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Algeria News

Pilots of Air Algerie jet asked to turn back: France

Paris - France said Monday the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back in a new development to a complex probe into the tragedy.
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux (AFP)

Air Algerie crash black boxes begin journey to France

Bamako - The black boxes from the Air Algerie plane disaster on Sunday began their journey to France from northern Mali as investigators ramped up efforts to find the cause of the deadly crash.
In the Media by Ahamadou Cisse (AFP)

Experts to begin probe into Air Algerie crash

Bamako - The second black box from the Air Algerie plane disaster was recovered Saturday at the remote crash site in northern Mali as investigators headed to the scene to determine the cause of the tragedy.
In the Media by Ahamadou Cisse (AFP)

France declares three-day national mourning after Mali crash

Paris - France on Saturday declared a three-day period of national mourning over the Air Algerie crash that killed all 118 people on board including 54 French nationals.
In the Media by AFP

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

Bamako - All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.
In the Media by Ahamadou Cisse (AFP)

Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told

Paris - After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights.
In the Media by Pauline Froissart, Valentin Bontemps (AFP)

No survivors from Air Algerie plane crash: French president

Bamako - France announced on Friday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster.
In the Media by Ahamadou Cisse (AFP)

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

Ouagadougou - The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said."We have found the Algerian plane. The wreck has been located ...
In the Media by Amal Belalloufi, Amer Ouali (AFP)

Missing Air Algerian plane AH5017 reportedly crashed in Sahara

Algiers - An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people onboard reportedly crashed July 24 en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 reportedly crashes with 110 passengers, 6 crew

Air Algerie Flight AH5017, which had 116 people on board, has crashed, according to airline officials. The flight lost radio contact en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Air Algerie plane with over 110 on board missing over Mali

Ouagadougou - An Air Algerie plane with more than 110 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Kris Coombes - 1 comment

France on security alert for World Cup showdowns

Paris - Hundreds of riot and other police were deployed in French towns and cities Monday as authorities braced for possible unrest linked to World Cup showdowns involving France and its former colony Algeria.
In the Media by Abhik Chanda (AFP)

Belgium overcome tactical issues to sneak past Algeria

Stylistically, Vahid Halilhodzic has transformed Algeria into a very interesting side. Defensive organization remains, but there’s a new blend of attacking football that exists due to the dynamic front six.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 1 comment

Mali armed groups say they agree to peace talks

Algiers - Three armed groups from northern Mali announced in Algiers on Sunday that they have agreed to begin talks with the Bamako government aimed at resolving long-standing disputes.
In the Media by AFP

Qaeda group claims Algeria attack that killed 11 soldiers

Algiers - Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility Thursday for an April ambush in Algeria's restive Kabylie region that killed 11 soldiers."On the night of April 19, mujahedeen ambushed an army convoy in the Iboudrarene region...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Do Algerian government crackdowns make fair elections impossible?

To the group of 100 anti-government protestors gathered in the mid-March sun, the sight of police is nothing new. They have taken the name “Barakat,” which means “enough,” and the message is that change is coming.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Algeria army hunts Islamists behind deadly attack

Algiers - Algeria's army was hunting on Monday for an armed Islamist group linked to an attack in the rugged Kabylie region in which 11 soldiers were killed, a security official said.
In the Media by AFP

Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush

Algiers - Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.
In the Media by Amer Ouali (AFP)

Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika votes in wheelchair

Algiers - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, running for re-election on Thursday, cast his ballot from a wheelchair at a polling station in Algiers.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria presidential campaign winds up with recriminations

Algiers - Final campaign rallies have been held for Algeria's presidential election after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words.
In the Media by Amer Ouali (AFP)

Reign of Algeria's Bouteflika marred by graft scandals

Algiers - Corruption, a recurring scourge for Algeria, has risen to the forefront of public life during President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's rule, fuelled by soaring oil prices and an the explosion in imports.
In the Media by Abdellah Cheballah (AFP)

Algeria 'silencing critics' in run-up to polls: Amnesty

London - Amnesty International accused the authorities in Algeria on Monday of silencing critics and stepping up curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to its presidential election this week.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Is the Algerian Government trying to shut out the opposition?

In 2008, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika passed a constitutional amendment that removed presidential term limits. This allowed Bouteflika to seek a third term as president, a move that has drawn sharp criticism from even those within the regime.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Algeria's Bouteflika offers 'democracy' if re-elected

Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's campaign chief promised on Sunday that constitutional changes would create a "broad democracy" if the ailing incumbent wins re-election next month.Former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal gave scant details of t...
In the Media by AFP

Campaign kicks off in Algeria's contested presidential vote

Algiers - Campaigning for Algeria's April 17 presidential election begins Sunday as criticism mounts of a bid by incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika to clinch a fourth term despite concerns over his health.
In the Media by Abdellah Cheballah (AFP)

Bouteflika supporters, opponents rally in Algeria

Algiers - Supporters and opponents of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to seek a fourth term in April elections staged rival demonstrations in the capital Algiers on Saturday.The 77-year-old's decision to seek re-election had been expected desp...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. transfers Guantanamo detainee to Algeria

Washington - The Pentagon said it had transferred an inmate from the Guantanamo prison back home to Algeria, after holding him at the facility for 12 years without a trial.The move brought the number of detainees at the military prison down to 154, as President Bar...
In the Media by AFP

Ten candidates sign up for Algeria president vote

Algiers - Ten candidates have registered to run in Algeria's April 17 presidential election, public radio said Wednesday, with 77-year-old incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika widely expected to win a fourth term.
In the Media by AFP
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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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Port of Cherchell, Algeria
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Rioters in Algeria protesting against high food prices
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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.
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Statoil gas production facility in Amenas  Algeria
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Statoil gas production facility in Amenas, Algeria
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Rebel French soldiers at a barricade in 1960 in Algiers  Algeria  during the War of Algeria
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Rebel French soldiers at a barricade in 1960 in Algiers, Algeria, during the War of Algeria
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The Algerian national football team  as pictured on 31st May 2014.
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The Algerian national football team, as pictured on 31st May 2014.
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