President Obama's election is stirring the political hopes of minorities – like Claire Edey – in Europe's largest immigrant nation, but steep barriers remain.
Two recent polls show that Arab nations have not embraced the president the way other areas of the world have.
Signed by 77 activists, a petition sent by express mail Wednesday night calls for an elected parliament and public access to the trials of 991 suspects in Al Qaeda-inspired violence.
The government says state secrets are at risk, but the 9th Circuit is allowing the case to proceed against a Boeing subsidiary that reportedly flew suspects to secret prisons.
Peace envoy's trip is part of sweeping effort to demonstrate a broader US approach toward regional peace.
President Bouteflika's quest for a third term is prompting concerns that he is poised to become North Africa's newest strongman.