From the Editors
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.]
"Algérie: A la recherche du véritable général Mohamed Lamine Médiène dit “Tewfik." - Probing the identity of Algeria's former secret service leader.
"Algeria: Thoughts for Independent Algeria's 50th Birthday" - Algerian regime's monopoly over 'official' remembrance conflicts with popular memory.
"Algeria: US Silent Complicity"- POMED's latest piece criticizes the United States' tacit approval of Algeria's undemocratic regime (overview).
"Berbères de Libye : un paramètre méconnu, une irruption politique inattendue" - The Amazigh plight under Gaddafi and the future of their rights.
"Top Ten Surprises on Libya’s Election Day" - Juan Cole enumerates the election's positive outcomes.
"Can Libya's elections reconcile opposing forces in a new democracy?" - The potential effect of elections in regions perceived as Gaddafi's strongholds.
"In Libya's Shifting Sands, Kids Try To Find Their Way" - Prospects for Libya's youth in post-Gaddafi Libya.
"Libya Elections" - Slideshow of images.
"Libya's Election (Editor's Reader)" - Recent literature recommendations.
"Pure Evil" - A personal account of a visit to the infamous Abu Salim prison.
"المؤتمر الوطني العام وتركة المجلس الانتقالي" - Reflections on the leadership of the NTC and the work that lies ahead of the newly-elected National Congress.
"Mauritanians demand abolition of slavery" - Citizens and human rights activists protested once more on behalf of arrested abolitionists.
“موريتانيا | الأخبار تنفرد بنشر تفاصيل فضيحة أمل 2012 بلبراكنه" - The conclusion of preliminary investigations detail the allegations of fraud surrounding "Hope 2012," the official food distribution program.
"Mauritania: Emergency Food Programme Under Fire" - Criticisms of Mauritania's Emel program center around the long queues, insubstantial ratios, and the program's delayed timing.
"How Morocco Dodged the Arab Spring"- The regime's maneuvers - including a new constitution, new claim to authority, and parliamentary elections - has possibly co-opted revolutionary impetus.
"Maroc : un rappeur contestataire dénonce ses conditions de détention" - Detained rapper Mouad Belghouat commenced a hunger strike to protest the delay of his appeal and poor prison conditions.
"Morocco's Drought Threatens Economic Growth" - Overly ambitious ruling party promises fail to improve the economic sector.
"Le printemps Marocain : Un consensus autour d’une monarchie parlementaire – Partie" - Challenging the "static" ascription of Morocco's régime. First part available here.
"Morocco’s Great Illusion" - (Self-)criticism of individual culpability in Moroccan woes.
"Tunisia must address major economic woes to avoid unrest spilling over" - Unemployment, regional disparities, and government corruption remain among the top economic concerns.
"Les familles des migrants disparus annoncent un sit-in à la Kasbah" - Families of missing Tunisian migrants in Italy plead their case.
"Tunisia: Flaws in the Landmark Ben Ali Verdict" - Human Rights Report on the Trial for Martyrs.
"Tunisia: Online Platform to Monitor Police Abuse" - Tunisian Association for Digital Liberties launches Yezzi to track corruption, physical abuse, and other forms of police misconduct.
"كلام شارع: التونسي بين النهضة و السبسي" - Interviews with Tunisians citizens regarding their thoughts on the next election.
"Western Sahara: Execution of Dambar - Saharawi People Demand Justice" - Unprovoked murder of a Saharawi youth by Moroccan policemen in 2010 remains unresolved.
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