The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Originally posted on Beaugrand's Blog:
The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city are Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometers (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the…

Protests erupt in Egypt

Protest in Cairo‚Äôs Tahrir Square against the el-Sisi regime. (Reuters) By JOHN LESLIE Protests rocked Egypt last month as protesters took to the streets demanding the downfall of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi following the revelations of a corruption scandal. The protests began on Sept. 19 and did not fully subside for almost two weeks when…

Mediapart: French warplanes sold to Egypt used to back up Haftar in Libya

Originally posted on News:
A study by French website Mediapart and Radio France Internationale (RFI) and two other French investigation sites in coordination with Dutch site Lighthouse Reports has revealed that French Rafael warplanes sold to Egypt had been used to support Khalifa Haftar’s forces in their military operations in Libya. The study said the…

1,909 detained in Egypt as crackdown continues

Originally posted on News:
The number of arrests in Egypt has hit 1,909, according to figures documented by the Cairo-based NGO the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights. Since the 20 September protests began in Egypt security services have been rounding up journalists, lawyers and politicians in a bid to quash further demonstrations. Yesterday…

Morocco; Land of Sand and Sea

Originally posted on Gate 1 Travel Blog:
Souks, kasbahs and ksars, oh my! Morocco is a magnificent country filled with reasons to visit that have long enticed visitors to this fabled country. With Gate 1 in Morocco, visit imperial cities with grand architecture and the High Atlas Mountains that have housed Berber tribes for centuries. Souks,…