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Vol 42 No 10

Published 18th May 2001


Algeria

The old-timers

Brutality against Kabyle protesters and retired generals cause problems for Boutef

Whatever President Abdelaziz Bouteflika may have achieved during two years in office, it is not peace. Violence continues, involving the Groupe Islamique Armée (GIA) and the Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat (Salafist Preaching and Combat Group) (GSPC) (AC Vol 41 No 4). Newer, and therefore more worrying, were the riots - reflecting underlying tensions - in the Berber-speaking Kabyle region last month.

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