We, Moroccan citizens, declare that we are outlaws
- Various Authors - Autores varios - Auteurs divers- AAVV-d.a.
At the initiative of writers Leila Slimani and Sonia Terrab, more than 490 Moroccan women and men signed a manifesto to denounce the "liberticidal laws" of the Criminal Code and launch a "national debate on individual freedoms" ...
Five quick takes on the Tunisian election
- Ricard González Samaranch ريكارد غونزاليس سمرانش
In a global era of electoral upsets, the rise of anti-establishment or populist movements and popular rage against the elites, Tunisia produced its share in the first round of the presidential elections that took place on Sunday. It is curious -and somehow ...
Testimonies: Moroccan women tell their ordeal of backstreet abortion
- Manal Zainabi منال زينبي
With the break-up of the Hajar Raissouni case, the debate about clandestine abortion and the importance of legalizing it was revived. TelQuel collected testimonies from three Moroccan women who used abortion illegally. Between worry and suffering, they ...
Occupied Western Sahara: 10 young people sentenced to years in jail for the July 19 demonstration in El Ayun
- Equipe Media Sahara Media Team ايكيب ميديا
On September 4, 2019, a trial has been held in El Ayun against ten young people from the occupied territories, nine Saharawis and one Moroccan.
The courthouse was cordoned off from the adjacent streets by the police, which did not let the public approach. ...
While Moroccans flee poverty by sea, the king's luxury yacht says it all
- Ignacio Cembrero
An increase in illegal emigration reflects a painful reality - one that stands in sharp contrast to recent displays of royal opulence
Dozens of people converged in July aboard a new boat owned by King Mohammed VI - the Badis 1, anchored near ...
Western Sahara: A long-dormant African conflict draws unusual White House spotlight
- Dion Nissenbaum
John Bolton’s threats to scuttle tiny U.N. peacekeeping mission stirs fears over regional stability
LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara—The world’s longest minefield stretches hundreds of miles through the Sahara, cutting a path through one ...
Food sovereignty is Africa's only solution to climate chaos
The convergence of the climate crisis and rising food imports in Africa is a recipe for catastrophe. Unless actions are taken to build up local food systems and reverse the growing reliance on imports of cereals and other staple foods, there will be ...
500 political prisoners in Egypt on sixth week of hunger strike ‘neglected’
- Middle East Monitor de Oriente
Over 500 political prisoners in the Scorpion wing of Egypt’s notorious Tora Prison have reached day 38 of their hunger strike, which they began in June to protest against the death of former President Mohamed Morsi.
Morsi died on 17 June ...
Silence! We are being killed in occupied Western Sahara!
- Malainin Lakhal ماءالعينين لكحل
The Moroccan para-military and security forces are involved since last Friday evening in a massive, violent and deadly repression against Saharawi civilians in the occupied city of El Aaiun, the occupied capital of Western Sahara. The events broke after ...
The prospect of death facing all migrants…and not just on U.S. Southern borders: the case of Western Saharawi rapper Said Lili
- Bill Fletcher Jr.
“I do not know how to swim; please give me a bottle to hold onto…”
–Final words of Western Sahara migrant & hip-hop performer Said Lili, June 2019
The much needed media attention to the situation facing migrants crossing ...