Es Smara, Morocco- “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; It is because we do not dare that they are difficult,” Seneca once said. The great Einstein said that ’the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them‘. As far as the problem of the Sahara is concerned, unfortunately, our leaders in Rabat are doing the same things they and their predecessors have been doing. In essence, they are repeating the same mistakes and suggesting the same futile solutions.

Rachid Khouya is a teacher of English in Es Smara city, south of Morocco.