Author Archives: Paul Adrian Raymond

“Cameras are our weapons”

By Paul Adrian Raymond RABAT, Morocco – “In Morocco, what really happens to people is never the subject of a documentary,” says Hamza Mahfoudhi. Coming from a film-maker who’s persona non grata at the government’s all-powerful Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM), … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera: Morocco expands its clout in sub-Saharan Africa

In February, King Mohammad VI of Morocco set off on a tour of Mali, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Gabon, his second regional trip in less than five months. He took with him a delegation of advisors and company CEOs, who … Continue reading

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The last days of Arab sail

Alan Villiers arrived at the Yemeni port of Ma’alla in 1938 and found a world that was slipping out of existence. The Australian explorer, seaman and journalist walked along the seafront, arrived at the jetty and inspected the traditional sailing boats … Continue reading

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