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Mohammed Arkoun: A Profile

Name: Mohammed Arkoun Date of Birth: 1 February 1928   Date of Death: 14 September 2010 Nationality: Algerian/ French Place of Birth: Taourirt-Mimoun, Algeria Category: Intellectual Profession: Scholar Mohammed Arkoun 1950-1954: After graduating from the Oran high ...  Read More »

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Maroc, difficile dialogue entre islamistes et gauche radicale

Septembre et octobre 2013 : l’organisation islamiste Al-Adl wal-Ihsan (AWI, « Justice et spiritualité »), forte de dizaines de milliers d’adhérents et non reconnue par l’État, fait quelques appels du pied à la gauche. Son objectif est d’établir une dynamique commune pour lutter sur le front social. Les ...  Read More »

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New JADMAG: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara

Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Edited by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus  Electronic copy: $3.99  Paperback: $6.99  In the past few decades, both media and academic scholarship have marginalized the Western Saharan conflict, rendering it largely insignificant within ...  Read More »

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Colonisation Pacifique?: Examining the Contradictions of Xavier Coppolani’s Expansion into Mauritania

In 1899, Louis Gustave Binger, the head of African affairs at the French Ministry of Colonies, received a proposal outlining a plan to bring a large swath of North African tribal territory under French control. The proposal covered a vast expanse of land, primarily desert, stretching up from the Senegal River to the ...  Read More »

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Les villes petites et moyennes dans les revoltes arabes: un etat des lieux

Les villes petites et moyennes dans les révoltes arabes: un état des lieux. Compte rendu de: Karine Benafla (dir.), Dossier « Villes arabes: conflits et protestations », Confluences Méditerranée, 85 (2013), 9-164. Une des dimensions singulières des révoltes arabes est leur territorialité, qui a ...  Read More »

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Dream City Arts Festival: Artists Facing Freedom

Dream City 2012: Artists Facing Freedom September 2012 Tunis, Tunisia   Dream City, a multidisciplinary arts festival in public spaces, is the brainchild of Tunisian choreographers and performers Selma and Sofiane Ouissi. The duo hoped to bring the people of the ancient city of Tunis art on every street ...  Read More »

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"Laaroussa" Collaborative Art Project

Laaroussa March - April 2012 B'chira Art Center - Tunisia   The Tunisian Association L'Art Rue organized 'Laaroussa' in 2012, where it invited a group of artists to work with women potters from Sejnane--a region in North East Tunisia. They co-produced artwork that was exhibited in B-chira Art Center. The ...  Read More »

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Still Standing: Algeria’s Future Past

[This is one of six pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the anniversary of the Algerian Revolution. Moderated by Muriam Haleh Davis, it features contributions from Ed McAllister, James McDougall, Malika Rahal, Natalya Vince, Samuel Everett, and Thomas Serres.] Among ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (November 1)

[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 maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (October 20)

[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 maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Out with the Old and In with the Old: Morocco’s New Cabinet

These past few months have been a particularly turbulent period for Morocco’s Party of Justice and Development-led coalition government. While King Mohammed VI was on an extended vacation in France during May and June 2013, the conservative nationalist Istiqlal Party announced it was withdrawing from the coalition. ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (October 14)

[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 maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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الاعتداء الجنسي على الأطفال في المغرب تحت غطاء القانون والتقاليد

حالات إغتصاب الأطفال في المغرب أرقام تدق ناقوس الخطر  في ظل تساهل القانون وتواطؤ التقاليد تتزايد جرائم الاغتصاب والسياحة الجنسية في حق الأطفال في المغرب، ويتزايد معها القلق من غياب ردع قانوني وتستر الأسر عليها تحت غطاء درء العار والفضيحة. ألغى العاهل المغربي العفو الذي أصدره عن إسباني مدان باغتصاب 11 ...  Read More »

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Vineyards of Colonial Algeria: A History of French or Algerian Wine?

The history of wine production in Algeria during French colonial rule reflects the role of food and drink in enhancing, building, and contrasting national identities, and in mirroring the power relationship that connects the colonized to the colonizer. Algerian wine represents a particularly interesting example of the ...  Read More »

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Is Algeria an Anti-Imperialist State?

In the last two years, several articles and analyses have attempted to decrypt Algeria’s ambiguous position toward Western imperialist interventions in Libya and Mali. In contrast to its assertive and resolute diplomacy of the 1960s and 1970s, the Algerian regime confused more than one observer, as it was not easy to ...  Read More »

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حين يسقط الاستبداد وتبقى دولة الفساد

اختُزل الفساد الذي عرفته تونس طوال حكم بن علي في سطوة العائلات المتنفّذة المحيطة بالرئيس، واعتقد كثيرون أنّ دولة الفساد ستنتهي بنهاية تلك الطغمة الحاكمة. كان لهذا الاختزال دور هام في شخصنة الظاهرة، وفي انتشار نظرة تبسيطية تحصر تناول الفساد في إطار مقاربة أخلاقية وقانونية تؤدّي بالضرورة إلى تجاهل ارتباطه الوثيق ...  Read More »

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Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Eighteenth Report

[The following report was issued by Bokra Youth Organization and H2O Team on 28 September 2013. This is the eighteenth in a year-long series of reports covering the actions of Libya's General National Council. This issue focuses on the period from 15 September to 30 September 2013. ...  Read More »

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The Geography of Public Lighting in Arab Cities

Recent research shows that lighting in cities has become a salient public policy issue. I will argue here that this is also the case in numerous cities in the Arab world, using some original field observations and raising several research issues—namely the inequalities of service provision in urban areas, citizens’ ...  Read More »

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (25 September)

 [This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (September 15)

[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 maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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On the Margins Roundup (September)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros Islands and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the On the Margins Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each ...  Read More »

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Où est l’intérêt national et qui le sert ?

