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Algeria's newly appointed prime minister, Noureddine Bedoui, speaks during a joint news conference.

Algeria’s interim rulers under pressure for more change

4 April 2019, 6:20 AM

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ended 20 years in power on Tuesday after a final nudge by the military following six weeks of protests calling for democratic reforms after almost 60 years of monolithic rule.

Algerian transition should reflect people’s wishes: UN chief

3 April 2019, 7:33 PM

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 celebrates after Bouteflikas resignation.

Algerians celebrate Bouteflika’s resignation in Algiers

3 April 2019, 6:52 AM

Algeria’s ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted his resignation with immediate effect, state media said Tuesday, ceding power in the face of massive street protests after two decades at the helm.

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

Algeria’s Bouteflika to resign before mandate ends April 28

2 April 2019, 5:26 AM

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28, state news agency APS said on Monday, bowing to weeks of mass protests and army pressure seeking an end to his 20-year rule.

Algerian protesters

Algerian prosecutors ban corruption suspects from leaving country

1 April 2019, 6:36 PM

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.

Algeria arrests business tycoon and Bouteflika backer

31 March 2019, 9:45 PM

Ali Haddad, one of Algeria’s top businessmen and a backer of ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was arrested as he tried to cross into Tunisia, an Algerian security source said Sunday.

People in a crowd

UN head wants democratic transition in Algeria

31 March 2019, 3:35 PM

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he welcomed efforts towards a peaceful and democratic transition in Algeria, where weeks of protests have pushed for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to end his 20-year rule. 

Pro-democracy protesters march again in Algeria, question army role

29 March 2019, 2:21 PM

Tens of thousands of chanting, banner-waving protesters marched through Algiers for the sixth Friday in succession to demand the removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika days after the country’s powerful military called for him to step down.

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.

New PM urges Algerians to accept dialogue

14 March 2019, 2:14 PM

Algeria’s new prime minister said on Thursday he would form a temporary government of technocrats and others to work toward political change in response to weeks of street protests, and he urged the opposition to join in a dialogue.

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