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Algerians rally even after ex-premiers detained

Alger - Demonstrators rallied in the Algerian capital Friday to keep up their demands for the ouster of all officials linked to the former president, unappeased by the detention of two ex-premiers.

Second Algeria ex-PM detained in graft probe: state media

Alger - Algeria's former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal was remanded in custody Thursday after appearing before a judge as part of an anti-corruption investigation, state media reported.

Algerian presidential elections 'impossible' on July 4

Alger - Algeria's constitutional council said Sunday it was impossible to hold elections to choose a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika early next month as planned, after the only two candidates were rejected.

Algeria poll deadline passes with 'no candidates': state radio

Alger - A deadline to register for Algeria's controversial presidential election has passed without a single candidate putting themselves forward, national radio said Sunday.

Algeria police cordon off key protest site in show of force

Alger - Algerian police on Friday threw up a tight cordon around a key protest site, arresting dozens of demonstrators in the biggest show of force in 14 weeks of mass demonstrations.

Algeria protesters stage first mass rally of Ramadan

Alger - Protesters thronged Algeria's capital for the first Friday mass rally of Ramadan, pressing their demands for reforms and the departure of key figures from ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's regime.

Algerian state TV presenter 'sacked' over protest support

Alger - An Algerian state television presenter has been fired after slamming the media's role in supporting the regime of ex-leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika and pushing for greater freedoms, colleagues said Thursday.

What lies behind Algeria arrests of Bouteflika clan?

Paris - What lies behind the arrests of the powerful brother of Algeria's deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs?

Brother of Algeria's Bouteflika, ex-spy bosses in custody

Alger - An Algerian military judge on Sunday remanded the powerful brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs in custody on charges including "conspiring" against the state, prosecutors said.

Brother of Algeria's Bouteflika, 2 ex-spy bosses arrested: security source

Alger - Said Bouteflika, the powerful brother of deposed Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was arrested Saturday along with two former intelligence chiefs, a security source told AFP.

South Africa lashes out at UN over Western Sahara

New York - South Africa on Tuesday chastised the UN Security Council after it adopted a resolution on Western Sahara that it said was unbalanced and ignored African concerns.

Algeria ex-PM questioned in widening probe into longtime elite

Alger - Former Algerian prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia was questioned Tuesday over corruption allegations, state TV reported, as the army chief vowed a widening investigation into deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's circle will not descend into score settli...

Algeria ex-PM questioned in widening probe into longtime elite

Alger - Former Algerian prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia was questioned on Tuesday in a widening investigation into alleged corruption in the inner circle of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported.

Algeria finance minister questioned in fraud probe

Alger - Algerian Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal was questioned Monday in a probe into alleged corruption, state television reported, part of a wider crackdown following the fall of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Exiled Islamist leader to be buried in Algeria Saturday

Alger - Abassi Madani, founder of Algeria's banned Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), will be buried in the capital Algiers on Saturday days after his death in Qatar where he lived in exile, a security source said.

Algeria's richest man held in jail in graft probe

Alger - Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.

Algeria arrests five business tycoons

Alger - Algerian police on Monday arrested the country's wealthiest man hours after detaining four other business tycoons from a powerful family with links to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported.

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.
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Rioters in Algeria protesting against high food prices
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 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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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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Statoil gas production facility in Amenas  Algeria
Statoil gas production facility in Amenas, Algeria
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Port of Cherchell, Algeria
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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.
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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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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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