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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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Leila Hanafi

Leila Hanafi is a legal expert who brings fresh insight on law and judicial issues to The North Africa Journal. Based in Washington DC and with a dual Moroccan-American citizenship, Ms. Hanafi is also Staff Attorney and Programs Manager at the World Justice Project. Prior, Ms. Hanafi held various legal positions at the World Bank, including in the areas of operations, finance, and legal and judicial reforms. Ms. Hanafi serves on the board of numerous nonprofit organizations related to the areas of international law and development, with a focus on North Africa. Ms. Hanafi has published several academic papers and articles, contributed to a few published works on legal systems of North Africa, and have been profiled in several national and international media outlets for her work. Ms. Hanafi is an Honors graduate from American University and Georgetown University in Washington DC, and she is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in International Law. She can be reached at hanafi@north-africa.com
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