The contemporary political history of Algeria

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Dialog on Algerian Islamic Movement
On the Political-Islam list, January 1995.
Impoverishment fuels Algeria’s Civil War
By Pat Smith, The Militant, January 1995.
Algerian President Elected Amid War
By Derek Bracey, The Militant, 4 December 1995. Liamine Zéroual, a former general, was announced the winner of the presidential election. Zéroual had been appointed president in January 1994 by the army, which has run the country since 1992. The Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), which is banned and whose top leaders are imprisoned, called the boycott along with the National Liberation Front (FLN), the ruling party before the military takeover; the Socialist Forces Front; and the GIA.
Algeria: The case for diversity; Demagogues and Arabisers
By Gilbert Grandguillaume, Le Monde diplomatique, February 1997. The future of the Maghreb hangs on the outcome of the struggle being waged in Algeria between the ruling military junta and the various armed Islamist groups. In recent weeks the violence, which the authorities in Algiers call residual terrorism, took a spectacular turn for the worse.
Algerian crisis worries the western powers
By William Pomeroy, People’s Weekly World, 8 March 1997.
Algeria: Beyond the Horror
La Press (Montreal), 20 March 1997.
Gross Injustice in Algeria
Editorial, Mid-East Realities 13 July 1997.
The Berbers: fighting on two fronts
BBC News, Sunday 28 June 1998. The assertion of Berber cultural rights enhances the rise of Lounes Matoub and other politically motivated Berber performers. Berbers despise the religious zealots as much as the regime which sought to suppress them. Western media have ignoring the civilians who find themselves caught between the government and an armed Islamic opposition.
Religious affairs minister defends mosque’s right to interfere in politics
By Blanca Madani, Washington, D.C., World Algerian Action Coalition, 31 January 2000. Religious Affairs Minister Mohammed Ghoulamah defended the intervention of the mosques in the referendum campaign in favor of the civil concord law.
Government Insists on Privatization and State Withdrawal
North Africa Journal, 22 April 2000. The minister in charge of reforms and privatization tries to convince the public that privatization of state-owned companies is the only option left to the thousands of state companies that have not been able to bounce back from their financial turmoil.
ADEM Opposes Wage Increase
North Africa Journal, 22 June 2000. The Algerian association advocating free market, Association Nationale de Developpement de l’Economie de Marche or ADEM said it is worried about the latest statements made by the finance ministry before the parliament about a possible increase of wages nationwide within the public administration.