The Algerian regime claimed an overwhelming (and totally unbelievable)
97% ’yes’ vote and 80% turnout in its referendum on a ’peace and
reconciliation charter’, held on 29 September. President Abdelaziz
Bouteflika said this would draw a line under the brutal civil war which
erupted in 1992.
The massive turn-out by Nigerians in their hundreds of thousands to a
rally called by Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) against the
incessant increase in the fuel price and other neo-liberal, anti-poor
polices of the Obasanjo led PDP government on Wednesday, 14 September,
2005 is another testimony to the fact...