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[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.]
The Looming Danger in the Maghreb Region Oussama Romdhani discusses drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism in Northern Mali as an impending threat to the neighboring Maghreb.
La société est en train de se moderniser dans la douleur Hafida Ameyar's suggests that a group of political and social obstacles are the cause of Algeria's "slowly developing modernity."
Fuyant la famine, les combats, la violence et l’insécurité dans leurs pays, des milliers d’étrangers ont afflué ces derniers temps sur l’Algérie. Moncef Rédha examines the social and economic impact of refugees on Algeria's local economies.
Le pouvoir tenté de reporter pour après 2014 les réformes démocratiques promises Samir Allam assesses Boutefilka's prospective approach to reforming the constitution with the appearance of an electoral mandate, despite the dissonance of several political parties.
Algérie : voyage au coeur de l'armée Cherif Ouazani analyses the political role of Algeria's military.
Closed Border Invisible to Algeria, Morocco Neighbors Nazim Fethi writes from Maghnia, an Algerian town that shares a closed border with Morocco. Local residents insist that the town is a hub for contraband and illegal immigrants, and that movement across the “closed border” is actually a normal part of everyday life.
Would You Go To Jail To Save Your Language? Amazigh Activist Mazigh Buzakhar discusses the supression of Amazigh culture under Gaddafi and the rights Amazigh seek to procure under the new constitution.
Libyan bloggers praise democratic transition Roundup of online reactions to the elections.
The Abu Salim Prison Massacre and the Libyan Psyche Zainab Al-Arabi argues that Gaddafi's torture tactics in Abu Salim embodied the cumulative abuse of his regime, and affected perceptions of Islamic expression and government privilege.
From Revolutionary to Electoral Observer – How 200 ‘guardians of the revolution’ became guardians of the elections Yusra Tekbali suggests that the level of confidence in the newly elected government will allow for militias to lay down their arms with the knowledge that the government can provide security and employment.
Mauritania: A Journalist Behind Bars Roundup of reactions to imprisoned journalist and abolitionist Obeid Ould Amegn, who was arrested following April's anti-slavery protests.
Change is in the Air: Mauritania’s New Roads Erin Pettigrew dicusses the social and economic impact of Mauritania's new construction projects on local communities.
Morocco's GDP: The Last Fifty Years Zouhair Baghough provides a comparative economic analysis of Morocco's growth, volatility, and taxation records through recent history.
Les vraies leçons de la bataille d’Anoual Blogger Ibn Kafka revisits the historic 1921 Battle of Anoual and the legacy of Moroccan revolutionary figure Abdelkrim el Khattabi.
De l’illusion ‘moderniste’ au Maroc Abdel Moul criticizes the false dichotomy constructed between Islamists and Modernists and argues that such narratives only serve monarchical despotism.
Tunisian Campaigner Discusses Online Uprising Activist Sami Ben Gharbia counters popular conjecture of social media's role in Tunisia's revolution and tackles other predominant misconceptions.
Is Tunisia a Banana Republic? Tunisian NAC member Mahmoud Baroudi's accusations against the President, following the removal of the Central Bank Governor, precipitated social media denunciations of "new Tunisia."
"Who is Jabhat al-Islah?" The Carnegiee Endowment's review of the recently legalized Salafi party and the context of the party's (legal) emergence.
Civil Society: A Pathway to Power? Courtney Joline outlines the potential conflict of interest between civil society actors in, or entwined with members of, political office.
"An Old Spy in the New Tunisia" Journalist John Thorne's experience with Tunisia's transitional realities.
#موريتانيا التّعليم في موريتانيا أفسده المدنيّون فهل يصلحه العسكر؟
Analysis of the convergence of colonialism, education, and military policy throughout Mauritanian history.
"إبن الشارع": قصة حزن.. وإبداع..
Life story of a rapper who overcame drugs and gang life to become an icon for Mauritanian youth.
#ثورة_العمال الأخبار – #موريتانيا – جرحى باشتباكات الشرطة وعمال بموريتانيا عربي
Ameen Mohamed provides a comprehensive analysis of sustained clashes between Mauritanian authorities and miners on strike.
VIDEO : ناشط عشريني يحكي ظروف اعتقاله – #feb20
#Feb20 Activist arrested during a Saturday protest details his torturous imprisonment.
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