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 […]

Algerian protesters not satisfied with Bouteflika’s latest whirl

After protesters rejected President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s offer to step down after one year should he be re-elected, his latest announcement that he will extend his fourth term is being met with more anger. Why Algerian protesters aren’t satisfied with Bouteflika’s latest ‘concession’ By Simon Speakman Cordall March 11, 2019 Students protest against Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, […]

For we’re marching toward Algiers

Originally posted on AbsurdBeats:
Ah yes, another round in the endless presidential campaign and, as promised, I make no predictions. I do have opinions, though, on who I like more, and less, and otherwise, on the Dem side. On the More side: Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren Less: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, John Kerry, Tulsi Gabbard,…

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 […]