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Morocco

Population: 35.27 mn.
GDP: $103.6 bn.
Debt: $46.26 bn.

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Democracy at stake

Long before the suicide bombings ripped through Casablanca's heart on 16 May, Morocco's political class was debating the extent to which political Islam should be allowed to thrive...


Jettou set

King Mohammed VI surprised Moroccans on 9 October by naming industrialist-turned-Interior Minister Driss Jettou as his new Prime Minister.


Horse-trading

Islamist politicians and Francophone analysts agree on one thing, at least: the longer the outgoing coalition partners, the Union Socialiste des Forces Populaires and Parti de l'Is...


Everyone likes parsley

The Parsley Island affair underlined the glacial nature of Rabat-Madrid relations. Spain's continuing occupation of the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, within Morocco, is highly sen...


Uncharted waters

The United Nations has issued an ambiguous legal opinion about exploration licences in the ocean off Western Sahara, and Morocco is objecting to exploration by Spain's Repsol YPF o...


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 ...


Honeymoon over

The government isn't working: palace and parties will fight for the political initiative

Next year the King will marry an old friend, Salma Bennani, a commoner and an engineer in Guemassa, the mining arm of the conglomerate ONA. That should raise the ratings of Mohamme...


Unending endgame

Imagination and innovation are needed if a new war is to be prevented

Postponing rather than hoping to solve the Western Sahara problem, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has extended yet again the life of the UN Mission to the Western Saha...


Fishy business

As if the Western Sahara did not have enough tangles, an old debate about fishing rights has reemerged to weave fresh knots. Most of the fish that swarm off the 1,835 kilometres of...


Baker's big idea

A new drive for peace in Western Sahara is signalled by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's choice of a new Special Envoy. Former United States Secretary of State James B...


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