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Argan oil can cost as much as $300 per litre. Why is it so expensive?

In just one generation, the international market for argan oil has risen from 200 litres to 4,000 metric tons. This artisanal oil was originally sold on the roadside in recycled bottles for as little as $US3 per litre. It takes one woman approximately 24 hours to produce one litre of […]
Argan oil can cost as much as $300 per litre. Why is it so expensive?
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I rode Africa’s first superfast bullet train that could cover the distance from New York to Washington, DC, in 90 minutes — and I understand why it’s controversial

In November 2018, Morocco unveiled the first high-speed railway system in Africa, connecting the coastal city of Tangier with the capital, Rabat, and Casablanca, the country’s business hub – and eventually the tourist destinations of Marrakech and Agadir. In December 2018, I rode the train roughly the distance between New […]
I rode Africa’s first superfast bullet train that could cover the distance from New York to Washington, DC, in 90 minutes — and I understand why it’s controversial
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I visited the world’s largest film studio, where Moroccan locals are cast as everyone from Osama Bin Laden to Jesus and the desert is littered with the wreckage of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Gladiator’

Atlas Film Studios is a 322,000 square-foot studio in southwestern Morocco that is considered to be the largest film studio in the world. More than 200 major films and television shows have filmed there, including “Gladiator,” “Ben Hur,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “The Mummy,” “The Passion of the Christ,” and, most […]
I visited the world’s largest film studio, where Moroccan locals are cast as everyone from Osama Bin Laden to Jesus and the desert is littered with the wreckage of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Gladiator’
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Expert says it’s hard to protect the popular tourist area of Morocco where 2 Scandinavian women were recently killed — and it’s become easier for ISIS to operate there

Moroccan officials said the four men suspected of killing Louisa Jespersen, 24, of Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway, pledged their allegiance to ISIS before the killings. Abdellah Rami, a Moroccan expert on Islamist movements, told The New York Times, it is “easier for organisations like ISIS to start […]
Expert says it’s hard to protect the popular tourist area of Morocco where 2 Scandinavian women were recently killed — and it’s become easier for ISIS to operate there
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The killing of 2 Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco has been declared an ‘act of terror’ as officials investigate an ISIS-style beheading video

Denmark’s prime minister says the killing of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco this week was “politically motivated and thus an act of terror.” Louisa Jespersen from Denmark and Maren Ueland from Norway were found dead Monday in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. Moroccan authorities are investigating a beheading video shared online […]
The killing of 2 Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco has been declared an ‘act of terror’ as officials investigate an ISIS-style beheading video