Archive | December, 2019

Les déportés algériens vers la Nouvelle-Calédonie, objet d’un nouvel ouvrage

“Le travail de recherche m’a pris plus de quatre ans. Cependant, je suis soulagé de trouver des vérités sur cette douloureuse histoire de notre pays tant ignorée même dans les programmes scolaires. Je pense aussi que cet ouvrage tendra à réhabiliter le peuple avec son passé, car avec le rappel du passé, la mémoire s’apaise”. Après avoir édité son premier ouvrage en 2018, intitulé Les bagnards algériens de Cayenne, l’écrivain Mustapha Hadj Ali signe un autre ouvrage sur l’insurrection de 1871, plus particulièrement les déportations qui s’en sont suivi. Dans cet ouvrage intitulé Les Algériens en Nouvelle- Calédonie, l’insurrection de 1871, l’auteur qui lui a consacré des années de recherche a réussi à reconstituer une partie importante de cette page douloureuse de l’histoire des déportés algériens vers la Nouvelle-Calédonie, cette terre lointaine de l’océan Pacifique.  Read more on Liberte Algerie

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Africa and the Middle East and North Africa: Understanding Paradoxical Outcomes of Contemporary Transformations

The deadline for paper/panel submissions is December 9, 2019. Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have attracted significant attention from International Studies scholars, on political, economic and social agendas. Politically, both areas have experienced rapid changes in some countries, some of which had long lasting impacts. From the fall of the Apartheid regime to what has been referred to as the Arab Spring, regimes have changed, elections were held, reforms were made, and peoples’ lives were impacted, both positively and negatively. Still, on the political side, inter and intra state conflicts have also changed the lives of significant numbers of people in both areas, and mobilized international attention and resources, in particular with international interventions, including peace keeping operation by international and regional organizations, as well as forced and unforced/voluntary population migrations of all sorts. Finally, some protracted conflicts and rivalries have had sustained influence on intra-regional relations in both Africa and the MENA, as well as impacting their international relations, local state-building processes, and contributing to the proliferation of militant non-state actors. Regarding economic and social dimensions, we observe similarities in forms of change, with significant regional variations in direction and magnitude. Despite African and MENA […]

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