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France welcomes Bouteflika U-turn on Algeria re-election bid: minister

11 March 2019, 9:26 PM

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday welcomed a decision by Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika to reconsider his decision to seek a fifth presidential term, following weeks of protests.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika on a wheelchair

Algeria barristers join strike against Bouteflika re-election

11 March 2019, 8:36 PM

Barristers across Algeria on Monday joined strike action against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in office, a day after the ailing leader’s return from hospital in Switzerland.

Algerian students reject Bouteflika fifth term

5 March 2019, 8:04 PM

Thousands of Algerian students marched on Tuesday in protest at ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s determination to stand for re-election, brushing aside his pledge not to serve a full fifth term.

Protesting Algerians

Algerians call on Bouteflika to step down

2 March 2019, 3:49 PM

Tens of thousands of people in cities across Algeria called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to leave office in the country’s biggest anti-government demonstrations since the Arab Spring eight years ago.

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Algeria students demonstrate against 5th term for Bouteflika

26 February 2019, 7:07 PM

Thousands of students on Tuesday joined a growing protest movement in Algeria against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term, with rallies in and around the capital and other cities.


Algeria sentences journalist to year in jail for illegal protest

25 December 2018, 7:55 PM

An Algerian court on Tuesday sentenced a journalist to one year in jail for taking part in an illegal protest, his lawyer said.

Saudi Crown prince to visit Algeria after G20 summit

1 December 2018, 8:47 PM

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive on Sunday in Algeria for a two-day visit, Algerian state news agency APS said on Saturday, resuming a tour of Arab states after the G20 summit in Argentina.

Rights groups slam Algeria blogger’s ‘shocking’ prison term

26 May 2018, 10:05 AM

Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders on Friday hit out at a 10-year prison term handed to an Algerian blogger, describing it as “shocking” and “unjustified”.

Protests erupt in Tunisia after two days of calm

15 January 2018, 6:33 AM

Violent protests erupted again on Sunday in two areas of the capital Tunis and another town after a relatively calm two days, the latest protests in the country against austerity measures. After nearly a week of at times violent protests, police used tear gas against dozens of young protesters in the Ettadamen district of Tunis […]

Several thousand rally in Paris anti-racism protest

13 June 2020, 4:12 PM

 Several thousand anti-racism protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to denounce police violence, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African American George Floyd.



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