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Beam me up, Priti! The sci-fi about teleporting refugees that feels very real
Set in a futuristic detention camp, Meriem Bennani’s eye-popping films follow immigrants caught zapping over borders. With Patel’s Rwanda plan, says the animator, it no longer seems far-fetched

Alex Rayner

23, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Casablanca Beats review – Morocco’s vibrant school of hip-hop
Nabil Ayouch’s grittily authentic tale of a rapper turned teacher helping his students find their creative voices is a class act

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

01, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Rap the casbah: the Casablanca school giving young hip-hop stars a voice
Nabil Ayouch’s film Casablanca Beats offers a glimpse of how Moroccan teens are finding an outlet in hip-hop. The director reveals how its positive energy has given him hope

Steve Rose

21, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Barcelona’s pro-mother tongue project that inverts the classic rule of migration
Prollema trains young north and west Africans to teach their own language, giving them confidence, self-esteem and a way to earn a living

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

20, Apr, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Death of Moroccan boy in well draws sympathy from around world
Rayan Oram, five, was found dead after four-day operation to rescue him from shaft 32 metres deep

Sam Jones, Oliver Holmes and agencies

06, Feb, 2022 @6:40 PM

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Morocco boy trapped in well for four days dies before rescuers can reach him
King hails efforts to rescue Rayan Awram, aged five, who was trapped for four days after falling into the well in his village of Ighara

Oliver Holmes and agencies

06, Feb, 2022 @2:03 AM

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‘We saw this tree filled with goats’: Stephen Tayo’s best phone picture
The Nigerian photographer on an unusual encounter on the roadside in Morocco

Grace Holliday

15, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi ben Barka was a spy, cold war files suggest
The activist who was murdered in Paris in 1965 was a hero of the global struggle against imperialism, but files from the Czechoslovak secret service cast doubt on his independence

Jason Burke

26, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: when the wind drops – keeping renewable energy supplies steady
Interconnectors – linking areas rich in hydro, wind or solar power – can help to even out fluctuations in weather

Jeremy Plester

10, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target
India, Egypt and Brazil among countries developing and making their own vaccines after Covax falls behind

Hazem Badr, Helen Mendes and Papiya Bhattacharya

13, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Barzakh review – atmospheric study of undocumented migrants in limbo
In the Spanish enclave of Melilla, young Moroccans share stories of survival while they await the next chapter of their lives

Phuong Le

11, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Macron in visa cuts row as Algeria summons French envoy
President accused of chasing rightwing votes by making sudden, tough gestures on immigration

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

30, Sep, 2021 @4:17 PM

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