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Algeria: Country in North Africa
Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in the Arab world and Africa. With an estimated population of over 42 million, it is among the ten most populous states in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. It is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties).

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Libya's neighbors meet in Algeria seeking stronger truce

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum told visiting envoys from other countries neighboring Libya on Thursday that he hoped their meeting would strengthen a fragile truce in the country and help..
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Algeria to host foreign ministers on Libya crisis

Algeria will on Thursday host foreign affairs ministers from countries bordering Libya to discuss the conflict there, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
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African foreign ministers meet in Algeria over Libya conflict [Video]African foreign ministers meet in Algeria over Libya conflict

Ministers at Algerian forum to call for enforcement of arms embargo and end to foreign meddling in Libya's civil war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:05Published

Algeria's president appoints educator and former diplomat as new prime minister [Video]Algeria's president appoints educator and former diplomat as new prime minister

Algeria's president appoints educator and former diplomat as new prime minister

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published

Algeria's new PM : University professor Djerad appointed [Video]Algeria's new PM : University professor Djerad appointed

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:22Published

Algeria holds state funeral for army chief [Video]Algeria holds state funeral for army chief

The state funeral for Gaid Salah is taking place as protesters reject the three-day mourning period.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Algerians react to the death of army chief General Salah [Video]Algerians react to the death of army chief General Salah

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:33Published

Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah dies [Video]Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah dies

State media said Gaid Salah died of a heart attack on Monday morning in the military hospital of Algiers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Algeria: Military chief general Gaid Salah dies of heart attack [Video]Algeria: Military chief general Gaid Salah dies of heart attack

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:11Published

Algerians protest as new president Tebboune is sworn in [Video]Algerians protest as new president Tebboune is sworn in

Algerian demonstrators on Friday rejected a call for dialogue by the country's new president, as they continued their month-long movement's demanding institutional reforms.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

How will Algeria's new president face his challenges? [Video]How will Algeria's new president face his challenges?

Abdelmadjid Tebboune sworn in following months of anti-government protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 25:25Published

Algeria declares former PM winner of presidential election [Video]Algeria declares former PM winner of presidential election

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was announced as Algeria's new president on Friday, after a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil and protests. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Algeria protesters say they reject 'fake' election results [Video]Algeria protesters say they reject 'fake' election results

Tens of thousands took to the streets after ex-Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune triumphed in Algeria's presidential elections.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Former PM elected Algeria president as thousands prepare to march [Video]Former PM elected Algeria president as thousands prepare to march

Demonstrators who ousted Abdelaziz Bouteflika vow continued protests after election of ex-premier Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:30Published

Ex-PM Tebboune elected Algeria's new president [Video]Ex-PM Tebboune elected Algeria's new president

Ex-PM Tebboune elected Algeria's new president

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:40Published

Algeria elections: Four candidates claim victory [Video]Algeria elections: Four candidates claim victory

Four of the five candidates running for president claimed victory or said they were going through to the runoff.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:45Published

Algeria holds presidential vote despite push for boycott [Video]Algeria holds presidential vote despite push for boycott

Turnout expected to be low with protesters saying election is designed to preserve the status quo.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published

Polls open in Algeria election rejected by mass protest movement [Video]Polls open in Algeria election rejected by mass protest movement

Polls opened in Algeria on Thursday for a delayed presidential election that is opposed by a mass protest movement, just months after the ousting of the country's long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika...

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:33Published

French-Algerian voters in France divided over Algerian presidential election [Video]French-Algerian voters in France divided over Algerian presidential election

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:10Published

Algeria: Protests continue as election kicks off [Video]Algeria: Protests continue as election kicks off

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:38Published

Algeria presses ahead with election amid protests [Video]Algeria presses ahead with election amid protests

Demonstrators want root-and-branch political reform and the departure of the country's ruling elite.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Algerian court convicts 2 former prime ministers of corruption [Video]Algerian court convicts 2 former prime ministers of corruption

Both served under longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who was pushed out by protesters earlier this year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:21Published

Algeria election : protesters rally ahead of televised debate [Video]Algeria election : protesters rally ahead of televised debate

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:19Published

Algeria unrest: Demands for reform ahead of election [Video]Algeria unrest: Demands for reform ahead of election

All five candidates in next week's vote are considered part of the political elite, linked to Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

