Morocco has felt little of the revolutionary fervour that swept much of North Africa and the Middle East in 2011, partly because Moroccans are prepared to give King Mohammed VI credit for a programme of slow reforms and modernisation that has seen much of the repressive apparatus ruled over by his father Hassan II dismantled. Fast-reform demonstrations have mostly been relatively peaceful.

The isolated, remote-controlled bomb blast in a popular café in Marrakech at the end of April knocked the country’s tourist industry for six, but didn’t appear to be connected to Al-Qaeda and had no popular support in the kingdom.

Links we like

City of Fes Official portal.

Jewish Morocco Interesting and detailed coverage of the country’s ancient and still surviving Jewish culture.

Moroccan National Tourist Office Helpful introductory info and links.

Morocco Blogs Very useful links and posts.

Tangier American Legation Museum Fascinating site, with useful links.

This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg


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