Along the wide palm tree-lined alleys – which are usually filled with the cars of ministers, generals and other senior government officials – time seems to have stopped. The silence is occasionally interrupted by a whistling garden hose or a rustling door at one of the booths for the guards who ensure the safety of the wealthy villas’ inhabitants.
Morocco-DRC: Tea in Rabat with the Mobutus
Friday 20 August 2021. On this holiday, the streets of Rabat are almost always deserted; the ambassadors’ residential area is no exception. Each year, the kingdom celebrates the anniversary of the ‘revolution of the king and the people’, a period during which Moroccans protested against Mohammed V’s forced exile to Madagascar in 1953.