Algerians seeking old guard's exit protest against upcoming poll [Video]Algerians seeking old guard's exit protest against upcoming poll

Protesters march to demand that political elite linked to Abdelaziz Bouteflika is not entrenched in next week's vote.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:27Published

 

Algeria names panel to amend constitution as protests persist

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune formed a panel on Wednesday to amend Algeria's constitution to give parliament and the judiciary a greater role, a step aimed at helping end a months-long political..
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Algeria appoints new government amid worst political crisis in decades

Algeria has appointed a new government, state television said on Thursday, as the country faces its biggest political crisis in decades and a raft of economic problems caused by falling energy..
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Algeria releases protest detainees

Algeria released a prominent opposition activist on Thursday after freeing dozens of other people in recent days who were jailed during 10 months of mass protests.
Reuters - Published

Algeria names new prime minister

Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Saturday named a university professor and former diplomat as prime minister as he builds a new government to handle political unrest and a looming economic..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of thousands turn out to mourn Algeria's powerful army chief

The body of Algeria's powerful army chief - the former independence fighter who became his country's de facto ruler - was carried to his grave on a tank on Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of..
Reuters - Published

Thousands mourn Algerian army chief

Thousands of Algerians gathered on Wednesday for the funeral procession of the country's powerful army chief, who fought for independence from France as a young man and this year became the country's..
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Algerian students still pushing for change after general's death

Thousands of Algerian students protested on Tuesday, pressing their demands for wholesale change despite calls for a pause in their rallies after the sudden death of the country's powerful army chief.
Reuters - Published

Algeria's powerful army chief dies at pivotal point in political crisis

Algeria's powerful army chief Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaed Salah, who was instrumental in bringing down long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died of a heart attack, state media reported on..
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Algeria's powerful army chief dies: state media

Algeria's powerful army chief Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaed Salah, who was instrumental in bringing down long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died, state media reported on Monday.
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Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaed Salah dies: Ennahar TV

Algeria's powerful army chief Ahmed Gaed Salah has died, the private Ennahar television reported on Monday, at a time of bitter political divisions over the military's dominant role in the major energy..
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Algerians protest after new president inaugurated

Tens of thousands of Algerians protested on Friday, rejecting the election of newly sworn-in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune as their mass movement debates a response to his offer of talks.
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Algeria names Sabri Boukadoum interim PM: state TV

Algeria's newly sworn in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday named Sabri Boukadoum as interim prime minister, state television said.
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Algeria swears in new president, protest movement debates response

Algeria swore in Abdelmadjid Tebboune as president on Thursday as the Hirak protest movement debated its response to his offer of dialogue to end a months-long political crisis.
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Algeria's year of protest and turmoil

Mass protests this year in Algeria, which swore in new President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday, have caused the biggest political crisis since the end of its 1990s civil war that killed 200,000..
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Factbox: Who's who in Algeria's political crisis

Algeria swore in its new president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on Thursday, a week after an election that was rejected by a mass protest movement as a charade designed to keep the old ruling elite in power.
Reuters - Published

Algerian president-elect says to look at new constitution

Algeria's president-elect Abdelmadjid Tebboune said in his first public comments on Friday that he would start "consultations" on drawing up a new constitution that would be put to Algerians in a..
Reuters - Published

Ex-premier elected Algerian president; thousands march in protest

A former prime minister was elected Algeria's new president in a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but protesters who toppled his predecessor marched again, vowing their movement..
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Algeria's new president Tebboune faces tough challenge

Algeria's new president faces the country's biggest political crisis in decades, a hostile economic climate and attacks on his legitimacy after winning an election with low turnout opposed by a massive..
Reuters - Published

Algeria declares former PM Tebboune winner of presidential election

Algeria's electoral body said on Friday that former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune had won Thursday's presidential election with 58% of the vote, according to preliminary results.
Reuters - Published

Mass protests expected as Algerian media call election a success

Thousands of demonstrators were expected to take to the streets of Algeria on Friday to denounce a presidential election they reject as a charade to keep the ruling elite in power.
Reuters - Published

Algerians protest through day of disputed election

Thousands of people took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting "No vote! We want freedom!" as Algerian authorities held a presidential election that protesters view as a..
Reuters - Published

Voting ends in disputed Algerian election

Polls closed on Thursday as Algeria's presidential election, which was opposed by a large protest movement, came to an end.
Reuters - Published

