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  Maghreb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though Maghreb culture as well as its people have both African and Middle Eastern roots, most Maghrebis are either Arabic- or Berber-speaking Muslims of predominantly Middle Eastern ancestry, while a few are of predominantly African ancestry, and the corsairs brought in significant amounts of French, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish ancestry in the big coastal cities.
The Arab Maghreb Union (Union du Maghreb Arabe) is an effort to coordinate political and economic policies across this region; disagreements among its members and security problems in Algeria have posed it serious setbacks.
The Arabs reached the Maghreb in early Umayyad times, but their control over it was quite weak, and various Islamic "heresies" such as the Ibadis and the Shia, enthusiastically adopted by some Berbers, quickly threw off Caliphal control in the name of their interpretations of Islam.
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 Arab Maghreb Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arab Maghreb Union is a Pan-Arab trade agreement aiming for economic and political unity in northern Africa.
The idea for an economic union of the Maghreb began with the independence of Tunisia and Morocco in 1958.
It was not until thirty years later, though, that the five Maghreb countries - Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia - met for the first Maghreb summit.
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 Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) / Union du Maghreb Arabe (UMA)
The idea of a unified northern Africa was first voiced by Arab nationalists in the 1920s and subsequently received widespread support throughout the turbulence of World War II and the independence movements of the 1950s and 1960s.
The first Conference of Maghreb Economic Ministers, which took place in Tunis in 1964, established the Conseil Permanent Consultativ du Maghreb (CPCM) between Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, to co-ordinate and harmonise the development plans of the four countries as well as interregional trade and relations with the European Union.
The AMU aims to safeguard the region’s economic interests, foster and promote economic and cultural co-operation, and intensify mutual commercial exchanges as a precursor for integration and the creation of a North African Common Market (also referred to as Maghreb Economic Space).
www.dfa.gov.za /foreign/Multilateral/africa/amu.htm   (423 words)

  
 Maghreb - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Maghreb (or Moghreb), meaning "west" in Arabic, is the region of the continent of Africa north of the Sahara desert and west of the Nile - specifically, the modern countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and to a lesser extent Libya and Mauritania.
Though Maghreb culture as well as its people have both African and Middle Eastern roots, most Maghrebis are either Arabic- or Berber-speaking Muslims of predominantly Middle Eastern ancestry, while a few are of predominantly African ancestry, and the corsairs brought in significant amounts of Italian, Spanish, and Turkish ancestry in the big coastal cities.
Transfigurations of the Maghreb: Feminism, Decolonization, and Literatures
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 maghreb news event politic activities maghreb union process.
The Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) is the best framework for cooperation and integration between the peoples of the region and to consolidate security and peace in a difficult and complex international juncture, said President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria in a message to H.M. king Mohammed VI.
Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), Habib Boulares, held in Rabat Monday talks with Libyan secretary general in charge of Maghreban affairs in the committee of external affairs and international cooperation on means to re-launch UMA.
The Maghreb colloquium On the contribution of the Arab language to continuity, solidarity and unity between the Maghreb countries opened on Sunday in Algiers by the president of the republic, Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, aims according to organisers at re-launching consultation and dialogue between regions of the Arab Maghreb on the Arab language.
www.marweb.net /news/maghreb.htm   (2189 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Foreign relations of Morocco Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is a member of the United Nations and belongs to the Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), INTELSAT, and the Non-Aligned Movement.
Morocco also was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terrorism.
In 1984, the OAU seated a delegation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the shadow government of the Polisario; Morocco, consequently, withdrew from the OAU.
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 Unions give lukewarm verdict on tens years of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA)
That was the verdict of the region’s trade unions, represented by the union of Arab Maghreb workers’ unions (L’union des syndicats des travailleurs du Maghreb arabe - USTMA) meeting in Casablanca on the tenth anniversary of the UMA.
The USTMA’s proposals and demands were set out in a memorandum addressed to the UMA leaders, in which the trade unions specify the modalities of the active participation of the trade union movement in the integration process.
With unemployment rates reaching unacceptable levels in some countries, hitting hardest at the youth of the Maghreb, the generalised fall in workers’ buying power and the undermining of social gains, the USTMA trade unions have demanded that social issues be given prominence in the integration process.
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 Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ) : Algeria, the Maghreb Union, and the Western Sahara stalemate. @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ) : Algeria, the Maghreb Union, and the Western Sahara stalemate.
Start / A / Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ) / June 22, 1995 / Algeria, the Maghreb Union, and the Western Sahara stalemate.
Algeria, the Maghreb Union, and the Western Sahara stalemate.
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 Maghreb -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Its mixed Arab- (A member of a Caucasoid Muslim people of northern Africa) Berber inhabitants were traditionally called (Open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss) Moors by Europeans.
It largely shares a common culinary tradition; indeed, the Maghreb was jocularly defined by (Click link for more info and facts about Habib Bourguiba) Habib Bourguiba as the part of North Africa where (A pasta made in northern Africa of crushed and steamed semolina) couscous is the staple food.
Originally, the Maghreb was inhabited by " (A member of the Caucasoid race) white" Cro-Magnoids (Iberomaurusians) in the north and by " (A person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)) fl" peoples in the Sahara.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/maghreb.htm   (546 words)

