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.
To help us understand more about self-immolation and those who commit it, we are joined by Michael Biggs, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, at the University of Oxford, who has been studying this form of protest.
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.
The U.S. team will need a clear win against Algeria if they want to secure their place in the second round. George Vecsey, sports columnist for our partner The New York Times is in South Africa to watch the game.
Algeria goes up against the US in its next World Cup match tomorrow in Pretoria, South Africa?and it's the answer to our Geo Quiz. It's a big deal for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Anchor Marco Werman finds out why from reporter Alexandra Gutierrez.
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