Algeria Faces the Challenges of Immigration
Repression and Citizens’ Initiatives
Leïla Beratto, 18 January
Some 100,000 sub-Saharan migrants live in Algeria. Last Fall, the authorities decided to deport them by the hundreds. These arrests, however, have prompted the civil society to become more involved in this issue.
On the television screen, a succession of cartoons for children. Kevin* keeps (...)
The “Border Burners” in the Algerian Press
Crisis of migrants or crisis of the West?
Farida Souiah, January 2017
Offenders? Victims? Resistants? Who are these clandestine immigrants trying to leave the country by “burning borders”, described in the Algerian dailies?
“Powerless to act, the government finally admits the problem is serious. The harraga are exposing the system for what it is.” This was the (...)