Algiers hosts first Maghreb Cultural Film Fest

The first Maghreb Cultural Film Festival will enjoy its last day Friday. Beginning Sunday, the festival screened 11 Algerian films, 10 Tunisian films, 10 Moroccan films and four Mauritanian films — each competing to win a “Golden Amayyas” award (Amayyas means leopard in the Tamazight language). The festival aim to “introduce recent productions from the … Continued

Security heightens in Mauritanian cities

The Mali conflict is having unexpected repercussions on its neighbour to the west. As the military action across the border entered its second week, Mauritania dismantled a student group allegedly tied to jihadists in Mali. “Mauritanian police arrested eight students of the Islamic University in LaĆ¢youne, 800km northeast of Nouakchott, and accused them of having … Continued