Is Algeria’s Hirak dead?

The Hirak, the peaceful uprising that led to the fall of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, is celebrating its second anniversary. In February 2019, hundreds of thousands of Algerians took to the streets to protest against the upcoming presidential election, which they anticipated would be rigged. Bouteflika was forced to resign, but for most protesters, […]

Algerians mark protest movement anniversary with fresh rallies

Thousands rally in Algiers and elsewhere to mark two years since the beginning of a mass movement that toppled the longtime president. Thousands of protesters marched in the Algerian capital and cities across the country to commemorate two years since the beginning of mass protests that culminated weeks later in the departure of longtime President […]

Algeria frees first activists after presidential pardons

Some 70 people are in prison over their links with the Hirak movement or other peaceful opposition political activity, says rights group. Algeria released a dozen “Hirak” protest movement activists from jail on Friday, the first batch freed under presidential pardons issued ahead of the second anniversary of a popular uprising. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in […]

Algeria: President Tebboune calls for dissolution of Parliament

DEVELOPING STORY Tebboune added he would announce a government reshuffle in the next 24 to 48 hours. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has called for the dissolution of the lower house of Parliament and early legislative elections. “I decided to dissolve the assembly and call elections to build a new institution,” he said on Thursday in […]

Algeria trial opens over kidnapping and murder of French tourist

Only one of the alleged kidnappers of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel was in court on the first day of the trial. The trial in the 2014 kidnapping and beheading of a French tourist claimed by an armed faction affiliated to the Islamic State group has opened before an Algiers court on Thursday. Just one of […]

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Thousands rally in Algeria on protest movement anniversary

Thousands of people take to the streets of Kherrata to protest against government of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Thousands of people have rallied in the eastern Algerian city of Kherrata to commemorate the beginning of demonstrations against former longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika two years ago. Defying coronavirus restrictions, demonstrators in Kherrata, located some 300km (186 miles) […]

Algeria’s Tebboune returns home after hospitalisation in Germany

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returns home after surgery following coronavirus complications, state media reports. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has returned home after a one-month stay in Germany for surgery following post-COVID complications in his foot, according to state television. “The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence Abdelmadjid Tebboune, […]

Algeria’s oil and gas exports plummet

Algeria’s energy exports are plunging, threatening more financial suffering for the OPEC member and a potential repeat of the mass demonstrations that toppled the president two years ago. The North African nation’s struggling to keep up shipments of oil and gas – the lifeblood of the economy – as years of mismanagement and a lack of investment take their […]

Report Aims at ‘Reconciling’ France and Algeria, Its Former Colony

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday received a much-anticipated report aimed at achieving a “reconciliation of memories between France and Algeria,” two countries divided not by just the Mediterranean Sea but also by deep animosity stemming from years of colonization and an independence war that left hundreds of thousands dead. The report, […]

Macron rules out official apology for colonial abuses in Algeria

President, who once acknowledged French colonisation as a ‘crime against humanity’, rules out ‘repentance’ and ‘apologies’ as part of reconciliation. French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out issuing an official apology for colonial abuses in Algeria, his office said on Wednesday, ahead of a crucial report on how France is facing up to its past […]

Five civilians killed in Algeria roadside bomb blast

Three others were wounded in the region of Tebessa, Algeria’s ministry of defence said in a statement. Five civilians were killed and three wounded in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Algeria, the defence ministry said, the deadliest attack targeting civilians in recent years. The bomb went off as a car drove by in the […]

Algerian president returns to Germany for COVID-related treatment

Abdelmadjid Tebboune says he might undergo minor surgery for a complication in his foot following a COVID infection. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has flown back to Germany for treatment in hospital for complications in his foot resulting from a coronavirus infection, according to the presidency. The treatment “was not medically urgent” and should have taken […]

Algeria’s ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

Ahmed Ouyahia tells state prosecutors he sold 60 gold bars received as gifts from Gulf donors. Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia, on trial for corruption, has admitted receiving gold bars from Gulf donors then selling them on the black market, the official APS news agency reported. Ouyahia and fellow ex-prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal are accused […]

OPEC+ talks stretch to Tuesday with majority against supply hike

The OPEC+ meeting will run into a second day after a majority of members, including Saudi Arabia, opposed Russia’s proposal for a February supply hike. Discussions will resume at 3:30 p.m. Vienna time on Tuesday, giving ministers the chance to hold bilateral talks and consult with their home governments, delegates said. The unexpected extension of […]

Algerian ex-president’s brother cleared of conspiracy

Two former security chiefs and the younger brother of former President Bouteflika were given 15-year prison sentences in September 2019. An Algerian military appeals court on Saturday acquitted three top officials who were jailed in 2019 during mass protests, sources close to the officials said. The three – two former security chiefs and the younger brother […]

Algeria’s Tebboune signs new constitution into law

Algerian leader approves new charter after a November referendum that saw a record low voter turnout. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has signed into law the country’s new constitution, his office said on Friday, months after the document was approved in a referendum that saw a record low voter turnout. Tebboune, 75, who returned to Algeria […]

Many killed in southern Algeria road accident

Twenty killed in crash which took place near Tamanrasset, a transit point for African migrants seeking to go to Europe. Twenty people, mostly African nationals, have died when a vehicle carrying them overturned in southern Algeria, its state media citing the country’s civil protection agency said. Eleven people on board the vehicle were also injured […]

Russia to supply Algeria, Bolivia with Sputnik V vaccine

Sputnik V, named after the Soviet satellite that triggered the space race, will be sold to the international market at less than $10 per dose. Russia has signed contracts to supply Bolivia and Algeria with its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the country’s sovereign wealth fund has announced. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on […]

Algerian president ends COVID-19 treatment, to undergo checks #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was flown to Germany in late October after testing positive for the coronavirus. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has finished treatment for COVID-19 and will undergo further medical tests, his office said. “The medical team accompanying him confirms that the president has completed the recommended treatment protocol after having contracted COVID-19, and is […]

Algerians approve new constitution after referendum #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Move seen as the government’s manoeuvre to neutralise the Hirak movement, which had called for boycott of the plebiscite. Algerians have approved constitutional reforms in a referendum, though with a record low turnout, the country’s constitutional council has announced. The referendum held on November 1 was widely seen as the government’s manoeuvre to neutralise the […]