- Rif Crisis Reveals Failure of Development in Morocco Reda Zaireg, 2 January On 28 October 2016, at the port of Al Hoceima in Northern Morocco, Mohcine Fikri was crushed to death in a rubbish truck trying to recover his merchandise, confiscated by a policeman. It was in the wake of this event that Hirak (literally “The Movement”) was born, but last May its principal leaders (...)
Algeria’s Independence: The Forgotten Protests that Forged a Nation
Mathieu Rigouste, February 2017
By the end of 1957, France claimed political dissent in Algieria had been eradicated. Yet soon the Algerian people were to take to the streets to reclaim their independence in a chapter that remains largely unknown.
On 11 December 1960, three years after the Battle of Algiers, large-scale (...)