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Vol 43 No 3

Published 8th February 2002


Morocco

A right royal putsch

King Mohammed VI's cousin Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah has taken off for the United States, claiming 'police harassment'. He is 37, and second in line of succession after the King's younger brother, Moulay Rachid, who is 31. By performing as Morocco's intellectual 'Red Prince', he has persuaded some members of the royal entourage that he aims at power.

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