Polls closed on Thursday as Algeria’s presidential election with five candidates, which was opposed by a large protest movement, came to an end. Preliminary results are expected on Friday, with official results later this month and a possible second-round run-off in early January. Thousands of people took to the streets[…]
Algeria is set to hold a contentious presidential election on December 12, despite demonstrations against the poll led by protesters who want wide-scale political reform before any vote. Five candidates, all erstwhile associates of deposed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, are competing to replace the longtime ruler who was forced out by the military[…]
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Algiers and other Algerian cities on Friday to demand the postponement of the presidential election. They also want the removal of the ruling elite following the end of Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-rule last month. The interim government is expected to extend the current[…]
Longtime president says he quit to let citizens ‘take Algeria to the better future they aspire to’. Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned with immediate effect, according to state media, ceding power in the face of massive street protests against his 20-year rule. The ailing, 82-year-old leader announced he was stepping down in a[…]
A huge crowd has gathered in the Algerian capital to protest for a fourth consecutive Friday demanding urgent change and an end to the rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power for 20 years. Demonstrators crammed streets and squares in central Algiers after Friday prayers, many draped in[…]
Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has returned to the country on Sunday, where he faces widespread protests against his plans for a fifth term in power, after two weeks away for “routine” medical checks in Switzerland. Schools and shops shut and public transport ground to a halt in the capital[…]
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Algeria on Friday against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term, the largest demonstrations in years. Police helicopters circled overhead as protesters gathered in streets and parks of the capital, Algiers after midday Muslim prayer services. Riot police vans lined the boulevard leading to the presidential[…]
Tens of thousands of students joined a growing protest movement across Algeria after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced plans to run for a fifth term earlier this month, Reuters news agency reported, citing witnesses. Rallies in and around the capital and other cities have been ongoing for the past five[…]
France acknowledged for the first time it was responsible for systematic torture during the Algerian war of independence in the mid-1950s. President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Maurice Audin, a communist pro-independence activist who disappeared in 1957, “died under torture stemming from the system instigated while Algeria was part[…]
Images of a Muslim woman being forced to remove some of her clothing by armed male police officers at a beach in Nice went viral last week, sparking global outrage. The officers were enforcing a French ban on the “burkini” – a full-body swimsuit that allows women to swim with[…]
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