Category: Portrait

Souad Mekhennet: a talented new columnist for Newsweek

July 29, 2013

Souad Mekhennet. The name sounds alien for English-speaking readers but not like the many foreign names that pop up if you Google USA-based journalists. It ... Read More

Can Issad Rebrab be a Presidential Hopeful in Algerian Coming Elections?

May 4, 2013

Back in 2012, Issad Rebrab was listed as a potential candidate to Algeria’s presidential elections initially scheduled for April 2014 and press reports had then ... Read More

A Man with Technical Skills, Social Competence Named Morocco’s Ambassador to Paris

March 12, 2013

Chakib Benmoussa, a brilliant businessman, skilled technician and smart politician has been appointed Morocco’s ambassador to Paris, a position that remained vacant since October 2011. ... Read More

The OCP Revolution or Mustapha Terrab’s Success Story

January 6, 2013

L’Office Chérifien des Phosphates or OCP, the Moroccan State-owned phosphates company, “has come a long way since its founding in 1920. We are proud of ... Read More

Sheikh Yassine Passes Away, Visions Unfulfilled, Succession Uncertain

December 13, 2012

Sheikh Abdesslam Yassine, the founder and spiritual leader of Al Adl Wa Al Ihssane, a Moroccan Islamist association, passed away early Thursday and will be ... Read More

Othman Benjelloun Elected Vice-President of Union of Arab Banks

November 21, 2012

President of the Moroccan banks Professional Grouping (GPBM) and chairman & CEO of BMCE Bank, Othman Benjelloun, was recently elected vice-president of the Union of ... Read More

Libya: A Human Rights Activist Elected Prime Minister

October 17, 2012

Ali Zeidan, a human rights lawyer and activist, was elected by the 200-strong Libyan General Congress as Interim Prime Minister for a transitional period of ... Read More

Ismail Serageldin, an enlightened scholar brought to court

October 13, 2012

Ismail Serageldin, the director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is being sued for squandering public funds after library staff accused him of abuse of power claiming ... Read More

Hamid Chabat: from union activist to leader of Morocco’s Istiqlal

October 3, 2012

Hamid Chabat, a former factory worker and mechanic , has been elected Secretary General of the Istiqlal party, one of the most powerful political parties ... Read More

Algeria: Will PM Sellal be up to economic, social challenges?

September 24, 2012

Algeria is said to have been spared the turmoil of the Arab Spring and the legislative elections held last May gave, contrary to analysts’ forecasts, ... Read More