Stories about Algeria from October, 2010
Morocco: Against Torture Somewhere; Against Torture Anywhere
Moroccan bloggers have been expressing outrage over the indifference of the mainstream media and apparent double standards of their government following the death of a young Moroccan at the hands of representatives of public authority.
Algeria: On the Rich, the Poor and the Middle Class
What is it like to be poor? And what is it like to be rich? Algerian Salim looks into the two situations and also reflects (Ar) on those who are hanging in between.
Sahel Region: On Paying Ransom for Hostages
Hostage-taking by a militant Islamist group called Al-Qaeda in The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is on the rise in the Sahel region which spans across several countries in the north of Africa. In order to free hostages, governments and companies have put political pressure on the African nations involved, or opted to pay ransoms directly. However, the strategy of paying ransom is often decried as ineffective and dangerous in the long run.