Algeria

Algeria

Hundreds dead in Algerian military plane disaster

Videos and images posted on social media show thick black smoke billowing from the site.
David Gilbert
4.11.18
africa

Algeria blocks social media to stop students from cheating on test

The country has imposed a digital blackout after questions from the 2016 International Baccalaureate exam were leaked on Facebook earlier this month.
VICE News
6.20.16
thump news

Stunning Algerian Electronic Music from the 1970s Has Been Discovered

Some electronic music by Ahmed Malek, "the Algerian Ennio Morricone" was found by label Habibi Funk.
Michael Scott Barron
4.24.16
Interviews

Aziza Brahim's Music Explores the Western Sahara's Sad Legacy with Beautiful Songs

The Sahrawi singer discusses the process and motivations behind her new album 'Abbar el Hamada,' which addresses 40 years of Western Sahara occupation.
Zachary Lipez
4.14.16
africa

Morocco Boots UN Diplomats Over Western Sahara Spat

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has managed to anger Moroccan officials by visiting a refugee camp filled with refugees from Western Sahara and referring to Morocco's presence in the territory as an "occupation."
Kayla Ruble
3.18.16
Art

'From Here to Eternity' Drawings Kiss Censorship Goodbye

The governmental practice of editing-out sensual contact from films takes center stage in Adel Abdessemed's new drawing series.
Sami Emory
11.16.15
terror in paris

French Police Reportedly Make Arrests During Overnight Raids Around the Country

At least three people were reportedly arrested during several coordinated raids that took place early Monday morning involving hundreds of police officers.
VICE News
11.15.15
africa

'God of Algeria' Spy Chief Axed as President Moves to Restructure Intel Services

General Mohamed Mediene had been running the country's intelligence service since November 1990, and was one of the last serving generals who fomented the coup to annul the January 1992 general election, which led to civil war.
Lucie Aubourg
9.14.15
defense & security

How the US Periodically Reveals the Locations of Special Operations Missions

Armed with nothing more than a mobile device and an internet connection, bad guys can potentially track, predict, and avoid US airstrikes and reconnaissance missions.
David Cenciotti
8.31.15
Provence

This Old Man Is Making the Best Illegal Pastis in France

In Provence, one former horse smith is making some of the most delicious and illegal pastis in France, and it's not exactly the easiest process to pull off.
Laura Cabassu
7.21.15
Stuff

A (Silicon) Valley Grows in Algeria

Young entrepreneurs are hoping to break Algeria's tenuous dependence on oil by starting new businesses and expanding the Algerian marketplace.
Elizabeth Nicholas
7.11.15
police

22 Killed as Arab and Berber Communities Clash in Algerian Town

After centuries of peaceful cohabitation, violence has erupted between the region’s rival Arab and Berber communities.
Pierre Longeray
7.9.15
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