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Ennahda: A Party in Transition

Since the assassination of Chokri Belaid, Tunisia is living the most difficult stage of its revolutionary transition. Even before the murder of Belaid, a long institutional crisis had kept the country in limbo with the prolonged absence of a constitution. Belaid’s death pushed it on the edge of chaos. Much has been ...  Read More »

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Human Rights Organizations Continue Efforts to Aid Families of the Disappeared in Algeria

[The following statement was issued by Alkarama, the Collective of Families of Disappeared Persons in Algeria (CFDA), and TRIAL on 22 March 2013.] The United Nations Human Rights Committee will meet on Monday, 25 March 2013 in order to monitor the implementation of its decisions regarding cases of human rights ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (March 22)

[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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Violence, Vulnerability, and Migration: Trapped at the Gates of Europe

[The following report was issued by Doctors Without Borders on 14 March 2013.] Violence, Vulnerability, and Migration: Trapped at the Gates of Europe A report on the situation of sub-Saharan migrants in an irregular situation in Morocco. Executive Summary Over the last ten years, as the European Union (EU) has ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (March 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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Tunisia and the IMF: A Beggar State and an Impoverished People

In November 2012, Tunisia signed a loan with the World Bank for a total value of five hundred million dollars. This was on top of other loans received in November from various lenders that totaled seven hundred million dollars. Following an interview with Reuters last month, Riadh Bettaieb, the Tunisian minister of ...  Read More »

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Self-Immolations Continue in Tunisia

On 12 March, Adel Khadri, a twenty-seven year old cigarette street vendor, set himself on fire on Tunis’ main street, Habib Bourguiba Avenue. According to eyewitnesses, Khadri shouted: “This is a young man who sells cigarettes because of unemployment,” before setting himself on fire. Khadri passed away early this ...  Read More »

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الخوف والغضب: المرأة وعنف ما بعد الثورة

 أحد الملاحظات التي لا يمكن إغفالها أثناء انتفاضات ‘الربيع العربي’ في مصر وتونس أتت من النساء اللواتي ادعين أنهن شعرن أخيراً بالأمان في الأماكن العامة في مجتمعات سِجلّها من التحرش الجنسي ضد المرأة يدفع المرء لتمني الكثير من التحسن. إن اندماج المواطنين وتعبئتهم – الشاب والمسن، محجبات وغير محجبات، ذكر وأنثى، مسلم ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (March 8)

 [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 Monthly Edition (February 2013)

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Maghreb. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Maghreb-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity ...  Read More »

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Morocco's 20 February Movement: Two Years Later

Two major protests were planned within the period between 20 and 24 February. On 20 February 2013, members of the 20 February Movement planned to commemorate their two year anniversary with a march in front of the Parliament building in Rabat. Unaffiliated with the movement and less than a block away in front of the ...  Read More »

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A Betrayed Revolution?: On the Tunisian Uprising and the Democratic Transition

On the evening of 14 January 2011, a single man was shouting on Bourguiba Avenue, "Ben Ali hrab!" (Ben Ali has fled), celebrating the stunning victory of a revolution. In this cry, the admiration for the people, love for freedom, and sorrow for the dead was heard. He was alone in the dark, on an avenue that ...  Read More »

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Qatar Moving Closer to Algeria?

Officially, Emir Hamad visited Algiers on 7 January 2013 to conduct an evaluation of the bilateral cooperation and to sign partnership agreements between the two countries. This visit was struck in a cordial tone between the heads of state, even though real ...  Read More »

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London Event -- Algeria, Mali: Another Chapter in the “Global War On Terror”? (9 March)

Algeria, Mali: Another Chapter in the “Global War On Terror”? 9 March 2013, 4:30 p.m.  Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London As the dreadful hostage crisis at the BP-operated In Amenas gas plant in Algeria came to an end on January 19th, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron claimed, like George ...  Read More »

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Assarag: Habitat and the Imazighen of Morocco

(If the photo slide show does not appear above, please click here.) [The photos and text presented here are the result of my work in five Amazigh (also known as Berber) communities or distinct architectural ensembles in the south of Morocco.] My work in Morocco began in May 2002 when I was invited by a former high ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (March 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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Poems from the Maghreb: Introduction and Selections

[To celebrate the publication of Poems for the Millennium: Vol 4, edited by Pierre Joris and Habib Tangour (University of California Press, 2013), a comprehensive anthology of the written and oral literatures of the Maghreb, Jadaliyya is publishing the editors' introduction and a selection of poems (Mehdi Akhrif, ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (February 22)

[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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Mali: Why the Hardest Part Is Yet to Come

Early on during the French intervention which began in January 2013, many journalists in the international press were quick to note that Islamist militants had just “melted away” into the vast desert regions of northern Mali. As French fighter jets attacked key strongholds, hundreds of Islamist fighters prepared ...  Read More »

