Algeria

Global Politics

What Albert Camus can teach us about nation-building

Albert Camus was dashing, brilliant and died young. The French Algerian intellectual, philosopher and writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature at the tender age of 44 but died in a car crash just a few years later. His books like "The Myth of Sisyphus" and "The Plague" are still read by college students and even world leaders. But Camus' standing in France was forever tarnished by his views on the Algerian war.

Arts, Culture & Media

Rachid Taha

Algerian singer Rachid Taha says his latest CD was the result of a midlife crisis. He has been influenced by Johnny Cash and says his dream is to duet with Dolly Parton. From PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Rachid Taha

Algerian singer Rachid Taha says his latest CD was the result of a midlife crisis. He has been influenced by Johnny Cash and says his dream is to duet with Dolly Parton. From PRI's The World.

Low turnout for Algeria's protests

Algeria was seen as one of the North African countries likely to follow Tunisia on the path to democratization. But as Assia Boundaoui reports, Algerians are tired of fighting, and are willing to settle for minor freedoms rather than full democracy.