Readers will know that I post semi-news summaries on Algeria and Mauritania every few weeks, at irregular intervals, under the rubric of “updates” or recent news or the like. From now on, I will aim to post such summaries at least twice a month, for both Algeria and Mauritania. They will have their own category (“Recently in Algeria” and “Recently in Mauritania“). They will aim to cover both internal and external affairs relating to either country, with some commentary and analysis. They won’t cover everything, but they will cover what is considered relevant to this site. If readers wish to participate, they can email news stories, in English, Arabic or French (or if need be Spanish, Dutch, German or Swedish) to the author (my email address is on the “Comments Policy” page) to be included in the updates.