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Abdelkader Cheref


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

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