Morocco: looking ahead to 2021

Morocco: looking ahead to 2021

2021 will be an important year for Morocco because it will be dominated by the national, local and regional elections which may well deliver a new political configuration.  Although the ruling Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) is still likely to come...
The UAE to open a consulate in Western Sahara

The UAE to open a consulate in Western Sahara

Morocco chalked up another diplomatic success this month when, on 27 October, the UAE announced it was planning to open a general consulate in Laayoune. This was confirmed during an October call between King Mohamed VI and Abu Dhabi’s de facto leader, Crown Prince...
Crisis in Morocco’s ruling PJD

Crisis in Morocco’s ruling PJD

A storm is brewing inside Morocco’s ruling Parti de la justice et du dévéloppement (PJD) with different parts of the party increasingly pulling in opposite directions. Although the PJD has long been divided, these fissures are rising to the surface at what — because...