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Vol 44 No 17

Published 29th August 2003


Crises to come

Whoever governs Morocco faces daunting social problems and the challenge of creating a more responsive political system. In two decades, Fes has fallen from third-ranked economic centre to eighth; Marrakesh has long overtaken it to become the tourist capital. There is a widespread feeling the city is dying – and is ready to explode into violent riots again, as it did in the early 1990s.

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