Posts Tagged “Algiers”

Algerians want regime and Elite change 

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Algerians want regime and Elite change 

Algerians want regime and Elite change  The Generals are thinking Machiavellian and acting Clausewitzian, are leaning toward a unique scenario in the Arab country’s’ political struggle dynamic. By Abdennour Toumi  The time has come for a true change in Algeria and for action from elite, political party leaders and civil social activists regarding the new…

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Is Algeria facing a brain drain?

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Is Algeria facing a brain drain?

Is Algeria facing a brain drain? The phenomenon of departures abroad has slowed lately because of the Hirak’s dynamic of renewed hope, but the temptation is growing strongly. By Abdennour Toumi  Algerian “brain-drain” may well be one of the major challenges facing the new government that emerges from the election results. The country ranks 85…

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Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy

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Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy

Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy The Hirak idealists have now clashed over a systemic concept of how to approach this election and who leads what. By Abdennour Toumi  Today Algerians are caught between the regime’s ruse and its mosaic opposition’s idealism. Eleven Fridays have passed since the people of Algeria stood up…

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Algerian Political Opposition: It’s the System, Stupid

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Algerian Political Opposition: It’s the System, Stupid

Algerian Political Opposition: It’s the System, Stupid The Algerian regime has been preventing any emergence of any independent elite or leader to the system. By Abdennour Toumi Algerian Hirak has entered its 11th Friday as the protesters’ demands begin to narrow down, but are still unrealistic. This is how General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, the Military…

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Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

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Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz State building takes decades not years. It is easier to topple dictators than regimes, and it is faster to change regimes than ideas. Protestors need to agree and organize to make a good transition to democracy. State building requires review…

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Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare 

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Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare 

Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare  The Street should be attentive in its exigent demands and comportment with the Army, usually the Military don’t like disorder or to be ordered. By Abdennour Toumi  Former President Bouteflika and his siblings are finished finally, a political drama ending with the political death of its main character, a Machiavellian figure…

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Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next? 

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Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next? 

Algeria The People Speak: What’s Next?  Algerian generals who have been trying to bring about some change to their people would benefit from reading the Chilean story. By Abdennour Toumi A country which only three weeks ago was still regarded as hopeless. The day of glory the people of Algeria have waited for so long…

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Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! 

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Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! 

Algeria: The Regime Is Saying, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!  When the President returned though, the people began to sense the smell of hate, intolerance and simply death. By Abdennour Toumi  Sunday night Algerians went to bed with two pieces of sorrowful national news. First, they waited for long hours to hear that President Bouteflika…

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Algeria’s 2016 Baccalaureate: Laureates in the Bac

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Algeria’s 2016 Baccalaureate: Laureates in the Bac

The future of Algeria lays on its education system, it should put excellence the main demand from its students, then make sure this demand applies on its leaders as well By Abdennour Toumi Algeria’s latest melee in political incorrectness has struck the nation’s education system directly in its to mach. As a result a million Baccalaureate…

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M’zab Valley: Neither Sectarian nor Ethnic

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M’zab Valley: Neither Sectarian nor Ethnic

M’zab Valley: Neither Sectarian nor Ethnic By Abdennour Toumi Algiers, Algeria — The recurring quarrels between the Mozabite and Cha’amba communities are not necessarily limited to historic facts related to the Islamization process throughout the Maghreb. A few Arab families who migrated from el-Hijaz in the middle of the eleventh century, particularly the Beni Salam, found an…

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