Latest update: 16/10/2012
Tunisia: Islamist party leader accused of double standards
The head of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party is accused of double-dealing after a video emerges of him offering backroom advice to Salafists at a secret meeting. Liberals say it is proof that Ennahda's sympathies are more radical than it lets on. Meanwhile, as former Algerian president Chadli Bendjedid is given a state funeral, critics argue that he did not deserve the title of father of democracy in the nation.
Finally, Moroccan desert farmers take matters into their own hands and band together to tackle the threat to their oases.