An unprecedented threat to humanity, the climate crisis has been escalating for decades, looming over the environment, the global economy, as well as international peace and stability. Located inNorthwest Africa, Morocco is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change, although it contributes very little to it.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed comments on the MENA region's most significant issues and trends. Today we turn the spotlight on Morocco, discussing the results of the recent general election and presenting the challenges the new government will face in the following months.
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On the night between April 7th and 8th, the chief of the Polisario Gendarmerie, Addah Al-Bendir, was reportedly killed under unclear circumstances by an alleged airstrike in a Polisario-controlled desert area in the disputed Western Sahara territory near Tifariti, according to an official press release by the Sahrawi Ministry of Public Defence then quoted by several media outlets, though it was alm
As one of the key partners of the European Union in the Southern Neighborhood, the Kingdom of Morocco represents a cornerstone of regional cooperation, in areas as diverse as trade, counterterrorism and the fight against irregular migration. Despite having adopted severe measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is facing the pandemic-induced socio-economic challenges which are common to many countries in the region. On the international ground, Morocco confirms its role as a crucial actor for Africa, developing a south-south cooperation strategy.
Describing a decade of developments in North Africa is no simple task. The last ten years have offered each North African State its own redefining moment(s) to grapple with, making a case for observing their distinctive contexts and the complex processes stemming from the different choices and strategies adopted by these countries.
The Kingdom of Morocco has been implementing a set of extremely severe measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, so harsh that the Spanish newspaper El Paìs classified it at the top of the countries that adopted major restrictions in their fight against the pandemic.