The Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group will be retried by the Court of Appeal of Rabat on December 26, 2016
- Por un Sahara libre
Morocco chose this date to avoid the presence of international observers because it coincides with the Christmas holidays.
On 18 October, the Gdeim Izik group, currently detained at El Arjat Prison in Salé, received individual responses to ...
Egypt’s Parliament passes new NGO law, a declaration of war on civil society
- Mada Masr مدى مصر
Egypt’s Parliament hastily approved a new NGO law on November 29, just a day after the State Council concluded it has no indications of unconstitutionality.
Parliamentarian and member of the oppositional 25-30 Coalition Haitham al-Hariry ...
Egypt: 6 political parties and 22 civil society organizations reject the new associations law
- Various Authors - مؤلفين مختلفين - Auteurs divers- AAVV
Joint Press Statement
The undersigned political parties and civil society organizations condemn and reject the proposed law on civic associations drafted by parliamentary committees, because it effectively eradicates civil society and ...
We can't tackle environmental and social justice in Morocco if we don't talk about Western Sahara
- Hamza Hamouchene حمزة حموشن
Morocco's leaders used COP22 to greenwash. Activists pushed back. But one of the country's largest environmental scandals fell off the agenda
Sahrawi people look at an explosion of mines in February 2011 near the Western Sahara ...
A Tunisian commits suicide every day
The immense distress caused by awful social conditions
- Néjiba Belkadi نجيبة بالقاضي
One case of a suicide a day was declared in Tunisia in 2015, a total of 365. Worse still, this sad record is almost double what was reported before the revolution. Kairouan, Gafsa and Bizerte were the three main regions involved. The age group that is ...
The Jemna oasis case: the peasant question and democratic revolution in Tunisia
- Aziz Krichen عزيز كريشان
Lately, people speak of nothing but the Jemna case. It's become the new bone of contention. There are violent exchanges, full of cries and furor. In the State-controlled media, the most incredible arguments are raised to denounce the occupation of land ...
A Look at the Other Morocco: From Protests Against Austerity to Occupation of Western Sahara
Interview with Miriyam Aouragh
- Amy Goodman
Late last month, thousands of people took to the streets of Marrakech, Morocco, to protest after a fish seller was crushed to death in a garbage truck trying to retrieve fish confiscated by police. Video circulating online appears to show Mouhcine Fikri ...
Morocco: the suicide of Khadija Souidi, raped and tortured, reopens the debate on the impunity of aggressors
- Ghalia Kadiri
On Saturday, July 30, when she poured fuel on her head and set herself on fire in the street, Khadija Souidi wanted to end the nightmare that she had endured for nearly a year. By her actions, she also wanted to send a message to her family ...
Western Sahara is not part of EU-Morocco trade deal: EU Court Advocate General
- Western Sahara Resource Watch
"Neither the EU-Morocco Association Agreement nor the EU-Morocco Agreement on the liberalisation of trade in agricultural and fishery products apply to Western Sahara," says the EU Court's Advocate General in his opinion today.
The Advocate ...
The Cairo Tower: Egypt’s Giant Middle Finger to America
- Farah Halime فرح حليمة
In the center of Cairo stands a 614-foot-tall tower. The concrete structure is the tallest building in North Africa and cuts an imposing presence over the city’s low skyline. But it also represents an American government bribe gone wrong — ...