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Book: The Arab Uprisings: the people want the fall of the regime

Jeremy Bowen focused on his experiences in Libya when he discussed his latest book: The Arab Uprisings: the people want the fall of the regime, during a lecture at the London School of Economics. Bowen, who was an undergraduate at the LSE during the late 70s, said that one of the privileges of being a news reporter for the BBC is that at times you find yourself in a place in the world where everybody wants to know what is happening that day.
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The Colonel's New Culture

Colonel Muamar Gaddafi has been a nightmare for the Libyan people. He not only continues to cling to power and remains defiant when everyone wants him out, but he also never hesitated eliminating anyone who resists him. As the Gaddafi regime is progressively fading away, Muamar Gaddafi is not only leaving a completely ravaged country behind him, but he has clearly stimulated artists, photographers, amateur musicians and countless Youtubers in ways he never intended. ...
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Colin Watson a Painter who Captures ”the Otherness” of Morocco

He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Ulster and has exhibited at the Pyms Gallery London, Jorgensen Fine Arts and the Royal Academy Dublin, One Oxford Street Belfast and other Belfast galleries, the Lawrence Arnott Gallery in 2007, where he is exhibiting again on the 8th June -3rd July 2010. ...
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Hannibal Coming to a Theater Near Your: Beware of Hollywood

Once again Hollywood is preparing to re-write history. Nothing wrong if they get their facts right, but between wrong information and excessive romanticizing, true history may end up being diluted by a commercially-focused Hollywood....
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A Visit to Douar Tafza, the Berber Ecomuseum in the Ourika Valley

By Colin Kilkelly*: As you come to the last corner at the entrance to the Ourika Valley, 35 minutes from Marrakech you can see on your right the little Berber village of Tafza. Before you decide to bypass its centre, you may want to know that it houses a priceless gem, the Berber ecomuseum of Douar Tafza....
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Religious And Secular Forces Clash Over Women’s Status In Mediterranean World

New Book by Authors of American Religious Identification Survey: The Mediterranean world is a region in flux and under strain and poses striking challenges to the many peoples who live there. That was the conclusion of a group of researchers from nine countries who gathered in 2007 at what has been called “an extraordinary meeting” of scholars representing “all of the major faiths that crowd the Mediterranean shores.”...
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Rainbow Nation Revisited: Innovative Approach, Outstanding Performance

Reviews: I came across an outstanding album of Algerian folk singer Idir, “La France des Couleurs,” is old enough since it was actually released in 2007 by the Saint George record label. ...
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Book: The Arab Uprisings: the people want the fall of the regime

Jeremy Bowen focused on his experiences in Libya when he discussed his latest book: The Arab Uprisings: the people want the fall of the regime, during a lecture at the London School of Economics. Bowen, who was an undergraduate at the LSE during the late 70s, said that one of the privileges of being a news reporter for the BBC is that at times you find yourself in a place in the world where everybody wants to know what is happening that day.
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The Colonel's New Culture

Colonel Muamar Gaddafi has been a nightmare for the Libyan people. He not only continues to cling to power and remains defiant when everyone wants him out, but he also never hesitated eliminating anyone who resists him. As the Gaddafi regime is progressively fading away, Muamar Gaddafi is not only leaving a completely ravaged country behind him, but he has clearly stimulated artists, photographers, amateur musicians and countless Youtubers in ways he never intended.
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Colin Watson a Painter who Captures ”the Otherness” of Morocco

He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Ulster and has exhibited at the Pyms Gallery London, Jorgensen Fine Arts and the Royal Academy Dublin, One Oxford Street Belfast and other Belfast galleries, the Lawrence Arnott Gallery in 2007, where he is exhibiting again on the 8th June -3rd July 2010.
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Hannibal Coming to a Theater Near Your: Beware of Hollywood

Once again Hollywood is preparing to re-write history. Nothing wrong if they get their facts right, but between wrong information and excessive romanticizing, true history may end up being diluted by a commercially-focused Hollywood.
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A Visit to Douar Tafza, the Berber Ecomuseum in the Ourika Valley

By Colin Kilkelly*: As you come to the last corner at the entrance to the Ourika Valley, 35 minutes from Marrakech you can see on your right the little Berber village of Tafza. Before you decide to bypass its centre, you may want to know that it houses a priceless gem, the Berber ecomuseum of Douar Tafza.
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Religious And Secular Forces Clash Over Women’s Status In Mediterranean World

New Book by Authors of American Religious Identification Survey: The Mediterranean world is a region in flux and under strain and poses striking challenges to the many peoples who live there. That was the conclusion of a group of researchers from nine countries who gathered in 2007 at what has been called “an extraordinary meeting” of scholars representing “all of the major faiths that crowd the Mediterranean shores.”
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Rainbow Nation Revisited: Innovative Approach, Outstanding Performance

Reviews: I came across an outstanding album of Algerian folk singer Idir, “La France des Couleurs,” is old enough since it was actually released in 2007 by the Saint George record label.
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Alessandro Bruno

Deputy Editor of The North Africa Journal Alessandro Bruno is a leading analyst of North African, Arab and international affairs. He specializes in strategic political and economic developments relating to the North African oil industry and Middle East politics. Mr. Bruno is also an analyst in the global investment banking sector for a leading international advisory group. Quoted in the press such as The Financial Times, Mr. Bruno holds a Master of Arts in Middle East Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies. He has completed course work for a PhD in Middle East Politics at the University of Toronto. Mr. Bruno brings a wealth of international experience, having lived and worked abroad in a variety of different countries. Most recently, he lived in Libya working as a Program Officer (JPO) with the United Nations Development Program. Mr. Bruno is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French and has a working knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic and German.
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