- June 09, 2017
Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff
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- March 29, 2013
After coming out as a secularist in Muslim Morocco, blogger Kacem El Ghazzali became the subject of harrassment and death threats. At a time when many young people go to college, he saw no choice but to apply for political asylum in Switzerland, where he has spent the past two years. more... [ Comment ]
- December 22, 2011
Twelve months ago, a young man in Tunisia ignited himself and triggered a revolution that spread across northern Africa. A year later, correspondent Alexander Smoltczyk set out in a new series on a journey to assess the changes the tumultuous Maghreb region has undergone -- from Morocco to Egypt. more... [ Comment ]
- September 15, 2011
In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Moroccan-born author and poet Ben Taher Jelloun talks about the Arab Spring and the burgeoning creativity in post-dictatorship countries. He also describes the challenge of writing from the perspective of Libya's former leader Moammar Gadhafi. more...
- April 28, 2011
An apparent terrorist attack struck a cafe in Marrakech, Morocco on Thursday, a city popular with Western tourists. More than a dozen people died, including several foreigners. Early signs indicate the attack was likely carried out by al-Qaida's local branch in North Africa. more... [ Comment ]
- February 03, 2010
Less than a decade ago, tourists shunned Morocco because of its poor infrastructure and supposedly unsafe conditions. Now, though, a major initiative started by the country's king has turned Marrakesh into a playground for the world's rich and famous. But not all of the effects have been positive. more... [ Comment ]
- March 06, 2009
Airbus and Renault are among a wave of companies building plants along the Mediterranean's southern shore. more...
- November 09, 2007
Northern Morocco has long suffered from underdevelopment and poverty. Now, a gigantic new port is under construction to attract global trade. Tangier itself is undergoing a facelift as well. more...
- July 03, 2007
She is one of Morocco's most famous opposition figures, she's stood in the dock several times for her criticism of the royal family and she's a self-avowed feminist. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Islamist Nadia Yassine discusses her opposition to Morocco's monarchy and the situation for women. more...
- May 31, 2007
It's the oldest territorial dispute in Africa, but it has been dormant for over a decade and a half. Now, Western Sahara sees economic growth in its future. But can the region fend off Islamist terrorists by itself? more...