A rapist never comes alone

Originally posted on blastinfamy:
“The killers and rapists of women in Algeria do not ‘fall’ from the skywhen we encourage Islamist trash TV, the feudal fatwas of the chouyoukh, the media campaigns “you are a man if you veil your women”.

History Lessons: Alice Zeniter’s ‘The Art of Losing’

The Art of Losing is a visceral book. It does not shy away from writing history in shades of gray, nor does it glamorize those who fought for Algerian independence. The book begins as the FLN (National Liberation Front) is rising in order to drive the French out of Algeria.

Algeria's military regime going through a thin patch

Algeria’s military regime going through a thin patch

In the aftermath of independence, Algerian leaders called for national unity.  The option for centralizing resources and jobs was justified in the name of this accepted without discussion supreme imperative. Accelerating the state process of economic development meant the concentration of political power for the benefit of the head of state. Today, Algeria’s military regime […]

Barriers Versus Smugglers: Algeria and Morocco’s Battle for Border Security

Terrorism, weapons smuggling, drug and human trafficking, and migration flows are driving many North African countries to bolster their border defenses. Current tactics include building miles of trenches, barriers, and fences, as well as employing sophisticated drones and surveillance technology. But will they be effective and at what cost? A close study to answer this […]