Algeria - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper The performance of africans on european champions league day 1 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:20:41 +0200 Christophe lele Algeria: Battered Women Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:23:03 +0200 Cases of women abused by their Husbands and disowned by their families are prevalent in the Algerian Society in which the male sex is thought superior mainly in Islamic circles. Kaci Racelma Randa: A transsexual is above all a human being Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:32:06 +0200 Randa is an Algerian transsexual. She tells her poignant story in a book, <i class="spip">The Memoirs of Randa the Trans</i>, which was recently published in Lebanon, where she is based. Interview. Djamel Belayachi FiSahara: British film industry at Sahara refugee film festival Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:07:43 +0100 Around 150 members of the British film industry gathered on Wednesday evening for the London launch of the 8th International Sahara Film Festival: the world's remotest film festival. The event, held in 33 Portland Place - a key location for the Oscar winning King's Speech – saw a host of actors, directors and film industry insiders come together to find out more about the festival which takes place in May in a refugee camp in the desert. Among the guests were film-directors Guillem Morales and Sara Olsson whose films will be among the 30 movies on this year's festival programme. Stefan Simanowitz Social media and cyber-activism in North Africa's revolution Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:55:06 +0100 As hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in Cairo's Tahrir Square celebrated the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February, some held up mobile phones to snap photos of the crowd, others sent Twitter messages to their friends and a few wielded signs proclaiming, “Thank you, Facebook.” Ernest Harsch Algeria's of state of emergency: The more things change... Thu, 03 Mar 2011 14:01:55 +0100 Long demanded by the opposition, the abrogation of the 19-year old emergency decree in Algeria was published on February 24 in the north African country's Journal Officiel. Nonetheless, political freedom still remains a no-go territory in a country where the army retains an overbearing control in the area of counter-terrorism. So what has really changed since the lifting of the emergency decree in Algeria? Djamel Belayachi Experts and Gibberish in the Ethiopian, Egyptian, Tunisian, Libyan and Western context Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:54:06 +0100 The poetic rhetoric of some American officials in the face of complex political issues tend bring gist to the mill of the satirist. “Some of the leaders we support may be bastards but they are OUR bastards” Kirkpatrick's statement, notwithstanding its brutally direct tone, sets precedence for a famous contradictory declaration from Henry Kissinger: "if people are foolish enough to elect left wing leaders we cannot let them have their say." Refusing to be left out of the equation, Donald Rumsfeld declared: “As we know, there are known unknowns, the one's we don't know, we don't know”. But, that was before Sarah Palin took the top spot, kicking out Miss South Carolina 2007, with her Egypt-America relations arguments... Hama Tuma After clampdown Algeria protesters vow to return Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:28:42 +0100 As the much doubted domino effect of the popular Arab revolt takes root, President Bouteflika of Algeria is seemingly the next to face the wrath of his people after the departure of Ben Ali of Tunisia and Mubarak of Egypt. Despite an overwhelming deployment of police forces, Saturday, thousands of protesters gathered in various cities around Algeria — Algiers, Oran, Annaba, Boumerdès, among others — to demand the departure of the ruling government and the installment of a free and democratic society. Franck Salin Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, who's Arab world's next? Sat, 12 Feb 2011 11:07:42 +0100 The successful revolt in Tunisia under the autocratic regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who had ruled for 23 years inspired confidence in Egyptians. The end of President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule, the issue of long imposed emergency laws in North Africa have been questioned as Algerians demand a more democratic government. Unemployment and a closed press amongst other issues have been brought to the fore. Konye Obaji Ori Algeria protests take place amid 30,000 police deployment Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:33:39 +0100 A real tussle between the government and the opposition is gaining momentum as the wind of revolt that is currently shaking the Arab world continues. Following the Tunisian and Egyptian popular revolts, a demonstration for "change in the system" is expected to take place in several Algerian cities Saturday despite a ban on any such gatherings. Djamel Belayachi When revolution rocks North Africa and the Middle East Sat, 05 Feb 2011 11:55:04 +0100 The wave of revolt currently rocking the foundations of the Afro-Arab world is unstoppable. Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Mauritania ... Encouraged by the Tunisian people's revolution as well as the massive revolt underway in Egypt, Afro-Arab youths are calling for change. Some governments have recently stepped up efforts to calm tensions while committing themselves to greater openness. But is this enough? Djamel Belayachi A domino effect in the Arab world after Tunisia? Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:02:55 +0100 The Tunisian revolt has created high hopes in the Arab world, which has long since been weaned from freedom and democracy. Will Arab countries experience a domino effect as a result of the demise of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime? In his opinion editorial, Errachid Majidi, a researcher at Paul Cézanne University in France, delves deeper into the specificities of the Tunisian revolt and explains why such a revolution is not likely to spread to other Arab countries in the near future. Errachid Majidi Christmas jingle bells ring loud in Islamic North Africa Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:54:41 +0100 Santa has paved his merry way into the heart and soul of Northern Africa, a Muslim-majority region. Decorated Christmas trees, mistletoes and artificial snow have invaded large portions of Casablanca, Tunis and Algiers in recent years. Djamel Belayachi NAPEO: A new North African and U.S. partnership Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:59:58 +0100 After meeting with government officials and entrepreneurs throughout North Africa, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez, says that links between U.S. and North African entrepreneurs and investors are already forming based on recognition of the many business opportunities in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Morocco. Lindsey Oechsle New AU laws to tackle Al-Qaeda in Africa Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:15:11 +0100 Reports of resurgence in drug trafficking activities, banditry, and hostage taking by groups affiliated to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in the Sahel region of northern Africa has sparked debates amongst African Union leaders on how to battle terrorism. A new anti-terrorism law will be introduced. Desmond North