Germany: Boosting Mediterranean cooperation, fostering investment in North Africa —Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developmen

Tunis – Federal Minister Gerd Müller concluded his four-day visit to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia by focusing in his talks on a new trading partnership with Northern Africa. Federal Minister Müller together with the Moroccan Minister for Trades and social Economy, Fatima Marouane, and trainees at a vocational school for trades in Fès Following his…

Morocco: an emerging model for Muslim-Jewish relations — by Adina Friedman on Common Ground News Service (CGNews)

* Dr. Adina Friedman teaches Conflict Resolution/Peacebuilding and Middle East courses at American University’s School of International Service and at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She has taken students to Israel/Palestine, Morocco, Jordan, and the Balkans. Common Ground News Service (CGNews). ***** Washington DC – At a ceremony last Wednesday marking…

Morocco and the Arab Spring: Reform, Not Revolution – Qantara de article

Mohammed VI, Morocco’s king, responded fast and with sensitivity to the protests of the Arab spring. After constitutional reform and early parliamentary elections, he can no longer chose the head of government on his own. This incremental democratic change has enhanced his legitimacy. By Helmut Reifeld The mass protests that began in February 2011, mostly…

CyberDissidents.org Launches Blogger Board – CDO news February 18, 2011

Ahl Makka adra bishi`abuha The people of Mecca know its paths — Arabic proverb Unprecedented tumult has rocked the Middle East in the past two weeks. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs have taken to the streets to protest dictatorship and corruption. As the above proverb notes, it is the people of the region who understand its…

IIS Publishes an Account of Imam-Caliph al-Mu‘izz’s Reign

The latest IIS publication, Towards a Shi‘i Mediterranean Empire: Fatimid Egypt and the Founding of Cairo, explores the reign of the fourth Fatimid Imam-caliph al-Mu‘izz li-din Allah (r. 953-975 CE), based on the only complete history of the Fatimids written by a mediaeval Sunni Muslim historian. The work by  Dr Shainool Jiwa, provides a translation…