[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.]
New Chart: FLN Sketch Kal (The Moor Next Door) publishes a reference chart detailing the organization of the FLN.
Les dates de la tenue du Comité central du FLN officiellement fixées Ali Idir reports that the FLN will meet on the 29 and 30 August to elect a new Secretary General.
La Tripartite, Une Pilule Que Le Mouvement Social N’avale Pas Brahim Younessi believes that further cooperation between UGTT, the state and employers will have dire consequences for Algerian workers.
Libya: the long road ahead Given its rapid return to generating oil wealth, Rhiannon Smith laments the slow speed of the Libyan government in establishing basic foundations for progress.
Une journaliste échappe de peu à un assassinat Reporters Without Borders condemns the attempted assassination of a Libyan journalist.
Interior Minister Mohamed Al-Sheikh quits after four months Ahmed Elumami reports that Libya’s Interior Minister quit, citing interference from other deputies and accusing Prime Minister Ali Zeidan of having stripped him of his power.
Libyan Amazighs push for recognition In the wake of continued efforts by Libyan Amazighs to gain recognition (including the storming of the GNC,) Ali al-Gattani interviews Ali Munir Abul Soud, an Amazigh activist.
Mauritanian president praises security advances Jemal Oumar offers highlights from President Ould Abdel Aziz’s national address.
La Mauritanie est dirigée par une poignée d’affairistes qui ont l’esprit ailleurs, selon O. Mouloud Alakhbar summarizes statements by opposition candidate Mohamed Ould Mouloud stating that the current government was run by bussinessmen who lack direction.
Serions-nous racistes au sein du parti RAG et d`IRA? Members of Mauritanian anti-slavery organizations reflect on racism in the country.
Et si Cinq Années Suffisaient? Zouhair Baghough points out discrepency between public investment in Morocco’s system of education and the lack of results.
SM le Roi adresse un discours à la Nation à l`occasion du 60ème anniversaire de la Révolution du Roi et du Peuple King Mohamed VI address the nation, primarily focusing on education reform.
Le frère d`Adil Tchikitou interpellé par la police Lakome reports that police have arrested the brother of Parliamentarian Adil Tchikitou, who refused to participate in the ceremony of allegience.
Racisme au Maroc. J`accuse ! Boubacar Seck calls for action on behalf of sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco who face racism and violence.
Amina Sboui quitte les FEMEN: "Je ne veux pas que mon nom soit associé à une organisation islamophobe" In an interview with Sarah Ben Hamadi, Amina Sboui (Tyler) announces she is leaving FEMEN, citing Islamophobic attitudes.
Tunisia enters a critical phase in its transitional period Rachel Shabi comments on attitudes towards Ennahda in Tunisia, and the need to overcome partisan ideology for a positive future in the country.
Reporters Sans Frontières demande la libération immédiate de Mourad Meherzi Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of cameraman Mourad Meherzi, who was arrested after he filmed an egg thrown at Minister of Culture Mehdi Mabrouk.
OMG! Des jihadistes en plein centre-ville Bader Lanouar offers his insight on the ever-more-apparent presence of salafism in Tunisia.
Ennahdha et l’UGTT d’accord pour…”continuer le dialogue” Contrary to an announcement on the UGTT Facebook page, Lilia Weslaty explains that Ennahda has not accepted its terms outright, but rather wishes to continue discussion.
Western Sahara Caucus threatens North African security Just Consulting, funded by the Kingdom of Morocco, concludes that the establishment of a Western Sahara Caucus is tantamount to supporting terrorism.
In focus: Ahmed Mohamed Sidi Aly, Country Manager of AOAV’s Western Sahara programme An interview with Ahmed Mohamed Sidi Aly, who manages Action on Armed Violence’s program in Western Sahara, discusses challenges that landmines and rights in the region.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
The Invention of Throne Day Nabil Mouline explains the symbolic significance of Morocco’s Throne Day as an act of legitimation for the monarchy.
Algerian Memories: An Interview with Henri Alleg In commemoration of the life of Algerian independence activist Henri Alleg, whose seminal work The Question exposed French torture in the former colony, Khalil Bendib publishes a 2007 interview.
Elections au Mali : Quelques réflexions sur la restauration de l`ordre Thomas Serres reflects on the implications of the recent elections in Mali, concluding that they indicate a step in the right direction. (In English here.)
المغاربة ينددون باغتصاب طفولتهم مرتَيْنِ Brahim el Guabli describes the recent demonstrations in Morocco, the first that have targeted the king’s authority directly.
Daniel`s List Ibn Kafka probes legal and diplomatic responsibility in DanielGate.
نموت ويحيا الوطن Brahim el Guabli explores the sentiments of patriotism and dedication to the homeland in Morocco.
Complicity and Indifference: Racism in Morocco Samia Errazzouki highlights the endemic problem of racism in Morocco and the failure of the government to address it.