Netherlands), Marine Le Pen (France), Nigel Farage (United Kingdom) and Matteo Salvini (Italy) have heaped praise on Donald Trump’s immigration policy and his discourse against muslim immigration" says a ssurvey of the British Think Tank, Chatham House .

More than 260 young students of Smara and Saguia Al hamra discovered the exhibition "Moroccans: migrants and travelers" through the workshops organized by the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME).

After the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis during the last weekend in which more than 150 headstones were damaged, American Muslims  started a fundraiser to help the Jewish American community pay for repairs.

The French think tank Terra Nova (liberal), released on February 22, 2017, a study on "The Emancipation of Islam in France". The Think Tank proposes a less centralized representation of Islam in France and the establishment of two national  holidays, a Muslim and a Jew one instead of the Easter and Pentecost Mondays.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), met with a delegation of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 22 February 2017 at the Council. The delegation was  chaired by Ms Ana Fonseca, head of mission of the organization in Rabat.

"Security responses alone are no longer enough to manage massive migratory flows in a coherent and concerted manner", said Mr Youssef Amrani, chargé de mission at the royal office.

Very few European countries have proven immune to the appeal of right-wing populism. The exception is Spain: despite economic crisis and fast-eroding political trust, Spain has not seen any right-wing populist party obtain more than 1% of the vote in national elections in recent years. What might explain this remarkable absence of an electorally successful Spanish right-wing populist party?

Historical personalities from moroccan descent, 80 cards and a game for the youngsters : this is the new didactical challenge of the Council of the moroccan community living abroad (CCME). The idea is simple : questions about historical Moroccan personalities and a booklet containing the answers to each question, with an aperçu  of each historical personality.

Some of the US capital's finest restaurants are putting their money where their mouths are: shutting down for a day to protest President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a University at Buffalo-led study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings.

After the first edition of the Africa Women's Forum in Dakhla and the Sahara Press Prize "Media and Migration", the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) has launched a large scale  program between the city of Smara and the Moroccan diaspora.

Casablanca - HRH Prince Moulay Rachid inaugurated, on Thursday in Casablanca, the 23rd edition of the International Book Fair (SIEL), held under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI on Feb. 9-19, 2017

The leaflet assembels the publications of the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME). It contains  surveys and studies instructed or accomplished by the council on a broad field of subjects such as identity, cultural and religious questions, Moroccan skills abroad, rights and interests of migrants, citizenship…

Two Republican senators proposed steps to slash the number of legal immigrants admitted into the United States by half on Tuesday 7 february 2017.

The French city of Strasbourg hosted from February 2 to 5, 2017, the 5th edition of the music festival: "spiritual days". More than 10 countries (France, Russia, Mongolia, Nepal, India, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria), representing 5 religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism) took part to the festival organized  in several places of the city.

The body of Mr Azzeddine Soufiane, victim of the terrorist attack on the Islamic Cultural Center of Québec (CCIQ), has been carried back to his family in Morocco on Sunday 5 February 2017, after a long flight from Quebec to Casablanca.

The government on Saturday 4 February 2017 suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban and scurried to appeal a judge's order.

With the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) and the Hassan II Foundation for Moroccans living Abroad, the association "Education and environment" and the foundation of intellectuals and professionals of Moroccan origin in Spain will organize, on 4 and 5 February 2017 in Almeria (Spain), a meeting  around the theme: "citizens of Moroccan origin in the Spanish political scene".

According to the results of the last « Social Barometer in Wallonia » published recently, immigrants have much more chances to be discriminated than non-immigrants in Wallonia, the French-speaking region in Belgium,

Addis Ababa  -  HM King Mohammed VI delivered a speech on Tuesday ,31 january 2017, at the 28th African Union (AU) Summit held in Addis Ababa.

The Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the Canadian Islamic Cultural Center (CCIQ) in the evening of Sunday, January 29, 2017, which caused several deaths and wounded, from different nationalities, including Moroccans.

