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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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Dubai’s Drake And Scull Wins $40m Algeria Contract

Dubai construction firm Drake and Scull International has won a Dhs147 million($40 million) project to build a mixed-use development in the capital of Algeria, the company said on Wednesday.


Drake and Scull will undertake the civil construction portion of the project in Algiers, covering a total built-up area of about 66,500 square metres, it said.


Algeria limited the access of foreign companies to its construction market for decades"......

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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"...

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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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Vimpelcom To Sell $2.6bn Orascom Telecom Algeria Stake

Russian telecoms giant Vimpelcom is set to put an end to a lengthy stand-off with Algeria, after agreeing to sell a 51 percent stake in Orascom Telecom Algeria, a locally owned subsidiary.


Orascom Telecom Algeria was acquired by the Russian company in 2010 from Egyptian billionaire, Naguib Sawiris for $6 billion, seeking"...

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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.


He"......

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April 24, 2014

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Westminster students work to plant seeds of hope in Western Sahara

Mulay Smara was born and raised in the largest refugee camp in the Western Sahara, where his family has lived for more than 34 years after being displaced by a Moroccan takeover of their homeland.


Now a junior at Westminster College, Smara and several of his classmates have developed a project to draw attention to and help ease the"...

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