New York (AFP) – As his merengue-inflected single “Suavemente” once again topped France’s songs chart, Algerian rapper Soolking was stateside, delighting fans and wooing new followers with his blend of rap and Maghrebian folk music.
Already acclaimed in the Francophone world, the Algerian rapper Soolking this year set his sights on North America, where he played historic venues including New York’s Apollo and the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles.
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An Algerian-American remembers her grandfather and the war that shaped her family.
By Nora Belblidia | AL JAZEERA
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By Ebimo Amungo
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has released its annual list of Great American Immigrants and among the 2020 awardees are eight African immigrants born in Nigeria, Eritrea, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan and Ghana, as well as a Canadian born by Ghanaian parents.
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For weeks, expat Algerians have been streaming home, some just for the weekend, to play their part in the historic changes sweeping the country.
“I took unpaid leave to come and march in Algeria, to be here physically,” said Chahrazade Kaci, who arrived back from London just days before president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of huge protests.
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By Natalie Liu
Diplomacy always involves delicate balancing acts, but seldom more so than for Algeria’s ambassador to the United States, Madjid Bouguerra.
As ever-larger crowds march through the streets of his homeland demanding an end to the rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the veteran diplomat — who has served in Washington since 2015 — finds himself trying to reconcile his role as the president’s envoy with his feelings as a self-declared Algerian patriot.
“I am ambassador of Algeria in the U.S. But most importantly, I am an Algerian citizen and certainly part and parcel of my people. And I wish as an Algerian to see my country succeeding in this transition,” Bouguerra told VOA in an interview, adding that his diplomatic duty dictates that he explain the happenings back home to the host country.
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