Parallels have been drawn between events in Algeria and the “Arab Spring” which swept through North Africa from 2011. The uprisings led to the overthrow of three authoritarian regimes: Tunisia’s Ben Ali, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak.
A major issue is Egypt’s entrenched culture of racism against black Africans. However, there is now more than US$8 billion of Egyptian investment in the rest of Africa and it contributes a hefty 12.5% of the AU’s budget
The landscape-altering tensions and drama right are, for now, being out in the Central and Eastern African swathe called the Great Lakes region.
Today’s young people are coming to the job market in a period of plenty, and lots of glitz everywhere. Part of their needs are shaped by “envy”
‘Development’ have politically paralysed the new class of African middle class house owners. They want more, but cannot risk losing what they have. And the more that they want is not radical.
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