Rabat - One used to wonder why Arabs and many Africans, although one suspected it could be for different reasons, have difficulties accepting cultural difference and political diversity and to  ensure peaceful transitions from one mandate to another one. The issue has, however, grown more complex as the same attitudes are being revealed in traditional Western democracies.

Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.