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    1. April 18, 2014

      Bouteflika wins fourth term as Algeria president

      Algeria’s ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been returned to office for a fourth term with 81 per cent of the vote,...

    2. April 17, 2014

      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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. December 20, 2012

      Hollande acknowledges Algeria wrongs

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

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. January 4, 2012

      Libya and Tunisia strengthen ties

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

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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