Tuesday, 26 May 2020 07:48

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.

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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.

A conference on "Human Rights, Mobility, Migration" was organized on Friday 11 November 2016 in Marrakech, by the symposium on climate changes in Africa. 

Moroccan policy in Africa has  reached a higher level with the tour of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in East Africa, underlined the minister delegated to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Nasser Bourita, in an interview published Friday on the website of the French Newspaper "Le Monde Afrique".

In the groundwork of the symposium on climate, a  session on "energy resources and efficiency, carbon" took place Friday, November 11, 2016 in Marrakech.

The International Climate Symposium begun Friday morning  11 November 2016 in Marrakech. Were present at the opening of the climate meeting Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME), Mr. Anis Birou, Minister in charge of Moroccans living Foreign Affairs and Migration Affairs, Ms. Charafat Afailal, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, in charge of water and Mrs. Amina Benkhadra, Director-General Of the National Board of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM).

The Council of the moroccan Community iving Abroad (CCME) organized a press conference Thursday  10 november 2016 in  Marrakech, on "climate changes in Africa ».

The caravan MIPAI (The Moroccan Intelligence and Public Affairs Institute) carrying the torch "Light Us", arrived in Marrakech, Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The project is backed by the Council for the Moroccan Community living Abroad.

Zacharia Saha, Ayoub and Makhloufi Manal Ali Jiar and their friends presented the torch "Light Us" and the convoy of electric vehicles during a press conference.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and its partners is organizing a press conference this evening 10 november 2016 in Marrakech at the eve of the international symposium on climate changes.

The members  of the African Parliaments (UPA) who met in Rabat from 5 to 9 November 2016 for the 69th session of the Executive Committee and the 39 th conference, "support the initiative of HM King for the return of the Kingdom of Morocco in the African institutional family, "said Mrs Marie Ange Lukiana, national MP and Chair of the delegation of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the closure of the 5 day meeting in Rabat.

In this message, the Sovereign expressed to Trump His best wishes for success in this new mission and endeavors to lead the American people towards further progress and prosperity.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), took part tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Molenbeek district of Brussels to the launching  of the "Flame of Hope", the sculpture accomplished by the Moroccan-Belgian artist Mustapha Zoufri In the name of the victims of the Brussel and Paris terrorist attacks.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:20

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

Many questions come to mind regarding the correlation between climate change, migration and the Moroccan community abroad. In light of the waves of migration, what could be the link between COP22 and migratory matters?

M. Boussouf : As the organizer of the COP22, Morocco claims to be at the same level as other countries, which have the capability to host large-scale events and naturally contribute to resolving international issues. The mission of our nation during this COP will mainly be of executive nature as this conference was preceded by the COP21 during which all parties committed to adhere a process designed to protect the environment and to mitigate climate change impacts.

Consequently, the Kingdom’s mission during this summit is to define the execution mechanisms to take up the climate challenge. His Majesty wants to position this event as an African summit. Indeed, Africa is the continent most impacted by global warming and these effects will determine its future.

The mayor of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Françoise Schepmans, and the General Secretary of the Council for the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, launched « The Sculpture of Hope » Thursday 8 november 2016.

King Mohammed VI delivered, on Sunday 6 november 2016, in Dakar, a speech to the Moroccan people on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Green March.

Huge efforts have been made to make a success of the 22th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) held from 7 to 18 November in Marrakesh.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) will take part to the COP 22 held in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016. The participation of the Council will be mainly focused on the impact of climate changes on in Africa.

"The migratory movement  is a consequence of climate change," says M.Abdellah Boussouf, General Secretary of CCME adding that "African skills in the world are able to actively participate in reducing the challenges associated with these changes."

Saturday, 05 November 2016 20:30

Noor Festival

"The spirit of Morocco organized on the 41st anniversary  of The Green March at the Royal Albert Hall" in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad and Al Hassanya Moroccan Womes's project LTD presided by Mrs Souad Talsi,CCME Member in the Uk, in pictures.

"Following the telephone conversation of 31 October 2016 between His Majesty the King, May God assist him, and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, Chairman of the African Union, about the sharing of the Moroccan request membership in the pan-African organization, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, held talks Thursday, November 3, 2016, with the Chairperson of the African Commission, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, "said a communiqué of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Thursday 3 november 2016.

