From medical to military, agricultural, educational, cultural support and more, the Cuban footprint in Africa dates back to the national struggles against colonialism. The work of the Henry Reeve Brigade is a continuation of this tradition
The elections held on December 12 after months of protests against the existing political system saw a very low voter participation rate
The elections will be the first after Abdelaziz Bouteflika who served four consecutive terms as President was forced to abandon his bid for a fifth term by the popular protests in April this year.
Ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for December 12, tens of thousands of people took to the streets against the continuing presence of associates of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in power
Abdelkader Bensalah, the speaker of the upper house of parliament, was declared interim president following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The decision was greeted with massive protests as people demanded the dismantling of the entire regime
The strike will also demand the constitution of a transitional government which includes opposition members. Massive demonstrations began a few weeks ago after president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he would contest another term