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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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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Pharmacists Can Do More than Fill a Prescription

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Pharmacists Can Do More than Fill a Prescription

Pharmacists Can Do More than Fill a Prescription The dialectic of egalitarism and misogyny has been poisoning the real debate for decades in Arab societies. By Abdennour Toumi Since the burst of the political Tunisiami hit the most immune Arab tyrant castles and made others vulnerable, the materialization of the revealed demands are democratic values,…

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Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging

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Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging

Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging Migrants are not looking for “five-star” lodging, once accosted safely they need protection and aid in norms with these countries’ human, egalitarian and fraternal values. By Abdennour Toumi Tragic images showing coffins containing bodies of those who drowned in the Mediterranean assembled in the Tunisian coastal city…

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Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns

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Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns

Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns A study by one of the world’s largest PR companies, Burson-Marsteller, of Arab young people in 16 countries in the Levant, Gulf and North Africa offers disturbing insight into the regional concerns and the powerful influence of the mainstream Western news media. Not surprisingly, the further away Arab…

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UN expert raises concern about violence against women in Sudan

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UN expert raises concern about violence against women in Sudan

UN expert raises concern about violence against women in Sudan UN expert raises concerns about violence against women, calls for legal reform The UN Independent Expert on Sudan expressed concern about reports that the security forces were using violence, intimidation and other forms of abuse to silence women across the country. “These abuses are made…

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Waiting for A Dream in Africa

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Waiting for A Dream in Africa

Waiting for A Dream in Africa The young leaders in Africa are waiting to see if this dream comes true, the same as the young Arabs, who once were inspired by Obama’s story, rather than Osama’s. By Abdennour Toumi President Macron’s appeasement speech from the podium of Ouagadougou University was highly anticipated, in particular by…

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