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Algeria: Nation Votes in Parliamentary Elections Amid Disillusionment, Repression

Algeria is holding its first parliamentary election since a 2019 uprising. There are 24 million eligible voters, but the woman-led Hirak movement is boycotting it, citing repression and “old guard” networks. Algerians headed to polling stations on Saturday for the country’s first parliamentary election since former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune shrugged…

Mali: Nation Fails to Face Up to Slavery

The internal African slave trade was officially abolished in colonial Mali in 1905. But a form of slavery – called “descent-based slavery” – continues today. This is when “slave status” is ascribed to a person, based on their ancestors having allegedly been enslaved by elite slave-owning families. The practice is most prevalent among Mali’s nomadic…