Idir, Berber without borders – Culture / Next

Seghir Lazri is a sociologist. He works in particular on the social vulnerability of athletes in the “Sociosports” column on In this text, he pays tribute to the singer Idir, who disappeared on Saturday. “With him, part of my childhood, my culture and my identity went away …”, he reacted on Twitter. The disappearance […]

Death of Idir: the voiceless Kabyle people

The hecatombe, it is the word which returns from now on in the flow of the networks so much the dead follow one another on the side of music. The latest, that of Idir, 70, announced by the family on the official Facebook page: “We regret to announce the death of our father [à tous], […]

Aid to Africa: what the Chinese masks hide

It is raining masks on the African continent. Six million donated by the Jack Ma foundation, the boss-billionaire of the Alibaba e-commerce platform, one million by the Huajian group, a global shoe manufacturing giant, another million from Huawei, the telecommunications mega-group … All Chinese companies. Upon arrival on African soil, in Addis Ababa, Algiers or […]

In Algeria, the deaf dialogue between power and the street

Despite President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s proposals for dialogue, the protests continue. One year after the departure of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Through Melanie matarese Anti-government protesters on the streets of Algiers on February 18, 2020. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP “We are asked all the time how to establish dialogue. The answer is very simple: when the government, which […]

In one year, the Algerian Hirak revolt went from hope to disillusionment

REPORT – One year after the first events, the dispute is still going on. The fall of Bouteflika and major figures in his regime failed to stop the popular wave. But for former veterans of the protests, it is difficult to remain optimistic. Through Nabia Lahchi Anti-government demonstration on Friday at Bordj Bou Arreridj, nicknamed […]