NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
30th March, 1911 : All the European consuls in the besieged town of Fez have called for assistance. The road to Tangier is blocked and English and German travellers have been stopped and robbed. Traders have failed to turn up for a weekly market and food is running out. The revolt among tribesmen which began last October has continued to spread and the Sultan himself is said to be considering asking the French for help.
[ Have you noticed the progress in about hundred years?
Australian Government advice March 2015: We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Morocco because of the threat of terrorist attacks. You should pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
- The Moroccan authorities have warned of an increased threat linked to the number of Moroccans belonging to international terrorist organisations operating in Syria and Iraq. Terrorist attacks have occurred in Morocco in places frequented by tourists in the past. See Safety and security.
- There is a general threat of kidnapping against Westerners in North Africa. You should maintain a high level of vigilance at all times and especially when travelling in southern and border areas of Morocco. See Safety and security.
- You should monitor the media for reports of protest activity and avoid large gatherings and demonstrations as they may turn violent. Exercise particular caution on weekends, including in the period surrounding Friday prayers. See Safety and security.
- We strongly advise you not to travel to the Western Sahara because of the risk posed by landmines. Permission from Moroccan authorities is required before travelling to Western Sahara. ]