Posts Tagged “North Africa”

Leila Slimani releases new book, In The Country of Others

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Leila Slimani releases new book, In The Country of Others

Leila Slimani releases new book, In The Country of Others In her first new novel since The Perfect Nanny launched her onto the world stage, Leila Slimani draws on her own family’s inspiring story for the first volume in a planned trilogy about race, resilience, and women’s empowerment. In the Country of Others(Penguin Books; On Sale: August 10,…

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The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B

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The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B

The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B By Magdi A. Mofadal It is known that the Transitional Government of Sudan inherited a lot of challenges from the deposed regime; chief among them is the crippling economic crisis. This crisis was the driving force behind the popular protests that culminated…

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

Algeria: Hirak Act II  The Hirakists persist in their demands for regime change, while the Military are pushing for the Constitutional order. By Abdennour Toumi  Algeria’s “triangle of hope” could lead to the question the street, the Generals, and the Presidential Palace are asking: Will democracy in Algeria really be workable? According to classic political…

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Algeria Schengen Visa, Gordian Knot

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Algeria Schengen Visa, Gordian Knot

Algeria Schengen Visa, Gordian Knot More than 400,000 Algerians get Schengen visas for France annually, according to Reuters data. By Abdennour Toumi  In most political contexts and crisis it is simply assumed that undocumented immigration constitutes a drain on national resources. But this assumption goes in light of experience led by Human Rights Groups, INGOs…

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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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