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La Langue Amazighe : Parcours et Entraves de Son Enseignement au Maroc

Ce papier étudie les revendications du Mouvement culturel amazigh marocain et quelques uns des obstacles qui empêchent la réussite de l’intégration de la langue amazighe dans le système éducatif marocain. Bien que la Charte nationale de l’Éducation et de la Formation, élaborée en 1999 par la Commission spéciale sur ...  Read More »

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Exposing Sexual Violence in Morocco: An Interview with Nadir Bouhmouch

[This article features an interview with Moroccan filmmaker and activist Nadir Bouhmouch. See Bouhmouch’s first film My Makzhen and Me here: My Makhzen and Me and a clip for his upcoming film, 475, here: www.475lefilm.com.] “The state-backed raping of poor women undermined the class solidarity that had been ...  Read More »

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Positioning Gender Fluidity in Francophone Maghrebi Literature

The journey of self-discovery is a recurring theme in Francophone Maghrebi literature and film. Authors and directors place characters in a struggle against forces in both French and Maghrebi society, evoking various themes through which characters define themselves. While these characters embark on different paths in ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Monthly Roundup (January)

 [This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Maghreb. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Maghreb-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and ...  Read More »

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إغتيال عيد العرب

تونس ليست لبنان. قلتها فانهالت علي الشتائم والتهم. لكني أعيدها، تونس ليست لبنان من حيث الإغتيالات السياسية. فقد عانى لبنان في الستين سنةً التي تلت استقلاله عشرات الإغتيالات المدبرة، حصدت أرواح رؤساء وزعماء أحزاب ووزراء ورجال دين وغيرهم من القيادات. أما تونس ما بعد الإستقلال فقد شهدت جريمةً واحدةً من هذا الحجم، تلك ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (February 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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Assassination, Resignations, and Reshufflings: Tunisia’s Latest Developments

The Beginning: Rise of the Troika On 23 October 2011, Tunisians took to the polls resulting in Ennahda’s electoral victory. An Islamist party previously oppressed by ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s regime, a majority of voters hoped this opposition party would bring much-needed change following the ...  Read More »

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Assassinat de Chokri Belaid : Onde de choc internationale

Les capitales occidentales et l’ONU dénoncent un assassinat politique Très rapidement, dès la confirmation de la mort du charismatique leader de gauche Chokri Belaid, c’est François Hollande qui est parmi les premiers à réagir en dénonçant le meurtre « d’une des voix les plus courageuses et les plus libres » de ...  Read More »

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If You Are From the North, You Are Guilty: On the Alienation and Abandonment of Internally Displaced Northern Malians

A displaced Timbuktian entered a store in Bamako. “As-salamu alaykum,” he said. The manager stiffened and eyed him suspiciously. “Why do you greet me with ‘As-salamu alaykum?’” he asked. “Because we are both Muslim,” the Timbuktian said in the heavily-accented Bambara typical of the Songhay of northern Mali. “No, ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (February 8)

[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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Seule la vérité

À l’occasion de sa visite à Alger, David Cameron a souligné la détermination du Royaume-Uni à aider l’Algérie dans sa lutte antiterroriste. « Lorsque le terrorisme se développe dans différentes parties du monde, il atteint nos peuples et nos intérêts non seulement dans ces parties du monde, mais également chez ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya’s Maghreb Page will deliver 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 will offer incisive analysis--in Arabic, French, and English--through an academic and critical perspective.

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Algeria:

Population 34,994,937
GDP $251.1 billion
Unemployment
10%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.3%
Military Expenditures
3.3% of GDP (World Rank: 37)
Health Expenditures
5.8% of GDP (World Rank 114)

Libya:

Population 6,597,960
GDP 
$90.57 billion
Unemployment 
30%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
3.9% of GDP (World Rank: 26)
Health Expenditures
6.6% of GDP (World Rank: 89)

Mauritania:

Population 3,359,185
GDP 
$7.242 billion
Unemployment 
30% (2008); Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 67%
Military Expenditures
5.5% of GDP (World Rank: 12)
Health Expenditures
5.7% of GDP (World Rank: 121) 

Morocco:

Population 32,309,239
GDP 
$163 billion
Unemployment 
9.2%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 21.9%
Military Expenditures
5% of GDP (World Rank: 16)
Health Expenditures
5.5% of GDP (World Rank: 128)

Tunisia:

Population 10,629,186
GDP 
$100 billion
Unemployment 
13%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 30.7%
Military Expenditures
1.4% of GDP (World Rank: 109)
Health Expenditures
6.2% of GDP (World Rank: 100) 

Western Sahara:

Population 522,928
GDP 
$906.5 million
Unemployment 
n/a; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
n/a
Health Expenditures
n/a

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