Al Hoceima crisis divides Mohammed VI's security chiefs
With 90 arrests recorded to date, the escalation of repressive action against the Al Hoceima protest movement has triggered sharp tensions between Mohammed VI’s security chiefs… even if the ongoing demonstrations are enabling the royal palace to settle a few [. [...]
Who put an end to rift between Paris and Rabat?
The resumption of judicial cooperation between France and Morocco on Jan. 31 marked the first step towards putting diplo-matic relations between the two countries back on an even keel. In the corridors of France's Socialist Party some have been acting as go-betweens to heal the breach. [...]
Palace's "Socialist friends" in Paris keep the fires burning
With discreet backing from Mohammed VI, several Socialist Party (PS) chieftains in France are working overtime to put the diplomatic rumble between Paris and Rabat over the Hammouchi affair (see below) behind everyone. President of the Institut du Monde Arabe [. [...]