[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.]
Les festivités du nouvel an Amazigh Happy Amazigh New Year! A list of activities around the world to celebrate the start of the year 2964!
Quels changements en Algérie depuis le 5 janvier 2011? Baki 7our Mansour asks what has changed in Algeria since uprisings in January, with dismal conclusions.
Le courage de Benflis Samir Allam reacts to Ali Benflis’ declaration that he plans to announce a run for presidency.
Le M`zab en perpétuelle agitation Manifeste pour la paix Brahim Benyoucef traces causes and effects of unrest in Algeria’s M’zab region.
Former Guantanamo detainee implicated in Benghazi attack Adam Goldman reports on investigations into the role of Abu Sufian bin Qumu and Ansar al-Sharia in the Benghazi bombings.
Polarization Could Spark Crisis in Libya Jamie Dettmer raises concerns over the security situation in Libya.
نقمة النفط الليبي Mellakheer describes Libyan oil as a blessing and a curse.
Bientôt une bourse à Nouakchott? Jeune Afrique speculates on the creation of a Mauritanian exchange market.
En Mauritanie, tu ne blasphémeras point Isabelle Mandraud addresses the recent arrest and calls for murder of journalist Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed M’Khetir for having criticized the prophet.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd & Kinross Gold: لا للتسريح الجماعي لعمال شركات المعادن في موريتانيا A petition circulates for support of miners striking in the face of large copper mining corporations in Mauritania; police recently dispelled protests with undue violence.
Maroc : les migrants subsahariens pris au piège Zayka Daoud criticizes policy reform on migration, situating this reform in the larger landscape of persistent human rights abuse and racism.
Du code numérique, entre autres... Naoufal Dkier rails against a proposed bill in Morocco that would have severely limited internet freedom, describing it as an insult to the intelligence of the citizenry.
The Battle of Algiers: A Formative Influence on Moroccan Cinema In this interview Jamal Bahmad and Martin Evans explore the revolutionary and repressed currents in Moroccan cinema since the colonial period.
Ma vérité dans le dialogue "islamiste/gauchiste" Rida Benothmane laments the myopic visions of both leftists and Islamists in Morocco.
تنقلية الطبقات الإجتماعية في المغرب Zouhair Baghough analyzes the health of Morocco’s social class stratification, determining that barriers to social mobility render it inefficient.
Prime Minister Laarayedh Announces Resignation In keeping with the political roadmap, Tunisia’s prime minister stepped down to pave the way for a new government.
Les droits des femmes garantis dans la Constitution tunisienne After stark opposition from Ennahda, Monia Ben Hamadi reports that article 45 of the Tunisian constitution regarding women’s rights will be written to include the equality of rights between women and men.
Sur la question du service obligatoire des médecins dans les régions intérieures Nawaat explores the recent doctors’ protests across Tunisia beyond the news media coverage, framing them as part of a larger debate on public health and political transition.
Tunisia: Strengthen New Constitution`s Human Rights Protection Human Rights Watch calls for binding incorporation of ratified human rights conventions in the Tunisian constitution.
Saharawi Sensation Aziza Brahim to Release Soutak in February 2014 Aziza Brahim, born and raised in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, anticipates the release of her new album combining traditional Sahrawi music with contemporary influences.
تدخل على وقفة مطالبة بالحرية بشارع جمال الدين الافغاني بالعيون المحتلة مساء الجمعة 10.01.2014 After spontaneous protests, Moroccan police beat protesters and enter homes in Laayoune.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
ليبيا: دولة الميليشيات Wissam Mata describes the deteriorating state of security in Libya and portends a bleak outcome given increased decentralization of power to local armed militias.
Tunisia: A New Prime Minister for Old Politics? Stefano Maria Torelli profiles Tunisia’s new Prime Minister, Mehdi Jomaa.
New Texts Out Now: Samia Errazzouki, Working-Class Women Revolt: Gendered Political Economy in Morocco Jadaliyya interviews Maghreb Page editor Samia Errazzouki on her recent article in the North African Studies Journal.
After Mauritania’s Elections: Toward Reform or a Political Charade? Hassan Ould Moctar analyzes the latest round of elections in Mauritania.
Emel Mathlouthi at Cairo`s Qasr El Nil Theatre Jadaliyya culture and Madrar TV cover Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi at Cairo’s Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival.
Drug Trafficking in Northwest Africa: The Moroccan Gateway Abdelkader Abderrahmane examines the history of Morocco’s cannabis cultivation and its drug trade with Europe.
Implications of Morocco`s Bifurcated Educational System Yasmine El Baggari situates her own experiences as a student in the Moroccan educational system, caught between a colonial model and failed indigenous policies.
الثورة الجزائرية: محاورة الماضي Jadaliyya reports on the anniversary of the Algerian Revolution with a series of articles and spotlight analyses.
Blasti – C’est ma place Jadaliyya reports on a new Tunisian photography project that encourages women to use this medium to communicate about their relationship to their city.
الجزائر تلقي الحجاب Jadaliyya’s Arabic editors analyze the veil in Algeria as a symbol of anti-colonialism through excerpts from Franz Fanon.