Rescuing Tangier

Northern Morocco has long suffered from underdevelopment and poverty. Now it's getting an economic facelift and a gigantic new port to attract global trade

In the twilight hours, there is hardly a folding chair left unoccupied on the terraces of Café Hafa. Hundreds of young men fill the public squares on the hill rising steeply up from the Bay of Tangier. Bees hover around glasses of sweet mint tea and the regulars while away the hours playing cards until the sun sets into the sea.

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