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Thousands protest in Algeria capital, break police cordon

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Protesters continue to pressure regime insiders to step down, more than 3 months after forcing former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down

Algerians wave the national flag as they demonstrate to demand sweeping change to the country's whole political system, in Algiers on April 3, 2019, following the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. - The 82-year-old president ceded power in the face of massive street demonstrations that have shaken the North African nation, with state media announcing late Tuesday he had submitted his resignation with immediate effect. (Photo by RYAD KRAMDI / AFP)

Algeria ex-PM questioned in widening probe into longtime elite

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:36 PM

He is the latest prominent figure to be caught up in the widening fraud probe launched by prosecutors since the ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to step down in early April following weeks of mass protests

PROBE. In this file photo, then Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia speaks during an ordinary session of The National Rally for Democracy political party, in Zeralda near the capital Algiers on January 31, 2019. File photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

(UPDATED) The 70-year-old is one of the top figures targeted by demonstrators in mass rallies which prompted the departure of Abdelaziz Bouteflika this month

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2014, then Algerian Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz announces the results of the presidential election during a press conference in Algiers. File photo by Farouk Batiche/AFP

Algeria protests defy police to keep up pressure on regime

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:01 PM

The appointment of upper house speaker Abdelkader Bensalah as Algeria's first new president in 20 years has failed to meet the demands of demonstrators

MORE PROTESTS. Algerian protesters wave their national flag as they demonstrate during an an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on April 12, 2019. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Algeria lawmakers elect first new president in 20 years

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The election of Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president follows constitutional rules but goes against the demands of demonstrators, who have pushed for him and other top politicians to stand down

INTERIM PRESIDENT. Algerian speaker of the upper house of parliament, Abdelkader Bensalah, is pictured during a parliamentary session at the Palais des Nations in the Algerian capital Algiers on April 9, 2019, after lawmakers named him as interim president. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Algerians demand sweeping change as Bouteflika era ends

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Many Algerians have never known any president other than Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who held power for two decades but was rarely seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013

CHANGE. Algerians wave the national flag as they demonstrate to demand sweeping change to the country's whole political system, in Algiers on April 3, 2019, following the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Key coalition partner demands Algeria's Bouteflika quit

Mar 27, 2019 - 10:01 PM

The National Rally for Democracy says it 'recommends the resignation of the president...with the aim of smoothing the period of transition'

CALL FOR RESIGNATION. File picture dated January 31, 2019 shows Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia addressing an ordinary session of The National Rally for Democracy political party, in Zeralda near the capital Algiers. The coalition ally of Algeria's ruling party called on March 27, 2019 for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign. File photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Thousands of Algerians protest despite Bouteflika vow not to run

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:14 PM

The crowd at Algiers' landmark Grand Poste square is growing, hours before the scheduled start of a demonstration calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down after two decades in power

PROTEST. A child holds a protest sign as Algerians prepare for the first Friday rallies since the president's surprise announcement this week that he would not seek re-election but was cancelling April polls, in central Algiers on March 15, 2019. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Algerian lawmakers to vote on constitutional reforms

Feb 07, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Authorities say a proposed package of constitutional reforms will strengthen democracy but opponents doubt it will bring real change

An exterior view shows the headquarter of the National People's Assembly (APN) in Algiers, Algeria, May 26, 2012. Mohamed Messara/EPA

Algeria power vacuum due to ailing president – opposition

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:37 AM

A key Algerian opposition figure says the country has slumped into a power vacuum because of aging President Abdelaziz Bouteflika s ailing health

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, re-elected for a fourth mandate, during the oath of office in Algiers, Algeria, 28 April 2014. Mohamed Messara/EPA

Algeria president appears in public amid worry at vote bid

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:24 AM

Key figures from Algeria s political classes the military and civil society groups have added their voices to a growing chorus of dissent over a new mandate for the veteran head of state

FOURTH TERMER? Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika signs the official presidential candidature documents in Algiers, Algeria, 03 March 2014. EPA/APS Handout