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Tracing the babies who died in France's camps for Algerian fighters

Perpignan - "It's here," says the employee, quietly, at the vast Perpignan cemetery in southern France.Standing in front of two small mounds of earth in the Muslim section -- graves six and eight, rows 22 and 25 -- Abessia Dargaid collapses in tears."So, so sorry!...

Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

Ayet Mustapha Ben Bo - Algerian winemaker Dahmane Hamamouche used to rise early and rush to work each morning, but he no longer bothers, as his firm chokes on a cocktail of woes.

Algeria chafes against EU trade deal as deadline looms

Alger - Days ahead of a final deadline, activation of a long-planned Algeria-EU trade deal risks unravelling as political and business leaders in the North African country warn it will undermine economic sovereignty.

Rights groups urge release of Algerian journalist

Tunis - Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), fellow journalists and rights groups called Thursday for Algerian authorities to release detained journalist Khaled Drareni.

Exhausted Algeria medics sound alarm over virus response

Alger - Algerian doctors and nurses say they have paid a heavy price in the country's coronavirus response and have warned of worse to come, urging respect and enforcement of hygiene rules."We're working non-stop. We're totally exhausted.

France returns skulls of Algerians who fought colonisation

Alger - Algeria on Friday received the skulls of 24 resistance fighters decapitated during France's colonial occupation of the North African country, and which had been stored for decades in a Paris museum.

Political stagnation and virus galvanise Maghreb migrants

Alger - "Here, I don't exist -- I die little by little," said Hamid, a young Algerian, his gaze fixed on Mediterranean waters he sees as his route to a better future."My only hope is to leave for Europe.

Algeria court rejects detained journalist's bail plea

Alger - A court in Algeria on Wednesday rejected a bail plea by a prominent journalist detained since late March, a prisoner support group said.

Algeria backs hydroxychloroquine despite WHO dropping trials

Alger - Algeria will continue to use the drug hydroxychloroquine against the novel coronavirus, a member of its scientific committee said, despite the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of such treatments.

Pandemic worsens plight of Middle East prisoners

Apo - As governments in the Middle East isolate their populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, attention is turning to the region's jails, where detainees face a more punishing form of lockdown.

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 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.

Rockets target Libya airport ahead of regional peace talks

Tripoli - The Libyan capital's only operational airport has closed again after threats by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, dealing another setback to peace efforts as regional foreign ministers prepare to meet in Algeria Thursday.

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.

Volkswagen says production suspended in Algeria

Frankfurt Am Main - Carmaker Volkswagen has suspended production in Algeria, where the head of its local partner has been detained since June in a corruption probe, a spokesman for the German auto giant said.

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.

Pro-poll regime trolls counter Algeria protest activists

Tunis - Social networks set alight the months-long protest movement against Algeria's establishment, but as a contentious presidential poll looms, bots and trolls are staging an online comeback to bolster the regime.

'Gandhi of Western Sahara' warns time running out to avoid war

Geneva - Aminatou Haidar, a champion of peaceful resistance to Morocco's annexation of Western Sahara, is demanding urgent international action to prevent the frozen conflict from devolving into war.

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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Rebel French soldiers at a barricade in 1960 in Algiers  Algeria  during the War of Algeria
Rebel French soldiers at a barricade in 1960 in Algiers, Algeria, during the War of Algeria
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive information from officials on May 5, 2014
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The town of Ain Sefra has a population of about 35 000. It normally doesn t snow there in the winter...
The town of Ain Sefra has a population of about 35,000. It normally doesn't snow there in the winter.
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Port of Cherchell, Algeria
Y. Jalabert
A still from  Song For Amine  by Alberto Bougleux. 
Countless people have been subjected to forced ...
A still from 'Song For Amine' by Alberto Bougleux. Countless people have been subjected to forced disappearance since the early nineties, when Algeria waged war on radical Islam. According to official statistics published by the Algerian government 6,000 Algerians have ‘disappeared’ in the 1990s. Human rights organizations consider the actual number to be much higher, though.
Alberto Bougleux
Statoil gas production facility in Amenas  Algeria
Statoil gas production facility in Amenas, Algeria
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The Algerian national football team  as pictured on 31st May 2014.
The Algerian national football team, as pictured on 31st May 2014.
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Rioters in Algeria protesting against high food prices
Rioters in Algeria protesting against high food prices
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