Has Morocco become a “haven” for illegal immigrants?

Has Morocco become a “haven” for illegal immigrants?

In a time where crossing from the southern shores of the African continent to the European shores in the north, has become immensely difficult, Morocco has turned from a crossing point, into a dwelling place for thousands of immigrants coming from countries south of the desert. 

Residents of Al-Shami – the City of Gold diggers complain of pollution

Residents of Al-Shami – the City of Gold diggers complain of pollution

On the 22nd of June 2011, the Mauritanian government established Al-Shami county by virtue of an act issued by the government after the approval of the parliament. However, the infant city remained abandoned and was...

Migrants in Limbo of Libyan Camps

Migrants in Limbo of Libyan Camps

Francois, a 24 years old young Eritrean, never imagined that his trip would end in a refugee camp in Libya. When he paid the intermediary 600 dollars for the promise of a safe transit, which...

Living with waste in Mopti

Living with waste in Mopti

In the Venice of Mali, waste deposits represent not only an aesthetic pollution of the environment, but also a public health problem and a vector of various diseases such as Malaria, food poisoning, Typhoid, Cholera...

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El Bayadh (south of Algeria) : We treat the bustard very well!

El Bayadh (south of Algeria) : We treat the bustard very well!

The Houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) is in the process of disappearing from the desert of El Bayadh, located 600 km from Algiers. The rare species populating North Africa is very...

Locally produced drugs target young people in Morocco

Locally produced drugs target young people in Morocco

The surge in conventional drugs prices, as well as Moroccan authorities preventive and punitive measures, have prompted Moroccan drug consumers and promoters to resort to new varieties of locally-produced drugs....

Homosexuals in Morocco face jail and assaults.

Homosexuals in Morocco face jail and assaults.

Homosexuality in Morocco is a “crime” in Moroccan law. Homosexuals are forced to hid their identity to avoid imprisonment, and they are verbally and physically abused by the public. In...

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