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North-Africa Roundup

The 4th Congrès des études sur le Moyen-Orient et les Mondes Musulmans will be taking place online 28 June – 2 July, with panels including Islam and activism in North-West Africa, post-2011 sociopolitical upheavals through a gender lens, and language education and identities in Morocco and Algeria. Registration is free. More info here. The Funambulist have made their back issues available, including two articles on the inter-related history of Algeria and Palestine. Building on her exhibition Discrete Violence: Architecture the French War in Algeria, Samia Henni discusses landscapes of colonial violence in Palestine and Algeria with Mostafa Minawi. In the second article, Lina Soualem relates how her encounter with Yannis Arab’s research on Palestine’s Algerians / Algeria’s Palestinians stroke a personal chord. Yannis Arab’s talk is available here. The Arab Uprisings Project is a continually updated website with new resources, and event recordings made available monthly. This is a fantastic resources if you’re teaching or researching North Africa, or political engagement more widely. Similarly, Jadaliyya‘s list of essential readings on uprisings, popular protests, and resistance, although focused on the MENA, will also be relevant for thinking about politics south of the Sahara. Maghreb Maghrek‘s latest issue focuses on the Hirak and “street politics” in […]

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North Africa Roundup

Morroco The Moroccan government is playing on Europe’s migration fears to garner support for its claims over Western Sahara. Read more on orientxxi.info Algeria In Algeria, protests continue despite Covid restrictions in order to mark the anniversary of the Hirak. Read more on aljazeera.com President Tebboune dissolved the Algerian Parliament on 18 February and called for early partliamentary elections. Read more on lemonde.fr These new measures only galvanised popular mobilisation. Read more on elwatan.com Tunisia Protests also continued in Tunisia. Read more on meshkal.org, on hrw.org and on globalvoices.org Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi discusses the legacy of the 2011 revolution and the role of his party. Read more on middleeasteye.net

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