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Keyword: Algeria

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Occupied Arab World

Violence rising again in Algeria, but ruling elites have other priorities

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14222001-09-16

Violence in Algeria has increased considerably in recent weeks and has now spread from outlying districts to Algiers, the capital, and holiday resorts in its vicinity. The attacks apparently occur at random, and responsibility for them is seldom claimed by anybody, with the result that Algerians throughout the country feel unprotected and bewildered.

Occupied Arab World

Berber protests reflect general disillusion and anger with Algeria’s brutal and repressive secular elite

Abul Fadl

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14222001-07-16

Heavy-handed police tactics succeeded in preventing a protest-march by thousands of minority Kabyle Berbers in Algiers, the Algerian capital, from taking place on July 5, the 39th anniversary of the country’s ‘independence’ from France. Yet, despite its success in averting another potential flashpoint in the three-month-old popular uprising, the military-backed regime continues to teeter on the brink of total collapse.

Occupied Arab World

France and Algeria unconcerned by revelations of French atrocities

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14222001-06-01

For more than a year irrefutible new evidence of war crimes committed by French forces during the Algerian war of independence has been surfacing in French newspapers and in memoirs by senior French generals. These men personally directed the atrocities now being revealed...

Occupied Arab World

Algeria fighting Berber nationalism as well as Islam, its only unifying factor

M.S. Ahmed

Safar 22, 14222001-05-16

Algeria does not need a fresh eruption of Berber nationalism after a debilitating decade-long ‘civil’ war waged by the secular establishment, dominated by the military, against the country’s Islamic movements.

Special Reports

Benjedid speaks out, exposing another dimension of Algeria’s nightmare

Abbas Fadl Murtada

Dhu al-Qa'dah 22, 14212001-02-16

After nearly a decade of silence, former Algerian president Chadli Benjedid has spoken. In statements to Algerian journalists last month, Benjedid responded to criticism describing his 10-year presidency as the “black decade” and accusing him of making a deal with the Islamic Salvation Front (Front Islamique de Salut or FIS).

Occupied Arab World

Algerian military to blame for a year of exceptional violence

Crescent International

Shawwal 21, 14212001-01-16

In Algeria the year 2000 was one of undiminished violence and bloodshed, very different from the harmony that president Abdul-Aziz Bouteflika claims to have ushered in by his offer of amnesty to the country’s armed groups.

Occupied Arab World

Algerian killings highlight regime’s continuing war on its own people

Iqbal Siddiqui

Shawwal 06, 14212001-01-01

All over the Muslim world, Ramadan is a time of peace, reflection and piety. In Algeria, however, it has become known as an annual peak in the brutal and apparently mindless killings of innocent people that the government blames on Islamic activists, but most ordinary people attribute to forces linked to Algeria’s security agencies.

Occupied Arab World

Who destroyed Algeria’s economy? - not FIS, surely

Crescent International

Ramadan 08, 14201999-12-16

In a country blessed with vast oil and gas reserves, nine million Algerians, out of thirty million, live below the poverty line. A million children suffer from malnutrition, with a fifth of them suffering very serious consequences to their health.

Occupied Arab World

Algerian eradicationists exposed by killing of FIS leader Hachani

Mustapha Shirazi

Sha'ban 23, 14201999-12-01

Abdelkader Hachani, a senior leader of the banned Algerian Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), was assassinated in Algerian capital, Algiers, on November 22. Hachani was shot in the chest several times as he was leaving a dentist’s clinic. His assassin was not captured.


Futility of elections shown in Turkey and Algeria


Rabi' al-Thani 19, 14201999-05-01

The elections in Turkey and Algeria last month were important for the countries’ Islamic movements. In Turkey, the ‘Islamic’ party Fazilat came a disappointing third, behind prime minister Bulent Ecevit’s centre-left party and the right-wing nationalist MHP.

Occupied Arab World

Algeria’s new ‘president’ unequal to the country’s crisis

M.S. Ahmed

Muharram 15, 14201999-05-01

A country like Algeria, in the throes of a bloody civil war, with its institutions destroyed and its resources plundered, hardly needs a leader effectively appointed - though ostensibly elected - by those responsible for the mess. Abdul Aziz Bouteflika, the sole candidate and ‘victor’ in the April 15 presidential elections...

Occupied Arab World

No surprises expected in Algerian presidential election

M.A. Shaikh

Dhu al-Qa'dah 13, 14191999-03-01

It would not be cynical to conclude that Algeria’s presidential election campaign will not produce new faces untainted by association with traditional power-elites,which are the usual arbiters of power in the country.

Occupied Arab World

UN, west back Algerian junta as Zeroual quits

Mahmoud Ahmed Shaikh

Jumada' al-Akhirah 10, 14191998-10-01

The secular fundamentalists among Algeria’s ruling junta, who were behind president Liamine Zeroual’s decision to step down before the end of his five-year term, have notched up another dubious victory...

Book Review

Algeria's agony lost in the paucity of western scholarship

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 18, 14381998-03-16

THE AGONY OF ALGERIA By Martin Stone. Published by Columbia University Press, New York, NY, US. 1997. pp. 274. Pbk: US$16.50.

Occupied Arab World

Algerian junta’s murder campaign continues

Crescent International

Ramadan 17, 14181998-01-16

The people of Algeria have had no respite from murder, mayhem and oppression for six years. Ever since the Algerian junta annulled the second round of parliamentary elections in January 1992, the country has been gripped by violence.

Occupied Arab World

Algerian junta caught in web of contradictions

Sid Ahmed

Jumada' al-Ula' 14, 14181997-09-16

The Beni Mousses killings, however, pale into insignificance in comparison with the August 29 slaughter near Rais, 40 kms south of Algiers, when an estimated 300 people were hacked to death.

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