  
 AISA - Electronic Monograph: The Arab Maghreb Union: Will the Haemorrhage Lead to Demise?
Libya’s open unwillingness to revive the Union, bilateral quarrels between four of the five members, and the failure to sustain the regularity of the meetings of Heads of States made of the December gathering a fiasco.
The Arab Maghreb Union is a North African regional organisation composed of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Algerian officials justified the decision, arguing that they are simply complying with the AMU constitutive act, which stipulates that the presidency should in fact rotate on an annual basis.
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 maghreban news politics economy co-operation current events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), Habib Boulares, held in Rabat Monday talks with Libyan secretary general in charge of Maghreban affairs in the committee of external affairs and international cooperation...
The Algerian Belaid Lacarne was appointed vice-president to the refereeing commission of the Arab football union, Algerian federation of football (faf) indicated Monday.
A Maghreb meeting of the civil society under the theme "teaching for all " will be held in January 2004 under the high leadership of the president of the republic.
marweb.net /news   (1890 words)

  
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Close up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
25 February 2005 - A conference was held today at the headquarters of the ABI (Italian Banking Association) on "the Arab Maghreb Union and the Barcelona Process" in the framework of the cycle of "Grandi Conference" 2005 organized by the Mediterranean Observatory.
The guest of honour, a prominent personality in the Arab world: the Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), Habib Boulares - former President of the Chamber of Deputies, former Minister and former Ambassador of Tunisia.
The meetings of the 5+5, according to the Secretary General of the AMU, need a more integrated structure because they represent the only forum of dialogue where the Maghreb Countries can debate with their European partners about the specific problems of the Maghreb region.
www.esteri.it /MAE/eng/0_1_01.asp?id=705   (488 words)

  
 Middle East Online
"As everyone knows, the Maghreb Union is confronted with a number of obstacles, everybody agrees on that," Benaissa said in an apparent reference to difficulties within the Union over the status of the Western Sahara.
The work of the Union is dogged by a dispute over the territory, annexed by Morocco in 1975, but claimed as an independent state by the Polisario Front with Algerian backing.
This week's will be the seventh summit of the Arab Maghreb Union, founded in the treaty of Marrakesh in 1989.
www.middle-east-online.com /english/algeria?id=8249   (329 words)

  
 The Future of EU-Maghreb Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The situation for individual Maghreb countries is as follows: three Central Maghreb countries, members of the Barcelona Process, have concluded association agreements with the EU providing for free trade within the vast Euro-Mediterranean free trade area to be established by 2010.
Economic and social disparities within the Union will expand, greater diversity of interests and approaches among member States will increase the need for cohesion in shaping and implementing a common foreign and security policy as the Union is getting closer to zones of present or recent instability.
This situation is even more worrying to the Maghreb countries which, on concluding agreements on a free-trade area with the European Union, have relied on the development of this form of investment and on the intensification of their trade flows and the consolidation of financial assistance within the MEDA programme.
www.caabu.org /press/documents/eu-maghreb-conference-chtioui.html   (2176 words)

  
 GN Online: Focus on Arab unity from historical angle
The Arab Maghreb Union: His-torical and Geographical Unity coincides with the Centre's cooperation in the 19th Arab Maghreb Union Foreign Ministerial meeting held this week in Algeria.
In collaboration with the Arab League, the centre's study is composed of analyses of the historical developments in Arab Maghreb Regional Countries (AMRC) since the Middle Ages.
The Arab Maghreb Union, which was established in 1989, consists of five countries – Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=38135   (308 words)

  
 Maghreb. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
and the Sahara, the Maghreb is more closely related in terms of climate, landforms, population, economy, and history to N Mediterranean areas than to the rest of Africa.
The Arab Maghreb Union was established in 1989 to promote cooperation and integration among the Arab states of N Africa; its members are Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Envisioned initially by Muammar al-Qaddafi as an Arab superstate, the organization is expected eventually to function as a N African common market, although economic and political unrest, especially in Algeria, have hindered progress on the union’s joint goals.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/Maghreb.html   (233 words)

  
 afrol News: Morocco says Sahara issue impedes Maghreb economic unity
Arab Maghreb Union was established in February 1989 by Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia and was to promote political and economic integration in North Africa.
In fact, the Union was to have its revival summit in Algiers only two weeks ago, but this was again frustrated due to the Western Sahara conflict.
The Arab Maghreb Union was initially envisioned by Libya' Khaddafi as a North African super-state, and expected eventually to function as a common market, built on the European Union example.
www.afrol.com /News2002/mor016_maghreb_uma.htm   (507 words)

