Government

April 24, 2014

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You do not need another state in Africa

The colonization always leaves heavy negative aftermath. The old balances, completely altered by the European powers, struggling to recover after the end of the occupation by foreigners. This is what happened in Morocco. After the "Green March" of 1975 - an event that marked the end of the Spanish presence in the Kingdom - the situation could easily go back to the past: between Morocco and Mauritania,"...

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April 24, 2014

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LGBTQ Communities in the Arab World Face Unique Digital Threats

Across the Arab world, LGBTQ communities still struggle to gain social recognition, and individuals still face legal penalties for consensual activities. In Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Iraq, homosexuality is punishable by death. In 2001, 52 men were arrested for being gay in Cairo. And in Syria, Algeria, and the United Arab Emirates, being outed as homosexual means facing years in prison. While activists"...

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April 24, 2014

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Shipping movements

The Karina from Tunis to Bejaia, the Nicola from Annaba to Algiers, the Taurus J from Bejaia to Annaba (all Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd) and the Parsifal from Port Tangier to Port Said (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd) today.


The OS Bodrum from Annaba to Tunis, the Hansa Narvik from Misurata to Mersin, the CMA CGM Agadir from Algiers"...

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April 24, 2014

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Time for Transition in Algeria

The landslide re-election of Algeria’s 77-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, last Thursday to a fourth term comes as no surprise. Despite reports that many younger Algerian voters stayed home, as well as accusations from the political opposition of election fraud, the official tally gave Mr. Bouteflika an incredible 81.5 percent of the vote. Mr. Bouteflika is in such fragile health following a stroke last"...

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April 24, 2014

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Human right organizations in Algeria highlight shrinking freedoms in nation

Human rights organizations have highlighted the shrinking freedoms throughout the African nation of Algeria. The Brakat Movement, which translates into English as "Enough," regretfully states that "our own government threatens our basic freedoms." Comprised mostly of young people, freedom of expression risks further attack following the recent re-election of President Bouteflika for a fourth term.


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April 24, 2014

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Why Europe is scoring an own goal if it stops the South Stream - Strategic level


The tense crisis in Ukraine and the growing conflict between the quartet of Russia, Ukraine, EU and USA has been endangering the South Stream pipeline project. Following the important yet non-binding resolution of the European Commission it is crucial to carry out a plain analysis. This study will prove that the European Union can not afford to deprive itself from the South Stream or Russian gas as a whole.


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April 24, 2014

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British Minister of State Hugh Robertson in Algiers for a two-day visit

British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for North Africa and Middle East, Hugh Robertson, underlined Wednesday in Algiers the “strong” relations linking Algeria and Great Britain.


In a statement upon his arrival in Algiers, Robertson said that it is second visit to Algeria since the beginning of 2014 as part of the continuation of the bilateral dialogue and cooperation.


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April 24, 2014

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Africa: Asking Africans About Democracy

Where in Africa is support for democracy the highest? Where is it the lowest? Who believes they are reaping its fruits? Who doesn't?


This list, excerpted from the latest Afrobarometer survey of 34 countries, shows who gives the most, and the least support, to democracy and its performance.


Respondents support democracy and reject authoritarian alternatives:

Most support: Zambia, Mauritius, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda, Botswana, Senegal"......

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April 24, 2014

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UN to vote on moderate W. Sahara resolution next week

The UN Security Council will vote next Tuesday to renew the peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, again without widening its mandate to monitoring human rights, diplomats said.


The resolution circulated by the United States aims to send "a clear unified signal," a Security Council diplomat said Wednesday, a year after a serious row between Morocco and the US.


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April 24, 2014

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Hopelessness and apathy marked the general elections in Algeria


The current president and great candidate to repeat in the post, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, appeared at last Thursday outside his official residence and its confinement to go to vote in person, but did so in a peculiar wheelchair. Intended to be an image of normality, although not offered for almost two years, but was also very metaphorical. Still very sick but his appearance was not as bad as symptomatic. Your future creates uncertainty. As the country. On the day another great"...

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