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  1. Of Gods and Men

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Based on the real-life abduction and murder of seven Christian monks in Algeria in 1996, Of Gods and Men is one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful French films of the year. It was awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes, and has now drawn in more than three million viewers at home. More than just generating tangible dividends, the film also ...

  2. Sticking to his guns

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... the demonstrators- mostly soldiers who served in the colonial army in Algeria during the period, or white settlers who lived there during the time- accused the film of 'sullying' the reputation ... young people history, by drawing their attention for two hours. They will look at the film because the actors are very famous and they can learn something about the war in Algeria. Only through ...

  3. Africa brings interesting questions

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Yeung

    ... with African clients on day. Now I am curious to see whether, in the World Cup knockout stage, Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana and/or Ivory Coast will face-off with France. ...

  4. Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World's Most Famous Fighting Corps

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Africa, later battling in Indochina, Europe, Vietnam and Algeria. Despite, or because of, many recruits' criminal past, the legion gained mystique fuelled by its elitism and exoticism. ...

  5. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... between coach Paul le Guen and key players such as Alexandre Song. Algeria, meanwhile, narrowly missed out on a place in the last 16 despite the blandness of their football. Ivory Coast- ... solidarity, not a pan-continental movement. It's hard to imagine Algeria gaining the same levels of support in the South African townships if they were the ones representing the continent ...

  6. Le Petit Nicolas

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... mother learning to drive- a sign of women leaving the home to become independent. The 1960s would see colonial wars (fought in Algeria and then on Parisian streets) and social unrest, culminating ...

  7. Michael Church

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... relying on others and that's the reason when you see our national teams, the head coaches are all Europeans except for Algeria [who are led by Rabah Saadane]. 'When Africans themselves ... believes Maradas, is the Arab-speaking northern strip, where nations such as Egypt, Algeria and Morocco have moved closer towards the professionalism seen across the Mediterranean in Europe. This, ...

  8. BOOK (1942)

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Outsider Albert Camus (Penguin) Albert Camus is still splitting opinion in Algeria 50 years after his death. Plans to honour the Nobel Prize-winning author in his country of birth have prompted a row over his stance on Algerian independence. Algerians resent the Gallic side of the Algerian-born writer: 'the colonial taint', as The Guardian put it. ...

  9. United we stand, for 90 minutes at least

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by James Rose

    ... weight, as well. But the draw for 2010 throws up few opportunities for such uber-games. England vs Argentina is possible for a quarter-final. France and Algeria may also meet at the quarter-final ...

  10. Coming to a cinema near you...

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... hasn't offered some pleasant surprises: Xavier Beauvois' Of Gods and Men brings to screen the tensions in Algeria that led to the real-life kidnappings of seven monks from a monastery ...




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