MOROCCO: Who Is Boss?

The late El Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech, was everything Morocco's modem nationalists despised. He was France's chief collaborator. For decades his Berber warriors had helped impose French wishes on the restive Arabs of the cities, and engineered the exile of Sultan Mohammed V. His power was feudal; his revenues, ranging from levies on Marrakech's prostitutes to commissions on every commercial transaction in his domain, had made him rich beyond any man's dreams.

Fortnight ago, five Glaoui sons gathered at Marrakech to divvy up the sprawling wealth El Glaoui had left. Reportedly there was...

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