MEC Webinar: HT21: Week 1: Algeria and Sudan: A Late Spring or an Early Summer?

Conveners: St Antony's College Middle East Centre

Speakers: Dalia Ghanem (Carnegie); Mohanad Hashim (BBC)

Mass demonstrations in Sudan and Algeria in 2019 led to the removal of long-term presidents Omar Bashir and Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Did this represent a late flourishing of the spirit of the uprisings that took across the Arab world in 2011 or the heralding of a new wave of popular unrest and protest in the region?


Dalia Ghanem is the author of numerous publications, including most recently: Algeria’s Hirak: Why Such a Mass Movement Achieved so Little (Manara, Cambridge, December 15, 2020); The Last Emir?: AQIM’s Decline in the Sahel (Middle East Institute, December 7, 2020); ‘New Algeria,’ Same as the Old Algeria (Carnegie, November 6, 2020); Algeria’s Borderlands: A Country Unto Themselves (Carnegie, May 27, 2020); How Algeria’s Military Rules the Country (The Washington Post, August 8, 2019); Another Battle of Algiers (New York Times, March 13, 2019).  

Mohannad (Mo) Hashim Editor at BBC World Service.