Coronavirus pandemic turns holiday into chaos for many planning on flying to North Africa

The European Union opened its external borders to several countries on July 1, and among them are Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. But for the hundreds of thousands of French citizens who have family in North Africa, that doesn’t mean they are now able to visit their loved ones: each country is setting its own rules … Read more Coronavirus pandemic turns holiday into chaos for many planning on flying to North Africa

Inside Africa’s largest film studio: Atlas Studios

Atlas Film Studios is one of the world’s largest film studios. Located in Ouarzazate, a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, it was first used as a movie location in 1962 for the film “Lawrence of Arabia.” When there are no movies in production, Atlas Studios is open to visitors. Watch this and more … Read more Inside Africa’s largest film studio: Atlas Studios

Berber Tribes in North Africa: A life about to change

Mountains, caves and goats make up most of Ahmed Agrazza’s life in Morocco. He feels that life as he knew it, as his father taught him, is about to change, but he is not ready. Watch him in the first of a two-part series on life among the Berber Tribes in North Africa. Catch the … Read more Berber Tribes in North Africa: A life about to change

Meeting a nomadic Berber family in Morocco

CGTN Africa’s Daniel Sango takes us behind the scenes of their recent filming in Morocco for the Berber episodes of the “Tribes in a Flux” series. He shares the incredible time and ingenuity that go into making the documentary and his experiences meeting with the local Berber people. Watch this and more content as CGTN … Read more Meeting a nomadic Berber family in Morocco

Tribes in a Flux: The impact of modernization on the Berber tribe

For some members of the Berber tribe, a deviation from their norm is daunting. Next week on CGTN Africa, we feature the Berber tribe in Morocco, and how their culture is being threatened by modernization. It’s part of the Tribes in a Flux series, running from June 24. #TribeInaFlux #AfricanTribes Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Tribes in a Flux: The impact of modernization on the Berber tribe

Morocco accelerates plans to lift lockdown

Three months after announcing a state of emergency, Morocco has accelerated plans to leave lockdown and take the first steps towards reviving the economy. The lockdown is estimated to have cost Morocco around 91 million euros a day. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Morocco accelerates plans to lift lockdown

Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in Libya? | Inside Story

The battlelines of Libya’s civil war are changing quickly. A few weeks ago, Khalifa Haftar’s forces were on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli, battling to remove the UN-recognised Government of National Accord. But the warlord’s campaign failed, and he’s been in retreat since. GNA troops, reinforced by military support from Turkey, are pushing towards … Read more Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in Libya? | Inside Story

Morocco’s Bollywood Dream | Al Jazeera World

Asked to pick a country where people are passionate about Indian cinema, few might choose the North African Kingdom of Morocco. Bollywood came to the country in the 1950s, where it was embraced for its glamour, dance, romance and pure escapism. There is no obvious explanation for the connection, although it may have started when … Read more Morocco’s Bollywood Dream | Al Jazeera World

Conflict in Libya: Another initiative I Inside Story

Warlord Khalifa Haftar announced several offensives in his drive to take full control of Libya. He had the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE and everything was going well for him until last month. He suffered major blows in his battle to capture the capital Tripoli. And his plan to unseat the UN-recognised government … Read more Conflict in Libya: Another initiative I Inside Story

‘Pandemic has no regard for religious or spiritual distinctions. We are all vulnerable’ – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the role of religious leaders in addressing the multiples challenges of COVID-19. At a high-level video conference on the role of religious leaders in addressing the challenges of COVID-19, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “As the virus wreaks havoc and disruption on a scale not … Read more ‘Pandemic has no regard for religious or spiritual distinctions. We are all vulnerable’ – UN Chief

Zimbabwe opposition arrests: Three female MDC members injured and sexually assaulted

On this edition, new developments have emerged regarding the arrest of three female opposition figures in Zimbabwe. The three MDC members were found on the side of the road after being beaten and sexually assaulted. Our correspondent has the details. Also, truck drivers have been found to be super-spreaders of coronavirus in Africa. Kenyan authorities … Read more Zimbabwe opposition arrests: Three female MDC members injured and sexually assaulted

The role of religious leaders in addressing the multiples challenges of COVID-19 (12 May 2020)

The virtual Conference will consist of an opening Session by the United Nations Secretary General, the President of the General Assembly and the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco. It will be followed by interventions from eminent Religious Leaders of the three monotheistic religions, as well as from the high representatives of UNAOC and … Read more The role of religious leaders in addressing the multiples challenges of COVID-19 (12 May 2020)

Effective Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response & other topics – Daily Briefing (11 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: ECOSOC SG/religious leaders CEB Mali Libya oPt Sahel Myanmar Jordan Locusts COVID-19/ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL This morning, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, spoke at Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) informal briefing entitled “Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response.” In … Read more Effective Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response & other topics – Daily Briefing (11 May 2020)

Relief in Nigeria as main cities ease lockdown

In tonight’s edition: Main cities see an easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, many businesses are still shut and social distancing measures are still in place. South Africa also sees businesses reopen after 5 weeks of lockdown. And finally Morocco charities and organisationscomes together to support those in need during Ramadan to make sure everyone is kept … Read more Relief in Nigeria as main cities ease lockdown

Covid-19: Morocco makes face masks compulsory over coronavirus spread

In Morocco, face masks are now mandatory in public. Story by Ellen Gainsford. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en