Tag Archives: World Politics

Documentary: What Is The Future For Algeria (Video)

Since February 2019, millions of Algerians have demonstrated against the government. They first took to the streets to demand more democracy and protest the renewed candidacy of former authoritarian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought the Algerian protest movement “Hirak” to a premature end in March 2020, and even though Bouteflika withdrew his candidacy, its demands are still far from being met. Opponents of the government still say their country is a long way from genuine democracy and is at the same time plagued by corruption, economic mismanagement and military interference in politics.

This documentary follows five young Algerians who are all taking part in the protests. They tell viewers why they are challenging Algeria’s powerful elites and describe what they want for their country. Their stories are about hope and resignation, as well as the open question of their futures in Algeria.

Politics: Untied Kingdom, Political CEO’s, Myanmar’s Failing State (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, from United Kingdom to Untied Kingdomcorporations and democracy in America (09:00) and Myanmar: Asia’s next failed state (17:10).

Analysis: ‘What Is The Paris Club Of 22 Countries?’

The Paris Club, comprising 22 wealthy countries, provides a platform for governments facing financial difficulties to reduce and renegotiate their debt repayments. Formed in 1956, it has signed more than 400 agreements to date, worth more than half a trillion dollars to about 100 countries. As public debt soars in the wake of the pandemic, CNBC’s Timothyna Duncan breaks down how this exclusive club functions and the challenges it faces to stay relevant.

Politics: Tunisia – 10 Years After The Uprising (Video)

#Tunisia​ on Thursday commemorates the 10th #anniversary​ since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that foreshadowed strife and civil war in the region, known as the #ArabSpring​. FRANCE 24’s Chris Moore tells us more.

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent. 

World News Podcast: The Resiliency Of Democracy, Nordic Politics & Diego Maradona (Economist)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how resilient is democracy? Nordic politics (11:00) and remembering Diego Maradona (19:34)