Algeria’s presidential elections of April 18, 2019

These presidential election will, in the face of internal challenges have to confront the numerous geo-strategic issues as elaborated on below in sixteen points. Indeed, but before we go into that, and because the present electoral law allows any Algerian with any record to run as a candidate, how can we not see that there […]

Typically easy-going business atmosphere of Tunisia not enough?

In Tunisia, exports of agri-food products earned nearly 4.9 billion Dinars, equivalent to $1.6 billion in 2018, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. Would this performance be possible without or would the typically easy-going business atmosphere of Tunisia be not enough?  The specificity of olive oil production as well as of all […]

SIT-in solidarity with ADLÈNE MELLAH

By MAGHREB ÉMERGENT January 16, 2019 The Support Group to Adlène Mellah, journalist sentenced to one year in prison and imprisoned in El Harrach, largest prison of Algiers, as well as the group of journalists imprisoned in 2018, organize today 11am, a sit-in of solidarity at the Maison de la Presse Tahar Djaout, Algiers. The director […]

In North Africa’s political spheres, stepping down from rule

In North Africa’s political spheres, Algeria’s Bouteflika reaching his mandate end by April, stepping down from rule looks more like a bet placed on his health condition than any constitutional arrangement. In next door Tunisia, the president has a history of brain strokes that also placed him on a wheelchair. Youssef Cherif wrote on January […]

Challenges ahead for the Fourth Estate

Here are the wise words of the guru-to-be named Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for the Advancement of Human Rights and Global Dialogue.  These words are more likely to be of some use in the MENA region where there are presently numerous “Challenges ahead for the fourth estate.” Media and press freedom […]

Climate Change Is Changing the Politics of Climate Change

While the COP24 has gathered some of the world’s leaders, Expert Blog of The Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) posted the following article signed David Doniger to yet again bring to our attention the now fast becoming a hot subject of the earth’s climate change. Climate Change Is Changing the Politics of Climate Change November […]

Indians, Pakistanis most interested in UAE property

It is no surprise that in this article (see below) of ConstructionWeekonline, there is no hint anywhere that Indians, Pakistanis most interested in UAE property investments make up the most significant percentage of the populations of the respective GCC countries. Since the advent of oil, the Persian Gulf countries have generally turned into modern states […]