Algerian protesters rally as election goes ahead

Thousands of people took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting "No vote! We want freedom!" as Algerian authorities held a presidential election that protesters view as a..
Reuters - Published

Turnout in Algeria election 20% at 3 p.m.: official

Turnout in Algeria's presidential election stood at 20% at 3 p.m. local time (1400 GMT), the head of the election authority said in a statement carried on state media.
Reuters - Published

Algeria holds presidential election as thousands demonstrate against vote

Thousands of people took to the streets in central Algiers on Thursday chanting "No vote! We want freedom!" as the authorities held a presidential election that a mass protest movement views as a..
Reuters - Published

Algeria holds presidential vote boycotted by demonstrators

Algeria's government held a long-delayed presidential election on Thursday, despite months of street demonstrations by protesters who view the vote as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in..
Reuters - Published

Algeria holds election in defiance of protest movement

Polls opened in Algeria on Thursday for a delayed presidential election that is opposed by a mass protest movement which wants the vote put off until the entire ruling elite steps down and the military..
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Algeria set for presidential election denounced by protesters as charade

Algeria holds a presidential election on Thursday which protesters say offers no real choice and will keep in power the ruling hierarchy they have been trying to oust in 10 months of demonstrations.
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Two days before election, Algeria jails two ex-prime ministers

An Algerian court jailed two former prime ministers for corruption on Tuesday, two days before a presidential election which protesters want canceled.
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Algerian protesters march in last Friday rally before election

Tens of thousands of Algerians took to the streets on Friday, making a show of strength of their last weekly protest before a presidential election that they have rejected as meaningless.
Reuters - Published

Algeria tries top figures for corruption as opposed election looms

Algeria began the corruption trial of senior officials including two former prime ministers on Wednesday, a week before a presidential election opposed by a huge protest movement.
Reuters - Published

Pro-government supporters rally in Algeria to back planned elections

Government supporters took to the streets in Algeria on Saturday to show solidarity ahead of next month’s elections that are opposed by a long-running mass protest movement.
Reuters - Published

Algerian protesters keep up pressure on authorities as vote nears

Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters marched on Friday to demand that a presidential election next month be canceled until the old ruling guard step aside and the army quit politics.
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Weeks before vote, Algerian protesters pile on the pressure

Tens of thousands of Algerians marched through the capital and other towns and cities on Friday as their months-long campaign of protests gathers steam ahead of an election they demand to be canceled.
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Algerians march again as protests step up before vote

Hundreds of Algerians marched through the capital late on Thursday for a second consecutive night, an indication that protesters are stepping up their months-long campaign in the run-up to a..
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Algeria plans sharp cut in wheat purchases to curb import bill

Algeria is targeting a sharp reduction to its wheat imports as it tries to rein in its costly subsidized bread programme in the face of popular protests against the ruling elite.
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Algerian protesters step up pressure with new demonstration

Hundreds of Algerians marched in the capital Algiers late on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on the authorities to cancel a Dec. 12 presidential election.
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Algeria army arrests militants heading for Sahel region: ministry

Algeria's army has arrested eight people planning to join Islamist militants in the neighboring Sahel region, the defense ministry said on Wednesday.
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Algerian court jails protesters over election

An Algerian court has jailed four protesters for 18 months for disrupting a candidate's campaign for the Dec. 12 presidential election which is opposed by a mass protest movement.
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Algerian protesters attack 'garbage' presidential campaign

Algeria's five presidential candidates on Sunday launched their campaigns for the Dec. 12 election, but some opposition protesters who say the vote will not be fair have hung sacks of garbage in places..
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Algerian court detains former minister over corruption allegations

Algeria's supreme court on Monday placed in custody a former culture minister over corruption allegations under former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported.
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Five candidates to run in Algeria's presidential election next month

Five candidates will run in Algeria's presidential election next month, including two former prime ministers, the head of the election authority said on Saturday, amid mass protests rejecting the vote.
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Algerians stage mass protest on anniversary of independence rising

More than 100,000 Algerians, double the number attending recent weekly protests, marched on Friday to demand a purge of the ruling hierarchy and an end to military involvement in politics.
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Algerian protesters march on in defiance of 'The Power'

Riad Mostefai has marched through the capital of Algeria every Friday since February to demand a purge of the ruling hierarchy, an end to corruption and the army's withdrawal from politics.
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