Ghardaia clashes: At least 22 dead in Algerian oasis city as Arabs & Berbers Clash

At least 22 people have died in clashes between Arab and Berber communities around the Algerian oasis city of Ghardaia, the state news agency says.

The city has seen clashes for the last two years, with rivalry among communities for jobs, housing and land.

But the two days of clashes in Ghardaia and two nearby cities – Guerrara and Berianne – are the most violent yet.

  • David Murrell

    About 10 years ago I once had an Algerian Berber — a very bright student — in one of my classes. And boy did he hate the Arab students.

    • No love lost there.

      • tom_billesley

        Particularly between arabs and the Kabyle group of Berbers.

  • Ed

    And as we can see, no one is working…