Dr. Abderrahmane Mebtoul. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is today the equilibrium threshold, the price of a barrel that allows Algeria to not draw from its foreign currency reserves, but to reconstitute them?
Dr. Abderrahmane Mebtoul: Foreign exchange reserves come mainly from hydrocarbons exports (98% with derivatives) whose average price per barrel of Algerian oil went from $ 112 in June 2014 to $ 45 average annual 2016 to $ 53.97 in 2017. They evolved as follows: $ 162.2 billion in 2010, 182 in 2011, 190 in 2012, 194 in 2013, 180 in 2014, 144 in 2015, 114 in 2016, and $ 96 billion (excluding SDRs) at the end of 2017 and excluding gold reserves, Algeria owning 173 tons of a worth, at the current price, of about 7 billion dollars and, according to the IMF in its report of July 20, 2018, which is likely to end at $ 12-13 billion at the end of 2022 with a very strong economic recession. Lire la suite »
Mohsen Abdelmoumen (à G.) avec Yasmina Khadra (à D.)
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: In your books “A quoi rêvent les Loups” and “Les Agneaux du Seigneur”, you were able to pass on the Algerian misfortune, namely the red and black decade. What can you tell us about this?
Yasmina Khadra: Simply because I experienced this tragedy in my heart and in my mind. I was in the real fight against fundamentalism on the ground. I fought the terrorists for eight years and saw this downward slide spreading across the planet. Twenty years ago, when I wrote “Les agneaux du Seigneur” and “A quoi rêvent les loups”, I already told to the Western journalists that it was going to happen to them. Lire la suite »
Demonstration of doctors in Constantine. DR.
For several months, major strikes and major demonstrations have been taking place in Algeria, affecting two strategic sectors: education and health.
The teachers have not yet obtained much from their claims and the labor union of education is in full negotiations with the ministry concerning return in their post of the workers whom the minister had radiated.
At the level of the resident doctors who have just created a big labor union, the CAMRA (autonomous Collective of the Algerian resident doctors), the strike movement is still going on. Lire la suite »
Ambassador of Iraq to the Kingdom of Belgium and to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Head of Mission to the European Union: “We still have an ideological victory to achieve over the Daesh phenomenon”
H.E. the Ambassador of Iraq Dr. Jawad. al-Chlaihawi (right) and Mohsen Abdelmoumen (left) DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is the current situation in Iraq?
H.E. Ambassador of Iraq in Brussels, Dr. Jawad al-Chlaihawi: Currently, the situation is obviously much better than a year, two years or even a few months ago, especially after the announcement of the final victory over Daesh and terrorism, and the total liberation of the Iraqi territory from the terrorist group. Iraq is now experiencing a period of national, political, and security consolidation. The Iraqi people clearly see the almost total absence since about four or five months cases of explosions that were previously observed in Baghdad or other cities. This shows the complete annihilation of the terrorist group’s capabilities. Lire la suite »
Journalist Hadda Hazem on hunger strike. DR.
I’ll be back again to assure you of my support as a patriot and as a columnist for the American Herald Tribune newspaper whose columns are open to you. I personally undertake to translate all the texts you want to publish into English. Personally, I know the hunger strikes because I made three of them, and I am still suffering from them until today. I advise you to pay close attention to you. You must drink a lot of water and especially no sugar water, which is very bad for the kidneys. Few people know it. Once again I assure you of all my brotherly and friendly support. Unfortunately, in today’s Algeria, patriots are mistreated while terrorists and mobsters thrive. Good luck, dear friend.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen for American Herald Tribune
Louis Proyect. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: How do you explain the decline of the American Left?
Louis Proyect: The left that I joined in 1967 embraced a “Marxist-Leninist” model that led to deeply sectarian concepts and even cult-like tendencies. This was true of both Trotskyist groups, such as the one I belonged to, and Maoist groups. I have written many articles about these problems that can be read at: http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/organization.htm but would recommend “Lenin in Context” as a good place to start. Lire la suite »
In order to enlighten the Algerian people about the means proposed by the Algerian Government to « counter » the economic crisis experienced by Algeria, and to remove any ambiguity about the use of the printing press, I contacted the eminent economist, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts who was Economic Advisor to President Reagan and Undersecretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration in the early 1980s, and who became known as one of the founding fathers of the Reaganomics particularly by his contribution to the reform of the « Tax Act » of 1981. Lire la suite »