Monday, 30 January 2017 21:46

Addis-Ababa: Morocco Back to African Union

An overwhelming majority of African countries on Monday voted in favor of Morocco's return to the African Union (AU), during the 28th Summit of African Heads of State and Government, which is being held in Addis Ababa.

Thirty-nine African countries expressed their support to the kingdom's return to the pan-African bloc.


A terrorist attack on a Mosque in Quebec (Canada) Sunday 29 january 2017, killed 6 people and injured eight people during the evening prayers. More than 50 people were in the Mosque at the time of the assault.

The Federation of the Higher Commission of Culture of Muslims in Catalunya organized recently, the 4th training session for Arabic language teachers in Barcelona (Spain). A session organized in partnership with the Institute of Studies and Research for Arabization (IERA), the University Mohammed V of Rabat and the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME).

The Moroccan experimental nuclear physicist Kawtar Hafidi has recently been named director of Physics Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) and the Moroccan second Chamber  submitted, Wednesday, January 25, 2017,  in Rabat, the proceedings of the "Moroccans of the World and Advanced Regionalization" which were organized for the first time last year on 28 July 2016.

The 21st edition of the Moroccan enrollment meeting "Forum Horizons Maroc" was organized on 22 January 2017 in Paris by the Association of Moroccans the French « Grandes Ecoles » (AMGE-Caravane).

In an article published by the Irish paper, Eoghan Harris praised the climate of tolerance, coexistence and openness prevailing in Morocco, stressing that the Kingdom is a model for Muslim countries.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:58

The CCME meets a German medical delegation

The Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) met on Wednesday 18 January 2017 at the Council in Rabat, a delegation of  German doctors from the association "Amana".

With anti-Muslim hate crimes and bigotry on the rise, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, Tuesday 17 january, communities that look different become easy scapegoats in times of insecurity and asserted that "discrimination diminishes us all"

Hanane Charrihi, daugther of one of the 86 victims of the Nice terrorist attacks last year, publishes « My Motherland », a book that relates the loss of her mother in the attacks and France, her motherland.

HM King Mohammed VI has given his high Instructions to improve the integration of foreigners, particularly Africans, in the kingdom, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday 10 january 2017.

« The construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border is seen by the Amercians as a less important goal for immigration policy than several other objectives, such as cracking down on visa overstays » says a recent study of the américan Think Tank Pew Research Center.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) received on Friday 6 January 2017 a Danish group of young female students headed by Mr. Ahmed El Hamss, member of the Council in Denmark.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the Paris based  International Forum of Migrant Solidarity Organizations (FORIM), signed the 5th january 2017 in Paris, a three year partnership ( 2017-2019) which intends to « grant the actions of the Moroccan diaspora » reports  a communiqué.

A mass illegal immigration attempt, by 800 Sub-Saharan nationals, to storm into the occupied city of Sebta took place on Sunday 1st december 2017, the interior ministry said in a statement.

HM King Mohammed VI will pay for the remains transfer of the Moroccan nationals who died in the terror attack that hit Saturday night a touristic site in Istanbul in addition to health care for the Moroccans wounded in this attack.

The European Council of Moroccan Oulemas (CEOM) organized a meeting on 17 and 18 December 2016 in Frankfurt (Germany), in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), a training session for Islamic institutions and imams.

In conformity with the instructions of HM King Mohammed VI and following the migration and humanitarian crisis due to the massive expulsion of Sub-Saharans to Niger, Morocco will send an emergency aid to those expelled who are in a situation of extreme precariousness at a center located in the north of Niger.

Mr Abdellah Boussouf, secretary general of the Council of the Moroccans living abroad (CCME) said in his opening’s speech during the meeting around the third Press Prize of the Southern Provinces on Saturday, December 10, 2016, on the theme " Media and Migration", that migration and the moroccan journalists living abroad should be part of public policies.

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 21:53

Nation: the sahara Press Prize award

The Sahara Press Club organizes from 9 to 11 December 2016, the third edition of the sahara press Prize Prize  on "Media and migration" in Laayoune. This edition is organized in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), Laâyoune Sakia-Al-Hamra region, the Ministry of Communication, the Southern Agency and the National Council of Human Rights.

