The question of Western Sahara has
been in a stalemate since 1976, but with Morocco joining the
African Union, the new leadership of Polisario, and the escalation in El Guergarate region, is there room for renewed negotiations?
The one institution that benefited from the post-Arab
Spring uncertainty and continues to profit from poor party politics, including the
failed stint of the PJD in ‘power’, is undoubtedly the monarchy.
If autonomy is to prevail then it should be an autonomy within a fully and strictly democratic Morocco, and if confederation is to prevail then a confederation within a fully and strictly democratic Western Sahara.
Like much of the rest of the Arab Spring, the urge of
the millennial generation across North Africa and the Middle East for a more
multicultural world seems far from realization, but they have put it on a
future Arab agenda. Its moment will return.
Three characteristics are often viewed as important in Arab societies: concern over politics, the place of religion, and the importance of family. Investigation of these 'Arabness' features in Morocco produces some intriguing results.
On February 6th, fifteen migrants died while trying to enter the Spanish exclave of Ceuta in North Africa. The Spanish border guards, with their notorious and lethal "push-back" tactics, are largely to blame. Read more from our You Tell Us bloggers.
The author ponders literacy, the literate 'red blood corpuscles of society', and the way Arabic is taught in the Middle East and North Africa. He explores the shaky relationship between language and expression and closes with a story of an American seduced into 'deprovincialisation' by Arabic.
In which our author underestimates the good vibrations in British Film
Week in Morocco, enjoys a steel band, and rejoices in the grit of a
woman called Rabha. In Part Two he returns to the vexed question of language, concluding that the choice is between
isolation and opening up.
How the two sides can find a workable arrangement that doesn’t look like a climb-down by either party remains to be seen, but as things stand, the ingredients for further escalation are all too present.
En ileri insan hakları algılaması anketlerini kullanan yazarlar, Meksika, Fas ve Hindistan gibi ülkelerdeki toplumsal sınıflar ile ülke içerisindeki insan hakları arasındaki ilişkileri araştırmaktadırlar. Elde etmiş oldukları sonuçlar ışığında toplumdaki seçkin sınıfın, insan hakları temsilcilikleriyle olan bağlarının, halk kitlelerine kıyasla daha güçlü olduğu ortaya çıkmıştır. Translations: Español, Français,العربية, 中国语文, हिंदी, Português
If the goal of Moroccan officials is to silence Anouzla, their attempts have been fruitless thus far, as more and more activists and international organizations adopt his case and propagate the same articles Moroccans are trying to suppress.
The author considers how education may impact on a society's growing propensity to resort to violence. This column responds to criticism of the school system in Morocco with some thoughts of its own about the role of English, the lingua franca of international communication.