Algeria

Conflict & Justice

Is Algeria next?

Marco Werman talks with Karima Bennoune, a professor of international law and human rights at Rutgers University, about Algeria and whether it is likely to be a part of the "Arab Spring".

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Second largest country in Africa

Our Geo Quiz takes us to North Africa: We're looking for the largest country on the shores of the Mediterranean. This country is also the second largest in Africa. A cathedral in the capital is seen as a symbol of religious tolerance in Algeria.

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

Sarazino

Algerian-born musician Lamine Fellah is the son of a diplomat. Lemine Fellah now lives in Ecuador where he fronts the band Sarazino. Marco Werman talks with him.

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Libyans wage battle over last holdout of Muammar Gaddafi supporters

Bani Walid, in western Libya, is the last holdout of deposed and killed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. In the revolution that deposed him, Bani Walid never fell to the rebels, and has since openly continued to profess allegiance to the dead dictator. But now, a conflict has erupted between the Libyan government on one side, and Bani Walid leaders.

Militants in Mali take hostages in Algeria

The ongoing unrest in northern Mali is raising concerns that the militants could move into neighboring countries. And with the latest jihadist retaliation and taking of hostages, some say it's time for an increased focus on the Maghreb region and the militants who rule it.

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.