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Bouteflika in full control of running Algeria: premier Al Arabiya reports on Algeria’s assurance of the president’s political capabilities.
Algeria unwavering in support of Western Sahara independence “Algerian Ambassador to Namibia Sid Ali Abdelbari has reiterated Algeria’s support for the independence of Western Sahara.”
الشاب عبدو… الرّاي على إيقاع المدّاحات Nafha Magazine discusses the contemporary rai musician Cheb Abdou and his role in continuing rai culture.
Projet de Loi de finances 2016 : Un budget conséquent pour l’Education Algeria increased its educational budget by over two percent, and now represents almost ten percent of the state budget.
Libya`s Black Market Foreign Currency Exchange: From Healthcare To What`s On The Table, When The Exchange Rate Dictates Every Area Of Your Life An analysis of Libya’s volatile foreign policy black market, currently “the only available source of foreign currency for most Libyans.”
هل كان مبعوث الأمم المتحدة إلى ليبيا وسيطا محايدا؟ UN Envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon, resigns from the United Nations and takes on a new position as Director General of the Abu Dhabi Diplomatic Academy.
Libya: Back to Square One? “A leaked email written by Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Bernardino Leon on 31 December 2014 to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan badly compromises Leon’s credibility as a neutral mediator, that of the negotiation process, and most importantly that of the entire United Nations as an independent actor.”
اغنية جديدة للقريتلي Popular song on social media denouncing the dire state of the economy.
شكوي للرئيس محمد ولد عبد العزيز من ادارة بير أم آكرين A Mauritanian citizen demands reforms in governmental corruption and corrupt management, addressing the president directly.
فضائيات موريتانية حرة تنقل العرض العسكري في الشامي من داخل سيارات الجيش Mauritania’s army holds a public parade in the Shami region of the country for the military’s fifty-fifth anniversary.
CGTM: عمال اسنيم بالزويرات تعرضوا لعنف لا يمكن تفسيره The General Confederation of Mineworkers has complained of violent oppression by security forces against any form of public assembly in Zouerate.
ولد عبد العزيز في زراية للسعودية Taqadoumy reports on President Aziz’s visit to Saudi Arabia for the Arab Summit.
La Mauritanie doit libérer deux prisonniers d’opinion détenus depuis un an Amnesty International calls on the Mauritanian government to release the jailed anti-slavery activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Bilal Ramadane, imprisoned since November of last year.
Maroc, une réforme territoriale bâtie contre l’identité régionale OrientXXI analyzes the territorial reform plan behind the official discourse of a better inclusion of ethnic identities.
Le Desk A new investigative magazine has launched in Morocco and will be available for free from 10 November to 20 November.
La bombe à retardement sociale du Maroc Medias24 paints a dark picture of educated youth unemployment and the worsening of their situation over the last few years.
الحبس لقياديين ف العدل والاحسان بمكناس وها علاش Leaders from the Justice and Spirituality movement have been arrested under the charges of assembly and disobedience.
Sahara : comment le Maroc entend creuser son sillon Le Point reviews Morocco’s policy on Western Sahara following the fortieth anniversary of the Green March.
تونس..32 نائبا يستقيلون من كتلة "نداء تونس" والنهضة تهيمن على البرلمان Thirty-two members of Parliament have resigned over a rift with President Essebsi’s son. The members denounce the attempt to create another dynasty in the country, a situation against the ideals of the 2010 Revolution.
La Tunisie et l`Union Européenne signent un accord pour soutenir la réforme et la modernisation du secteur sécuritaire A new security agreement has been signed between Tunisia and the European Union, seeking to reform the security sector.
Tunisia: Musicians confronted with censorship and repression Freemuse criticizes the status quo, which continues to target young musicians and infringes upon their freedom of expression.
JAWHAR SOUDANI ALIAS VA-JO, LE COLORISTE DE GABÈS A report on street artist and visual artist Va-Jo.
The Unending Quest for Self-Determination in the Western Sahara Jake Silverman traces the history of Western Saharan self-determination, and US and UN policy towards the territory.
Western Sahara: President Abdelaziz Hails Ben Ki-Moon`s Call for "True Negotiations" “The Polisario Front has reaffirmed its willingness to enter into true negotiations without preconditions, advocated by the Secretary General of the UN to reach a solution that guarantees the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence…”
Quarante ans de conflit au Sahara occidental OrientXXI discusses security issues in the Western Sahara, and provides a number of references concerning the region.
Vast underground river system discovered in once-vibrant Western Sahara Scientists discover a once vibrant river system in the Western Sahara region.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
Kabylia: Between Colonial Myths and Algerian Realities A translated excerpt from Yassine Temlali`s book, La genèse de la Kabylie. Aux origines de l’affirmation berbère en Algérie (1830-1962).
Libya: The Forgotten War of the Tebu and Tuareg Valérie Stocker sheds light on the violence marring southern Libya.
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 country.