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خلق الحوار. التأثير على السياسة.

Generating Dialogue. Impacting Policy.

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The Potential Outcomes of the Sudanese Uprising

Maged Atef

Despite limited media coverage of the uprising in Sudan and the Omar al-Bashir regime’s subsequent efforts at repression, the popularity of these uprisings is increasing day by day, spreading across many of the largest cities in the country.

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Fighting Corruption in Algeria: Turning Words into Action

Ahmed Marwane

In November, Secretary-general Haba El-Okb gave a speech on behalf of the Algerian President acknowledging Algeria’s widespread issue of corruption at a provincial governors’ conference held in Algiers. Through his proxy, Bouteflika warned that “bribery, nepotism, suffering, and iniquitous bureaucratic maneuvering—these ills have festered in the body of our society, and become crippling parasites.”