In the village of Aît Abbas, in central Morocco, most local inhabitants have no identity papers as they cannot afford to go to the town of Azilal, 50 miles away, to fill in the paperwork. Their situation is rapidly becoming untenable.
This week: victims of the Algerian civil war accuse the government of widespread neglect 10 years after "national reconciliation"; North African countries meet in Libya; and international football stars in Morocco for a charity game.
Our weekly review of North Africa looks back at the case of Yasine Belassal, a teenager convicted for hailing Spanish football team Barcelona in a slogan reminiscent of Morocco's national motto. Also in our show: Algeria's constitutional reform.
This Week in the Maghreb focuses on how Morocco's middle-class is dealing with the credit crisis, on the options for the Mauritanian junta, looks at women's status in Tunisia and the Maghreb wedding trends newly popular in Europe.
A Moroccan criminal court has sentenced members of an Islamist group which had planned to blow up the port of Casablanca with home-made explosives. The court handed down jail sentences of up to 30 years.
In Morocco, interrupting a pregnancy is forbidden by the law, except if the mother's health is in danger. In other situations women can be punished with two years of imprisonment. Despite the law, around 600 women abort every day.
In this week's edition we take a closer look at the Mauritanian people's growing frustration regarding the military junta, the drama of floods in Algeria, and the enduring scourge of corruption in the Maghreb.
The Week in Maghreb underlines an emerging phenomenon in Morocco, women becoming imams; reports on how the end of Ramadan was celebrated in Kabylia; and gives two Algerian writers the occasion to speak about the colonial times.