Eleven Algerian Soldiers Die in AQIM Ambush – Magharebia

. Magharebia, by Walid Ramzi (Algiers, Algeria, April 22, 2014) — The Algerian army on Monday, April 21 continued hunting al-Qaeda terrorists responsible for the Saturday slaying of 11 soldiers in Kabylie. Combat units with air support are searching the area between Tizi Ouzou and Bouira, adjacent to the Djurdjura mountain range. Late Saturday, gunmen

Moroccan King Congratulates Algerian President on Re-election – MAP

. Maghreb Arab Press (Rabat, Morocco, April 18, 2014) — King Mohammed VI sent a letter of congratulations to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika following his re-election to the presidency of his country. In the letter, the Moroccan Sovereign expressed his warmest congratulations and best wishes for health, peace, and well-being to the Algerian president and

Sufi Festival Inspires Young Moroccans – Magharebia

. Magharebia, by Siham Ali (Fes, Morocco, April 18, 2014) — The Fes Festival of Sufi Culture, which runs through Saturday, April 19th in Morocco’s spiritual capital, is more than just entertainment. At a time of growing fundamentalism and radicalism, Sufi Islam can combat backward ideology, participants and visitors agree. The annual celebration “allows people

Algeria’s President Bouteflika Wins Fourth Term – BBC News Africa

. * Click here to watch BBC News video report * . BBC News Africa (Algiers, Algeria, April 18, 2014) — Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote, the interior minister has said. The 77-year-old leader, who suffered a stroke last year and rarely

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