HM King Mohammed VI and president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, chaired, on Saturday 3 december 2016, in Abuja presidential Palace, the launch ceremony of a project to construct a regional gas pipeline which will link the gas resources of Nigeria and several other west African countries to Morocco.

François Hollande announced on Thursday december 1st,  that he will not run for a second term in office.

Hate crimes in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union frequently took inspiration from the campaign to leave the bloc, according to a study released on Thursday 1st december 2016.

Moroccans from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (PACA) (southern France) met on Sunday 27 November 2016 in Aix-en-Provence, as part of the 7th edition of the Aix- En-Provence organized by the Regional Council of Moroccans in France of the PACA region, in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME).

Antananarivo - HM King Mohammed VI, on an official visit to Madagascar, has granted an exclusive interview to Malagasy press.

Friday, 25 November 2016 19:25

A Moroccan-German delegation visits the CCME

A Moroccan german association was received on Friday 25 November 2016 by the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME).

The President of the "French Council of Muslim Faith" (CFCM), Mr. Anouar KBIBECH, was nominated laureate of the Galilee Peace Prize for the Inter-Religious Dialogue for the year 2016.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:26

A Moldavian delegation visits the CCME

A delegation of 17 presidents of local councils and the head of the migration office at the Moldovan Primacy  from the Republic of Moldova visited the Council of the moroccan community living abroad (CCME) Wednesday 23 november 2017.

The International Film Festival of Agadir "Cinema and Migration" organized in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) clesed its doors on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The movie "Black" realized by the belgian Moroccans Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah received the first prize and the prize for the first female role, Martha Canga Antonio.

African Heads of State, convened on Wednesday in Marrakech, entrusted HM King Mohammed VI with the implementation of the Declaration of the first Africa Action Summit in favor of a continental co-emergence.

HM King Mohammed VI gave, on Wednesday 16 november 2016, a speech at the opening of the "Africa Action Summit", held in Marrakesh on the sidelines of the 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22).

Marrakech   - HM king Mohammed VI addressed, on Tuesday 15 november 2016 in Marrakech, a speech on the high-level segment of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

His Majesty King Mohammed VI accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, arrived on Tuesday 15 november 2016,  at Bab Ighli, the location which houses the works of the 22nd Conference of the Parties To the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22).

The Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, hosts since wednesday, 16 November 2016, conferences and debates on the migration issue, essentially from Africa. Several Moroccan and foreign experts take part to the encounter.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organized Thursday 17 November 2016 at the COP22 Green Zone, an Innovation space dedicated to firms and Civil Society, a demonstration of the Project "Light us".

The International Cinema and Migration Festival,  with the Ivory Coast as guest Honor for its 13th edition has been lauched yesterday 14 october 2016 under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, with the partnership of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the association "Cultural Initiative. The festival will close it’s doors on 19 november.

Al-Hassanya Moroccan Women’s Center in the UK  co-founded by Mrs Talsi, member of the Council of the Moroccan Communitity living Abroad (CCME)  in the UK, brought an abducted child back to his grieving mother from Great Britain to Morocco end of last week.

The Agadir International Film and Migration Festival, organized in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the association "Cultural Initiative" begins this Tuesday, October 15, 2016 in the Souss capital.

Mrs Benkhadra took part to  the International Symposium on climate changes in Africa and accepted to answer to 3 questions of the the CCME’s Newsroom

1-Which concrete actions should be expected from COP22?

2-How can African countries be encouraged to meet the challenges of climate change?

3-How to mobilize the african diaspora for the issues of the african Continent ?

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The International Symposium on "Climate Changes: New Approaches, New Technologies, New Opportunities, Involvement of African Skills from « Here and Elsewhere" ended on Saturday evning, November 12, 2016 in Marrakech.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), accompanied Mr. Ayoub Makhloufi, a member of the Moroccan Intelligence and Public Affairs Institute (MIPAI), aboard the electric vehicle that Transported the photovoltaic torch from Paris to Marrakech for the COP 22.

The second day of the symposium on climate changes in Africa, organized by the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), Saturday 12 November 2016 was focused on education in Environmental protection.

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