“Le Pouvoir” and the Algerian Deep State

By: Alex El Ghaoui This article was originally published on April 17, 2019 but was briefly removed from the WIRe in anticipation of the author’s visit to Algeria in the summer of that year.  Massive anti-government protests in Algeria have led to the resignation on April 2 of eighty-two-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after twenty years in…

Political Turmoil in Sudan

By: Jadalyn Eagens In December, riots broke out in Sudan as the price of bread went up by about 300 percent. People took to the streets to demand higher wages and lower prices for basic goods from the government. As the protests gained traction, they shifted from a request for individual reforms to an uprising…