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, […]

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 […]

Christmas festivities in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, West Bank (AP) – Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the […]

Solidarity Economics redefines the problems

In an EDITORIAL, dated 26 November 2018 of TRANSCEND Media Service #562 by Prof. Howard Richards it is elaborated that because solidarity economics redefines the problems, it is about time to come to terms with life as defined by the good old European “civilization” and that we ought to kick start a more “reliable and […]

Revival of the Arab Maghreb Union

The Maghreb with 99,380,000 inhabitants with a $375.6 billion GDP in 2017 is in north-west Africa, as delimited to the north by the Mediterranean and to the south by the Sahara, in the west by the Atlantic Ocean and by Egypt in the East. Revival of the Arab Maghreb Union, despite its huge development potential and […]

Recent economic results in Morocco

The most recent economic results in Morocco show a deceleration from last year. The north African country grew by 2.4% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 4.5% in the same period last year, according to the High Commission for Planning. The agriculture sector has been cited as the main reason for the decline; […]