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Houda
Posted on in Business/North Africa

Huawei’s shenanigans in Africa

African countries are easy targets for the Chinese giant. Taking advantage of normalised widespread corruption, little oversight and dysfunctional governments, Huawei does as it pleases in Africa as we will see through this article. In 2016, ‘Algerie Telecom’, the public… Keep Reading

Bedoui inaugurates Faderco
Posted on in North Africa/Society

Inaugurations without inaugurators

In Algeria, as in many non-democratic countries – the bulk of the news of the official mass media is made up of the faits et gestes of the officials, president, ministers and walis, whose visits, meetings and inaugurations are heavily covered by… Keep Reading

Setif massacre
Posted on in Culture/North Africa

History of a perjury

The book, a unique historical source, a document revealing the real motivations that presided over the French colonial enterprise in Algeria. A work that challenges French consciences on the duty of memory, the imperative of intellectual safety that should act… Keep Reading

Theatre by Aziz Chouaki
Posted on in Culture/North Africa

Death of a man of letters

In the department of English at the university of Algiers where he taught Writing in the second half of the 1980s, he used to urge his students to read at least one book per week. He most probably wanted to pass… Keep Reading

Students demonstration
Posted on in North Africa/Opinion

Students are Algeria’s pride

On Tuesday the 16th of April, thousands of students braved the streets of Algiers and other cities to demand the fall of the corrupt regime. They are Algeria’s unsung heroes. Algerians can be proud, very proud of their youth. Despite… Keep Reading

Protest 16/04/2019
Posted on in North Africa/Opinion

The awakening of the giant

I was deeply asleep since 1962 and I vaguely remember very few good dreams in my long coma. Because of the omnipresence of the terrifying nightmares. My colossal body tried to wake up to escape the horrible and repetitive nightmares.… Keep Reading

Protesters wrapped in flags
Posted on in North Africa/Opinion

Algeria is beautiful

The parallel with the famous “Black is beautiful” is patent and purposeful. The African American cultural movement of the 1960s which aimed to value the black identity became prominent in the Black Consciousness Movement of Steve Biko in South Africa… Keep Reading

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