Abdelaziz Bouteflika

By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Apr 27th, 2012
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Thomas Serres Algeria is a key player in the Sahel, perhaps now more than ever. The crises in Libya and Mali will likely bolster the geopolitical rent that has benefited the Algerian regime since 11 September 2001. The military blitz by rebels in Northern Mali is far from inconsequential for its Alge...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Apr 27th, 2012
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David Porter On the verge of celebrating 50 years of national independence in July, Algeria’s military-dominated regime faces in May a potentially humiliating and dangerous blow through a massive electoral boycott. Though already great majorities of alienated Algerians abstained from voting during th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Apr 13th, 2012
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Algiers – Algeria buried its first post-independence president Ahmed Ben Bella, hailed as an anti-colonial hero and the father of the nation, in a sombre and rain-drenched ceremony on Friday. Ben Bella, who died on Wednesday, at age 95, following a recent hospital stay for respiratory problems,...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Feb 1st, 2012
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Algerian security forces used water cannon and tear gas on Tuesday to disperse rioting residents in a suburb of the capital who accused the authorities of failing to investigate properly the fatal stabbing of a local man. Riots have become a regular occurrence in Algeria, a big exporter of energy to ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 14th, 2012
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Tunis – Tunisia on Saturday marks the flight into exile a year ago of the north African country’s despot Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali after weeks of a popular uprising that gave birth to the Arab Spring. The revolution, which led to a peaceful election in October, inspired reform movements tha...
By benim
In Algeria
Dec 29th, 2011
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Algeria’s leaders are out of touch with their people who are growing increasingly angry about unemployment, red tape and poor housing, said a senior official carrying out a presidential review of the country’s economic and social woes. “Demands for radical changes are huge. People w...
By benim
In Algeria
Oct 6th, 2011
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Algiers – Algerian police on Wednesday briefly detained 17 people as they prepared to hold a rally commemorating bloody pro-democracy protests of 1988, organisers said. As organisers began arriving near the Mahieddine Bachtarzi National Theatre in the capital Algiers for the annual demonstratio...
By benim
In Algeria
Aug 28th, 2011
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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said Sunday it had carried out a twin suicide attack on an Algerian military academy that killed 18 people including officers in training from Syria and Tunisia. A statement emailed to AFP in Morocco said AQIM “claims responsibility for the two martyr operations&...
By benim
In Algeria
Aug 27th, 2011
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Algiers – Eighteen people were killed and dozens wounded late Friday in a suicide bombing at the Cherchell military academy west of Algiers, a hospital source said. Eight of those wounded in the attack, the first against the academy since a terror campaign started in the 1990s in Algeria, were ...
By benim
In Algeria
Jul 26th, 2011
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Algiers – Algeria says it wants the world to stop paying ransom to hostage-takers, just as terrorism is growing in the desert Sahel region. The official Algerian press agency says Rezzag Bara, the terrorism adviser to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, held talks on Sunday and Monday with...