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North Africa

the part of Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara: consists chiefly of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and N Egypt
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When North African leaders agreed, more than two decades ago, to create the Maghreb Union out of these five countries, the Sahara problem existed, casting a shadow on the tense relations between Morocco and Algeria.
"Additionally," he continued, "the dispersion of some smaller units in patrol bases being what it is, an equitable distribution of lamb in advance of the holiday would be greatly appreciated by the troops." (27) These measures showed a level of concern for soldiers that seems out of place among "colonial auxiliaries," and they make clear that the AMM, and indeed the high command, viewed the North Africans as fellow French soldiers, deserving of at least some gratitude for their service.
At an interfaith Shabbat meal in Geneva some months ago, Guedj spoke of his North African childhood.
When mostly North African youths rioted in France, columnist Mark Steyn compared the rioters to "the Muslim armies of 13 centuries ago"; others spoke of a "French intifada." Yet by all indications, the riots were driven by resentment about unemployment, discrimination, and the generally marginalized status of ethnic minorities in France.
Two more North African men were arrested in Edinburgh at the weekend - but police played down their links.
(36.) This was most often the case for North Africans, although some West Africans were also transported.
On this sign two heads can be seen: "one of a white man resembling a colonialist explorer and the other of a turbaned North African." Each covers his mouth with his finger, signaling silence.
The colonial history of the Maghrib, because it reflected the values, culture and mentality of European colonial society, provides but a partial introduction to the colonial experience of North Africans. Often willfully ignorant of the realities they comment upon, colonial histories are expressions of the society that created them.
Synopsis: Twenty-six percent of North African adults said they would choose to move to another country permanently if they could, even before unrest in North Africa prompted thousands to flee to other countries.
It took place in a suburb of Paris where the majority of the population are of African, including North African, descent.
Zerougui Abdel Kader is a researcher with the North African Studies Institute, Washington, D.C.
"North Africans are over represented in the lowest paid, unskilled jobs."(44) Algerians have also been hurt in another not so obvious way.

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