Praying for Morocco

Morocco is one of the most popular travel destinations of the Arab world. Its hot climate and close proximity to Europe combined with a hint of the exotic are highly appealing to travellers and holidaymakers alike. Yet, for all its beauty and accessibility, Morocco has its own underlying problems.

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The sky is not the limit

By a member of the Media Team

Dubai is one the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. It has an abundance of skyscrapers, shopping malls, luxury hotels and homes, coupled with beautiful beaches and guaranteed sunshine. It is a rich man’s paradise and possibly the easiest non-Western place for a Westerner to be. Everything is shiny and new. It would be no great hardship to live there. It has everything you could wish for!

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Chewing the khat

Yemen faces many challenges. It is the poorest Arab country. Forty-two percent of its people live below the poverty line. Water shortages, high unemployment rates, internal divisions and the presence of the Arabian Peninsula branch of Al-Qaeda are just some of the issues facing Yemen’s twenty-four million-strong population. But a less known issue in Yemen is the widespread use of the narcotic drug khat.

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Lailah’s journey

Until a few months ago, Lailah* lived in Libya with her children while her husband worked abroad, visiting often. She had already rejected Islam, refusing to wear the veil or follow some of its traditions. When the revolution began, a friend – a local Christian – told her, ‘Now you have freedom. You have the freedom to learn about Jesus. Take advantage of this. Find out more about Him.’ 

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How has life changed in Libya?

In the wake of last year’s events, Libya is working its way towards elections, a new constitution and a new government. Libyans have earned their freedom and are now working out the steps to democracy – or something like it.

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