La Tunisie vit en ce moment un moment d’intense hyperbolisation du sentiment patriotique. Cette glorification du drapeau trouve ses origines dans de multiples facteurs. Alors que dans les premières manifestations suivant la chute du régime l’usage du drapeau était le signe d’une forme  de communion nationale, il ...  Read More »

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A Portrait of Tunisian Artist Nicene Kossentini

Nicene Kossentini is a visual artist from Sfax, Tunisia. She studied art in France and established the first experimental film program at the Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts upon her return to Tunisia. Kossentini works across various media as she explores topics related to heritage, language, and ...  Read More »

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The Invention of Throne Day

Since the Middle Ages, ruling dynasties in Morocco have resorted to political religious rituals to legitimize and affirm their power. The Moroccan monarchy’s ritual complex reached its height under Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603), the founder of the Makhzen (the governing institution in Morocco). Under the current ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 9)

[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 maghreb@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Migrants in Morocco: 'Go Home or Face Death'

On 28 June, Moroccan human rights associations Association lumière sur l’émigration clandestine au Maghreb (ALECMA), Groupe antiraciste d’accompagnement et de défense des étrangers et migrants (GADEM), Association marocaine des droits de l’Homme (AMDH), and Forum des alternatives Maroc (FMAS) launched the “Number 9: ...  Read More »

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Daniel's List

As the world now knows, King Mohamed VI, in his habit of granting royal pardons on his annual 30 July Coronation Day, pardoned pedophile rapist, Daniel Fino Galván. In 2011 Galván was condemned in an historic judgment to thirty years in a criminal prison for having raped minors aged two to fifteen. The ...  Read More »

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Complicity and Indifference: Racism in Morocco

“It is strictly forbidden to rent apartments to Africans,” read a sign in a Casablanca apartment building. France 24’s citizen media section, “Les Observateurs,” initially picked up the story of the signs in the apartment building. They were then later reported on independent Moroccan media. The report accompanying ...  Read More »

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Portrait of Mohamed Brahmi

“I entered politics as a man and I will leave it as a man.” These were some of the last words Mohamed Brahmi stated to one of his friends most loyal to the People's Movement, several days before his death on 25 July 2013 in Tunis. Mohamed Brahmi was one who believed in true political engagement, the kind that requires ...  Read More »

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Snapshot: Tunis

Asmaa, a biological engineering student at a university in Tunis, chose to have her portrait taken in her bedroom. She sees her bedroom, which is covered with street-style graffiti, as the place that best reflects her personality. She comfortably sat on her bed with her legs folded and jokingly said, “I’ve always ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya’s Maghreb Page delivers exclusive coverage on Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and the Western Sahara. As the role of the Greater Maghreb has been pivotal in the regional movements, it is imperative that coverage remains consistent and relevant. Jadaliyya offers incisive analysis--in Arabic, French, and English--through an academic and critical perspective.

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Algeria:

Population (July 2016 est.)40,263,711
GDP (2016 est.)$609.4 billion
Unemployment 
(2016 est.)9.9%
Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24;
2014 est.): 25.3%
Military Expenditures 
(/GDP, 2016 est.)6%
Health Expenditures (/GDP, 2014 est.): 7.2%

Libya:

Population (2015 est.)6,597,960
GDP 
($US billions; 2016 est.)90.89
Unemployment (2004 est.)30%
Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24):
n/a
Military Expenditures: 
3.9% of GDP 
Health Expenditures (/GDP, 2014 est.): 5% 

Mauritania:

Population (2016 est.): 3,677,293
GDP 
$7.242 billion
Unemployment (2016 est.)12.8% 
Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 67%
Military Expenditures (/GDP, 2014 est.): 2.67%
Health Expenditures (/GDP, 2014 est.): 3.8% 

Morocco:

Population (2016 est.)33,655,786
GDP ($US billions, 2016 est.):  $282.8
Unemployment (2016 est.): 9.9%;
Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24, 2014 est.): 20%
Military Expenditures (/GDP, 2015 est.): 3.25%
Health Expenditures (/GDP, 2014 est.)5.9% 

Tunisia:

Population (2016 est.)11,134,588
GDP ($US billion, 2016 est.): $130.8 billion
Unemployment (2016 est.): 14%;
Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24, 2012 est.): 37.8%
Military Expenditures (/GDP, 2015 est.)2.28%
Health Expenditures (/GDP, 2014 est.)7%

Western Sahara:

Population (2016 est.)587,020
GDP ($US million, 2007 est.):  $906.5
Unemployment: n/a
Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
n/a
Health Expenditures
n/a

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