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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


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

In Morocco, "inciting for abortion" by any means, including through public speech, carries penalties of up to two years in prison.

16 May, 2024

Tunisia's recent crackdown on lawyers and journalists has also targeted anti-racism activists, whom President Kais Saied claimed were "mercenaries."

15 May, 2024

Algerian activists are demanding the state lift the ban on the right to protest, pointing out the government's double-talk about freedom and resistance.

14 May, 2024

It is unclear if El-Othmani's visit to Doha was prompted by official instructions amid Rabat's endeavour to tame raging anti-normalisation sentiment.

13 May, 2024

Over 400 sub-Saharan African migrants may have been expelled from Tunisia to its eastern borders with Libya since the start of May, say local groups.

08 May, 2024

Cannabis farmers and investors are set to hold debates and seminars with MPs this year to lobby for a draft of recreational cannabis legalisation.

07 May, 2024

Although the war on Gaza may have slowed down the pace of normalisation with Tel Aviv, analysts say that Morocco is unlikely to sever ties with Israel.

06 May, 2024

IPSI's administration supported their students' demands and officially cancelled the agreement with KAS on Thursday, 2 May.

03 May, 2024

In March, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya decided to establish a new Maghreb bloc to fill the void left by the failure of the Maghreb Arab Union (UMA).

03 May, 2024