[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.]
La double occultation des événements du 17 octobre 1961. Ait Benali Boubekeur remembers the massacre of FLN supporters in France during the period of the Algerian struggle for independence on 17 October 1961.
Ouargla : De Graves Accusations Contre La Police Hadjer Guenafa reports on allegations that the police in Ouargla abused a member of the National Committee for the Defense of the Rights of the Unemployed.
Il s`appelle Aloui et c`est tout… Mohamed Benchicou explains why Abdelghani Aloui, blogger arrested for his parodies of Algerian politicians, could be anyone, and compares his situation with that of Mohamed Aloui.
Libya calls for EU help to tackle illegal immigrants IRIN news reports on the worsening conditions for processing migrants crossing the Libyan border.
Political fault lines threaten Libya`s stability Rhiannon Smith outlines prevailing tensions in Libya between the population, foreign powers, political parties and armed groups.
Al-Ahly quits football league over attacks on its players Serraj Essul reports that successful Libyan football club Al-Ahly has left the league after the coach and players were deliberately targeted by gunmen.
ليبيات 19.. العيد الحزين Melakheer explains that, despite the festivities of Eid, the reality of Libya’s political situation makes celebrating difficult.
En faveur d’une représentativité équitable des femmes Mohamed El Hacen advocates for a greater representation of women in Mauritania’s government.
The Global Slavery Index 2013 American NGO Walk Free releases its global slavery index, with Mauritania receiving the worst ranking in the world.
Tabaski : le sacrifice du mouton…et des pères de famille Sneiba describes the financial calculations of whether or not to sacrifice a sheep on Eid.
Jailing of journalist exposes shortcomings of reforms in Morocco Hassan Masiky explains why the Moroccan regime’s decision to jail Ali Anouzla was in poor political judgment.
Pour une nouvelle approche de la prostitution au Maroc Hinde Maghnouji addresses prostitution as a social phenomenon and its interaction with class structure, education and religion in Morocco.
Nouvel appel conjoint pour la libération du journaliste Ali Anouzla Reporters Without Borders issues a new call for the liberation of Ali Anouzla, via a letter signed by over sixty organizations.
الألتراس في المغرب بين إرادة الحرية وهفوة السلطة Salaheddine Abr analyzes the Ultras and their repression in Morocco in the context of the authoritarian political climate.
Liberté de la presse : Mohammed VI pire que le Hassan II des années 90 Lakome attests that freedom of the press in Morocco is worse under Mohammed VI than it was during his father’s reign.
Tunisia: Landmark Opportunity to Combat Torture Human Rights Watch identifies Tunisia’s creation of a National Authority for the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment as an opportunity for a tangible step towards human rights protection in the country.
One Step at a Time: Following Tunisia`s New Roadmap Think Africa Press gives a positive analysis of Tunisia’s new political trajectory.
Tunisie : De la violence au djihadisme. Chronologie d’une dérive. Mohsen Dridi chronicles the troubling turn towards jihadist violence in Tunisia.
Union Formed to Represent Tunisian Rappers Asma Smadhi reports that Tunisian rappers have formed a union to help with legal protection and to improve the image of rappers in the country.
A Moroccan view on Catalan independence Hassan Masiky contrasts Spain’s political support of Western Sahara’s independence movement and the Catalan independence movement.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
Out with the Old and In with the Old: Morocco’s New Cabinet Samia Errazzouki contextualizes the new cabinet appointments of Morocco’s Benkirane II government in the current political climate.
الاعتداء الجنسي على الأطفال في المغرب تحت غطاء القانون والتقاليد Siham Ashto outlines the legal and traditional conditions that allow such prevalence of sexual abuse against children in Morocco.
Snatch and Render from Libya Vijay Prashad explains why the apprehension of an “enemy combatant” in Libya is in flagrant disregard of international law.
Vineyards of Colonial Algeria: A History of French or Algerian Wine? Through the history of wine production in Algeria in the colonial period, Maia Venturini addresses attitudes of the French and Algerians during colonization.
Is Algeria an Anti-Imperialist State? Hamza Hamouchene examines Algeria’s foreign policy in contemporary geopolitical context.
Où est l’intérêt national et qui le sert ? Leyla Dakhli explores legitimacy and authority in Tunisia today. (In English here.)
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. (In Arabic here.)