Algeria: Firefighters Suspended for Protesting Peacefully

Algeria: Firefighters Suspended for Protesting Peacefully

ALGIERS, 6 May 2021 – Algeria’s interior ministry has suspended 230 Civil Defense agents for taking part in peaceful demonstrations calling for pay hikes and better working conditions. In a statement, the ministry said the decision was “taken in accordance with...
Algeria: Journalists Want Colleagues Released

Algeria: Journalists Want Colleagues Released

ALGIERS, 5 May 2021 – Algerian journalists have called on the country’s authorities to release all journalists held in pretrial detention and to end the persecution of journalists simply for doing their job. Media professionals marched in a square in Algiers on...
Algeria: Activist Sentenced for “Offending Islam”

Algeria: Activist Sentenced for “Offending Islam”

ALGIERS, 5 MAY 2021 – An Algerian activist was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for “offending Islam” and “insulting the president”, rights groups and court reporters have said. Amira Bouraoui, a 45-year-old gynaecologist and mother of two, was not...
Chad: Opposition Continues to Decry Coup

Chad: Opposition Continues to Decry Coup

N’DJAMENA, 5 May 2021 – Chad’s opposition political parties insist that the transition at the helm of the country since the demise of Idriss Deby Itno is unconstitutional and should go. The leader of the country’s main opposition Transformers party, Succes Masra, has...

Nigeria: Military Committed to Democracy

ABUJA, 4 May 2021 – Senior military officials in Nigeria have dismissed calls for them to seize power, reaffirming their support for democracy. “The military under the current leadership remains resolute in the defense of Nigeria’s democracy and its...
Algeria: President Tebboune Advocates Dialogue

Algeria: President Tebboune Advocates Dialogue

ALGIERS, 4 May 2021 – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has instructed his government to open “a dialogue” with social partners, to appease mounting public anger. Shortages of basic foodstuff, soaring prices, and a 15 percent unemployment rate have...
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