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Algeria Papers, 3, Part Two: “Diwan Espagnol: The Guernica Tree (Blas de Otero in Paris, 1959)”

by Jean Sénac
Copyright Actes Sud 1999, 2019
Introduction and translation by & copyright 2020 Paul Ben-Itzak

(From Jean Sénac, “Oeuvres Poétiques,” compilation published by and copyright Actes Sud, 2019. 410 more words

Sellal's trial reveals high level of corruption marked Bouteflika's regime era symbols

The trial of the former Prime Minister, Abdel-Malik Sallal, revealed imaginary figures of the vast areas from which his daughter Reem had benefited, as agricultural investments in Ain Defla and the streams of Blida and Djelfa. 219 more words


A look at Algeria's drone program

An Algerian drone reportedly crashed on June 25.

ch-4b drones crashes today due to an transmission tower in Berriche ,Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria pic.twitter.com/3ificdgyWK…

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Save the Casbah of Algiers


Still I’ll rise, Like the Phœnix for its ashes, I’ll rise 

I’ll rise 

 You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies, 1,035 more words


Al Jazeera -World: Algerian Wedding

A rare glimpse at people’s daily lives in western Algeria as we go behind the scenes at three different weddings.

Summer in Algeria – the largest Arab country in the world and the biggest in the African continent – is a popular time of year for traditional, elaborate weddings, particularly in the lead-up to Ramadan. 98 more words


Postcards from Algiers

Retrieving memories from recent travel; a destination that had been in the bucket list a long time before I ever had the chance to reach. Algeria, albeit difficult to reach, is a blend of something very exotic but at the same time very familiar. 44 more words