Posts Tagged “protests”

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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Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity 

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Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity 

Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity  People are more accustomed to the experience of political hopes frustrated than of hopes fulfilled, they bear a crown of disappointment which weighs heavily on them all. By Abdennour Toumi The recent events that have been shaken Algeria’s regime have shaped a protest movement that its…

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