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Massinissa Benlakehal

Massinissa Benlakehal is a freelance journalist, covering politics, society, human rights and security related issues in North Africa.

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Algeria's army chief calls for Bouteflika's ousting

26 March, 2019

General Ahmed Gaid Salah was addressing the military staff when he expressed support for the protesters demanding President Bouteflika steps down.

'You won't fool us,' Algerians tell Bouteflika

12 March, 2019

The ailing president's withdrawal from elections is good news for the country's protesters, but his suspension of elections is a worrying sign, reports Massinissa Benlakehal.

Anti-discrimination law 'a huge victory for Tunisia'

24 October, 2018

Offenders are eligible for prison time, marking a huge victory for rights campaigners, writes Massinissa Benlakehal.

Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands: A land for smuggling

27 September, 2018

As Libya's shores sees tightened controls, Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands has become the new route for migrants trying to make the crossing to Europe in the past year.

Tunisia’s first local election faces abstention fears

04 May, 2018

In-depth: Millions of Tunisians will vote for city councillors in 350 municipalities this weekend, but there are fears of a large abstention rate over previous unfulfilled promises, writes Massinissa Benlakehal.

Tunisia arrests 50 migrants headed for Europe

22 February, 2018

Fifty teenagers attempting to flee Tunisia for Europe's southern shores were captured over the weekend.

Tunisia's protests marking revolution anniversary turn violent

14 January, 2018

Small skirmishes between protesters and police erupted in Tunis on Sunday, as a demonstration was held to mark the seventh anniversary of the country's revolution.

Tunisians refuse to back down as protests continue

12 January, 2018

Hundreds of young people rallied in Tunis following a call from the 'What Are We Waiting For?' campaign for a major protest against measures imposed at start of the year.

Algerian immigrants detained in Libya after attempting Europe crossing

30 May, 2017

Dozens of young Algerians are being held in Libyan detention centres, awaiting to be deported back to Algeria.

Hundreds of refugees 'facing torture' inside Libyan detention centre

25 May, 2017

56 Algerians and 400 Moroccans remain in danger after being held in Libya's al-Nasr detention facility in al-Zawiyah.

Algerian police foil IS suicide bomb plot on Constantine

20 April, 2017

Police launched a raid on the IS-affiliated outfit in eastern Algeria, after intelligence hinted at a planned suicide bomb attack on the city of Constantine.

G7 hopes to restore Russia relations while backing Trump

12 April, 2017

Foreign ministers of the G7 praise the US missile strike against President Assad, and urge Russia to work to promote 'real and genuine' political process in Syria.

Massinissa Benlakehal
Massinissa Benlakehal

Massinissa Benlakehal is a freelance journalist, covering politics, society, human rights and security related issues in North Africa.

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