Stories about Algeria from August, 2009
The Maghreb blogosphere has been blooming with an outpouring of congratulations, welcoming the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. And amongst the usual greetings and formal congratulations, controversial thoughts, often at odds with conventional views on Muslims, are being aired.
Alle, at the Maghreb Politics Review, writes: “More gas from Africa (Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, etc) could help in the EU’s gas battles with Russia, for one thing. But, needless to say, there are some complications.”
The influx of Chinese immigrants to Algeria ignited a face off between the immigrants and locals when about 100 residents and migrants clashed, using knives and bludgeons. Bloggers weigh in.
American Algerian The Moor Next Door notes: “Many members of the Mauritanian opposition; and operatives clamor that the American position towards the new government is among the most crucial of those yet out.”
Maghreb Politics Review shares interesting links from other blogs discussing the latest developments in North Africa and the Sahel.
How well is US president Barack Obama faring in the Middle East? American Algerian The Moor Next Door discusses the issue in this post.
An Arab human rights group has been barred from the UN for a year, following the bidding of Algeria. Alle, from the Maghreb Politics Review, comments on the incident here.