The Iberian component of German ambition

In recent days, everyone, locally and internationally, has been able to realize how seriously diplomatic relations between Morocco and Spain have deteriorated. The reasons for this deterioration are above all political in nature. This is an area that is not the traditional focus of this blog. This being the case, the affirmation of our Minister […]

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The decline of German prestige

The town of Ouazzane, where I grew up, is known in Morocco for its Koranic traditions and its crafts, of which weaving and tannery are the most representative. But in our childhood, after Morocco’s independence, we were, as kids, more interested in jobs that gave us something to have fun with. The spinning top was […]

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The withering of EU

In the seventies of the last century, there was no lack of work in Switzerland in general and in Lausanne in particular. As students, we took great advantage of these opportunities to help, for example, pay our relatively expensive university fees at the time. In this context, I successively replaced on July / August, during […]

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Covid-19 winners and the others

The Covid-19 has not finished making headlines. Recently, the media reported on a senior German official and whistleblower (suspended from his job after that), Mr. Stephen Kohn, who leaked to the press the report of a group of German scientists in which the latter denounce the Covid-19 pandemic as a “false global alert” and question […]

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Good things can come from Covid-19

In recent times, books1, 2 have had the merit; in particular, of analyzing from a new angle the conditions in which African countries have gained their independence. The authors are interested in the events of colonial liberation after the Second World War and show, among other things, that for the colonial empires, after having formed […]

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Post-WTO African trade

In the seventies of the past century, while studying in Lausanne, I sometimes listened to a weekly flagship program at that time from French-speaking Swiss radio called “Fête comme chez vous” which was presented by the star host, the late Michel Dénériaz. During one of these broadcasts, he sang, with the participants, the song “Vive […]

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Post-Brexit Africa

The agreement that Morocco has signed in recent days with United Kingdom, which will enter into force once Brexit concluded, aims to ” to restore in the context of the bilateral relations between Morocco and the United Kingdom, all the benefits that they granted each other under the Morocco-EU Association Agreement “. It follows that, […]

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Indiscretions of Brexit

The draft Brexit agreement negotiated until the end of 2018 by former British Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU Commission included, after formalization of the “divorce” of the two parties, a transitional step with a “Backstop” – measure intended to prevent the establishment of an inter-Irish border between the EU Group and United Kingdom […]

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