Around 100 captive Atlas lions with a genetic connection to the Moroccan royal collection remain around the world. Can we emulate the lion’s courage and bravery to save it from extinction? Instead of being a mere memory, the animal belongs to a breathing, living world. It can be saved with timely action.
The Battle of Annual was among the greatest defeats for a colonial army in Africa. It made Abd el-Krim an anti-imperial icon; his guerrilla tactics were cited by Mao Zedong and Ho Chi Minh. In 1925, he would be Time magazine’s person of the year.
Observers might think that Morocco is making progress in prosecuting sexual assault and other crimes against women, but real victims often languish while the state trumps up charges against its critics.