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  1. 22 hours ago

    Algerians go to polls as Bouteflika seeks fourth presidential term

    Algerians have been voting in an election which is widely expected to hand a fourth term to Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika set to lead Algeria for fourth term

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s president for the past 15 years, spent much of last year in a Paris hospital following a...

  1. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    Guest post: the zombie political economy of Algeria

    By Dalibor Rohac and Nouh El-Harmouzi Campaigners for Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the 76-year old Algerian president who is...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Guest Post: is Algeria a viable substitute for Russian gas?

    By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Events in Algeria could be about to complicate the European Union’s response to Russia’s...

  3. February 26, 2014

    Restless Algeria set for another term of ageing Bouteflika

    Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fourth five-year term would not be so potentially damaging...

  4. October 27, 2013

    Bouteflika’s party floats prospect of fourth term in Algeria

    The party of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has endorsed his candidacy for a fourth term in elections next year,...

  5. September 16, 2013

    Algeria’s Bouteflika appoints allies to key ministerial roles

    Algeria’s ailing president has shocked his political opponents by appointing staunch loyalists to key ministries and purging...

  6. July 17, 2013

    Ailing Bouteflika’s return fails to reassure Algerians

    Algeria’s ailing president has returned home after 80 days in a Paris hospital, but questions remain about his health and...

  7. June 12, 2013

    Algeria president makes first TV appearance since stroke

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s president, appeared on state television on Wednesday for the first time since he was rushed...

  8. May 24, 2013

    Algeria gets jitters over absent president

    The Algerian leader’s handlers described the problem as a minor stroke – a small medical incident that required him to take...

  9. April 28, 2013

    Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffers ‘minor stroke’

    Algeria’s longtime president was flown abroad on Saturday night for medical evaluation and possible treatment after what was...

  10. April 8, 2013

    Bribery claims cause outrage in Algeria

    Everyone in the room seemed to be in on the secret. During a meeting of businessmen from Saipem and an Algerian...

  11. April 3, 2013

    Algeria: A giant afraid of its shadow

    Algerian intellectuals like to spin a narrative in the smokey cafés of the graciously rotting capital. In hushed tones, they...

  12. The World

    January 22, 2013

    Desperately seeking Bouteflika

    Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Getty) As Algeria’s hostage crisis unfolded last week one man was conspicuously...

  13. December 20, 2012

    Hollande acknowledges Algeria wrongs

    ALGIERS, Algeria – French president François Hollande acknowledged the “unjust” and “brutal” nature of France’s occupation...

  14. December 18, 2012

    Hollande seeks to smooth Algeria ties

    François Hollande lands in Algeria on Wednesday to try to smooth one of the world’s most fraught postcolonial relationships...

  15. July 11, 2012

    Algeria deals its youth a poor hand

    For Sid-Ali Boudra, 19 years old and jobless, this is Liberation Square: a tiny slice of concrete shaded by a few trees....

  16. May 8, 2012

    Anger in a land that escaped Arab chaos

    Hamid al-Hachichi, a middle-aged postal worker, pours paraffin on the tyres and sets them alight. He and a group of...

  17. April 11, 2012

    Algeria’s independence leader dies aged 95

    A pillar of Algeria’s independence movement, who struggled against his nation’s French overlords before serving as its first...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2012

    A Chinese-built mosque for Algiers

    By Tom Gara and Josh Noble Erecting magnificent mosques has long been a favoured way for leaders in the Islamic world to...

  19. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2012

    Guest post: Clinton treads softly around energy-rich Algeria

    By Stephen Snyder of Ergo US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Algiers on Saturday and gave Algerian President...

  20. January 14, 2012

    Tunisians mark first anniversary of revolution

    Thousands of Tunisians poured into the capital’s main boulevard on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the toppling...

  21. January 4, 2012

    Libya and Tunisia strengthen ties

    Unshackled from tyrannical autocrats and bound together geographically, Libya and Tunisia are edging closer together...

  22. May 11, 2011

    Algeria’s job generation challenge

    Mean streets: many Algerians believe the government has failed them Lotfi, a mild-mannered young man from a working-class...

  23. April 25, 2011

    Algerians look to find their own way

    There was standing room only in the auditorium of Algiers’ Cosmos cinema on Friday for the latest in a series of debates on...

  24. April 15, 2011

    Out with a Gbang

    When celebrities fight their addictions, they dry out at the Betty Ford centre or The Priory. Now a rehab equivalent has...

  25. February 25, 2011

    Algeria lifts state of emergency

    ALGIERS, February 24 – Algeria on Thursday lifted a 19-year-old state of emergency in a concession to the opposition...

  26. February 18, 2011

    Repression sharpens hunger for change

    The day after Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak was forced out, the joke in Cairo was that the long-time leader next door, the eccentric...

  27. February 13, 2011

    Middle East buffeted by shockwaves

    Shockwaves from the toppling of Hosni Mubarak rolled around the Middle East at the weekend, em­boldening opposition...

  28. February 11, 2011

    Algeria cracks down as euphoria grips region

    Thousands of Algerians defied a government ban on protests and a heavy police presence on Saturday to march in support of...

  29. February 3, 2011

    Algeria promises to lift state of emergency

    Algeria became the latest Arab country to announce concessions in the face of a wave of popular unrest when it said on...

  30. January 30, 2011

    African Union concerned over protests

    As Tunis smouldered and Cairo burnt, the spectre of contagion haunted a summit of the 53-member African Union, which began...

  31. October 8, 2010

    Vimpelcom threatens to sue Algeria

    Vimpelcom is warning it could sue the Algiers government if it seeks to nationalise Algeria’s leading mobile phone operator....

  32. April 28, 2010

    Repsol eager to tap north Africa's well of business 'stability'

    Executives in the perennially risky oil and gas business have a different concept of "stability" from anyone else, and...

  33. April 27, 2010

    Tapping Africa’s well of ‘stability’

    Executives in the perennially risky oil and gas business have a different concept of “stability” from anyone else, and...

  34. July 7, 2009

    Western reaction to Iran poll tinged with hypocrisy

    Why are we so taken by Iran's election dispute when the rest of the Middle East stages rigged polls, year after year,...

  35. July 6, 2009

    Iran triggers a touch of hypocrisy

    Why are we so taken by Iran’s election dispute when the rest of the Middle East stages rigged polls, year after year,...

  36. April 10, 2009

    Algerians go to polls amid tight security

    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was headed for an electoral victory on Thursday night after voters headed to the...

  37. March 11, 2009

    Algeria turns to Chinese knowhow

    Four Chinese telecoms engineers – three men and a woman – sip orange juice in a café on an Algiers square, opposite a statue...

  38. February 12, 2009

    Algeria’s Bouteflika to seek third term

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Thursday said he would seek a third term as Algerian president in elections in April in which he is...

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