Can Algeria Escape a Vicious, Violent Past? – Boston Globe, H.D.S. Greenway

. “Both now and in the future we will always have to live together on the same soil.” —Algeria’s famous son, Nobel laureate Albert Camus Opinion H.D.S. Greenway The Boston Globe April 12, 2014 ALGIERS — Algeria did not have a happy childhood. Its North African neighbors, Tunisia and Morocco, got their independence from France

Interview: Morocco’s Driss El Yazami, Amb. Ed Gabriel on ‘World Brief w/ @ASE’ – HuffPost Live

  . * Click here to watch HuffPost Live video report on Morocco* . HuffPost Live, World Brief (Washington, DC, April 10, 2014) —Driss El Yazami, President of Morocco’s National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) @CNDHMaroc and Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel, former US Ambassador to Morocco (1997-2001) @MorocOnTheMove, were interviewed live today on Huff Post Live “World Brief with

Congress praises Morocco reforms, urges State to strengthen US-Morocco strategic partnership

. * House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says “Morocco has stood up as a model of moderation and the hope for a democratic future in the Middle East and North Africa,” a region that has seen rising threats of terrorism and extremism.  Hearing cites “longstanding US policy” on Western Sahara that advocates “autonomy under Moroccan

Calls Mount for Maghreb Union – Magharebia

. * “We need to build horizons. We have an opportunity that we must not miss, when we open the door for young people and encourage scientific and technical partnerships.” * —Forum of Islamic Thought head Ahmed Elfaziqi * . Magharebia, by Jemal Oumar (Nouakchott, Mauritania, April 8, 2014) — Maghreb integration is the best

Mali Tribal Chief Calls for Peace on Homecoming – AFP

. * Tribal chief urges King Mohammed VI to continue Morocco’s “efforts to restore peace in northern Mali.”  With Malian President Keita’s blessing, the Moroccan King received MNLA chief Bilal Ag Acherif in January, encouraging him back to the table with the Malian government after the rebels had walked out on UN-sponsored talks in Algiers. The King

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