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Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

Alger - In yet more upheaval for Algeria since the ousting of long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the controversial head of the country's constitutional council quit Tuesday bowing to weeks of anger from protesters.

Algeria magistrates to boycott election

Alger - Algeria's magistrates, who play a key role overseeing the country's elections, said Saturday they would boycott a July 4 presidential election in support of the protest movement.

Clashes in Algiers on eighth Friday of protests

Alger - Clashes erupted in Algiers on Friday as protestors tossed back tear gas grenades and attacked police vehicles after a huge demonstration demanding the departure of figures close to ousted leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, AFP journalists said.

In new mini-Arab Spring, US takes back seat

Washington - The United States initially cheered on the Arab Spring but as fresh popular uprisings sweep through Sudan and Algeria, President Donald Trump has taken a more passive role, convinced that strongmen can be his best partners.

Bouteflika, Bashir... will other strongmen fall?

Paris - Strongmen in the Middle East and North Africa will be eyeing warily popular protests, fed by frustration with living standards and an elite perceived as corrupt, that helped push veteran Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and now Sudan’s Omar al...

Bouteflika ally named Algeria's first new president in 20 years

Alger - Algerian lawmakers appointed a regime stalwart as the country's first new president in two decades Tuesday, dismaying protesters seeking sweeping change after the resignation of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algeria MPs elect first new president in 20 years: state TV

Alger - Lawmakers named the speaker of the upper house as Algeria's first new president in two decades Tuesday, state television reported, after the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika following mass protests.

Huge demos as Algerians urge Bouteflika allies to quit too

Alger - A vast crowd of protestors flooded the streets of Algiers Friday, the first mass demonstrations since the resignation of ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and a show of strength by those pushing demands for reform.

Algeria set for new protests despite Bouteflika departure

Alger - Algerians are planning mass protests Friday in a key test of whether they can keep up the pressure for sweeping reforms following ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation.

Could Algeria's protests set off Arab Spring 2.0?

Tunis - The resignation of Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after huge protests has inspired activists in the region, but looks unlikely to spark a repeat of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Algerians demand sweeping change as Bouteflika era ends

Alger - Flag-waving Algerians have celebrated the resignation of veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, but vowed Wednesday to keep protesting to demand sweeping change to the country's political system.

Algerian transition should reflect people's wishes: UN chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said he looks forward to a peaceful and democratic transition in Algeria following the resignation of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algeria's Bouteflika: ailing president who clung to power

Alger - Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika held onto power for some 20 years through a debilitating stroke but the veteran of the independence struggle finally appears to have lost his grip in the face of mass protests.

Algeria's Bouteflika submits resignation: state TV

Alger - Algeria's veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika informed the Constitutional Council that he is resigning in a move that is to take effect on Tuesday, state television said, after the military called for his impeachment.

Algeria army demands start of impeachment against Bouteflika

Alger - Algeria's military on Tuesday demanded the immediate launch of impeachment proceedings against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as it dismissed an announcement he will resign before his mandate expires.

Algerians cheer end of Bouteflika era but want broader change

Alger - Flag-waving Algerians celebrated the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after two decades in power, but vowed to keep protesting to demand sweeping change to the country's whole political system.

Algeria's Bouteflika to resign 'before mandate ends'

Alger - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said, after a succession of loyalists deserted him in the face of massive protests.

Algeria's Bouteflika to resign before mandate ends

Alger - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said on Monday, after a succession of loyalists deserted the ailing leader in recent days.

Algerian prosecutors ban corruption suspects from leaving country

Alger - Algerian state prosecutors on Monday said they had banned corruption suspects from leaving the country after launching probes into graft and illegal money transfers abroad targeting unnamed individuals.

Key coalition partner demands Algeria's Bouteflika quit

Alger - A key coalition ally of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called Wednesday for him to resign following mass protests and a demand from the army chief that the ailing leader be declared unfit to rule.

Key coalition partner demands Algeria's Bouteflika quit

Alger - The coalition ally of Algeria's ruling party called Wednesday for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign, piling pressure on the ailing leader after the army chief demanded he be declared unfit.

Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule

Alger - Algeria's army chief called Tuesday for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit to govern, following weeks of mass protests demanding the ailing leader step down after two decades in power.

Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule

Alger - Algeria's army chief called Tuesday for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit to govern, following weeks of mass protests demanding the ailing leader step down.

Positions 'fundamentally diverging' in W.Sahara talks: UN

Geneva - A second round of talks on the disputed Western Sahara region ended Friday with the sides agreeing to meet again, but with the UN acknowledging many positions remained far apart.

Bouteflika party says it backs Algeria protests

Alger - The party of ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Wednesday it supports protesters' calls for change while backing his call for dialogue to overcome the country's political crisis.

Algerian students, medics protest against 'dinosaur' Bouteflika

Alger - Tens of thousands of students again took to the streets of the Algerian capital on Tuesday, just hours after long-time leader President Abdelaziz Bouteflika confirmed he plans to stay in power after his mandate expires next month.

Algerian students, medics protest against Bouteflika

Alger - Thousands of students took to the streets of the Algerian capital on Tuesday, again calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's departure after he refused to quit.

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.
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Rioters in Algeria protesting against high food prices
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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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Rebel French soldiers at a barricade in 1960 in Algiers, Algeria, during the War of Algeria
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Statoil gas production facility in Amenas, Algeria
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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.
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The Algerian national football team, as pictured on 31st May 2014.
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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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Port of Cherchell, Algeria
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