A Century Ago, a Showdown Changed but Didn’t End North Africa Colonialism

A Formidable but Forgotten Battle

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.

A Moroccan Cop’s Battle Against Sexual Harassment — Including Her Own

Morocco’s Conscription of Women’s Bodies

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.