Category Archives: Africa

Legation Featured on Inside Africa

This week CNN’s Inside Africa visits Tangier, Morocco, including TALIM, which appears around the 2:45 mark.  See the story online here:  

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January in Black & White

4 films, drama & documentary, slaves, freedom fighters, prisoners and presidents. All on the theme of Black and White, in South Africa, the U.S., and… Morocco.
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Moroccan Roots of the Spanish Foreign Legion

The Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the coast of Morocco is home to the Museum of the Spanish Foreign Legion, tracing the history of Spanish wars in Africa.
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Saharan Crossroads: Views From the Desert-Edge

Herein we broadcast the Call for Papers (CFP) from the joint AIMS (American Institute for Maghrib Studies, of which TALIM is the research center in Morocco) WARA (West African Research Association) conference for June 2013.  Please note that the deadline … Continue reading

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Captive in Timbuctoo: Robert Adams Rediscovered

Casablanca-based writer Tahir Shah’s novel resurrects the Narrative of Robert Adams, an 1816 tale of captivity in Timbuctoo.
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What the Africanistas Saw Across El Estrecho de Gibraltar

… they saw Africa. Notes from a trip across the Strait. Well, of course they saw Africa: every primary school geography student knows that the Strait of Gibraltar (or, as they say north of the water, el Estrecho de Gibraltar) … Continue reading

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His Emancipation From Slavery Would Be Agreeable To Morocco’s Emperor

Note: In our continuing series of posts touching on the long history of Moroccan-American relations, we reproduce below the text of a passport issued to the "Prince Among Slaves," Abd al Rahman Ibrahima Sori.  Passports in those days were not … Continue reading

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New York #1 – Tangier Number Two

It's official: Lonely Planet has ranked the World's Top Ten Cities for 2011, and this city on the tip of Africa has made it to runner-up position, just after the Big Apple.  Here's what they say: From its extraordinary position … Continue reading

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A Ghanaian’s Black Friday On the Tip of Africa

"Ghana's Fairytale Ends…" was how the Reuters dispatch from Accra described the letdown ("the silence of the vuvuzelas") of Ghana's defeat last night at the hands of (or is it at the feet of?) Uruguay.  The Moroccan waiters at the … Continue reading

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