The new facility is one of the biggest shopping malls in Africa.
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Morocco's new mall divides opinion

One of the biggest shopping malls in Africa has opened in Morocco, but some economists wonder whether it's a bit too early to embrace this type of project.

One of the biggest shopping malls in Africa has just opened in Casablanca, in Morocco.

For some, the new mall is a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

However in a country where more than five million people still live on less than a US dollar a day, some economists wonder whether it is a bit too early to embrace this type of project.

BBC Africa's Nora Fakim reports.

  • 15 Dec
  • From the section Africa