[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 email@example.com by Thursday night of every week.]
Deux quotidiens, Mon Journal et Djaridati, interdits de parution Mourad Hachid reports that two Algerian newspapers are censored because of their reporting on Bouteflika’s illness.
RSF Dénonce le refus de publier deux quotidiens Reporters Without Borders denounces the Algerian government’s censorship of reports on Bouteflika`s health.
Le MDN met fin aux fonctions du commandant du secteur opérationnel de Bouira après l’échec de l’opération contre les maquis d’Aqmi à Ahnif Faycal Hamdani reports that the Algerian Ministry of Defense halts operations in the Bouira province after a lethal attack on AQIM.
With Bouteflika Still Sidelined, Algeria’s Challenges Mount Catherine Cheney highlights impending challenges to governance in Algeria in the midst of Bouteflika’s health crisis.
Algeria: Middle East’s next revolt if soccer is a barometer James M. Dorsey uses the intensity of soccer fandom to predict uprisings in Algeria.
Libyan Youth Voices: Security Members of Libyan Youth Voices host a Google hangout where they discuss Libya’s current security issues.
Syrians seeking refuge in Libya IRIN reports on the humanitarian situation for the over 110,000 Syrians who have entered Libya in the last eighteen months.
Breakthrough housing deal agreed by Government and Chinese company Ayman Azmain outlines negotiations in a Libyan government contract with China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build 20,000 housing units.
Mauritania Through a Portuguese Artist`s Eyes Ayesha Saldanha interviews Portuguese artist Isabel Fiadeiro about her experiences understanding life in Nouakchott through sketching.
Les Mémoires de Guantánamo de Mohamedou Ould Slahi: ce qui se passe vraiment dans le camp de prisonniers américain Larry Siems describes the manifesto of Mauritanian Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who learned English in Guantanamo and recorded his memoirs by hand.
Initiative pour la Résurgence du mouvement Abolitionniste (IRA) : Communiqué de presse The Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement calls for sit-ins in response to the alleged police cover up of human trafficking violations.
Réveillez-vous les femmes : « la police » des mœurs est de retour! Majda Saber describes her frustration with the men who act as “moral police” offering her “protection” from her male companions.
Embauche directe des diplômés-chômeurs : la justice dément Benkirane After more than a year of protests, Lakome reports that a 2011 agreement between the Moroccan government and unemployed graduates will be honored.
ملف إميضر الحقوقي Residents of the village of Imiter stage a sit-in to draw attention to the poor social and economic condition of the area; Imiter houses the largest silver mine in Africa.
Fusion USFP-PS-PT : la réaction du PSU Lakome reports on the union of socialist and labor forces working towards solidification of a leftist bloc in Morocco.
Tunisia Has Finally Turned Up the Heat on the Salafis Roula Khalaf describes difficulties when the Tunisian government attempted to ban an annual meeting of Ansar Al-Sharia.
Al-Qaeda threatens Tunisia government Monia Ghanmi reports that AQIM has threatened the Tunisian government because of their policy towards Ansar Al-Sharia.
في القيروان: لحظة إيقاف أمينة Nawaat publishes video of FEMEN activist Amina as she is arrested after painting graffiti on a wall near a cemetery where Ansar Al-Sharia’s meeting was to be held.
You Need Phosphorus to Live—and We`re Running Out Tom Philpott touches on the centrality of Western Sahara and Morocco in the world supply of phosphorus.
Allégations de torture au Sahara : l`Intérieur dément... sans même enquêter ? Lakome describes the Moroccan Interior Ministry’s reaction to allegations of torture in Western Sahara.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Seventh Report Jadaliyya reports on Bokra Youth Organization and H20 Team’s latest report on the Libyan General National Congress.
The Facade of Political Crises in Morocco Samia Errazzouki analyzes Istiqlal’s recent threat of exit from Moroccan government, deeming it a maneuver under the power of the king.
Algeria Between “la Boulitique” and la Politique: A Tale of Two Youths Muriam Haleh Davis warns of the futility of football fervor as politics.
السلفيون الجهاديّون في تونس: سر انتشارهم الواسع في الأوساط الشعبيّة Ghassan Bin Khalifa describes Salafism in Tunisia.
Libya: Which Fate for Gaddafi’s Henchmen? Abdullah Elmazzi outlines potential problems with Libya’s political isolation law, drawing comparisons with the de-Baathification of Iraq.