An imminent implosion is threatening Algeria’s stability as several regions of its south are boiling in protest over decades of economic marginalization, said Algerian opposition leader Said Saadi. Saadi, who was speaking to Algerian diaspora in Quebec, said the Amazigh speaking Kabylie region has always been portrayed as a region of dissent, but “today the South is boiling”. The Mzab region in Ghardaia and the Touareg territory of Tamenraset bear the seeds of an imminent instability, he said. Algeria’s south is plagued by instability. Most western countries advice their citizens against travel to the Algerian Sahara, the region being fraught with risks of kidnapping by terrorist groups.
Source: The North Africa Journal April 15, 2018 23:26 UTC