Building a magnetically levitated train from the imposing Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca on Morocco's Atlantic
coast to Cairo and then on to Jeddah on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast would permit pilgrims and goods to move
back and forth. Besides the spiritual considerations, building such a rail link and its accompanying supurbs (super
urban areas) would be of considerable financial and social benefit to the three terminus countries as well as Algeria,
Tunisia and Libya. Among other functions, our Hirola application software (named for a critically endangered
antelope) can be used to predict the impact of such a project on education, medical care, infrastructure and
economics. Since the region has manageable linguistic diversity, low incidence of AIDS, an absence of intra-national
and international conflicts, and flourishing economies, there is a sound foundation. Complex engineering projects
seem to always be simpler when there is supportive or even inspirational political leadership. Perhaps one day
soon His Majesty King Muhammed VI ben Hassan of Morocco, commonly known as an uncommonly capable leader, will give a stirring address about building a maglev and supurbs, "not because it is easy, but because it is hard."
A little harder is a maglev connecting the fifteen nations of northwestern Africa. Because there are many
in the days before clouds were available Hirola had to summon help in the form of grid computing courtesy Digipede or Microsoft Windows Cluster.
The second hardest African maglev to build, according to Hirola, is one that parallels the Equator and runs from
Boma (Democratic Republic of the Congo) on the Atlantic Ocean to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on the Indian Ocean.
As John F. Kennedy pointed out in his historic speech at Rice University this maglev "will not be not built by those
who waited and rested and wished to look behind them." As magical as maglevs may be, not even Hirola's ornate
and non-linear equations can guarantee a slowing of AIDS in Rwanda, peace in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, stability on Lake Kivu or quiet from Mount Nyiragongo. But we can guarantee what will happen if the
maglev is NOT built. "If, at first, you succeed, try something harder."