Social And Economic Woes Weigh Heavily On Algeria’s Future

By Khelaf Benhadda, -

The last eight months have seen the rise of a protest movement without precedent in the history of Algeria. Millions of citizens have taken to the streets, since February 2019, [...]

Algerian ‘Hirak’ Is Neither A Revolution Nor A Social Movement

By Imad Atoui, -

Debates about the ongoing Algerian movement called "Hirak" are still highly contested and unclear among political commentators. Political scientists find it difficult to identify, with clearly [...]

The Revolt Of The Fearless Generation

By Leïla Ouitis, -

When in early February Algeria’s ailing octogenarian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his intention to run for the presidency for a fifth term, millions of Algerians took to the streets [...]

Labor In Algeria’s Revolt

By Rachid Malaoui, -

Algeria is in the midst of a historic popular uprising. Protests began in February of this year, as Algerians revolted against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plans for a fifth term in office. [...]

Welcome To The New Algerian Revolution: An Interview With Hamza Hamouchene

By Omar Hassan, -

The mass protest movement started just a few days after Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s announcement of his intention to run for a fifth term as president. At first, the mobilisations were small and [...]

Algeria In Revolt: “We Woke Up And You Will Pay!”

By Hamza Hamouchene, -

The abdication of President Bouteflika is a historic victory for the Algerian people — but the struggle for a true democratic transition is far from over. What is happening in Algeria is truly [...]

The Force Of Peace In Algeria’s Protests

By the Christian Science Monitor. -

An iconic image of the 1960s shows a young American placing flowers in the barrels of soldiers’ rifles during protests against the Vietnam War. Such symbols of peace (“flower power”) helped turn [...]

Algeria: What’s Fuelling The Country’s Mass Protest Movement?

By Brahim Oumansour, -

President Bouteflika's decision to run for fifth term is only one cause of widespread public anger. Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fifth presidential term - despite his poor health [...]

Protests Stop Shale Gas Extraction In Algeria

By Aomar Ouali, -

Algeria's prime minister announced Wednesday that plans to drill for the country's abundant shale gas reserves have been scrapped. The announcement in a television interview came in the wake [...]