Posts Tagged “protests”

Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now”

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Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now”

Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now” “All politics is local,” former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill said, yet in Arab countries all politics is considered global. By Abdennour Toumi  The political tempest that erupted in Algeria last winter is resonating powerfully in the ears of the masses. Algerians are still marching and celebrating both the…

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Algeria: The People Are Missing

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Algeria: The People Are Missing

Algeria: The People Are Missing In Algeria, Saïd’s name was firmly rooted as a passe-droit code among a relative consensus of the Algerian regime’s clans. By Abdennour Toumi  The relation between the Algerian regime, finance, and the powerful business barons of the private sector under the Bouteflika system have pushed many observers and political analysts…

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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: Egyptian Scenario will Fail 

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Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail 

Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail  There are some similarities between Egypt and Algeria. Both countries have armies that have been in power since they gained it, and both armies appointed presidents of their own. By Abdennour Toumi  Algerians are still marching, demanding the fall of what remains of the regime, while the country’s strongman, General…

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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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