Posts Tagged ‘culture of human rights’

Western Sahara Update – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley October 31 , 2019 Yesterday, October 30, the United Nations Security Council voted to renew its peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, MINURSO. The renewal broke with the recent practice of shortening the mandate and extended MINURSO for another 12 months. There was no human rights monitoring mechanism added to the mission. Readers who have followed my recent blogs in this space on Western Sahara may recall that ...

Rising Expectations: An Interview with Najwa El-Iraki – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader October 17, 2019 Over the years, I have met many Moroccan professionals committed to becoming the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and role models in their country, even if that means going abroad to take advantage of opportunities that have not yet matured in Morocco. I recently met with Najwa El-Iraki, the founder and managing partner of AfricaDevConsulting, a business development and advisory firm building networks of ...

A Tale of Four Worlds, by Marina and David Ottaway: Morocco among the Best – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) October 16, 2019 In a recent conference hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington, Fellows and authors Marina and David Ottaway reviewed their new book, A Tale of Four Worlds, moderated by Washington Post correspondent David Ignatius. When asked “What is the King of Morocco doing right and wrong to advance his commitment to move his country towards an ‘irreversible’ democratic and reformist country?” Marina ...

Western Sahara: Not on the Agenda – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley September 23 , 2019 In case you missed the news earlier, Western Sahara is not a topic for consideration in the Security Council this month. Presumably, the Secretary General will still provide the Security Council some kind of report before MINURSO’s current mandate expires at the end of October, even though it will be missing those elements normally provided by his previous Personal Envoy, Horst Kohler, who ...

Mixed Messages on the Moroccan Economy; Bye Bye to Immigration Cards – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader September 20, 2019 Reading tea leaves, even great Moroccan mint tea, is always challenging, especially with data that doesn’t always seem to match up. So, depending on what you’re measuring and where you gather your statistics, the message can vary from so bad to almost great, when it comes to economic performance. So let’s look at some of the recent stories about the Moroccan economy and see ...
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