[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.]
Présidentielle #dz2014: les jeux sont (déjà) faits. Baki 7our Mansour predicts a fourth term for the ailing incumbent Bouteflika.
Algérie: Un géant vert en devenir? Amir Lebdi highlights Algeria’s plans for solar energy.
Benflis le saint, Bouteflika le diable Ghani Gedoui makes a case for why Bouteflika will see another term.
Clashes strain health services in Libya’s south IRIN reports on deteriorating security’s impact on health services in Libya’s Fezzan region, where doctors stay home for fear of safety rather than going to work.
Des professionnels des médias continuellement en proie à de graves exactions Reporters Without Borders expresses grave concern over the treatment of media in Libya at the hands of non-state militias.
Libya: End Impunity, Reform Repressive Laws Human Rights Watch characterizes Libya as sliding into lawlessness in its World Report 2014.
Sebha death toll put at 99 as town still waits for military reinforcements After weeks of clashes leave dozens dead, Jamal Adel reports that calm has set in in Sebha.
كلاش الراب الليبي Choukri Midi describes different tensions in Libyan rap.
#موريتانيا - اعتصام عمال تازيازت امام القصر الرئاسي Mauritanian workers continue to demonstrate unjust working conditions at the Tasiast mines.
نظام العسكر... ديون تتحملها الأجيال القادمة ! Hussein Mohamed Omar decries economic policies that allow large resource extraction corporations to enter into Mauritania without state protections for labor.
The Invisible Moroccan: Reading Hassan Najmi’s ‘Gertrude,’ Reading Tangiers Hassan Najmi’s new work Gertrude, reflects on Moroccan presence and absence in literature.
Morocco/Western Sahara: Rights Promises Outpace Progress Human Rights Watch urges the Moroccan government to put its words to action in delivering protections for human rights.
L’AMDH demande l’ouverture d’une enquête sur le #DassaultGate The Moroccan Association for Human Rights issues a demand for inquiry into the detainment of two French-Moroccan citizens arrested as part of a political understanding of the Moroccan embassy in France.
Tunisia`s Draft Constitution: an English Translation TunisiaLive provides an English translation of Tunisia’s brand new constitution.
تونس تقدِّم نموذجاً ثورياً مغايراً: المنجَز والمنتَظر Rather than measuring the Tunisian experience as a “democratic model” against regional neighbors, Chokri Hamid measures Tunisia’s constitution against its revolutionary ideals.
Nouvelles Exigences du FMI : Augmentation des prix du carburant, du gaz, de l’électricité et du pain … et d’autres réformes Med Dhia Hamammi outlines a new plan for price hikes at the behest of the IMF.
Tunisie : 168 ans après l`abolition de l`esclavage, le racisme est plus que jamais présent (VIDÉO) This Tunisian public service announcement (produced by the Institut Français) highlights the continuing problem of racism.
Opposition "laïque"? Hajar Zarrouk laments the absence of a true secular opposition in Tunisia.
25: In the Beginning Was the Word (PHOTOS) Through profiles of thirteen Sahrawi women activists, Daniel Lagartofernández offers a view into the gender dimensions of the Western Sahara conflict.
Camp in Minefield to Protest a Wall Mohamedsalem Werad describes his experiences as part of a delegation of Sahrawi activists who protested at the Moroccan-constructed sand wall in the Western Sahara.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
Tunisia’s Judges: The Intra-State Struggle for Independence Mohamed Afif Jaidi highlights institutional attempts and obstacles to creating an independent judiciary in Tunisia.
Crise politique et question territoriale en Tunisie Sami Yassine Turki explores the “territorial question” at its intersection with Tunisian socio-politics, interrogating public space and a tension between centralization and decentralization.
الأدب والثّورة: حوار مع حسين الواد بمناسبة الذّكرى الثّالثة للثورة التونسيّة Nour Gana interviews Tunisian litterateur Houceine el Oued on his life and work on the third anniversary of the Tunisian 2011 uprisings.
The Tindouf Refugee Camps: A Moroccan`s Reflections Nadir Bouhmouch describes his recent visit to the Tindouf refugee camps and measures his experience to the representations presented in his home country.
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 Journal of North African Studies.
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.