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Concert caps off ensemble events

October 8, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

When members of the Majid Bekkas Gnawa Ensemble take the stage Thursday at Jamestown High School they will have already experienced the local culture and shared about their lives in Morocco. Continue Reading

Hills man tours Morocco through MARL VI program

March 13, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

HILLS Rural Hills farmer Ian Sandager has seen quite a bit of the world during his four years in the U.S. Marines and a semester studying abroad in college, but Morocco was “never on his radar” as a place to visit. Continue Reading

Scientists: Morocco rocks fell to Earth from Mars

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former NASA chief: ‘It’s Christmas in January’This is only the fifth time in history scientists have chemically confirmed Martian meteorites that people witnessed falling. This also is an important and unique opportunity for scientists trying to learn about Mars’ potential for life; so far, no NASA or Russian spacecraft has returned bits of Mars. Continue Reading

Islamist party takes most seats in Morocco poll

November 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An Islamist Party is on track to become the largest party in Morocco’s new parliament with a dominant showing after two-thirds of the seats were announced by the Interior Ministry today. Continue Reading

Arab Spring-inspired election held in Morocco

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A moderate Islamist party and a pro-palace coalition led by the finance minister are competing for the top spot, but a key test for the Moroccan authorities’ legitimacy will be how many voters cast ballots. Continue Reading

7 dead in riot following soccer match in Morocco

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The riot in the town of Dakhla began after Mohammedia club Chebab, from just north of Casablanca, beat the local Mouloudia club 3-0 on Sunday. Three people died after being run over by vehicles and two of the others killed were policemen, state media quoted local officials as saying. Continue Reading