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Bombing the road to democracy

The morning after at the Argana cafe in Marrakech. Photo: Filskifoto.

We may never know reliably why the man who left a bomb in a backpack at the Argana café in Marrakech’s world-famous Jamaa el Fna square, killing 17 people, did what he did.

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Morocco: the next North African revolution?

Could these violent scenes from Egypt be replicated in Morocco? Photo: global political awakening.

The regime of King Mohammed VI is different in some crucial ways to those of Tunisia and Egypt. However, Rabat should still take its neighbours’ unrest very seriously indeed.

January 31st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

Camp mentality reflects Western Sahara’s new dissidence

The Sahrawi camp set up to protest against Moroccan policy in the Saharan region has been violently dismantled. This episode contains some significant lessons for both Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario.

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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