Champion surfers Meryem El Gardoum and Fatima Zahra Berrada are the first women to represent Morocco at a surf contest abroad. Despite their success, back home in Morocco, some men aren’t sold on surfing and don’t approve of local women and girls taking part. And there's pushback from local women, too.
Fifteen million people around the world have perhaps the worst job imaginable: scavenging junk from the world's dumps. But in Morocco, a group of trash pickers has made the transition to well-paid employees of a new recycling center. And they hope it's an example others can follow.
Morocco is building one of the world's largest solar power plants in the desert east of Marrakesh, using a technology that will allow it to generate electricity well past sundown. It's part of an aggressive strategy to become energy independent.
Morocco is enlisting Islam in its effort to get off fossil fuels, starting with installing solar panels on state-owned mosques. It's part of a broader global effort to bring more Muslims into the fight against climate change.
President-elect Trump has promised to pull the US out of the new global climate agreement. That left attendees at the latest climate talks looking to US states and cities to turn up their game on fighting the climate crisis.
Marrakech feels a long way from the swing states of the US, but as the site of this year's United Nations climate conference, all eyes are on the presidential election. And Moroccans are watching closely too.
The world's largest photography museum is set to open in Morocco in 2016. To draw attention to the plan, a group of well-known photographers were recently invited to visit the country to complete a week-long photo project.
When the Arab Spring began in Tunisia, youth protests brought down a dictatorial regime and launched democracy. Now, though, some of the youth leaders of the revolution are being charged with crimes, while former officials are going free.
Some of the suspects in the Brussels and the Paris attacks were Belgian, of Moroccan descent. And that's something that Abdel Lahrour can't understand. He's Belgian, born in Morocco. And he's proud of his Belgian identity. This weekend, he took his sons to a vigil for the victims of the Brussels attacks, trying to make sense of it all.
Hassan Hakmoun grew up in the world of gnawa music and dance that came to Morocco by way of west Africa. But it was an altogether different culture that got Hakmoun to New York City, where he has lived for the past three decades. Hakmoun has tapped into his Moroccan roots for a new album, "Unity."