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Algeria's Bouteflika languishes at home a year after his fall

Alger - A year after the unexpected downfall of Algeria's longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing octogenarian remains holed up in his plush and medically adapted home, with his detractors still demanding justice.

Algerian ex-diplomat eyed as next UN Libya envoy: sources

Alger - Former Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra is being considered as UN envoy to Libya, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, after Ghassan Salame resigned from the post earlier this month.

Algerians flood streets to mark protest movement's first birthday

Alger - Algerians flooded the capital's streets Friday to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement that has forced the president to quit but still clamours for the complete overhaul of the political system.

Algerians to mobilise to mark protest movement's first birthday

Alger - Algeria this weekend marks a year since the birth of an unprecedented protest movement known as "Hirak" -- one that quickly forced an ailing president from power and is now looking to maintain momentum.

Algeria city recalls protest that morphed into uprising

Bordj Bou Arreridj - When a group of young people took to the streets of an Algerian industrial city a year ago, they had no idea their protest would be part of a thousands-strong movement that would topple their veteran president.

Algeria court upholds 15-year sentence for Bouteflika's brother

Blida - An Algerian military court on Monday upheld a 15-year prison term for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs convicted of conspiracy against the state, a lawyer said.

Libya's neighbours reject foreign interference in crisis-hit country

Alger - Libya's neighbours on Thursday denounced foreign interference in the conflict-hit North African country, at talks in Algiers to seek a political solution to a crisis they say threatens regional stability.

Death of army chief Gaid Salah caps turbulent year for Algeria

Alger - Algeria's powerful army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah died of a heart attack at age 79 on Monday, threatening to deepen the country's political crisis at the end of a turbulent year.

New president sworn in to lead protest-hit Algeria

Alger - Establishment insider Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in Thursday as Algeria's new president, a week after winning elections marred by mass protests and record abstention.

New president sworn in to lead protest-hit Algeria

Alger - Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria on Thursday, a week after winning a widely boycotted election.

Ex-PM Tebboune wins Algeria presidential election: organisers

Alger - Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has won Algeria's widely unpopular presidential election without the need for a second-round runoff, the electoral commission said Friday.Tebboune, 74, took 58.

Protests, unrest mar Algeria's unpopular presidential vote

Alger - Algeria held a presidential election Thursday meant to bring stability after a year of political turmoil, but voting was marred as protesters ransacked provincial polling stations and rallied in the capital.

Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

Alger - Algerian police violently dispersed an anti-vote protest in Algiers Wednesday, on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election.

Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

Alger - Thousands of Algerians demonstrated for a boycott on Wednesday on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election.

Algeria presidential vote faces brick wall of Berber opposition

Tizi Ouzou - In Algeria's disaffected Kabylie region, the brick has become the symbol of the anti-vote campaign ahead of unpopular presidential elections set for Thursday.

Two Algeria ex-PMs get heavy jail terms in graft trial

Alger - An Algerian court sentenced two former prime ministers to long jail terms Tuesday in the first of a string of high-profile corruption trials launched after longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April.

Algeria's military chief Gaid Salah, guardian of opaque regime

Alger - As chief of Algeria's military for a record 15 years, General Ahmed Gaid Salah became the country's de facto leader after longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in April.

Algeria's unwanted presidential election

Alger - Algerians are being asked to vote Thursday in a presidential election bitterly opposed by the country's nine-month-old protest movement, which sees it as a regime ploy to cling to power.

Huge protest days ahead of contentious Algeria vote

Alger - A vast crowd rallied in Algiers on the final Friday before a contentious presidential election many see as an elite attempt to cling to power despite months of protests, an AFP journalist said. "No to voting, we swear we will not stop!

Algerian anti-election marchers vote with their feet

Alger - Algerians are due to elect a new president next month but a huge protest movement bitterly rejects the vote, fearing it will cement in power politicians close to the disgraced old guard.
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