[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]
الجزائريون في متاهمة… الفعالية غائبة Nafaha Magazine discusses individual productivity and workforce hours in Algeria.
La chute de « Rab Dzaïr », le « dieu d’Alger » Lahouari Addi discusses the recent firing of the security general Toufik
L`accord d`association avec l`Europe, un désastre enfin reconnu par le gouvernement algérien Huffpost Maghreb covers the economic strategy the government adopted fifteen years ago, and the struggles facing the country today.
Algeria to close private TV over ‘subversive’ interview “In the interview Mezrag spoke of his plans to set up a political party and criticized President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for rejecting his initiative.”
UN proposes unity government to end Libya conflict “UN special envoy announces deal after lengthy talks in Morocco, bringing together Libya`s two rival administrations.”
Dozens of Tunisians freed in Libya a day after being kidnapped “Dozens of Tunisians kidnapped in Libya in retaliation for the arrest of a Libyan official in Tunisia this week have been released.”
Libyan Factions React to UN Unity Government Proposal POMED reviews the main reactions to Libyan unity government proposals.
ولد مرزوك يتحدث-في جنيف عن معاناة لحراطين وسجن بيرام ورفاقه Abedine Ouled Marzouk discusses the existence of Haratine’s in Mauritania, and the imprisonment of the anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid and his colleagues
Mauritanian crackdown a lesson in countering smuggling Geoffrey York writes for the Globe and Mail on Mauritania’s strategies concerning migrants and smuggling in the Sahel region.
(لوموند الفرنسية : مقربون من النظام متورطون في فساد واسع (ترجمة Assiraj covers the recent investigation on the international mining company Kinross Tasiast over claims of corruption involving the Mauritanian government.
الحكومة الموريتانية تكافح التطرف والإرهاب بفتح الحوار مع الشباب Belleware Media covers Mauritania`s counter-terrorism strategies concerning youth awareness programs.
موريتانيا: الإعلان عن ازدياد حالات الإصابة بحمى الوادي المتصدع في مدن عدة Mauritania’s health ministry announced new cases of Rift Valley fever, which may present a health risk to the country.
قوات الأمن تفرّقُ وقفة احتجاجية ضدّ السعودية أمام البرلمان Video showing Moroccan authorities violently dispersing a group of peaceful protesters in Rabat.
منجب: إما أن أحصل على حقي كاملا أو أستشهد Journalist and activist Maati Monjib is on hunger strike after being banned from leaving Morocco.
La femme, source de régénération et d`existence Report on Marcel Khalife’s press conference after his visit to South-East rural villages in support of women’s rights in the Arab world.
Festival international du film de femmes de Salé Libe reports on the ninth edition of Sale Women’s Film Festival.
Vente d’alcool: plus d’un milliard de dirhams de recettes fiscales Following the ban of Casablanca’s first beer festival, TelQuel reveals the large taxes revenues from alcohol sales.
L’affaire Ridha Charfeddine, ou l’inéluctable libanisation de la Tunisie Nawaat compares the banalization of assassination attempts against political figures to the Lebanese phenomenon.
الحق في المدرسة في تونس بين بريق التشريع وظلمة الواقع The Legal Agenda discusses education-related laws and their application to the Tunisian rural context
Prix Nobel 2015 : La Tunisie du dialogue récompensée Social media reactions to Tunisia’s Nobel Prize laureates.
Mamie Lily Photo-essay on the last restaurant to serve Kosher food in Tunis.
وفاة شاب تونسي أضرم النار في جسده احتجاجًا على حجز بضاعته A young Tunisian vendor sets himself on fire after his merchandise was confiscated.
Morocco Western Sahara Territory Dispute: Sahrawis Growing Restless With Economic Capital At Stake And Little Hope For Solution “Even after forty years of quarreling, Ould Salek said his government would be open to economic cooperation with Morocco if Western Sahara becomes independent.”
Students Protests for Western Sahara Independence Draw Crackdowns Al-Fanar Media covers student protests and their repression in the southern Moroccan city of Agadir.
Western Sahara is the Forgotten War Fair Observer covers and hosts Vice’s documentary on the Western Saharan conflict, and briefly touches on its history.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
Social Dialogue Under The Gun in Tunisia Ian M. Hartshorn contextualizes the developments with regard to negotiations in Tunisia, looking at the various actors and processes that have led up to the present day.
De-dramatizing Algerian Politics Brahim Rouabah writes on the recent changes in Algeria`s political sphere, dispelling dominant notions in media.
Tunisia: The Counter Demographic Transition Khadija Mohsen-Finan interviews researcher Youssef Courbage on the increasing birth rates in Tunisia.
The Ongoing, Steady Gains of Morocco`s Islamist Party Dörthe Engelcke examines the mounting successes of Morocco`s leading Islamist party, the Party of Justice and Development (PJD).
A Statement of Solidarity with Moroccan Historian, Maâti Monjib Activists mobilize in solidarity with Moroccan historian Maâti Monjib, who is wanted for "undermining state security" and has been prevented from leaving the countrry.
Arab Maghreb Union: Overcoming Competition in Favor of Cooperation (Part I) Wafa Ben Hassine provides an overview of the history of the Arab Maghreb Union, analyzing the reasons behind its failures and why it should be revived. Read the second part here.
Behind the Imprisonment of Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activists Hassan Ould Moctar explains the background behind the Mauritanian government`s repression of activists fighting against slavery.