Algeria

Algerian army chief calls for presidential election

Algerian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah on Monday called for the election of a new president as soon as possible to meet the demands of the people. A consensus should be reached by "comprehensive dialogue between political class, civil society and national figures" in order to...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:58am

Algeria's crackdown on corruption targets senior officials

The Algerian Supreme Court on Wednesday sent to prison former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia. The move is part of an unprecedented anti-corruption campaign in the history of this North African nation that has been witnessing continuing popular protests since Feb. 22 to claim radical changes and...

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:09am

Algerian interim president pledges to organize election within 3 months

Algerian interim President Abdelkader Bensalah on Tuesday said his top mission is working to overcome the current political crisis and pave way for the election of a new president as soon as possible. Algeria's state run and private media broadcasted the first speech of Bensalah to the nation...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:57pm

Bouteflika promises key reforms if re-elected for fifth term

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday pledged to carry out profound reforms to meet the demand of the ongoing massive protests in the North African country. In a message to the nation read by his campaign director Abdelghani Zaalane, 82-year-old Bouteflika, who is running for his fifth...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:13am

Algeria: Bouteflika to submit candidacy for 5th term

Algerian incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is due to submit his candidacy for a fifth term in office to the Constitutional Council on March 3, state-run radio Channel 1 on Tuesday reported. "No one has the right to prevent an Algerian citizen from running for presidency. It's a...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:57pm

Nissan to assemble cars in Algeria

Japan's automaker giant Nissan Motor on Wednesday signed here a joint venture agreement with an Algerian private partner to install a car assembly plant with an investment worth 160 million U.S. dollars, local media reported. The plant is due to be established in Oran province, 400 km west of...

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:16am

Algeria confirms more cholera cases in northern provinces

Algerian Health Authorities announced on Sunday that there are more confirmed cases of cholera in northern provinces, according to official APS news agency. Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Mokhtar Hasbellaoui, said that there have been 49 confirmed cases out of 147 suspected...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:22am

Basketball: Rwanda face Algeria in FIBA U18 Africa champs opener

Today Group B Algeria vs Rwanda 3:30pm Group A    DR Congo vs Uganda 5:45pm Opening Ceremony 8pm Mali vs Guinea 9pm The national U18 boys’ basketball team will this afternoon lock horns with Algeria in the opening game of this year’s FIBA U18 African...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 1:39pm

Algeria issues 727 arrest warrants for cross-border crime in 3 years

Algeria has issued 727 arrest warrants against cross-border crime during the past three years, Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh said on Monday. In an speech at the Superior School of the Judiciary in the province of Tipasa, 40 km western Algiers, Louh noted that "from July 2015 to July 2018,...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:15am

Karate, athletics teams off to Algeria for African Youth Games

Karate and athletics teams have arrived in Algiers, Algeria for the 2018 African Youth Games, which also double as qualifiers for this year’s Youth Olympics to be held in Argentina. The two youthful teams departed for Algeria yesterday at 4pm aboard Qatar Airways. The 3rd African Youth...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:33pm

Beach volleyball team off to Algeria for African Youth Games

The national U18 beach volleyball teams, boys and girls, departed for Algeria on Sunday afternoon, at 4pm aboard Qatar Airways, ahead of the 2018 African Youth Games. The 3rd African Youth Games competition is due July18-28 in the Algerian capital – Algiers. Rwanda’s beach volleyball...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:09pm

Algeria deports 355 illegal migrants to Niger

Algeria has deported 355 Nigerien illegal migrants to their country of origin, the Algerian Council for Human Rights said Wednesday in a statement. "We express our full satisfaction with the progress of this operation which departed from the capital city Algiers to the southernmost province...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:09am

UN lauds Algeria for helping African countries tackle security challenges

A United Nations official on Monday hailed Algeria's role in helping countries of the Sahel and West Africa tackle security challenges including terrorism and violent extremism. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, special representative of the UN secretary general for West Africa and Sahel, made the remarks...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:11am

Algeria hails relationship development between Ethiopia, Eritrea

Algeria's Foreign Ministry Saturday welcomed the recent development in relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Abdelaziz Benali Cherif Saturday said in a statement that Algeria welcomes the decision of Ethiopian authorities to fully implement the Algiers...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:08am

Algeria's second ruling party endorses incumbent President Bouteflika for 5th term

The Democratic National Rally (RND), the second ruling party in Algeria, on Thursday endorsed incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term. "I can tell that RND will invite Bouteflika to continue his mission as head of state," said Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, who...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:42am

Militants surrender in southern Algeria: ministry

Seven Islamist militants surrendered to Algerian authorities on Wednesday near the North African country’s border with Mali, the defence ministry said. Security forces recovered arms including six Kalashnikov assault rifles, the ministry said in a statement. Violence has declined in Algeria...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:07am

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