Digitalisation and the coronavirus in Morocco
From care to control?
Coronavirus pandemic
Doubling down on containment efforts
Impact of Coronavirus
Rise in domestic violence in the Middle East
Western Sahara
New African consulates cause trouble for Western Sahara

Digitalisation and the coronavirus in Morocco

With a series of digital measures introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Morocco is creating a trade-off between ways to provide rapid support and the parallel development of digital control. By Anja Hoffmann und Bauke BaumannRead more

Coronavirus pandemic in the Islamic world

Around the Islamic world, lockdowns and curfews are being extended and religious ceremonies are being cancelled outright in the hope of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Here’s the latest from across the regionRead more

Impact of Coronavirus

As authorities across the region struggle to contain the pandemic with curfews and lockdowns, few have thought of the knock-on effects. For many women, more time at home means more physical abuse from family members. By Maram ShahatitRead more

Western Sahara territorial dispute

Several African countries have opened diplomatic missions to Morocco in Western Sahara, a disputed area occupied by Rabat. This has been exacerbating the conflict in an already volatile region seeking independence. By Martina Schwikowski und Hugo Flotat-TalonRead more

Politics

Man at a protest relating to Western Sahara (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Försterling)

Western Sahara territorial dispute

New African consulates cause trouble for Western Sahara

An Indian Hindu drinks cow urine during an event organised by an event by a religious group promoting cow urine consumption as a cure for the new coronavirus in New Delhi, India (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

COVID-19 pandemic

Science versus covidiots – Indiaʹs coronavirus challenge

Inmates sit in a prison for IS militants in Hassakeh, Syria (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMAPRESS/C. Guzy)

Syria and Iraq

Islamic State seeking to profit from coronavirus pandemic

Society

A checkpoint on a street in Casablanca, 27 March 2020 (photo: AP)

Digitalisation and the coronavirus in Morocco

From care to control?

Female protester with tape covering her mouth takes part in a demonstration against court verdicts in a case of the gang-rape of a girl (photo: Reuters/S. Perez)

Impact of Coronavirus

Rise in domestic violence in the Middle East

Culture

Founding members of The Moorish Science Temple of America (source: www.moorishsciencetempleofamerica.info)

Book review: Jacob S. Dormanʹs ʺThe Princess and the Prophetʺ

Birthing America's Nation of Islam

Algerian-French poet Habib Tengour (source: YouTube)

Book review: Habib Tengour's "Le Vieux de la Montagne"

True legends

Still from Haifaa Al-Mansourʹs ʺThe Perfect Candidateʺ (source: Neue Visionen Filmverleih)

Haifaa Al-Mansourʹs ʺThe Perfect Candidateʺ

When the patriarchy has better things to do