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Massinissa Benlakehal


Massinissa Benlakehal is a freelance journalist, covering politics, society, human rights and security related issues in North Africa.

General Ahmed Gaid Salah was addressing the military staff when he expressed support for the protesters demanding President Bouteflika steps down.

26 March, 2019

The ailing president's withdrawal from elections is good news for the country's protesters, but his suspension of elections is a worrying sign, reports Massinissa Benlakehal.

12 March, 2019

Offenders are eligible for prison time, marking a huge victory for rights campaigners, writes Massinissa Benlakehal.

24 October, 2018

As Libya's shores sees tightened controls, Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands has become the new route for migrants trying to make the crossing to Europe in the past year.

27 September, 2018

In-depth: Millions of Tunisians will vote for city councillors in 350 municipalities this weekend, but there are fears of a large abstention rate over previous unfulfilled promises, writes Massinissa Benlakehal.

04 May, 2018

Fifty teenagers attempting to flee Tunisia for Europe's southern shores were captured over the weekend.

22 February, 2018

Small skirmishes between protesters and police erupted in Tunis on Sunday, as a demonstration was held to mark the seventh anniversary of the country's revolution.

14 January, 2018

Hundreds of young people rallied in Tunis following a call from the 'What Are We Waiting For?' campaign for a major protest against measures imposed at start of the year.

12 January, 2018

Police used teargas to dispel crowds in Sidi Bouzid as protests over unchanging rates of unemployment and other economic problems grew violent.

22 December, 2017

Dozens of young Algerians are being held in Libyan detention centres, awaiting to be deported back to Algeria.

30 May, 2017