Political and social events from the Maghreb. The program is recorded under live conditions with with exclusive reports and interviews, hosted by Georja Calvin Smith. Watch the show on FRANCE 24 Saturdays at 6.40 pm Paris time.
Even As Gaddaffi's troops intensify the onslaught against rebel forces in Libya, young men continue to sign up to fight against the regime. Meanwhile in Morrocco, the king has chosen to engage with those calling for change and has promised a constitutional overhaul. And finally we turn to Algeria to meet its 'most famous cartoonist.
The Moroccan government pulls two popular magazines, a one-time undercover agent for the French police has been released and clashes this week between Chinese immigrants and local shopkeepers in Algeria's capital.
In this edition: the verdict in one of Morocco's biggest terrorism trials in recent years creates controversy; taps in Mauritania's capital are at imminent risk of running dry; and why Algerians have decided to no longer work on Saturdays.
In this edition: In Mauritania, the opposition rejects presidential poll results; an in-depth look at Moroccan women and their involvement in politics; the Maghreb in a state of emergency as A(H1N1) virus emerges in several countries.
In this edition: Moroccan women who earn their living by carrying goods on their back from Ceuta to Morocco; the latest development in the Tibéhirine monks killing in Algeria; a look aTunisia's El Jem music festival.