Al-Mukafih

Al-Mukafih (meaning 'The Fighter' in English) was an Arabic-language communist weekly newspaper published from Casablanca, Morocco.[1][2][3]

Al-Mukafih
TypeWeekly newspaper
Daily newspaper
Editor-in-chiefAbdallah Layachi
Political alignmentCommunist
LanguageArabic language
Ceased publication31 October 1964
HeadquartersCasablanca

History and profileEdit

Ali Yata was the head of Al Mukafih which was the organ of the Moroccan Communist Party.[4][5] It was edited by Abdallah Layachi.[6]

The paper was published weekly until 1964 when it became a daily.[6]

The paper continued to be published after the Moroccan Communist Party had been banned in 1960.[7] On 17 June 1961 the weekly was banned in Iraq due to its alleged attacks on the policies of the country.[8]

Several editions of Al Mukafih were seized by the government in mid-1964. The newspaper was finally banned on 31 October 1964[6] (on the grounds that the Moroccan Communist Party itself was non-existent). In March 1965 a new (supposedly independent) weekly newspaper was launched, al-Kifah al-Watani with Ali Yata as its editor.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brzezinski, Zbigniew K. Africa and the Communist World. Hoover Institution publications. Stanford, Calif: Stanford Univ. Press, 1963. p. 237
  2. ^ Newspaper Press Directory. Tonbridge [Eng., etc.]: Benn [etc.], 1964. p. 894
  3. ^ Gesellschaft zur Verbreitung Wissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse, and Institut für Internationale Beziehungen (Germany). Deutsche Aussenpolitik. Berlin: Rütten & Loening [etc.], 1956. p. 587
  4. ^ Michael M. Laskier (1983). The Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Jewish Communities of Morocco, 1862-1962. SUNY Press. p. 333. ISBN 978-0-87395-656-7.
  5. ^ Shukrī, Ṣabīḥ M. The International Who's Who of the Arab World. London: International Who's Who of the Arab World Ltd, 1984. p. 549
  6. ^ a b c Donald F. Busky (2002). Communism in History and Theory: Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 102. ISBN 978-0-275-97733-7.
  7. ^ Sachs, Moshe Y. Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. New York: Worldmark Press, 1967. p. 197
  8. ^ Yitzhak Oron, Ed. Middle East Record 1961, Volume 2. The Moshe Dayan Center. p. 168. GGKEY:4Q1FXYK79X8.
  9. ^ American University (Washington, D.C.). Area Handbook for Morocco. Washington: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off, 1966. pp. 233, 278