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People take part in a protest demanding immediate political change in Algiers, Algeria.

Algerian protesters step up pressure with new demonstrations

21 November 2019, 8:12 AM

Weekly protests have taken place on Tuesdays and Fridays since February, but demonstrators appear eager to increase their street presence in the run up to the vote.

General Ahmed Gaed Salah

Algeria army will not back any candidate in presidential election

30 September 2019, 12:18 PM

Algeria’s army said on Sunday it would not back any candidate in a presidential election set for December to choose a successor to Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest to reject the Algerian election announcement for December, in Algiers, Algeria.

Algerians defiant in first protest since election call

21 September 2019, 9:37 AM

Since protesters forced veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit in April, the standoff between them and the authorities has focused on new elections.

Demonstrators hold flags and banners as they return to the streets to press demands for wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation in Algiers, Algeria.

Algerian police arrest Bouteflika youngest brother

5 May 2019, 7:03 AM

Algerian police have arrested Said Bouteflika, the youngest brother of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and two former intelligence chiefs.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Army Chief of Staff General Ahmed Gaed Salah

Army chief asks for Algeria’s Bouteflika to be declared unfit for office

27 March 2019, 8:45 AM

After weeks of mass protests, Algeria’s powerful army chief of staff called on Tuesday for a constitutional move that would see President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika declared unfit for office, signalling an end to his 20-year rule.



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