Category: Dossier

The man who screwed an entire country The Berlusconi era will haunt Italy for years to come

  SILVIO BERLUSCONI has a lot to smile about. In his 74 years, he has created a media empire that made him Italy’s richest man. He has dominated politics since 1994 and is now Italy’s longest-serving prime minister since Mussolini. He has survived countless forecasts of his imminent departure. Yet despite his personal successes, he …

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Women in Morocco are losing ground to tradition, prejudice and male greed

  Left in the shadows … women in Morocco want constitutional reform to bring gender equality at every level of the law. Photograph: Abdelhak Senna/Getty   The number on the corrugated iron door is 184. It belongs to the first house in the shanty town beside the road leading out of Kenitra, about 40 km …

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Tunisia: after the revolution

Avenue Habib Bourguiba   It’s a new world on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis. This is the Champs-Élysées of the city, where people lounge in sidewalk cafés and tourists usually stroll all the way down to the entrance of the souks in the old town. I have visited Tunisia many times over more than a …

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