(GIN)—Despite a possible floor fight over the return of Morocco to the African Union, the North African nation this week boasted it had the “unconditional support” of 42 members of the bloc in favor of readmission. The North African country was readmitted Monday, Jan. 30, after a 33-year absence. Opposition to its readmission was overcome […]
(GIN)—Marrakesh, home to mosques, palaces and gardens, will be going green for COP 22, the international follow-up to last year’s historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change. World leaders will be gathering there for the next 11 days to advance the landmark agreement, where an unprecedented number of countries agreed to limit the increase in average […]
(GIN)—The gruesome death of a Moroccan fish vendor crushed to death inside the compactor of a late-night garbage truck sparked outrage across Morocco with protests over the past weekend in more than 20 cities. Students on Monday boycotted their classes and filled the streets to denounce the abuse. The vendor, Mouhcine Fikri, 31, was crushed […]
(GIN)—Somebody had to do it. With President Obama reported to be breaking a record in visits to African countries, someone had to ask: “How many presidents have visited Africa while in office? And where exactly have they gone?” A Washington Post blogger popped the question. And, the answers were pitiful. Before Obama’s current trip, American […]
(GIN)–U.S. and UK oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to “keep the soil in the oil.” Kosmos Energy, a US oil and gas exploration firm, along with Cairn Energy of the UK, plan to use rights obtained in […]
A black media critic has launched a series of attacks on a trip to Morocco paid for by the government, implying the black press visitors were pawns.