… I re-post an interview with Arslan CHIKHAOUI, CEO and chairman of Nord-Sud Ventures in Algier. He is also a senior consultant to Algerian Government bodies and senior analyst on international affairs for national and international media. I’ve met Arslan last November and we’ve had a long conversation on what’s going on in Algeria. I think these videos give some insights on daily life in Algeria and help to understand why Algeria is different from Egypt and Tunisia.
Even though I do hope for the people that they will have the power to stand up!
Here you find a transcript of parts of the interview.
Part 1 of 5 deals with:
Introduction of himself
Overview -politics and economy – of what has happened in Algeria from 1960 – 2002
Part 2 of 5 deals with:
2002 first “weak” reforms started
times of terror, 1996 was the peak of terrorism in Algeria political and social system up until today
Part 3 of 5 deals with:
Algeria within Africa
Relation between private sector and government
Freedom of Speech, Media
Looking for new forms of government
Part 4 of 5 deals with:
Need for a Vision / Lack of Leadership
Algeria needs first of all stabilization, decent life for everybody
Drivers for transformation
Role of Internet / Mobile
Part 5 of 5 deals with:
Autocratic systems are in times of crises “better” for transformation than democracies
His personal role within the existing system