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17 Standout North African Songs You Should Check Out

Featuring Manal, Snor, ElGrandeToto, Plylist, Samara and many more.

North Africa is establishing artists that are managing to reach out to audiences like never before. Whether it be gigantic world-wide conquering bangers, to bedroom recordings inciting online fandom, the region’s artists continue to grow in confidence and stature.

Here are some standout North African tracks from the past year for you to check out — inclusions span artists from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan and more.

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Thousands of Moroccan Youths Flee to Spain in Search for Better

At least 8000 Moroccans, 2000 of them teenagers, have reportedly been crossing into Ceuta as hardships in their home country continue to escalate.

At least 8000 Moroccans have reportedly fled into the Ceuta enclave of Spain with at least 2000 of them believed to be teenagers. According to Spanish authorities, the influx of migrants is the European country's highest to date and a result of relaxed border controls and escalating hardships in Morocco. The vast majority of the Moroccan migrants arrived in Spain by sea with a number of them having suffered from hypothermia and other injuries and one man reported to have drowned.
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