Burial Plot

Originally posted on An Englishwoman in Algeria:
I strained to look through the airport window at the passengers disembarking from the flight from London, searching for my husband amongst the sea of anonymous faces. The last of the passengers trailed through the sliding doors and there was still no sign of T. In desperation, I went…

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…

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,…

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 […]

Diplomatic rift likely to continue in the new year

A diplomatic rift between Qatar and several Gulf states that’s lasted a year and a half is likely to continue in the new year, said Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirate’s minister of state for foreign affairs. Meanwhile, what is termed as diplomatic rift by the above-cited gentleman is qualified below as a regional blockade […]

Gulf within GCC forever widening

M. K. Bhadrakumar in his article reproduced below, courtesy to Indian Punchline.com summarises all Indians residents’ concerns over the current goings-on in the countries of the Gulf. As a majority if not the highest per cent (refer graph below) of non-national residents, can only watch and meditate while witnessing a Gulf within GCC forever widening […]

Challenges of 2018, 2020 & 2030 Algeria: Reform

The challenges of 2018, 2020 & 2030 Algeria: reform of the political system and economic transition would be a dialectical link between politics and economics where social forces inevitably carry any project, often with different interests. In a democracy, it is through the ballot box that the political minority submits to the will of the […]