Tag: Moroccans in America

Morocco Should Embrace Dr. Slaoui’s Success

by By Samir Bennis  | Morroco World News

Since the news started circulating about US President Donald Trump’s intention to appoint Moroccan-American-Belgian scientist Moncef Slaoui to head the White House’s COVID-19 vaccine team, many Moroccans attempted to spoil their compatriots’ joy and moment of pride by saying that Dr. Moncef Slaoui is not Moroccan, but American.

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Trump picks Moroccan-American Moncef Slaoui to lead Covid 19 vaccine effort

By RAY HANANIA | ARABNEWS

President Donald Trump has named renowned Moroccan-born American immunologist Moncef Slaoui to head a new COVID-19 vaccine program called Operation Warp Speed. Slaoui, a former professor of immunology at the University of Mons, Belgium, predicted that Operation Warp Speed will make available a few hundred million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year.

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Diaspo #129 : Moroccan delicacies in the heart of Beverly Hills with Chef Ben

He is the man behind the delicacies of California’s new «place to be» restaurant Tagine Beverly Hills. Chef Ben, or Abdessamad Benameur, is a self-taught, spontaneous and full of love and energy Moroccan man who brought the secrets of the Moroccan cuisine to Beverly Hills.

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Audible Football Camp to Launch Morocco’s First American Football Conference

By Celia Konstantellou 

Audible Football Camp, a non-profit US organization, will partner with Rabat Pirates, the Moroccan association of American football, to organize the first major American football conference in the country’s history.

The five-day conference will be held from July 12 to July 16, 2019 in Ben Slimane. It will be open to all American football lovers, including people who are already play the sport, as well as to anyone seeking to discover more about it.

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Royal Air Maroc connects new England to Africa

By Iuliia Tore

Massport and Royal Air Maroc officials celebrated a new international service to Casablanca, Morocco, the first nonstop route from Boston Logan International Airport to mainland Africa. Boston is Royal Air Maroc’s fourth destination in the United States.

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US city of Alexandria Celebrates Morocco Day,

The city of Alexandria, Virginia, held its official “Morocco Day” at the Market Square on Saturday, June 9.

“This is monumental because Alexandria, one of America’s oldest cities, is home to 10,000 Moroccans; it is a great place for entrepreneurship and tourism,” said Justin Wilson, Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia.

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Kenyan activist appointed to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ‘Goalkeepers Advisory Board’

Kenyan Scheaffer Okore is appointed to a ten member board that includes two Nigerians, Blessing Omakwu-Soremekun, Angel Adelaja and a Moroccan, Radia Cheikh Lahlou

By John Wanjohi

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Moroccan Comedy Duo ‘Les Inqualifiables’ Perform Across the US

By Bouchra Rafi

A new Moroccan comedy duo named “Les Inqualifiables” recently produced and performed their own comedy tour in the United States.

The show, entitled “Si’a moi y’a toi” (If there’s me, there’s you), was first performed on April 4, 2019, in New York where the tour began and closed in Los Angeles on April 19.

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The African Airlines That Should Be on Your Radar

By Mark Ellwood

Exactly a year ago, if a New Yorker wanted to get to Nairobi, they were looking at around 24 hours of flight time and at least one plane change under the best of circumstances.

But last October, Kenya Airways’ new direct changed all that, shaving 10 hours off that flight time and eliminating the transfer.

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After Zagora, US’s Morocco Day to Honor 12 Moroccan Regions in 12 Years

While many non-Moroccans are familiar with the popular cities of Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez, and Tangier, most have never heard of Zagora. But in March, Washington, D.C., had an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of Zagora, the first guest of honor of the annual Morocco Day symposium.

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