  
 Arab Maghreb Union mrs call for bloc's development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Foreign ministers of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) called for development of the bloc at a Thursday meeting here to cope with the challenges together in the Maghreb region in North Africa.
Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel Rahman Shalgam, whose country is holding UMA's rotating presidency, said the Maghreb nations shouldovercome their differences as they all face with the challenges ofdevelopment and modernization.
His Moroccan counterpart Mohamed Benaissa also stressed at the meeting that the Maghreb countries should promote the organization's development on the basis of cooperation and mutual understanding to ensure the UMA's full role in regional and world affairs.
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 Tunisia (History) formally became a French protectorate, the country was a monarchy, with the Bey of Tunis as Head of ...
A meeting between President Bourguiba and President Chadli of Algeria in March 1983 led to the drafting of the Maghreb Fraternity and Co-operation Treaty, which envisaged the eventual creation of a Greater Maghreb Union, and was signed by Mauritania in December 1983.
In January 1988 Tunisia and Algeria held further discussions on the establishment of a greater Arab Maghreb, and in April border restrictions between Tunisia and Libya were removed.
In February 1989, at a meeting of North African Heads of State in Morocco, a treaty was concluded that proclaimed the Union of the Arab Maghreb (UMA), comprising Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.
www.arab.de /arabinfo/tunishis.htm   (545 words)

  
 Insight on the News: Union Dues - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ethnic and religious bonds notwithstanding, the planned union of the five North African nations known as the Maghreb -- "the place where the sun seats" -- is plagued by strong divisive factors such as different ideologies, political cultures and attitudes toward Islamic fundamentalism, as well as frontier disputes.
Initially, "Maghreb" was a term used to describe the former French protectorates of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria (the latter considered part of France until it gained independence in 1962).
The founding charter in 1989 of what is now known as the Arab Maghreb Union (French acronym: UMA) also includes Libya and the small desert republic of Mauritania which, unlike the others, is south rather than north of the Sahara Desert.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_48_16/ai_72274923   (856 words)

  
 Maghreb
Maghreb or Magrib [Arab.,=the West], Arabic term for NW Africa.
as an Arab superstate, the organization is expected eventually to function as a N African common market, although economic and political unrest, especially in Algeria, and political tensions between Algeria and Morocco over Western Sahara have hindered progress on the union's joint goals.
Arab Maghreb Union - Arab Maghreb Union: see under Maghreb.
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 Marcon International, Inc. - Ship Brokers & Marine Consultants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Established in 1989, the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), which includes Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya (note: due to their size and importance the latter two are covered in separate reports), is an important oil and gas producer, exporter, and transit center to southern Europe.
Morocco's 2004 per capita income of $1,621 was roughly 64% of the AMU average.
Tunisia is part of a trans-Maghreb project to link the power grids of all the Maghreb countries to those of Spain and the rest of the European Union; however, Tunisia's domestic power grid must first be upgraded to meet domestic demand and ensure greater reliability.
www.marcon.com /marcon2c.cfm?SectionListsID=93&PageID=359   (5185 words)

  
 Morocco News--The Journal of Maghreb Culture
Participants, representing labor unions from Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia, are looking into a set of issues, including the Arab Maghreb labor union statute and relations between the trade union and the Arab Maghreb Union.
In addition to UMA member countries, delegates from the International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions, the International Union Of Arab Trade Unions and workers and the African Trade Union Organization are taking part in the congress to wind up on Wednesday.
He went on that the European Union is taking new moves in the field of security and wants to consolidate its peace-establishment capacity, a stance that is no different from Morocco's philosophy.
www.jarida.8m.com /Magazine/News.html   (1743 words)

  
 ARAB-BELGIUM-LUXEMBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: TRADES RELATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is expected that further enlargment of the European Union will accentuate the trend in the coming years.
As far as the Arab world is concerned, B.L.E.U. imports from the Arab states amounted in 1995 to 43,104 million BEF, representing some 1.7% of total imports.
Imports from the Arab countries considerably decreased since the beginning of the decade : from 86 billion BEF in 1991 to 44 billion BEF in 1993.
www.ablcc.be /trade.htm   (685 words)

  
 Aljazeera.Net - Tunisia seeks to save Maghreb union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Tunisia's president tried to salvage the Arab Maghreb Union in a phone call to Libyan President Muammar al-Qadhafi on Thursday.
the union has stalled and violations are many...
The union was founded in 1988 with an aim of promoting cooperation among
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 Search: Maghreb - Info.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mon Maghreb, le monde du maghreb, culture, tradition, costumes, recette de cuisine, informations, histoire, photos, tourisme, femme.
Maghreb is used in opposition to the Middle East, or Mashriq...
Maghreb is the name given to the five Northern African states...
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