Supporters of Morocco and the king Mohammed VI demonstrate in El Aioun, capital of Western Sahara. Morocco invaded this region in 1975 and the UN does not yet recognise it as part of Morocco.
As other Arab countries, Morocco endures many problems keeping its traditions on its way to modernity. Morocco not only faces this tough balance, but the fact that the country is ruled, in many ways, by a Dictatorship. The king controls the legislative, the executive and the judicatory, is the head of the army and the commander of religion matters.
Morocco struggles with strong inequalities. In one hand, illiteracy and poverty spread all over the country, a small middle class trying to make a life between modernity and religion. On the other hand, a small group of very rich families who control all the resources of the country and its head, the king, owning more than 1,500 companies trhough the country and ranking six on the list of richest kings on the world.