The army that turned into a political party

In Algeria today, while a succession of cold air waves is planned from Sunday on the north of the country, the current president called the Electoral Corps for the next presidential elections due on April 18, 2019. Certain members of the opposition stated that as off the country’s independence, it was always the armed forces […]

SIT-in solidarity with ADLÈNE MELLAH

By MAGHREB ÉMERGENT January 16, 2019 The Support Group to Adlène Mellah, journalist sentenced to one year in prison and imprisoned in El Harrach, largest prison of Algiers, as well as the group of journalists imprisoned in 2018, organize today 11am, a sit-in of solidarity at the Maison de la Presse Tahar Djaout, Algiers. The director […]

In North Africa’s political spheres, stepping down from rule

In North Africa’s political spheres, Algeria’s Bouteflika reaching his mandate end by April, stepping down from rule looks more like a bet placed on his health condition than any constitutional arrangement. In next door Tunisia, the president has a history of brain strokes that also placed him on a wheelchair. Youssef Cherif wrote on January […]

‘Gilets Jaunes’ of France from Brussels to Basra

From Brussels to Basra, gilets jaunes have brought visibility to people and their grievances per Jon Henley, The Guardian’s European affairs correspondent published on December 21, 2018, is the story of a movement that is increasingly apparent throughout the world and in particular in the MENA region . How hi-vis yellow vest became symbol of […]

Gulf within GCC forever widening

M. K. Bhadrakumar in his article reproduced below, courtesy to Indian Punchline.com summarises all Indians residents’ concerns over the current goings-on in the countries of the Gulf. As a majority if not the highest per cent (refer graph below) of non-national residents, can only watch and meditate while witnessing a Gulf within GCC forever widening […]

Principles before profit and pull out

Davos in the desert: businesses are right to put principles before profit and pull out of Saudi investment conference Fedor Selivanov / Shutterstock.com Haridimos Tsoukas, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Siemens chief, Joe Kaeser has pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, amid outrage at the […]

Without democratic and moral institutions, no development

Economists and politicians, during this inevitable global society transition phase, must rethink the links between ethics and development because without democratic and moral institutions, no development would seriously be even envisaged. As we have learned from the founders of economics science, e.g. political economics, that since natural resources are only an ancillary means of creating […]