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Algerian protesters keep up pressure on old political guard

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets for a ninth successive Friday in Algeria to demand a complete political overhaul in the wake of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation. The protesters gathered in multiple cities throughout the country, including the capital Algiers, to call for root-and-branch reforms and the departure of the…

The GOP tax law gave most Americans a tax cut, but...

Monday marks Tax Day 2019, the deadline for most Americans to file their 2018 tax returns. For most Americans this means a smaller tax bill due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax reform law supported by President Donald Trump and passed by Republicans at the end of 2017. The 2019 filing…

French student on hijab, media and being used as political puppet

Paris, France¬† - Last year, the 19-year-old elected leader of the Paris-based Sorbonne branch of the French National Students' Union (UNEF)¬†found herself at the centre of a frenetic controversy. Maryam Pougetoux had appeared on a brief segment on national TV following demonstrations across France by students protesting against the changes to ways they can choose…

Algerians rally to demand post-Bouteflika political overhaul

Algerians have once again taken to the streets to demand an overhaul of the political system after their pro-democracy movement forced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign earlier this week after 20 years in power. Tens of thousands of people massed in the capital, Algiers, and marched towards the central post office, a symbol of the…

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