[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 Tuesday night of every week]
Politiques d’arabisation : Quand le pouvoir falsifie les noms des lieux Nadir Iddir explores the linguistic implications of Algeria’s Arabization era and places a claim for Amazigh origin words.
أين ذهبت أشرطة الكاسيت التي كنا نستمع إليها؟ Muhammad al-Amine Sultani writes on musical technology, cassette tapes, and Algerian music.
El Hachemi Guerrouabi-Saki Baki Last Night in Orient highlights the classic Chaabi song Saki Baki, and explores its origins.
اعتقال جنرال في الاستخبارات كان مكلفا بمحاربة الإرهاب في الجزائر Algeria arrested a former military officer who led the state’s counter-terrorism programs for two decades.
Trésors de Musique Judéo-Algérienne Elie Bensaid 1926 - Lyoum Rit A`adra Rabnass Archives uncovers a traditional Jewish ALgerian song by Elie Bensaid.
As Many as 200 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks Off Libyan Coast Vice News reports on the 200 refugees and migrants killed when their boat, bound for Europe, sank off the Libyan coast.
Photos: Libyan Women Meeting in the Framework of Political Dialogue Commences Today, 24 August 2015 Photo story showing the representatives of Libyan women participating in the Framework of Political Dialogue in Tunis.
جولة جديدة للحوار الوطني الليبي بعد غد بجنيف لمناقشة أسماء حكومة الوفاق United Nations Special Envoy Bernardino Leon to meet with all parties of the Libyan National Dialogue in order to draft an agreement concerning a list of candidates for the National Reconciliation initiative..
Videos show Libyan officials threatening jailed Gaddafi son “New videos show Libyan security officials threatening Muammar Gaddafi`s son Saadi in an effort to force him to talk, two weeks after footage emerged showing guards beating him in the same Tripoli jail.”
Urgent: Biram Dah Abeid, évacué à l’hôpital d’Aleg Jailed anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid is hospitalized after losing his appeals case for his imprisonment.
أغنية هيب هوب جديدة تنتقد نظام ولد عبد العزيز Taqadoumy features the latest song from the hip-hop group Ewlad Lblad critiquing president Aziz.
Fighting Corruption in Mauritania`s Iron, Gold, Oil and Fisheries Sectors Till Bruckner interviews Ba Papa Amadou on Mauritania’s extractive industries and transparency issues.
UNPO Condemns Appeal Rejection for Biram Dah Abeid Underrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization comments on the recent rejection of jailed anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid’s appeal to his jail sentence.
Worrying escalation of crackdowns on human rights advocates in Morocco “International Media Support condemns the worrying escalation of crackdowns on free expression and human rights by the Moroccan authorities,” citing the examples of press freedom advocate Hicham Mansouri and activist Samad Ayach.
ELECTIONS 2015 / FEMMES : NABILA MOUNIB NOUS DIT TOUT Video interview of Nabila Mounib, head of the Moroccan Unified Socialist Party, discussing the role of women in the upcoming municipal elections.
Agdal Riad Federation Gauche Démocratique - Liste Omar Balafrej Promotional video for the leftist electoral coalition seeking to encourage the participation of youth and females from multiple economic backgrounds.
Morocco and Algeria ... an absurd race Ali Anouzla critiques the provocative and ongoing arms race between Morocco and Algeria: “The frantic and worrying race between the two neighbouring countries has not stopped since the 1970s when billions of dollars were spent on arming the countries at the expense of developing the countries for their people.”
Developing youth entrepreneurship in Morocco Writer Sarah Alaoui analyses the development of youth entrepreneurship in Morocco.
Libyan carriers resume Tunisia flights Tunisian authorities allow the resumption of flights between Tunisia and Libya after following a year-long suspension.
Yazaki Is Optimistic About Further Business in Tunisia Japanese wire giant Yazaki opens its second factory in the region of Gafsa, allowing for the creation of 4.000 jobs.
Djerba Tango FEST Program for the Djerba Tango festival, 4-6 September 2015.
منتخب تونس يودّع بطولة افريقيا لكرة السلة Elimination of Tunisian basketball team after six wins and one loss during the 2015 AfroBasket, which took place in Nabeul and Hammamet between 19 and 30 August.
Tunisie en proie au mirage de l’« or noir » Blogger Rafika Bendermel reviews the debate on the oil rents: should oil revenues go to the state, or should the producing regions draw the largest benefits?
Morocco/Western Sahara: Rights Group Legalized “Morocco should now end all arbitrary obstacles on the activities of the group, the Sahrawi Association of Victims of Human Rights Abuses Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH), including a de facto prohibition of public rallies and sit-ins.”
Shooting for Change in Western Sahara Sean Williams writes on the Western Saharan conflict, and film production as a source for change.
Zimbabwe reaffirms firm support to legitimate Saharawi struggle Sahara Press Service reports on Simbarashe Mumbengegwi’s commitment to Western Saharan liberation.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
The Moroccan Non-Exception: `Much Loved` and Realism, Colonialism, and Pornography in Moroccan Cinema Moroccan filmmaker, Nadir Bouhmouch, critiques the controversial "Much Loved" film, which tackles the issue of prostitution in Morocco, while also raising critiques against the reactions that followed its release.
The Moroccan Non-Exception: A Conversation with Ahmed Marzouki, Former Tazmamart Detainee Scholar Abdeslam Maghraoui interviews one of the last remaining former prisoners held in the infamous Tazmamart secret prison.
The Moroccan Non-Exception: Roundtable Introduction Jadaliyya Maghreb Page Editors introduce a roundtable series, featuring articles challenging notions of "Moroccan exceptionalism."
The Changing Nature of the Algerian Political System and the Illusion of a Civilian Regime Riccardo Fabiani provides an overview and analysis of the shifting tides and reshuffling within the Algerian regime, raising questions about the presumed "civilian" nature of the regime.
Daoud’s Camus Fanfiction Is More of the Same Nadia Sariahmed reviews Kamel Daoud`s critically-acclaimed novel, The Meursault Investigation.
France Decorates a Moroccan Facing Justice on Bastille Day: A Portrait of Abdellatif Hammouchi Writing for OrientXXI, Omar Brouksy profiles Moroccan intelligence chief, Abdellatif Hammouchi, on the eve of Bastille Day—when Hammouch was expected to receive the Legion of Honor.
The Rise and Fall of Abu ‘Iyadh: Reported Death Leaves Questions Unanswered Nathaniel Greenberg writes about the media attention surrounding the figure of Abu `Iyadh, addressing doubts over reports claiming his death.
A Dangerous Dualism: The Myth of Two Algerias Thomas Serres dispels the prevailing notion of a dualistic Algeria, instead pointing to the nuances and complexities that make up Algerian society. Read the French version here.