Tag: Moroccans in America

Moroccan-American Sarah Alaoui Among Rising MENA Foreign Policy Leaders

By Yahia Hatim | MoroccoWorldNews

The Diversity in National Security Network, a US coalition of security and foreign policy professionals, has selected Moroccan-American Ph.D. student Sarah Alaoui among 30 “next generation leaders.”

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Ihssane Leckey | Moroccan-American Loses Congressional Race

By Jasper Hamann | Morocco World News

Moroccan-born politician Ihssane Leckey ended in fifth place after a promising bid to replace Joseph Kennedy III in the US congress. Leckey, a former Wall Street regulator, ran on a platform of progressive politics and gained the support of Somali-American Ilhan Omar.

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2020 Great American Immigrants Awards | Eight Africans named among honorees by Carnegie Corporation of New York

By Ebimo Amungo

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has released its annual list of Great American Immigrants and among the 2020 awardees are eight African immigrants born in Nigeria, Eritrea, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan and Ghana, as well as a Canadian born by Ghanaian parents.

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Mohamed El Aissaoui, ambassador of Moroccan-Jewish heritage in the United States

By DAHMANI YOUSSEF LATIFA BABAS | Yabiladi

Since he left for the United States in 2006, Mohamed El Aissaoui has been working to introduce Moroccan heritage, especially the one of the Jewish community, through the organization of meetings, gatherings and cultural activities. His activities caught the attention of royal adviser André Azoulay.

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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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