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Why General Ali Ghediri’s candidacy is way too early? 

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Why General Ali Ghediri’s candidacy is way too early? 

Why General Ali Ghediri’s candidacy is way too early? A retired-General who wants to revolutionize Algeria’s political establishment, he has a story to tell, so let history be the judge. By Abdennour Toumi  I want to ask retired General Ali Ghediri, former Human Resources Director at the Algerian Defense Ministry, to give one reason why…

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Algeria’s State: Between Deep State’s Denial and Opposition’s Delusion

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Algeria’s State: Between Deep State’s Denial and Opposition’s Delusion

Algeria’s State: Between Deep State’s Denial and Opposition’s Delusion Political debate between competing interests does not necessarily have a malign effect on the search for accountability. By Abdennour Toumi Last week Algeria’s ruling coalition endorsed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate in the April, 2019 Presidential election, despite his poor health — however, the 82-year-old…

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Algeria Migration Policy: National Security Concerns Vs. Humanitarian Morality 

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Algeria Migration Policy: National Security Concerns Vs. Humanitarian Morality 

Algeria Migration Policy: National Security Concerns Vs. Humanitarian Morality  Algeria’s migration policy reflects the interdependence of its domestic national security and to some extent regional foreign policy priorities and objectives. By Abdennour Toumi  The first ever international agreement on the migration crisis aimed at coordinating action on migration around the world was signed by a…

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How Political Incorrectness Made Algerians Hate Politics 

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How Political Incorrectness Made Algerians Hate Politics 

How Political Incorrectness Made Algerians Hate Politics  The opium though turns out to be pure honey for the fans’ throats to manifest their anger and challenge the cynicism and the narcissism of their “leaders.” By Abdennour Toumi  Four months before the April, 2019 Presidential election, where President Bouteflika is running for a fifth-term, despite all…

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Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors”

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Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors”

Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors” Migrants and refugees are being subjected to “unimaginable horrors” from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country and – if they make it that far — during their subsequent attempts to cross the Mediterranean sea, according to a UN report released on…

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Waves Burst from Time to Time

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Waves Burst from Time to Time

Waves Burst from Time to Time Modern history teaches us to believe that revolutions are led by the masses, despite the good intentions of the idealist elite. By Abdennour Toumi The political Tsunami that swept the Arab lands from Manama to the shores of Tripoli, finally came to rest in Algiers’ harbor eight years ago….

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