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The Other Shore: Morocco and its African neighbors

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A man walks in the Sahara desert that links north and southern Africa. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

I’ve written a small piece for the Majalla magazine that explores Morocco’s rediscovery of its ties with Africa.

Some 400 years ago, the sultan of Morocco, Ahmad Al-Mansour, became increasingly aware of Spanish control and influence over the Mediterranean. He decided to launch a bold expedition southwards to conquer the Songhai Empire in what is now northern Mali, a land renowned for its riches and its resources […]

(Keep reading at the Majalla magazine)

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