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What next for Algeria's protesters and politicians?

Alger - Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters have dismissed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's promise not to seek a fifth term -- but what are those in power likely to do next?

Algerians stage huge protest despite Bouteflika vow not to run

Alger - A huge crowd of demonstrators marched through the Algerian capital for a fourth consecutive Friday to step up demands on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to leave, rejecting his offer not to seek re-election.

Thousands launch anti-Bouteflika protest in Algiers: AFP

Alger - Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the centre of the Algerian capital for a fourth consecutive Friday demanding the ouster of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, AFP correspondents said.

Algerian teachers, students protest against Bouteflika

Alger - Hundreds of school teachers and students protested in the Algerian capital on Wednesday amid fears that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika plans to extend his two-decade rule.

Algerian protesters denounce Bouteflika 'tricks'

Alger - Thousands of protesters returned to Algeria's streets Tuesday after jubilation over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's vow not to seek re-election gave way to fears of a plot to prolong his two-decade rule.

Algerian students protest against Bouteflika 'tricks'

Alger - Hundreds of students protested in the Algerian capital on Tuesday, accusing ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of seeking to prolong his two-decade rule despite abandoning his bid for a fifth term.

Bouteflika: Algeria's longest-serving president

Alger - Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who on Monday announced he is pulling out of a bid for a fifth term, is Algeria's longest-serving president and a veteran of the independence struggle who held on to power during years of ill health.

Algeria's Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term

Alger - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal Monday from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election, following weeks of protests against his candidacy.

Algeria's Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term after protests

Alger - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced Monday he is dropping his bid for a fifth term in office, scrapping the upcoming elections altogether after weeks of protests against his candidacy."Peacefully, we have overthrown the puppet!

Algeria museum vandalised during protests: ministry

Alger - Algeria's oldest museum, home to some of the country's most valuable art, was vandalised during protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, the culture ministry said Saturday.

Thousands protest in Algeria as Bouteflika stays defiant

Alger - Thousands of Algerians gathered on Friday chanting slogans against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, despite the defiant leader's warning of the risk of "chaos".

Algerian lawyers march against Bouteflika election bid

Alger - Hundreds of Algerian lawyers staged a demonstration Thursday in Algiers against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's re-election bid, saying his ill health should disqualify him from the race.

Algerian army chief vows to secure protest-hit country

Alger - Algeria's army chief on Tuesday pledged to guarantee the country's security following mass demonstrations against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office.

Algerian students reject Bouteflika fifth term

Alger - Thousands of Algerian students marched on Tuesday in protest at ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's determination to stand for re-election, brushing aside his pledge not to serve a full fifth term.

Students at Algiers rally say 'No' to Bouteflika 5th term

Alger - Hundreds of students from universities across Algeria on Tuesday marched in the capital to protest against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's determination to run for a fifth term in April elections.

Anger bubbles in Algeria as ailing Bouteflika bids for 5th term

Alger - Algerians on Monday dismissed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's promise to quit early if re-elected for a fifth time in April and eyed fresh protests to push him from office.

In face of protests, Algeria leader vows to quit early if re-elected

Alger - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika pledged Sunday not to serve a full term if re-elected at April polls after huge protests against the bid to extend his 20 years in power.

Algeria's Bouteflika sacks campaign manager: state media

Alger - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked his veteran campaign manager Saturday, state media reported, following mass protests against the ailing leader's decision to stand for a fifth term in office.

Algeria since Bouteflika confirmed bid for 5th term

Alger - The confirmation on February 10 that Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would contest a fifth term sparked a series of protests in the North African country.Here is a timeline.

Dozens of police hurt as tens of thousands protest in Algeria

Alger - Dozens of police officers were hurt in clashes between protesters and police in the Algerian capital Friday, as tens of thousands rallied against a fifth term for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
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