An Uncertain Future for Algeria, But It’s Not Alone

April 03, 2019

Protesters in Algeria have achieved what appeared to be their principal goal, but there’s definitely more to come. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Describing the situation in Algeria, where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has now resigned after he initially promised to leave by the...

History Is Having a Fit over National Leadership across the Globe

March 28, 2019

Are there any nations today — with the possible exception of China — not struggling with what must be called a fitness problem they have no answer for? As the situation in Algeria continues to evolve and accelerate, Al Jazeera reports that “Algeria's army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah has called...

Algeria’s Horizontal Assault on the Political Status Quo

March 22, 2019

Algeria may provide the clues to a new era in the history of democracy for the entire globe. When the media questioned a young militant in Bejaia, Algeria, about how the movement represented by the protests that have shaken the regime to the core should be structured, Yanis Adjlia replied:...

Bouteflika Concedes Round 1, But Cancels the Fight

March 13, 2019

What do Theresa May and Abdelaziz Bouteflika have in common? Knowing the end is near, they’re playing to run out the clock.  The people of Algeria, whose massive demonstrations convincingly brought together a wide diversity of age groups and socio-professional profiles, have now won a victory...

In Algeria, It’s Not Just Bouteflika Who’s Sick

March 11, 2019

The ailing President Bouteflika is searching for a conspiracy, the one argument he hopes will convince Algerians to elect him to a fifth term. The Daily Devil's Dictionary reports. Algeria narrowly avoided being swept up in the Arab Spring in 2011. In its aftermath, every country to the east of...

Algeria’s Presidential Election and the Barakat Movement

April 04, 2014

As the presidential election draws near, Algerian political activists are speaking up. With the backing of Algeria's powerful state institutions, incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is overwhelmingly expected to win the April 17 presidential...