Moroccan-French author Leila Slimani’s Chanson douce (Sweet Song) has won « le Prix Goucourt », France’s most prominent literary prize, thursday 3 november 2016.

The Moroccan unique voice, Fatima-Zohra El Qortobi will sing 6 november 2016, at the Royal Albert Hall and Nour Festival which will  present an showcast the multi-cultural heritage of Morocco. This event is organized in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad and Al-Hassanya Moroccan Women’s Project Ltd.

The works of the 23rd national days of the Moroccan Association for Historical Research (AMRH) started Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM), with the partnership of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) under the theme "Handling differences : the Moroccan model of living together and acceptance of the Other."

The Moroccan Association for Historical Research (AMRH) organizes in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) and the university and human sciences in Rabat from 27 to 29 October 2016 in the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM), its 23rd national days under under the theme « the Moroccan model of living together and the embracement of diversity»

A seminar titled "Advanced regionalization for the Moroccans living abroad and their regions of origin" will take place 27 october 2016 in Beni Mellal at the Chamber  of agriculture of the city.

The 13th international festival "Cinema and Migration" organized in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, will take place in Agadir from 15 to 19 November, with the Ivory Coast  as guest country.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:23

The CCME endorses the project "Light Us"

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) endorses in partnership with the "MIPAI" (The Moroccan Intelligence and Public Affairs Institute) the project "Light Us" (Enlighten Us) carried out by two young Moroccans living abroad, Zacharia Saha and Ayoub Makhloufi.

The 4th edition of the documentary film festival "of Tangiers  in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) will be held from 26 to 29 October 2016.

The exhibition "Morocco throughout the ages" was inaugurated in Paris on 12 October 2016 by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid at the Museum of the Order of Liberation. This unique exhibition will continue until December 30.

The Collège de France in Paris organizes, in partnership with the foundation Hugot, from 12 to 14 October 2016, an academic seminar on "the Migrant Crisis" in Europe since summer 2015.

The 13th international festival "Cinema and Migration" organized in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) will take place in Agadir from 15 to 19 November, with the Ivory Coast  as guest country.

His Majesty the King Mohammed VI appointed  on Monday 10 october 2016, Mr Abdelilah Benkirane, the leader of the Party of Justice and developement (PJD). The conservative political party won last week's parliamentary elections.

The colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded by the Nobel for 2016 to  for his efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. A war  that has cost the lives of at least 220 000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) received Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Council  in Rabat, a delegation of the elected French-Moroccan  circle of Eugène Delacroix. The group is in Morocco to observe the Legislative elections of 7 October.

"Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just 10 countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees" says an Amnesty International Report on the refugee crisis published Wednesday 4 october 2016. 

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:19

Open doors day in the German mosques

Germany’s Muslim community opened like every year since 1997, the doors of its mosques, to non-Muslims Monday 3 october 2016, to encourage dialogue and help overcome misunderstandings about Islam.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), received Friday, September 30, 2016 the council in Rabat, a french civil society group from the city of Alsace (Strasbourg).

The phone call between His Majesty King Mohammed VI and the German Chancellor, Mrs Angela Merkel, on Wednesday,September 28, 2016, will give a new incentive to the Moroccan-German cooperation in the domain of migration, said Mr. Stanislaw Tillich, Head of the German Bundesrat (Upper House), during his official visit in Rabat.

The campaign against Islamophobia launched monday 26 september 2016, begins this Tuesday , just 10 days after a radicalized bombing suspect exploded a device in Chelsea, in the neighborhood of Manhattan injuring 29 people.

More than 85.53% of 27,449 applications for the regularization of migrants living in Morocco have been accepted, said Thursday, September 22, 2016, in New York, Mr Driss El Yazami, the chairman of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) and Head of civil society in the pole of the COP22. 

The Moroccan artist Mustapha Zoufri realized a monument named "Flame of Hope" which will be raised in  Molenbeek (Saint John), in tribute to the victims of the attacks of Paris and Brussels. The work was carried on in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME).

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