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Protests in Algeria against president’s bid for 5th term

ALGIERS, Algeria — Thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets in several towns to denounce ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term. Security was tight Friday in the capital, Algiers, where thousands of protesters headed to Martyrs Square in the city center. The crowd of mo


Algeria's Bouteflika to head to Swiss hospital for 'checks'

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is aiming for a fifth term in April elections, will head to Switzerland for "routine medical checks", his office said Thursday.


Algeria: Cautious Calm Ahead of Nationwide Marches

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika during a swearing-in ceremony in Algiers April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/Files. Algeria is witnessing cautious calm ahead of popular rallies due to be held after Friday prayers.


Algeria Military Plane Crash Kills 2

An Algerian military plane has crashed during a training flight, killing two crew members, the defense ministry said on Thursday. The Russian SU 24 aircraft crashed late on Wednesday in an inhabited agricultural area in the northern province of Tiaret, around 250 kilometers southwest of Algiers, the


Protests in Algeria after Opposition Candidate Barred from Holding Rally

Hundreds of people staged a protest in the eastern Algerian city of Khenchela after the municipal chief barred businessman and opposition presidential candidate, Rachid Nekkaz, from organizing a rally for his supporters.


Germany Deporting More Migrants to North Africa

Last year saw a 35 percent rise in the number of people deported to the Maghreb states of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the Rheinische Post reported on Friday, citing the German Interior Ministry.


Aberdeen drilling contractor KCA Deutag wins £85 million of contracts in Algeria, Oman and Russia

Aberdeen drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag (KCAD) has won new contracts and extensions to existing work worth around £85m across the Middle East, Russia and Africa.


The Broader Regional Meaning of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Maghreb Tour

The Broader Regional Meaning of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Maghreb Tour. At the end of January 2019, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to the Maghreb, visiting Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. According to Lavrov’s spokesperson, the trip was conceived to discuss the state of “bilat


Algerian opposition figures hope to find joint candidate

ALGIERS, Algeria – Sectors of Algeria's diverse political opposition are meeting to secure a joint candidate to face incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the April 18 presidential election.


Algeria: Provinces Witness Demonstrations Against Bouteflika’s Presidential Candidacy

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo. Popular crowds took to the streets in several Algerian provinces to reject the candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for April


Algeria gambles on old captain to chart new waters

TUNIS, Tunisia — The Feb. 10 announcement that 81-year-old Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would seek a fifth term in office has confirmed and confounded expectations in equal measure.


What fans will pay to watch Gor Mahia v Hussein Dey from Algeria

A ticket at the VIP section for the Caf Confederation Cup match between Gor Mahia and Algerian Hussein Dey will retail at Sh500. K’Ogalo is seeking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Petro Atletico of Angola, knowing too well that nothing but a win will revive their hopes of moving to the quarter-f


2 killed in military helicopter crash in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - The Algerian defense ministry says a military helicopter crashed overnight in a remote area of the northwestern province of Tiaret, killing the two officers on board.


Fiercest Bouteflika Opponent Will Not Run in Algeria Presidential Elections

Former Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Benbitour announced Friday that he will not run in the upcoming presidential elections because there were no indications that the “serious change” the people aspire to will be achieved.


Algeria’s President to Visit Switzerland for Medical Checks: Presidency Statement

ALGIERS — Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will travel to Switzerland on Sunday for routine medical checks, his office said in a statement without elaborating. Bouteflika, 81, has announced that he will run for a fifth term in office in the presidential election set for April 18, and observer


Algerian Govt. Looks to Nation’s Imams for Help against Protests

Algerian doctors shout slogans during a sit-in protest in Algiers, Algeria, February 12, 2018. (Reuters) Algeria’s union for imams called on thousands of the nation’s mosque custodians to preach against the millions planning to march against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s running for a fifth term.


Thousands of Algerians Protest against Bouteflika’s Run for Reelection

Algerian policemen surround protesters during a demonstration against Algeria’s president’s candidacy for a fifth term, on February 22, 2019 in Algiers. (AFP) Thousands of Algerians protested on Friday against President Abdulaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fifth term in office.


Danai Gurira: ‘Fully Feminine And Fully Fierce’

The film Black Panther  received critical acclaim worldwide. Zimbabwean actor Danai Gurira from the film chats about the impact it has had on her life. January 29 marked the first anniversary since the release of the Black Panther movie.


African Women's Olympic qualifying tournament fixtures, dates released

Mali women team have been paired with Morocco, while Zambia face a daunting trip to Angola in Caf Women's Olympic qualifier preliminary round. The first round fixtures, which was recently released to participating teams by Caf also see Algeria take o n Chad, while Cote D'Ivoire battle Sierra Leone.