"Additional observations" submitted by Morocco to the UN Committee Against Torture
Mohammed VI takes back charge of Sahara question
By reorganizing his foreign affairs team on February 7, Mohammed VI ("M6") hopes to regain the initiative on the key Western Sahara question, on which Morocco is currently marking time. New junior foreign minister Nasser Bourita will have no difficulty [. [...]
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 [. [...]