An increase in illegal emigration reflects a painful reality - one that stands in sharp contrast to recent displays of royal opulence
The king had invited the elites of Casablanca and Rabat to come on board barefoot, so that their black heels would not tarnish the bridge, for the inauguration of the 70-metre yacht, among the largest in the world.
These distinguished guests had actually visited M’diq twice. The invitation was first issued for the previous day, but upon arrival, they were told - without explanation - that it had been delayed for 24 hours.
They returned the next day, dressed in their best attire. This time, the king was present to greet them, accompanied by three close friends: the Azaitar brothers, German boxers of Moroccan origin.