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Morocco and its Sun

Morocco and its Sun

There is a debate surrounding the origin of the name of Marrakesh, the former imperial capital of Morocco. Traditionally, historians and scholars have defended the thesis that the etymological origin of “Marrakesh” is “the place where bandits attack caravans.” But...
Reviving the Maghreb Union

Reviving the Maghreb Union

In the wake of the Tunisian revolution Maghreb integration and cooperation is once again on the table. “We will work to restore unity with our brothers in Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania,” declared Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki during a tour of the North...