Habibulah Mohamed Lamin is an independent journalist based in the Sahrawi refugee camps, Southwestern Algeria. He regularly contributes to Al-monitor, as well as ThinkProgress and RefugeesDeeply.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has decided to run for a fifth presidential term, despite the 82-year-old's deteriorating health.
Jerada has been at the centre of international outrage since two brothers died mining in unauthorised shafts.
President Ould Abdel Aziz says social media represents a 'threat to the country's security'.
The Hamidine scandal has pushed the ruling Islamist party out of favour, and the monarchy-supporting opposition is waiting in the wings, writes Habib Lamin.
Populist European efforts to end the flow of people into the continent see billions of euros heading to north African governments, reports Habibullah Lamin.
After direct talks, the latest UN-sponsored negotiation on Western Sahara ended with US pressure mounting to resolve the conflict. But how long will this really last?
Analysis: Morocco is using the refugee crisis to build a trade deal with Europe, reports Habibulah Mohammed Lamin.
Analysis: The rising popularity of Islamist political groups is being seen as a threat to the continuing rule of the National Coalition for the Republic, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.
Algeria has used a fissure in Mauritania-Morocco ties to open a niche for itself in north African economic and military affairs, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.
Trump's national security adviser hates costly UN peacekeeping missions that drag on for years, so could pressure on MINURSO force a deal to be done?