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Throwing a light on Western Sahara’s tragedy

A scene from 'Los hijos de las nubes'.

‘Sons of the Clouds’, a new documentary about the ongoing conflict over a colonized corner of Africa, is both accessible and carefully handled.

May 27th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Morocco’s Mohammed VI treads a fine line with reforms

Mohammed VI hopes his reforms will quell dissent.

The Moroccan monarch has responded to recent protests with a raft of changes to the country’s political system. His motives may be a mystery, but Mohammed VI could recover some of the reformist kudos he enjoyed earlier in his reign and which he seemed to have lost.

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

Western Sahara violence unleashes a media war

Information on the recent clashes between Sahrawis and Moroccan troops has been notoriously thin and confused. One of the upshots of this has been a dispute between Spain and Morocco over who has the better –or worse– media.

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 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 »

Spain and Morocco’s annual spat over for another year

Despite the diplomatic tensions between Madrid and Rabat during the summer, this kind of problem has become a regular summer occurrence.

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Morocco edges closer to Europe

As Granada hosts the EU-Morocco summit, a host of diplomatic, economic and political issues condition Europe’s relationship with the North African country.

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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