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PRI's The World

Algerian artists are 'exposing the scars' of the country's recent civil war

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Not too long ago, Algeria fought a traumatizing civil war between the country's military and Islamist militias, now commonly called the "Black Decade." Today, a younger generation of Algerians is trying to reconcile the country's trauma through art, but the government has a policy of overlooking it.

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PRI's The World

Algeria's contemporary artists strive to make their own space

Monday, August 18, 2014

In the white-washed buildings of Algiers, a creative community is flourishing — no thanks to the government. Algerian authorities spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote culture, but keep a tight rein on what kind of culture is supported. Despite this, the country has seen a slow emergence of an independent contemporary art scene.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Latest on Algeria

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The New York Times' Adam Nossiter, who is reporting from Algiers, and Steven Erlanger, who is reporting from Paris, discuss the latest developments in Algeria, and France's ongoing involvement in its former colonies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Algerian Hostage Crisis

Friday, January 18, 2013

John P. Entelis, professor of political science and director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University, talks about the background of the hostage situation at an Algerian gas field, and the actions of the Algerian government. Entelis is also the editor of The Journal of North African Studies.

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The Takeaway

Mali Unrest Spills into Neighboring Algeria

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Islamist uprising in the north African country of Mali continued to escalate yesterday, with hostilities spilling over the country's borders. As many as 20 militants stormed an oil field in Algeria, taking nearly 40 foreign hostages, including American and British citizens. J. Peter Pham, director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, explores the situation in the region.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Algeria and Mali Update

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Herman Cohen, director of the Africa Project at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and former assistant secretary of state for Africa, discusses the conflict in Mali that escalated with the hostage-taking in Algeria.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Arab Spring special

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Arab Spring special

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The Takeaway

Does Algeria's Government Know Gadhafi's Whereabouts?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

As rebels in Libya continued their search for Col. Moammar Gadhafi yesterday, Algerian officials announced that Gadhafi's wife and three sons had crossed the border from Libya, and are now hiding out there. More countries are continuing to recognize the new Libyan government — except for Algeria, which remains the only North African neighbor not to address Libya as such.

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The Takeaway

US Faces Off Against Algeria in Crucial World Cup Game

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It’s been an exciting World Cup for the U.S. soccer team so far, but today's match is the crucial one. The winner of today's match against Algeria will advance to the second round while the loser will be eliminated. "The U.S. is ranked 14th and Algeria is ranked 30th and it really doesn't matter," says New York Times sports columnist, George Vecsey.

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