Country: Algeria

Voting in the Algerian parliament (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Batiche)

Citizenship law reform in Algeria

The tug-of-war over identity

Algerian author Yasmina Khadra, otherwise known as Mohammed Mousselehoul (photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Book review: Yasmina Khadra′s ″The Angels Die″


A quixotic narrative

Woman and child rescued off the Libyan coast (photo: Getty Images/G. Bouys)

Migration pact with Africa

The EU′s paper tiger

Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/E. Laurent)

Boualem Sansal′s novel ″2084: The End of the World″

Tyranny of sorts

Algerian author and journalist Kamel Daoud (photo: AFP/Getty Images/B. Langlois)

The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud

Who is the Arab man?

Historical map of Tripolitania under the Karamanli dynasty (source: Wikipedia)


Miss Tully′s ″Narrative of a Ten-Year Residence at Tripoli in Africa″

Aziza Brahim (source: Glitterbeat Records)

Album review: ″Abbar el Hamada″ by Aziza Brahim

The agony of dispossession

The ailing Algerian president, Abdelaziz (l.) receives the new head of the armed forces, Ahmed Gaid Salah (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future

The sick man of the Mediterranean

French crime writer Karim Miske (photo: Antoine Rozes)

The French crime writer Karim Miske in interview

″There are no simple solutions″

The French political scientist and Islamic studies expert Olivier Roy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with the Islam expert Olivier Roy

European Islam: destined to be ignored

Map of North Africa (photo: fotolia)

Arabic Europe

The writers fated to "represent"

E-opposition rally in Algeria (photo: DW/Ben Chenouf Mahrez)

The Maghreb

Why does the Algerian regime fear Rachad?

Berbers demonstrating in Ghardaia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Conflict between Arabs and Berbers in Algeria

A social minefield

Alaya Allani, professor of contemporary history at the Manouba University in Tunis (photo: Beat Stauffer)

Interview with Alaya Allani, an expert on Islamism

"The jihadists have no social base in Libya"

Kamel Daoud (photo: Getty Images/B. Langlois)

Book review: Kamel Daoud's "The Meursault Investigation"

To kill an Arab