Algeria

Dr. Olivier Le Cour Grandmaison: “The pacification of Algeria was not a long calm river, on the contrary”

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Dr. Olivier Le Cour Grandmaison. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote « Coloniser. Exterminer« .  In your opinion, was Algeria a colonial laboratory?

Dr. Olivier Le Cour Grandmaison: Yes, we can indeed consider that Algeria has been a kind of laboratory for the elaboration of a certain number of techniques of war that can be described as counter-revolutionary war and repressive techniques, particularly after the appointment of Bugeaud as governor general of Algeria in 1840. The purpose of the appointment is to carry out what the military and political leaders of the time have already called « the pacification of Algeria » and to do this, General Bugeaud will employ a number of methods of warfare and repressive techniques among which raids whose it must be specified that they sometimes lead to the destruction of entire villages and oases, the aim being to expel « indigenous » populations, as it is said at the time, and, as it is also very commonly said, to repress the « Arabs » to drive them out of the territories they occupied until now so that Europeans in general and the French in particular, the settlers, could settle in a « pacified » environment. Lire la suite »

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Dr. Saïd Bouamama: “Bouteflika symbolizes the freezing of several trends and it does not make it possible to build anything.”

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Fanon said: « pay attention to the emergence of business managers of the West in the new independent countries »

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Dr. Saïd Bouamama. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your reading of the geopolitical situation that prevails in Syria at the moment?

Dr. Saïd Bouamama: The situation in Syria is at first a situation of failure of imperialism. In fact, what is happening in Syria has been an attempt to destabilize the Syrian state by supporting jihadist groups. We think what we want from Bashar al-Assad’s regime, but he has made a great service to mankind by stopping this destabilization and this attempt to balkanize Syria. Because in reality, it is a balkanization. If we look at all the last wars, what I call the new colonial wars, what is left? Iraq is cut in pieces, Afghanistan is a complete chaos, in Somalia it is the slaughter, and Sudan is cut in two. Lire la suite »

Dr. Abderrahmane Mebtoul: “Algeria still faces significant challenges”

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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 »

Yasmina Khadra: “Peace is in technical unemployment”

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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 »

The autonomous labor unions: a true force of change in Algeria

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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”

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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 »

For our friend Hadda Hazem

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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