By Yasyn MouhirMarrakech – Moroccan National coach, Badou Zaki, has revealed the initial list of players of the Moroccan national team in preparation for the match against Sao Tome in the draw qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations, to be held in Gabon in early 2017.The most notable surprise on the list is the presence of Mohammed Bouldini, the Raja Casablaca player, in addition to the absence of the Moroccan “Messi” Hashim Mastour, Mubarek Boussoufa, Marouane Chamakh, and Houssine Kharja. Although this marks the third time in a row that Mubarak Boussoufa did not make to the list, the absence of Marouane Chamakh, and veteran Houssine Kharja, and the presence of Mohammed Bouldini, the young player of Raja, are considered the biggest surprises on this list.The following is the list of 24 players:-Goalkeepers: Munir Mohammadi (Numancia) -Yasin Bono (Zaragoza) – Amine Borkadi (Khouribga) – Elyoussfi (MAT).-Defense: Benatia (Bayern Munich) – Essam Adoua (Laval Chinese) – Mohamed Oulhaj and Jbira (Raja) – Alshakir (FAR) – Shafiq (Laval) – Achntih (Vitesse Arnhem)– Midfielders:  Ahmadi (Feyenoord) – Obadi (Lille) – Ait Benidder (WAC) – Masoudi (Lierse) – Amrabat (Malaga) – Saadane (FUS)– Forwards:  Sufian Baufal (Lille) – Atef Chahchouh (Siva Spor) – Osama al-Saidi (Libyan Ahli) – Hamdallah (Qatari Jaish) – Mohsen Yajour (Qatar Qatar) – Yassin Bamo (Nantes) – Mohammed Bouldini (Raja) read more

14 May 2010The United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage will on Saturday open the doors of its Paris headquarters to the public for guided tours of its rich collection of masterpieces and artistic works. This is the second time the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is taking part in the “European Night of Museums.” The event offers unique presentations of the culturally diverse museum collections around Europe, and coincides with the agency’s International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures.It is also linked with the “International Museum Day” declared by the International Council of Museums and celebrated on 18 May every year since 1977. The event will start at 8 p.m. and last until midnight.UNESCO has an impressive and diverse collection of 600 works of art by masters such as Picasso, Miro, Arp, Appel, Afro, Matta, Calder, Chillida, Giacometti, Moore, Tamayo, Soto, Vasarely, Cruz-Diez and many others.The collection has grown continually over the years thanks to the generosity of UN Member States committed to enriching and embellishing UNESCO’s headquarters. The agency boasts the largest artistic heritage within the UN system.Meanwhile, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will be paying an official visit to China from 17 to 22 May, during which she will meet with senior Government officials in the capital, Beijing, and take part in the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.Speaking ahead of her first visit to the country as head of UNESCO, Ms. Bokova paid tribute to China’s ancient culture and praised its “exemplary dynamism and creativity.” read more