[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 Thursday night of every week.]
Le FLN salue et l’opposition critique les changements opérés par Bouteflika Achira Mammeri surveys Algeria’s political scene in response to Bouteflika’s recent cabinet reshufflings.
De l`Algérie de Nezzar à l`Egypte de Sissi: Le même refus de la démocratie au nom des alibis anti-islamiste et féministe Sadek Sellam draws parallels between Nezzar’s Algeria and Sisi’s Egypt.
C’est la fin de l’eldorado algérien pour les banques privées Hassan Haddouche describes the effects of recent finance regulations that received little publicity but have serious effects on Algeria’s private banks.
Arrest warrants issued for leaders of oil strikes – Zeidan Samia Zaptia reports that Zeidan has announced he will seek to arrest the leaders of armed oil strikes that have decimated Libya’s oil production.
Libya Thwarts Arrests in Benghazi Attack Michael Schimdt and Eric Schmitt describe US efforts and some frustrations over difficulties in apprehending suspects in the 2012 US embassy attack.
"Se couper de la réalité et l`exprimer par l`art" Houda Mzioudet profiles several Libyan artists and the ways in which their work influences and is influenced by their daily lives in contemporary Libya.
Libyan National Pride Boosted Through Soccer Nicolas Pelham outlines the relationship between football and national unity as Libya struggles with fragmentation after the 2011 revolution.]
Où va la Mauritanie ? Oumar Diagne discusses Mauritania’s troubled future in terms of the imperative for a popular call for a modern state.
Black Mauritanians suffer `slavery-like` conditions, says UN Afua Hirsch presents the recent UN report on racism in Mauritania, as well as views from local activists.
Femmes et médias : L’Apartheid linguistique JOB views the status of women in Mauritania through the lens of their participation and depiction in the media.
Débat Lakome entre Omar Iharchane (AWI), Mohammed Sassi (PSU) et Abdelali Hamiddine (PJD) sur l`actualité politique marocaine Lakome facilitates a debate between several representatives of Moroccan politics, who discuss the current and future state of Moroccan politics.
متى نهاية السقوط؟ Basta at Mamfakinch.com questions the prudence of the new reshufflings in Morocco’s government, which brings Salaheddine Menzouar to the postion of Finance Minister, despite his involvement in fiscal scandals in the past.
Le roi Mohamed VI approuve le rapport du CNDH sur les migrants et les réfugiés El Hadji Mamadou Gueye describes a report from the Conseil National des Droits de l’Homme that was presented to the king on the situation for migrants’ rights.
Basta The Film - بــاصطا الفيلم Guerrilla Cinema releases a new film about the role of art and cinema in Moroccan politics and society.
Tunisie: Ansar al-Charia affiche sa filiation avec al-Qaida Baki 7our Mansour analyzes the recent announcements from Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia regarding their relationship with Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb.
Timeline: The assassination of Chokri Belaid Yasmine Ryan creates a visual timeline of the events leading up to and following the assassination of Chokri Belaid.
After Bardo Rally, Opposition Takes Kasbah Alexandra Hartmann describes plans for a sit-in in Tunis’ Kasbah to call for the dissolution of the government.
La théorie des jeux appliquée au paysage politique tunisien Mansour Souibgui describes Tunisian politics in terms of game theory.
Disparitions forcées au Sahara : Risque d’ouvrir la boite de Pandore pour le Maroc Mohammed Jaabouk speaks with Hamoud Iguilide, head of the Laayoune chapter of the Association Marocain des Droits Humans, about the recent discovery of a previously unknown mass grave.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
Où est l’intérêt national et qui le sert ? Leyla Dakhli explores legitimacy and authority in Tunisia today.
A Portrait of Tunisian Artist Nicene Kossentini As part of a coproduction with Medrar TV, the visual artist Nicene Kossentini, from Sfax Tunisia, is profiled in this video.
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.