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By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 10th, 2014
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By Nazim Fethi,  Magharebia Algerian security forces on Thursday (March 6th) arrested about 100 people protesting a possible fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The Algiers demonstration reflects the heated political debate swirling around the April 17th presidential poll. Of the 130 cand...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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In light of the crisis currently unfolding in Tunisia – particularly the increasingly strident and incendiary rhetoric of the main political poles – the echoes and parallels with Algeria’s own democratic moment two decades ago are stark, and could yield crucial lessons Most analysts...
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Jul 5th, 2012
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By Martin Evans On 5 July 1962, Algeria achieved independence from France after an eight-year-long war — one of the longest and bloodiest episodes in the whole decolonisation process. An undeclared war in the sense there was no formal beginning of hostilities, the intensity of this violence is partly...
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Jul 5th, 2012
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David Porter 5 July 2012 marks Algeria’s 50th anniversary of national independence from 132 years of the French colonial regime. At the heavy price of a bitter eight-year armed struggle, marked by 300,000-1,000,000 Algerian deaths, large-scale repression, torture and military removal of millions from...
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Jul 5th, 2012
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Nabila Ramdani, guardian.co.uk In 1962, Bob Dylan released his first album, Brigitte Bardot was at the height of her fame, and the James Bond film Dr No was made. It was the start of a decade which would forever be associated with creativity and entertainment. But for Algerians of my parents’ g...
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May 16th, 2012
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Algiers – Algeria’s legislative election saw women take almost a third of the seats, making the national assembly the most gender-balanced in the region but activists say the battle is far from being won. According to a provisional count, at least 145 of the new, enlarged national assembl...
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May 12th, 2012
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Algiers – Algeria’s Islamists were reeling on Saturday from a stinging setback in legislative polls which saw the ruling party come out on top, resisting the Arab Spring’s tide of democratic change. The regime argued that the results showed Algerians’ desire for stability, at ...
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May 11th, 2012
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Algiers – Algeria’s historical ruling party won 220 of the 462 seats up for grabs in the legislative polls while moderate Islamists suffered a setback, according to official results released on Friday. The National Liberation Front improved its share of power from 136 to 220 seats in the ...