In an interview, Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck talks about the paradoxes of state control over religion in Algeria.
Algeria’s regime regards “quietist” Salafism as a useful ally in the fight against more violent and politicized Salafists.
The Sahel is a source of high instability for the Maghreb and by extension for Europe.
In Sidi Bouzid and Siliana, Tunisians hope that upcoming municipal elections will inject new life into a marginalized periphery.
Tunisia will hold municipal elections on May 6, in a step aimed at devolving more power to local authorities.
In an interview, Ennahda’s Oussama Sghaier talks about Tunisia’s democracy and the government’s credibility problem.
Nearly a decade after the Arab uprisings, tempers in the outlying regions of the Maghreb are on the boil. Scarred by a history of states’ neglect, with poverty rates often more than triple that of urban areas, these frontiers of discontent are being transformed into incubators of instability.
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is facing a host of problems, including internal disputes and public apathy.
Tunisia is about to pass landmark legislation that criminalizes racial bias against the country’s black community.
State control of Algeria’s religious sphere is robust, yet it has recently been challenged by the upsurge in violent ideologies in the Maghreb region and beyond.