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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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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..
Reuters - Published

Finsbury Park stabbing: Manhunt as killed Deliveroo rider named

Takieddine Boudhane, an Algerian national, had been living in the UK for three years, police said.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Algeria


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

Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize [Video]Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize

The Italian Coast Guard released on Monday dramatic video showing the rescue of a young girl at sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized in bad sea conditions. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

 

Not the Persian Gulf, however Iraq turned the sector the place the US and Iran ...

not the persian gulf, however iraq turned the sector the place the us and iran ...
Without a typical enemy equivalent to IS, Iraq once more turned the scene of tug of conflict between Washington and Tehran. Iraq is just too vital for each of them to relinquish. After Egypt, Algeria..
WorldNews - Published

Algeria appoints new government amid political crisis

Algeria appointed a new government on Thursday, as the country faces its biggest political crisis in decades and a raft of economic problems caused by falling energy revenues.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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

2019 in Africa: pro-democracy uprisings, regime change and terrorism in the Sahel

From Felix Tshisekedi’s rise to power in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the fall of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algeria and the acquittal of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, Africa was..
France 24 - Published

Pilgrimage: Pakistan tops the list of countries with more than 2.1 million people performing Umrah in 2019

pilgrimage: pakistan tops the list of countries with more than 2.1 million people performing umrah in 2019
Dubai: Pakistan topped the list of countries whose citizens went to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah pilgrimage since the season started on August 31, 2019. According to official statistics by the Kingdom..
WorldNews - Published

Algeria's newly elected president names a prime minister

algeria's newly elected president names a prime minister
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's newly elected president reached beyond the political class Saturday to name educator and diplomat Abdelaziz Djerad as prime minister. Djerad said his top challenge..
WorldNews - 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

Algerian university professor Abdelaziz Djerad appointed prime minister

Algeria's president Abdelmadjid Tebboune named Abdelaziz Djerad, a political analyst and university professor, as the country's new prime minister on Saturday, state TV reported. 
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Algeria sees business as usual despite weeks of protests

algeria sees business as usual despite weeks of protests
Millions of Algerians cast their votes on 12 December and chose 74-year-old former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune as their country’s first freely-elected President since independence from France..
WorldNews - 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

Algerians bid farewell to late army chief in official funeral

algerians bid farewell to late army chief in official funeral
ALGIERS, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Algeria on Wednesday buried late Army Chief Ahmed Gaid Salah in a military funeral. Tens of thousands of Algerians participated in the funeral while standing along the road..
WorldNews - 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..
Reuters - Published

Algeria’s strongman Gaid Salah to be buried, as protesters defy national mourning

Algerian military chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah’s burial is to be held on Wednesday in Algiers, two days after his death of a heart attack at age 79. Although newly-sworn in President Abdelmadjid..
France 24 - Published

Algerian students still pushing for change after general's death

algerian students still pushing for change after general's death
By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - 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..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

News sketch: The role of the army in Algerian politics

Since Algeria gained independence in 1962, its army has played an important role in the nation's political life, having quickly sidelined political leaders. One of its most powerful figures, army chief..
France 24 - Published

Emmanuel Macron signals a new tone on France’s colonial past

emmanuel macron signals a new tone on france’s colonial past
France’s long struggle to acknowledge the iniquities of its imperial past has taken another significant step forward with President Emmanuel Macron’s declaration on a visit to the Ivory Coast that..
WorldNews - 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..
Reuters - Published

Algeria's powerful military chief Ahmed Gaid Salah dies

Ahmed Gaid Salah emerged as de facto leader after telling veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •France 24Reuters

Algeria's military chief Gaid Salah dies amid protest crisis

algeria's military chief gaid salah dies amid protest crisis
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian state media says the country's powerful military chief, Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah, has died while his country is gripped by political...
WorldNews - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Algeria's new president Tebboune is sworn in

Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria on Thursday, a week after winning a widely boycotted election.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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..
Reuters - Published

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

Algeria inaugurates new president rejected by protesters

algeria inaugurates new president rejected by protesters
After eight months without a leader, Algeria is inaugurating its new president Thursday — a ceremony that pro-democracy protesters are rejecting as a charade. The governing elite hopes Abdelkader..
WorldNews - Published

In Algeria, political cartoonists turn to social media to protest repression

Since the beginning of the popular protest movement in Algeria, press cartoonists have supported it by publishing their satirical images on social networks. But after the conviction of one of their own..
France 24 - Published

Newly-elected Algerian PM Abdelmadjid Tebboune promises a 'new Algeria'

newly-elected algerian pm abdelmadjid tebboune promises a 'new algeria'
Algeria's newly-elected president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has vowed to reach out to pro-democracy protesters to create a "new Algeria". The former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune won Algeria's..
WorldNews - 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

Protesters in the Algerian city of Béjaïa break ballot boxes and close polling stations

The protesters that make up Algeria’s ongoing Hirak Movement had already announced that they would be boycotting the presidential election held on December 12. In the city of Béjaïa, however,..
France 24 - 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..
Reuters - Published

Algeria declares former PM Tebboune winner of presidential election

algeria declares former pm tebboune winner of presidential election
Algiers: 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. The..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Algeria election: Ex-PM to replace Bouteflika after boycotted poll

Abdelmadjid Tebboune took 58% of the vote in a poll marred by protests and a boycott.
BBC News - Published

Bouteflika-era PM Tebboune declared winner of Algeria’s presidential election

Algeria's electoral body said on Friday that former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune, 74, had won Thursday's presidential election with 58% of the vote, according to preliminary results.
France 24 - Published

Algeria election: former PM Abdelmadjid Tebboune pulls ahead in early results

algeria election: former pm abdelmadjid tebboune pulls ahead in early results
Liz Cookman Early results in Algeria’s contentious presidential election indicate an outright win for former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune in a vote fiercely opposed by the nine-month-old..
WorldNews - 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

Algeria: record low turnout in presidential election held amid calls for boycott

algeria: record low turnout in presidential election held amid calls for boycott
Thousands of Algerians took to the streets on Thursday to protest a presidential election they see as illegitimate, clashing with police and urging the country to boycott a vote that will now go to a..
WorldNews - 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

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