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Algeria: Effort to Dissolve Prominent Civic Association (HRW)

Algerian authorities should drop their effort to dissolve a prominent civil society group over alleged violation of the law on associations, five international human rights organizations said today. An administrative court is set to issue a ruling on October 13, 2021, in a case brought by the Interior Ministry against the Youth Action Rally (known by its French name Rassemblement Actions Jeunesse, or RAJ).

Algeria: Effort to Dissolve Prominent Civic Association | Human Rights Watch (hrw.org)

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Algeria demands France’s ‘total respect’: President (Al Jazeera)

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune demanded France’s “total respect”, following a diplomatic row over visas and critical comments from Paris about the North African country.

Algeria accused its former colonial ruler France of “genocide” and recalled its ambassador from Paris on October 2 in anger over what it said were “inadmissible” comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Algeria demands France’s ‘total respect’: President | News | Al Jazeera

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Why is Algeria angry at Emmanuel Macron? (Al Jazeera)

France and Algeria have had a complicated relationship for decades.

Although French colonial rule ended in the 1960s – France has often been accused of interference in Algeria’s affairs.

And President Emmanuel Macron’s recent critical comments about Algeria’s politics and history are threatening to make things worse.

The Algerian government responded to the latest remarks by recalling its ambassador to France and banning the French military from its airspace.

French military aircraft fly through Algeria to reach troops helping the fight against armed groups in the Sahel.

Algeria says Macron’s comments are an “inadmissible interference” in its internal affairs and an “intolerable affront” to Algerians who died fighting French colonialism.

But what’s behind this?

And what does it tell us about France’s colonial past?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Bruno Tertrais – Deputy director of the Foundation for Strategic Research

Youcef Bouandel – Professor of political science and international relations at Qatar University

Adama Gaye – Journalist and author

Why is Algeria angry at Emmanuel Macron? | Emmanuel Macron News | Al Jazeera

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Algeria recalls envoy to France after ‘inadmissible interference’ (Al Jazeera)

Algeria accused its former colonial ruler France of “genocide” and recalled its ambassador from Paris in anger over what it said were “inadmissible” comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron.

The Algerian government also banned French military planes from its airspace on Sunday.

Algeria recalls envoy to France after ‘inadmissible interference’ | Politics News | Al Jazeera

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Algeria recalls ambassador to France for consultations (Al Jazeera)

The Algerian presidency did not immediately give a reason for the move [File: Farouk Batiche/AFP]

The Algerian presidency did not immediately give a reason for the move [File: Farouk Batiche/AFP]

Algeria has recalled its ambassador to France for consultations, though the reason was not immediately clear.

The office of the president said on Saturday that a statement on the issue would be issued later.

Algeria recalls ambassador to France for consultations | Migration News | Al Jazeera

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Mourned by some, cursed by others, former President Bouteflika left Algeria ill-prepared for the future (Andrew G. Farrand, Atlantic Council)

Shortly before midnight on September 17, news began circulating in Algeria that the country’s longest-serving former president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, had passed away. While tales of Bouteflika’s demise had arisen many times before, this time, the news was confirmed.

Pushed from office two years ago amid mass protests and already incapacitated by ill health for several years before that, Bouteflika had little direct influence over events in Algeria as of late. His death is unlikely to substantially shift the country’s trajectory, in large part because of just how rigid a system he and his generation of independence heroes already imposed upon Algeria during their lifetimes.

Mourned by some, cursed by others, former President Bouteflika left Algeria ill-prepared for the future – Atlantic Council