Dakhla, Morocco - Widely circulating in Morocco via YouTube at the moment is the following video of American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, president and founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition, taken earlier today in Dakhla, the capital of Morocco's southernmost province. He is dancing to a local love song -- the entrancing rhythm unique to the people of the Saharan desert; its lyrics in the distinctively lean, local Arabic dialect known as "Hassani."

Ahmed Charai is publisher of the Moroccan weekly magazine L’Observateur as well as the French edition of the Foreign Policy magazine.