Tag: Moroccans in America

Trump gives award to Morocco’s king in private ceremony

By Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has awarded a top U.S. honour to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, citing his decision to begin normalization of relations with Israel. The Legion of Merit is a rarely awarded decoration that can only be bestowed by the president, and typically on heads of state or government of other countries.

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Moncef Slaoui | Moroccan born Warp Speed head will stay on as a consultant for President Biden


By John Tozzi | Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — Moncef Slaoui, the Moroccan-born head of Operation Warp Speed, will serve as a consultant in the Biden administration, he confirmed Wednesday. He suggested it would be a less active role than his current position, as the initiative’s chief adviser.

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Moroccan Diaspora in US, Belgium Defend Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

 By Morgan Hekking | Morocco World News

Members of the Moroccan diaspora held peaceful protests in defense of Morocco’s territorial integrity over the weekend in the US and Liege, Belgium. Moroccans in Orlando, Florida organized a demonstration on Sunday to express their support for Morocco’s action to secure the Guerguerat border crossing and all measures Rabat has taken to defend the country’s territorial integrity and unity. 

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Larbi Mirikan | the Moroccan who crossed the Atlantic in a fishing boat to America

by Dahmani Youssef and Latifa Babas

Larbi Babmar, nicknamed «Larbi Mirikan», accompanied by his friend, had started an unprecedented adventure. In the 1980s, the two adventurers had decided to go to the United States, using a fishing boat.

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Moncef Slaoui | Moroccan- American Vaccine czar says 20 Million Could Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in December

By Morgan Hekking  Morocco world News

Moncef Slaoui, the Moroccan scientist leading the US COVID-19 vaccine development team, said  that 20 million Americans could be vaccinated by the end of December. The chief advisor to Operation Warp Speed added that after December, between 25 million and 30 million people in the US could receive vaccines for COVID-19 each month.

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Laila Lalami | For some Americans, having a US passport doesn’t mean you’re treated like a citizen

by Madeleine Brand | KCRW

“All the passports look the same, but not everybody looks the same to the border agents,” says author Laila Lalami, who was born in Morocco and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.

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Mourad Lahlou’s roast chicken puts a Moroccan accent on a holiday bird for intimate Covid-era dinners

By Shoshi Parks | 7 x 7

In Marrakech, Morocco, Mourad Lahlou’s life revolved around family meals. Three times a day, without fail, grandparents and parents and children came together to eat and argue and eat some more.

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Biden is the Right Candidate for Moroccan-Americans this November

By Leila Hanafi and Sarah Alaoui | Morocco World News

Washington D.C.- The stakes in a presidential race have never been as high as the ones before us this November, with incumbent Donald J. Trump facing former Vice President Joseph Biden.  Never before has an election felt so urgent and so personal.

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Moncef Slaoui | Moroccan-born head of U.S. vaccine program expects data readouts in November-December

The chief adviser for the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine program, Moncef Slaoui, on Tuesday said efficacy data readouts are expected from Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc between next month and December.

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Hisham Aidi | Moroccan academic dissects the relationship between art and politics

Moroccan academic Hisham Aidi, a professor at Columbia University in the United States, won many prizes for his books, in which he discussed the relationship between art and politics.

By yabiladi.com

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