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Algerians keep up protests a year after demonstrations began

15 February 2020, 12:05 AM

Thousands of Algerians marched on Friday, a year since the start of weekly protests calling for a complete overhaul of the ruling elite, an end to corruption and the army’s withdrawal from politics.

Algerian protests blunted without a shot fired in anger

30 January 2020, 5:02 PM

While uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East have been quelled by deadly force, Algerian authorities are on the way to becalming a powerful protest movement without a shot fired – at least for now.

Algerian PM to resign, paving way for vote after protracted protests

10 September 2019, 3:17 PM

Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will resign soon to pave the way for elections this year that the army sees as the only way to end a standoff over months of protests, two senior sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Algerian former fighters warn against civil protests

17 June 2019, 8:08 AM

While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.

Algeria to hold July 4 presidential election after mass protests

10 April 2019, 8:42 PM

Algeria will hold a presidential election on July 4, the interim presidency said on Wednesday after weeks of mass protests led to the resignation of long-serving leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algeria: from mass protests to Bouteflika resignation

2 April 2019, 9:48 PM

Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after the start of unprecedented protests sparked by his bid for a fifth term.

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Algeria set for further mass protests against Bouteflika

22 March 2019, 1:49 PM

Algerians were set to launch another round of massive street demonstrations Friday, a month after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term sparked a protest movement that shows little sign of abating.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Train and metro services halted in Algerian capital ahead of protests

8 March 2019, 1:57 PM

Algerian authorities halted train and metro services in the capital Algiers on Friday amid heavy security ahead of expected protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Police attempt to disperse protesting lawyers

Algerian lawyers take to the streets to back anti-Bouteflika protests

7 March 2019, 1:45 PM

Hundreds of lawyers in black robes took to the streets of downtown Algiers on Thursday to press President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down after 20 years in power, adding momentum to the biggest protests there since the 2011 Arab Spring.

Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Algeria President orders shut down of schools and universities amid COVID 19 spread

12 March 2020, 5:25 PM

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered schools and universities to close until April 5 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, state media reported on Thursday, after the country’s first registered death from the disease.

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