It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The city was founded in 1471, as a small fortress which still exists to this day, by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami (a descendant of Ibn Machich and Idris I, and through them, of the prophet Muhammad) to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Along with the Ghomara tribes of the region, many Moriscos and Jewssettled here after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times. In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco. Spanish troops imprisoned Abd el-Krim in the kasbah from 1916 to 1917, after he talked with the German consul Dr. Walter Zechlin (1879–1962). (After defeating him with the help of the French force Abd el-Krim was deported to Réunion in 1926). Spain returned the city after the independence of Morocco in 1956.
By: Larbi Arbaoui
Taroudant, Morocco- Morocco is filled with winding roads and very risky passes. Tizi n Tichka, linking the southeast of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazat, is the very famous winding road among Moroccans, yet it is not the most dangerous and adventurous one, which offers exciting driving experience and breathtaking views for the passengers.
The Hassan II mosque can hold up to twenty five thousand people, and the complex covers over nine hectares. There is a balcony for women which can hold up to five thousand, and the main floor of the mosque allows another twenty thousand. The courtyard is large enough to accommodate another eighty thousand individuals. The Hassan II mosque includes some modern elements, such as a heated floor, doors which operate on electricity, and a floor made from glass so the ocean below can be viewed. The roof also offers modern features, and can be opened up on days when the weather is nice.
The battle of Tetouan took place in 1859 – 1861 between the Spanish Army Of Africa and the Moroccan Army. This battle was a part of the Spanish – Moroccan War. The Spanish Army was composed of 36,000 men, 65 pieces of artillery, and 41 ships. Their objection was to take Tetouan which was lead by the prime minister of Spain and 1st Duke of Morocco, Leopoldo O’Donnell. The Spanish divided the army into three columns commanded by Juan Zavala de la Puente, Antonio Ros de Olano, and Ramon de Echague. The reserves were controlled by Juan Prim, and the Fleet was commanded by admiral Segundo Diaz Herrero. The battle erupted on December 17, 1859 by the column commanded by Zavala de la Puente. December 19, 1859 Echague captured the Palacio del Serrallo. On December 21st, O’Donnell commanded a squad that arrived at Ceuta. On Christmas Day the three columns were waiting to get orders to attack Tetouan. At the start of 1860 Juan Prim advanced toward the Guad al Gelu. Zavala’s column and the Spanish Navy guarded Prim’s flank. Melees from this continued until the 31st of January 1861. The city eventually fell on February 6th, 1861. When O’Donnell returned he made camp north of Madrid that eventually became a town called Tetuan de las Victorias.
Translated by: Soufyan Bouharat
Thursday (24 July), two aircraft of the Moroccan army, was sent to the Al Ismailia airport in Egypt, with 10 million dirhams in humanitarian aid for Gaza.
The relief was ordered by King Mohammed VI and was provided by the Moroccan army, the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation and the Mohammed V Foundation for solidarity.
It is the second time that Morocco sends humanitarian aid to Gaza since the beginning of the military offensive by Israel on the Gaza Strip in July. Earlier this month, King Mohammed VI had an urgent financial help of $ 5 million allocated to Palestine.
My name is Soufyan Bouharat and here is some photo material of my last summer vacation in Morocco. “2014
Cabo Negro, also known as Golf Beach Cabo Negro or Cabo Negro Beach and Golf Resort is a beach resort in northern Morocco, to the north of Tetouan, southeast of M’Diq, just north of Martil. The Royal Golf Club of Cabo Negro is considered to be the premier golf resort in Morocco. The club originally had 9 holes, designed in 1978 by M. Cabell and B. Robinson, but has since been expanded into a full golf course. The resort of Cabo Negro is described by Baedeker as “the most modern and exclusive of the three towns [in the Tetouan area], with two large beaches of fine-grained sand. Along with restaurants, hotels and holiday houses, there are also nightclubs, tennis courts, horse-riding facilities and a 9-hole golf course.” La Ferma Hotel lies to the northwest.