Country: Algeria

Men reading political party campaign posters on Martyrs′ Square in Algiers on 9 April 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Parliamentary elections in Algeria

It's hardly democracy

The Algerian election campaign – ″Fishing for votes″ (cartoon: Le Hic; source: Facebook)

Algeria′s disillusioned majority

Desperately seeking voters

Egyptian author Kamal Ruhayyim (source: Twitter)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim′s ″Menorahs and Minarets″

The unchangeable past

Director of "Tahqiq fel djenna" Merzak Allouache and lead Salima Abada (source: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)

Merzak Allouache′s ″Tahqiq fel djenna″

Seventy two grapes

Public protests against the Algerian government′s economic policy under President Bouteflika (photo: FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Unrest in Algeria

Shaking the social foundations

Cigdem Aslan (photo: Alex Harvey Brown)

Album review: Cigdem Aslan's ″A Thousand Cranes″

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Tugging at your heartstrings

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″

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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)

Libya

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″

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