Tunisia and Morocco have been wondering how protests against the Algerian ruling class will affect them.
While this wave of teachers’ protests may not bring about a fundamental political transformation, it points to the grave and persistent nature of Morocco’s governance challenges.
Bouteflika's resignation is a victory for the Algerian people but hard work is yet to come.
The political and socio-economic devastation left by the regime in Algeria will pose an immense challenge on the country.
Algerians are unlikely to accept Abdel Kader Ben Salah as Acting President for a transitional government.
Since February 22, thousands and then millions of Algerians have taken to the streets every Friday to protest against the fifth term of their ailing eighty-two-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Among jihadi groups in the Sahel, strategic gains not religion often determine a militant’s affiliation.
The delay of elections could push Algerians to continue their peaceful protests.
Despite a hardened border, smugglers continue to find a way. Together, Algeria and Morocco need to de-incentivize smuggling and reduce corruption.
The state-run media in Algeria was given clear instructions not to cover the protests against Bouteflika.