Turning Algeria Into a Necrocracy

Originally posted on Astute News:
Let us now praise famous men.?Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for example. What goes on in his comatose brain? What moves in the 82-year old heart of the zombie president who – as the Algerians?protesting his fifth attempt at presidential power have just discovered?– will now stay on as a coffin-leader into next…

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,…

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 […]