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Morocco - News and Analysis

"I'm Missing My Place in the World": An Interview with Aziza Brahim

The Western Saharan singer reflects on a life away from home, the struggle for self-determination and her musical influences.

Sahara Screenings: World's Most Remote Film Festival Prepares for Another Run

Deep in a refugee camp in the Algerian desert, Sahrawi refugees from the Western Sahara are getting ready to host an array of actors and directors for the FiSahara film festival.

Review − Soutak, Aziza Brahim

Aziza Brahim fuses her nomadic roots in the Western Sahara with a Latin twist in this personal yet political reflection.

Are the Chinese next on Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's Hit List?

With Beijing backing some unpopular regional regimes and suppressing Muslim Uyghurs, Chinese workers could soon find themselves on the wrong side of Islamist militant groups.

Occupied and Exploited: Taking Western Sahara's Resources

International action is needed if Sahrawis are to benefit from their own minerals, oil and fishing resources.

Sun, Sea and Sex Scandal: Morocco's Shady Status as a Sex Tourism Hotspot

Could the public outrage around the Daniel Galvan paedophilia scandal jolt the government into taking sex tourism and sexual abuse more seriously?

Africa's Last Colony: UN Renews MINURSO's Mandate in the Western Sahara

After a twenty year impasse, it could take a 'Sahrawi Spring' for the Western Sahara to finally gain self-determination.

Talking Africa at the 12th Islamic Summit

As Islamic leaders descended on Cairo last week for the OIC's first Islamic Summit in Egypt, many of the main discussions centred on Africa.

Is the Mo Ibrahim Prize Worth It?

For the third time in six years, the Mo Ibrahim leadership prize went to no-one. But the foundation is about much more than an annual award.

Morocco: Brutality Against the February 20 Movement

The Moroccan government's handling of protests calling for reform is becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Western Sahara: Resolution or War?

Following the ninth round of UN-sponsored negotiations, what are the prospects for a resolution to the conflict in Western Sahara?