The Maghreb’s most important river is being polluted by 30,000 industrial plants. While government bodies and factory owners appear unable and sometimes unwilling to help keep the Medjerda clean, residents and farmers suffer the dire consequences.
After a year of protests, bans on assembly were imposed in Algeria in March 2020 in order to contain the pandemic. Journalist Lyas Hallas explains why the Hirak is now back on the streets – and what the protest movement is till lacking.
Algerians are taking to the streets, calling for a withdrawal of President Bouteflika’s candidacy and a complete reform of the regime. How will the authorities react? Three possible scenarios ahead of Algeria’s crucial presidential elections.