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Basma El Atti

Basma El Atti

El Atti

Basma is The New Arab’s Morocco correspondent, covering local affairs and social and cultural events in the Maghreb region. She began her career as a journalist in a Moroccan anglophone outlet, before joining the New Arab in 2022.


Areas of focus: the Maghreb, feminism, ecology, LGBTQ+


Follow her on twitter: @elattibasma


LFI's victory in Morocco seems unaffected by the past positions of Manon Aubry, the leader of their list, on Rabat's politics and the Western Sahara case.

14 June, 2024

From a homeless driver to an MP, here's the journey of Sébastien Delogu who brandished the Palestinian flag inside the French Parliament.

30 May, 2024

The Islamist Party of Justice and Development (PJD) has accused the minister of "calling for the legalisation of fornicated relationships in Morocco."

29 May, 2024

The former minister's statements came in defence of his party's role in the normalisation deal with Israel — a role that cost the PJD its once-wide popularity.

28 May, 2024

Morocco's cannabis products include CBD chocolate and snus in 10, 20 and 30-milligram tins with flavours like orange blossom, mint, and rose water.

28 May, 2024

The question of a possible Russian presence in Tunisia was first raised by Italian PM Giorgia Meloni during her official visit to the White House in March.

24 May, 2024

This year, many Mawazine-goers have decided to boycott the event, deeming attending the festival "insensitive" amid Israel's war on Gaza.

23 May, 2024

Some 810,000 people have had to relocate from the city of Rafah in the past two weeks, crowding into other parts of the strip without access to basic needs.

21 May, 2024

Opposition leader Abdelilah Benkirane claimed that Rabat was moving towards banning Pro-Palestine protests after the outbreak of Israel's war on Gaza.

20 May, 2024

Several Tunisian social media users went further to assume that the Meta founder's shirt saying, "Carthage must be destroyed" was an allusion to Gaza.

16 May, 2024