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.
A trial involving Tunisia's former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali affords a tantalising glimpse into his private life. Also, in the wake of sex allegations surrounding a former French minister, Morocco's apparent popularity with paedophiles comes to light. Finally, we discover the transformation of a remote town in Algeria into haven for jazz and funk enthusiasts.
In this edition: Violence looms violence in Algeria as the Presidential election campaign is about to start; Lybian leader Moammar Gaddafi on a bad start as head of the African Union; and Morocco cleans up after the floods.
This edition focuses on a documentary showing France nuclear tests performed in Algeria, asks what chance the only woman in the Algerian presidential race has and wonders if Libian leader Gaddafi is going to scrap the government.
In this week's edition of the Week in the Maghreb: twenty years after the creation of the Arab Maghreb Union, there is little to celebrate. But also: we meet victims of the recent floods in Morocco, and discover a new film on Casablanca.
In this edition : the Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi takes charge of the African Union, the main opposition leaders in Algeria may have bowed out of the Presidential election and Spanish football clubs search for new talent in Morocco.