Credit: Sylvia Poggioli, NPR
Sheifa Bobabdallah holds up a photo of a missing relative at a rally in Algiers. She is among a group, Mothers of the Missing, who gather each Wednesday to protest the disappearance of an estimated 7,000 men at the hands of Algerian security forces.View Enlargement
A week ago, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a second term in a country emerging from more than a decade of civil strife. Many Algerians wonder how he intends to bridge the gap between the nation's Islamists, secular civil society and restless ethnic Berber minority. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.