On November 1, Algerians voted in a referendum for a series of constitutional amendments proposed by the government. The referendum was a nonevent because of the low participation level. This came at a time when the population had been demanding a political transition in Algeria, through a popular protest movement, the Hirak, that began in February 2019.
The residents of El Guedid near Djelfa no longer move with the seasons as Algeria’s reduced rainfall cannot sustain grazing along the pastoral routes and mechanised farming has overworked the land.
By Margot Eliason, writer at Morocco World News. May 24, 2019 Rabat – The Moroccan statistics body High Commission for Planning (HCP) has released a report analyzing the demographic trends of the Maghreb region and their key influencing factors. According to the report, between 1980 and 2018, the population of the Maghreb (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, […]
In 1989, the five Maghreb countries—Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia—established the Arab Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration. Thirty years later, there is still a largely untapped potential for regional trade among Maghreb countries. Chart of The Week: Expanding Trade Across The Maghreb By Ramzy Al Amine, Jean-François Dauphin, and Alexei Kireyev […]
April 9, 2019 at 7:18 pm | Published in MIDDLE EAST Monitor: Africa, Algeria, News Algeria’s interim president was quickly rejected by thousands of protesters on Tuesday after he was named by parliament to take charge during a volatile transition period after decades of autocratic rule. Replacing long-serving leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week, […]
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 […]