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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 Wednesday night of every week.]
Secteur Agricole Somnolant, Insécurité Alimentaire : un Chantier Prioritaire en Algérie? Melissa Rahmouni discusses the effects of Algeria's defunct agricultural policies on farmers and the country's languishing subsistence capacity.
Algeria Baffled by Reported Diplomat Murder Kidnapping of seven Algerian diplomats and (potential) execution of an Algerian diplomat in Mali may prompt the nation to "accept" intervention in the region.
Algerian Woman Links Tattoo Tradition and Song Pulitizer Center video depicts the interconnections between Algerian Amazigh tattooing and songs, as told through song by an Amazigh elder.
Algerian President Appoints Trusted Ally as Prime Minister Attef Kadadra assess the calculated appointment of Abdelmalek Sellal, who appears to enjoy popularity amongst several political parties.
US: Torture and Rendition to Gaddafi's Libya Human Rights Watch publishes a 154-page report based on interviews with fourteen former detainees and Secret Service documents, revealing a greater magnitude of torture under the Bush regime than was previously known.
Independents Form First Formal Bloc within National Congress
An Emotive History — The Story of the Flag Nour Naas chronicles the evolution of Libya's revolutionary flag.
Libya: Testing Tolerance Larbi Sadiki assesses the recent attacks on Sufi mosques and shrines in the context of transitional justice and determines that Magariaf's decisive response reflects the effectiveness of Libya's new institution.
A Rebirth of Berber Culture in post-Gadhafi Libya Tim Hume discusses the suppression of Amazigh identity during the Gaddafi era and current efforts to enshrine Amazigh rights in the new constitution.
It's Wrong to Claim That Slavery Still Exists in Mauritania Pieter Tesch argues that "the remnants of traditional servile castes" amongst both Arab and Black Mauritanians is misrepresented as slavery by Western NGOs.
Témoignages des Jeunes Détenus Politiques : Viol et Torture dans les Commissariats! Discussion of the recent prosecution, and evident torture, of activists who participated in protests against the rising cost of living in July. Includes an activist's open letter describing the violence they faced under custody.
Morocco Still Waiting for Islamists to Deliver on Reform Promises Haifa Zaaiter argues that the paralysis of the PJD is due to a powerstruggle with the king, compounded by the party's lack of political experience and a "fear of confrontation with the king."
Rights Group Slams Morocco Expulsion of Migrants Moroccan Association of Human Rights condemns state violence against sub-Saharan African migrants.
Tunisie: Nominations Illégales à la Tête des Etablissements Audiovisuels Publics Lilia Weslaty details the extra-legal nature of recent media appointments.
Tunisia: The case of Amin Alkarami Reveals the Identity of an Army Sniper Winston Smith thoroughly investigates the lack of accountability sought for state officials responsible for various crimes during the Tunisian revolution, focusing in particular on the role of military tribunals in concealing information and monopolizing determinations of wrongdoing.
Tunisian Amazighs Face Islamist Harassment Mawassi Lachen discusses government inaction in the face of recent threats to the Amazigh Culture Festivle.
Tunisia: Drop Charges Against Artists Human Rights Watch condemns the criminalization of artistic expression in Tunisia, including the charges faced by Nadia Jelassi and Mohamed Ben Salem for perceived blasphemous work.
Tunisia: Freedom of the Media Undermined by Government Reforms Article 19 details several recent intrusions of the government on media and free expression.
Tunisia's Heartland Rues Unfulfilled Promise Alice Fordham discusses Tunisia's failure to address economic disparity by illustrating the sustained struggles of Sidi Bouzid citizens.
RFK Center Observes Grave Human Rights Violations in Western Sahara Press release from the Robert F. Kennedy center regarding its recent interactions with Moroccan police.
A Sahrawi spring? Not Likely Economist interview with Sahrawi activists indicates that rumors of Christopher Ross' replacement will not entail any tangible change in Morocco's policies.
نهاية “الانتقال الديمقراطي” و”الحوار الاجتماعي” واستراتيجية الحروب الوقائية
Mamafakinch editor discusses the perseverance of the Feb20 movement and hypothesizes its expansion, even despite escalating crackdowns.
الســـلـطــة والمجــتــمــع فـي المـغـــرب
Mamafakinch editor discusses the movements for change that have occurred repeatedly in Morocco despite the absence of an "Arab Spring"-like mass revolt, referring to both Feb20 as well as historic evolutions in Moroccan society.
في قرار مفاجئ وغير مسبب... موريتانيا تسلم السنوسي لليبيا
Review of Mauritania's inconsistent statements regarding the extradition of Abdullah Senussi.
هيئة الدفاع عن السنوسي: مسألة التسليم مخالفة للاتفاقيات الدولية التي صادقت عليها موريتانيا | #موريتانيا أخبار
Senussi's defense team states that Senussi was extradited in violation of international conventions, and without the knowledge of either the defense or the Mauritanian judiciary.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
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