Source: AP News
Lede: “Local authorities say seven Moroccan migrants have died after their rubber boat capsized off the country’s Atlantic coast.”
Nutgraph: The article is so short, I’d say the lede is also the nut graph.
Why is this newsworthy?: Morocco is an integral part of the migration debate because of its proximity to Europe. According to some sources, more than 500 migrants have died this year trying to reach the shores of Europe from Morocco.
Source: Morocco World News
Lede: Morocco’s Ministry of Culture and Communication has announced the launching of a process of recovering thousands of pieces of Moroccan heritage.
Nutgraph: “According to the statement, which was published Sunday, September 29, the ministry will repatriate 35,000 artifacts key to the heritage of Morocco that were illegally taken from the country and seized by the French customs authorities.”
Why is this newsworthy?: I don’t know that this article is super newsworthy, but it does add another layer to the already complication Moroccan-French relationship. Their economies are tied together, their education system are tied together, and so
Source: Euro News
Lede: Sahrawi activist Aminatu Haidar is known for her many acts of peaceful defiance in the fight for the independence of the Sahrawi territories from Morocco.
Why is this newsworthy?: I think this is more of a feature piece than a news piece, but Aminatu Haidar is a prominent activist and recently won the “Right Livelihood Award” also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.