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AROUND AFRICA: Nigeria Terrorism, Central African Republic, Elections



Scores of teen-age girls have been kidnapped from their secondary school in Northeast Nigeria late Monday (April 14) by armed men believed to be members of the radical Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. 1,072 more words


Algeria's Bouteflika poised to win re-election

Algerians vote on Thursday in an election President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is widely expected to win after 15 years in power even though he has spoken rarely in public since suffering a stroke last year.With the dominant National Liberation Front (FLN) party, allied movements and unions behind him, Bouteflika, 77, is almost assured victory and another five years governing the North African OPEC state.The results are expected at the earliest on Friday.The outcome of the election is key for Western governments. 42 more words


The Army and the Status Quo

Late last year this blogger published a partial analysis of the discourse and geopolitical focus areas of El Djeich, the official journal of the Algerian military for a trade journal (readers may inquire if they like via the ‘About This Blog’ page). 3,548 more words


Sand dunes by amin_df

The Erg (Erg=Sand dune) To see in a black background.
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Postcard from Sidi Makhlouf

“Crossing the Trans-Saharan Highway on a bus w/ a French girl named Janine. She fell asleep with her open journal on her lap, so I’ll borrow some of her words, transport them across languages, put a stamp on it, and send it to you. 128 more words


Briochettes are sweet small Brioches with (butter, eggs and milk), perfect for a breakfast or for tea time.

Serves 8



Travel-Bucket List

Hello Coolest Kids,

Being called a Ginger Traveler, I have many places that I would love to visit. It will most probably be very long list of countries. 415 more words