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Algerian protesters keep up pressure on authorities as vote nears

29 November 2019, 7:20 PM

Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters marched on Friday to demand that a presidential election next month be canceled until the old ruling guard step aside and the army quit politics.

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.

People walk past a campaign poster for presidential election in Algiers, Algeria.

Five candidates to contest Algeria’s presidential election

3 November 2019, 7:22 AM

Five candidates will run in Algeria’s presidential election next month, including two former prime ministers, the head of the election authority said on Saturday, amid mass protests rejecting the vote.


Hundreds of Algerians protest against proposed energy law

13 October 2019, 9:30 PM

Hundreds of Algerians protested in front of parliament on Sunday against a proposed energy law that they said the caretaker government had no right to p

Algeria’s protesters march against ruling elite as elections approach

12 October 2019, 11:13 AM

Algerian protesters vowed to keep up street rallies against the country’s ruling elite on Friday, rejecting a December presidential election with banners reading “we will not shut up”, “we are not ready to stop” and “I will not 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.

A general view shows the Supreme Court in Algiers, Algeria.

Algeria jails ex-intelligence chiefs for 15 years

25 September 2019, 7:04 AM

A military court in Algeria on Wednesday jailed for 15 years two former intelligence chiefs, the brother of a former president and the leader of a political party for “conspiring against the army”.

Demonstrators gesture and shout slogans during a protest rejecting Algerian election announcement for December, in Algiers, Algeria.

Protesters reject Algerian election announcement

18 September 2019, 9:37 AM

Hundreds of Algerians marched on Tuesday against an election called for December, chanting “we will not vote until the regime men are removed”.

A man works at the construction site in Algiers, Algeria.

Algeria looks into allowing foreign ownership in some sectors

12 September 2019, 12:17 PM

Algeria has prevented foreign investors from holding stakes of more than 49%, and large parts of the economy have remained under state control.

Algerian economy creaks at the seams after six months of turmoil

27 August 2019, 11:15 AM

On the face of it, Algeria’s state-dominated economy has weathered six months of turmoil well, with flight loads of public sector workers heading abroad for holidays even as protesters who ousted the veteran president in April now target his allies.



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