The Washington Institute for Near Est Policy : The West Should Focus on North Africa For North Africa, 2009 is a year of elections. Regrettably, these elections -- this week's presidential elections in Algeria, Tunisia's presidential and legislative elections in October, and Morocco's local council elections in June -- attest not to the vibrancy of democracy in the region, but rather to its lingering authoritarianism. Although Washington has found solid counter terrorism partners in North Africa, a short-term focus on security is potentially harmful. These countries face myriad challenges which necessitate a broad, long-term focus on reform. Doing so will serve not only the people of North Africa, but also the strategic interests of the US and its allies. ... Full story Auteur: Dana Moss Date : 2009-04-09 01:46:00 Source : www.washingtoninstitute.org
Algeria’s Liberation, Terrorism, and Arabization Algeria, in contrast to many other North African countries, had engaged in a distinct Arabization policy after its disastrous war of liberation from France. The guiding idea for the victorious rebels was to turn back the clock, and reverse the impact of over 130 years of enforced French language and cultural training on a captive and sometimes not so captive population. The Algerian war of liberation bequeathed to Algeria the dubious title of “The Country of a Million and a Half Martyrs.”... Full story Date : 2009-02-03 10:46:00 Source : The new York Times
African tribesman name Kadhafi 'king of kings'
BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - Dignitaries from a host of African tribes have bestowed the title "king of kings" on Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi during a visit marking the anniversary of the coup that brought him to power almost four decades ago. "We have decided to recognise our brother leader as the 'king of kings, sultans, princes, sheikhs and mayors of Africa," said a statement from a forum grouping more than 200 tribal chiefs from Africa late Thursday.
... Full story Date : 2008-08-30 09:30:00 Source : http://news.yahoo.com
Said Zerouali Releases a New Album Said Zerwali, a young talented singer from Berkane, has recently emerged in the world of the Amazigh music. He has just released his second album 'Ruh a Memmi' (Go! my Son?). This new album is a composition of songs that touch different topics, such as Love, freedom, and social issues. “This second album is a fruit of many years of work” Says Said. 'Ruh a Memmi' is expected to be available in the markets very soon.
... Full story Date : 2008-07-20 13:00:00 Source : www.agraw.com