Couscous is prepared from wheat or barley, and sometimes from maize, millet or sorghum, which is ground into semolina; it is served with meat or fish, spicy stews, chickpeas and vegetables in a mouth-watering variety of dishes.
To realise its dreams of North African hegemony, France wielded ethnic and cultural diversity as a weapon and engineered sectarian discord to achieve its colonial goals.
Q&A: In an interview with TRT World, North Africa expert Abdennour Toumi described the region's political upheavals and discussed the potential for closer cooperation between Algeria and Turkey - including in the Libya conflict.
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