Leaders typically spread power among their ‘rival allies’ to keep it and co-opt enough of those elites in exchange for political support.
Les deux décennies de règne de Bouteflika ont été les plus dévastatrices que l'Algérie ait connues depuis son indépendance vis-à-vis de la France.
Bouteflica’s two decades in power were the most damaging Algeria had experienced since independence from France in 1962.
In the last decade, Morocco exploited the lethargy of Algeria’s diplomacy and the paralysis of the political system to advance its interests, often to the detriment of Algeria
The Algerian regime has long understood how to mobilise the national football team’s victories for a political agenda.
They protest to have a sound economic system based on healthy competition and free enterprise.
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU’s policy against coups should be applied.
Algeria’s elite has built its legitimacy on a distorted memory of the war of independence.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
Algerians are working to change their future while avoiding the bloodshed of their past.