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Did you know?

03/04/2008

Al-Karaouine University, located in Fes Morocco, is considered the oldest continuously-operating academic degree-granting university in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. It was founded in 859 by Fatima Al Fihri, daughter of a wealthy merchant from Fes.

Did you know?

09/11/2007

Did you know who is America’s oldest friend?
In 1777, Morocco became the first country to recognize the independence of the American colonies, and the Treaty of Friendship and Peace was officially signed in 1787 between the United States and it remains America’s longest-unbroken treaty. Morocco is America’s longest steadfast ally and has long partnered with the US to build bridges between the Islamic world and the West.