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Thousands mourn Algeria’s army chief

25 December 2019, 1:42 PM

Thousands of Algerians gathered on Wednesday for the funeral procession of the country’s powerful army chief, who fought for independence from France as a young man and this year became the country’s de facto leader.

Algeria’s powerful army chief dies – state media

23 December 2019, 12:59 PM

Algeria’s powerful army chief Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaed Salah, who was instrumental in bringing down long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died, state media reported on Monday. The 79-year-old’s death comes at a time of mass protests across Africa’s largest country as people demand that the ruling elite quits power and that the influential military steps back […]

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.

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