Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Morocco is politically stable. Foreign investment is flowing in. Renault Nissan is building a plant in Tangier. Offshore call centers are mushrooming. Tourism is booming too, with direct flight from all over Europe.

But illiteracy rates are at 43%; unemployment 20%, and only 37% showed up at the recent elections.

A Moroccan journalist interviewed in the Guardian: "Morocco has a parliament, a government and a pretty vibrant civil society. But all power still resides with the royal palace. "

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