The Maghreb countries cooperated with each other to the birth of the Arab Maghreb Union. Thirty-three years after, even circulating is hard
- The thousand-year old story of Moroccan Jews today spans throughout the world. And leaves an unmissable mark on the country’s identity.
- Why were the moderate Islamists of PJD ousted from power, and how can that change Morocco’s political scenario?
- The great Arab scholar passed away last week. Together with other philosophers, especially Laroui and al-Jabri, he provided a major contribution to framing modernity as a human achievement to which Arab tradition could countribute.
- Two years ago, new and significant socio-economic and identity protests broke out in the northern Moroccan Rif region. Now, Algerian protests have thrust this crisis into the spotlight once again, as well as the other forgotten “trouble spots” that dot the Kingdom and continue to be periodically activated. A symptom of a widespread and simmering popular discontent, these protests are a sounding board for persistent and deep social and regional inequalities.
- Sara Borrillo in her recent book has produced a well-mapped view of the history and types of modern feminisms in the North African country.
- In 2016, Loubna Bensalah walked a thousand kilometers across her country, Morocco, to better understand herself and her fellow citizen women. In 2018, she transformed these marches from personal encounters into collective ones, naming the project: “Kayna [I exist and act, in the Maghreb Arabic dialect, ed]—To conquer public space through women’s marches
- The Arab spring uprising opened the way to public debates inconceivable in North African countries before 2011. Yet, the reaction of the Cairo authorities has been very hostile to “free thinkers”, including citizens who eschew religion.
- Is Daesh really over? Unfortunately not, and the organization can take advantage of the chaotic situations in both Iraq and Syria.
- In recent months the Rif’s ‘people’s movement’ is playing a leading role in Moroccan current events and has been named the Hirāk shaʻabī.