The Brief – Don’t ignore your neighbours

It’s a truism that Europe is unstable if its North African neighbours are unstable. That being so, it should be of some concern to EU leaders that, on the bloc’s south Mediterranean border, Tunisia’s 10-year-old democracy appears to be on life support.

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 […]

Algeria’s interim president rejected by protesters

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, […]

Hundreds of Algerian activists marched down Oxford St

“Time to go, and take the generals with you!”

Algerians in London tell Bouteflika. Bymenasolidaritynetwork / 21 hours ago For the sixth week in a row, hundreds of Algerian activists from around the UK joined lively protests in central London in solidarity with the unfolding mass movement in Algeria. After rallying at Marble Arch, they marched down Oxford Street flanked by a convoy of […]