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Abdelkader Cheref


Dr. Abdelkader Cheref is an Algerian academic and a freelance journalist based in the US.

As Tunisian president Kais Saied continues in the repressive footsteps of his predecessor, reversing the gains of the 2011 revolution, Abdelkader Cheref argues that this is also beneficial to the neighbouring Algerian regime.

01 March, 2023

From the dissolution of the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH), to the targeting of dissenting voices and journalists, Tebboune’s regime is undermining the rights and liberties of Algerians everywhere, writes Abdelkader Cheref.

16 February, 2023

Algeria’s independence from France was globally celebrated, but the 60th anniversary will likely be overshadowed by decades-long corruption, backdoor deals with the former coloniser, and political repression by the regime, writes Abdelkader Cheref.

04 July, 2022

In-depth: With tensions already running high between Algeria and Morocco, the Pegasus spyware scandal could further strain ties between the two North African neighbours.

29 July, 2021

Analysis: The 12 June parliamentary election, which saw a record low turnout, was meant to bolster the regime, undermine the Hirak movement, and give the ossified political system legitimacy.

21 June, 2021

In-depth: Protests led by the pro-democracy Hirak movement have once again spread across Algeria, despite President Tebboune's attempts to repress them.

26 May, 2021

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are likely to resist pressures and inducements to follow suit, writes Abdelkader Cheref

03 October, 2020