Latest update: 17/04/2012
Algeria mourns the death of its first President
Thousands bid goodbye to the “father of Algeria”, former President Ahmed Ben Bella, who died aged 95. Next, Tunisia's President makes a symbolic gesture to the Jewish community, paying homage for the first time to victims of a terrorist attack on a synagogue 10 years ago. In Mali, those escaping instability find harsh conditions in drought-stricken neighbouring countries. Finally, some feel Morocco's new Islamic leaders are infringing on artists' creative expression.