Is Algeria’s civil society mobilising?
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Algeria goes to the polls on April 17th with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika vying for a fourth term. Yet the ailing 77-year-old president, who spent most of past year in hospital after a stroke, is an almost invisible presence on the political stage. Faced with a system that refuses to heed change, Algeria's fledgling civil society is getting organised – tentatively.
Barred from public spaces, a new generation is making its voice heard on social networks. Our reporters met the journalists, intellectuals and opposition supporters who are beginning to speak out.
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