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.
Algeria kicks off presidential campaign, 5 candidates to run By Aomar Ouali, was published yesterday by AP. ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s presidential campaign officially kicked off Sunday with five candidates vying to replace the country’s longtime leader, who was pushed out in April amid sustained protests. Two former prime ministers, Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]