Posts Tagged “President Bouteflika”

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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Infectious Diseases, Inevitable Riots and Injustice

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Infectious Diseases, Inevitable Riots and Injustice

Infectious Diseases, Inevitable Riots and Injustice The cholera outbreak is a public health crisis added to yet another public policy failure of the successive governments, which looks like the extension of the October ‘88 riots by other means. By Abdennour Toumi Life-threatening infectious diseases are making news again in Algeria, with 70 cases officially confirmed,…

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All you Need to Know about Algerian Political Harvest Season 

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All you Need to Know about Algerian Political Harvest Season 

All you Need to Know about Algerian Political Harvest Season  It seems when there is chaos among the Arabs, there is always an Algerian exception, analysts are saying but not this time. By Abdennour Toumi A quarter-century ago, before the Sidi-Bouzid revolt in Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring in 2010, disaffected youth in the populated…

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Algerian political impasse creates societal disorder

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Algerian political impasse creates societal disorder

The Algerian Political Impasse Creates Societal Disorder. A political imperative can only produce and question the weakness or the absence of the State and with it the society that is participating in a national suicide. By Abdennour Toumi For politicians, it’s a mistake to bet on pessimism; however, when leaders become unavailable and people don’t have…

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Hi, my name is Chekib Khelil, and I am running for President

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Hi, my name is Chekib Khelil, and I am running for President

There are three elements in the power structure of the Algerian state: oil, religion and politics —  these elements are to maintain the intra-clan interests, social order and keep the institutions functioning. By Abdennour Toumi These days in Algeria the regime’s machine is busy paving the road to el-Mouradia Palace for the former Energy Minister…

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