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News Algeria Politics: Algeria inaugurates new president rejected by protesters

Published on: Wednesday 18 December 2019
Algeria inaugurates new president rejected by protesters
News source: http://www.startribune.com/algeria-inaugurates-new-president-rejected-by-protesters/566336382/

Algeria's new president pledged Thursday to introduce presidential term limits and bring more young people into politics, as he tries to win over a pro-democracy movement that boycotted his election and forced out his long-serving predecessor.

News Algeria Politics: Beneath Algeria’s Political Stalemate, An Economic Crisis Smolders

Published on: Monday 09 December 2019
Beneath Algeria’s Political Stalemate, An Economic Crisis Smolders
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottcarpenter/2019/12/09/beneath-algerias-political-stalemate-an-economic-crisis-smolders/

Algeria’s oil and gas-heavy economy faces a long road to recovery. A much-hyped overhaul of its hydrocarbons law would likely fulfill but one of many preconditions necessary for more oil and gas investment.

News Algeria Politics: Factbox: Who's who in Algeria's political crisis

Published on: Thursday 19 December 2019
Factbox: Who's who in Algeria's political crisis
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/factbox-whos-algerias-political-crisis-101555744.html

Algeria's army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah has become the most powerful figure in Algeria this year. Born in 1940, he fought in Algeria's war of independence from France and cemented his role as a top general in the 1990s civil war, before then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika

News Algeria Politics: As cleric sides with military on election, Algeria protesters demand army quit politics

Published on: Friday 04 October 2019
As cleric sides with military on election, Algeria protesters demand army quit politics
News source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-algeria-protesters-demand-army-quit-politics-after-cleric-urges-2/

Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters chanted slogans on Friday demanding the army quit politics, a purge of the ruling elite, an end to corruption, and the freeing of opposition leaders. The ...

News Algeria Politics: Algeria protesters demand army quit politics after cleric urges election

Published on: Friday 04 October 2019
Algeria protesters demand army quit politics after cleric urges election
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/algeria-protesters-demand-army-quit-133329069.html

Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters chanted slogans on Friday demanding the army quit politics, a purge of the ruling elite, an end to corruption, and the freeing of opposition leaders. The demonstrations in the capital Algiers and several other cities follow a ruling by a prominent independent

News Algeria Politics: Algeria's 'Smile Revolution' Boils Below the Radar

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
Algeria's 'Smile Revolution' Boils Below the Radar
News source: https://townhall.com/columnists/austinbay/2019/10/09/algerias-smile-revolution-boils-below-the-radar-n2554396

CARTOONS | AF Branco View Cartoon The "if it bleeds, it leads" news media are missing a consequential social and political event that is Algeria's most serious and genuine civil rebellion since ...

News Algeria Politics: Algeria jails ex-spy chief and other top figures

Published on: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Algeria jails ex-spy chief and other top figures
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/algeria-jails-two-ex-intelligence-023001273.html

Algeria on Wednesday jailed its once-untouchable spy chief, its former de facto ruler and two other figureheads of the ruling elite, as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers. The military court in Blida, south of Algiers, issued 15-year terms for "conspiring

News Algeria Politics: 2nd Political Trial in Algeria's History Starts Against Bouteflika's Power Circle

Published on: Tuesday 24 September 2019
2nd Political Trial in Algeria's History Starts Against Bouteflika's Power Circle
News source: https://www.albawaba.com/news/second-political-trial-history-algeria-against-bouteflikas-power-circle-1310775

The second political trial in the history of Algeria's military rule took place on Monday and saw former top-level intelligence chiefs, and deposed president Abdelaziz Boutelika's brother accused of conspiring against the regime. The army commander, General Ahmad Qaid Saleh, accused the detainees of "organising suspicious meetings held in secret in order to conspire against the demands of the people". Former Defence Minister Khaled Nezzar alleged that the former president’s brother had planned on ousting the army chief by declaring a state of emergency.

News Algeria Politics: Could Algeria’s army pull a coup d’etat?

Published on: Sunday 18 August 2019
Could Algeria’s army pull a coup d’etat?
News source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/08/algeria-army-solid-leadership-calls-revolt-discontent-hirak.html

As the crackdown of senior regime figures perceived as having fallen too close to the orbit of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika continues, one of its more prominent figures, retired Gen. and former Defense Minister Khaled Nezzar, has called upon the army to revolt.

News Algeria Politics: Algeria briefly blocked internet after online call to oust army

Published on: Thursday 08 August 2019
Algeria briefly blocked internet after online call to oust army
News source: https://www.africanews.com/2019/08/09/algeria-briefly-blocked-internet-after-online-call-to-oust-army/

A number of African countries have resorted to blocking the internet for political and security purposes. Algeria has in the recent past blocked online access during the revolution that toppled Boutef

News Algeria Politics: Algeria's interim president abruptly sacks justice minister amid political upheaval

Published on: Wednesday 31 July 2019
Algeria's interim president abruptly sacks justice minister amid political upheaval
News source: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/algerias-interim-president-abruptly-fires-justice-minister-amid-instability

Algeria's interim president has sacked the country's justice minister, following an investigation into key figures of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's administration, Algerian state television ...

News Algeria Politics: Algeria goes from political upheaval to footballing triumph

Published on: Saturday 20 July 2019
Algeria goes from political upheaval to footballing triumph
News source: https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/algeria-goes-from-political-upheaval-to-footballing-triumph-1.888572

It may have been inelegant, but Algeria’s victory over Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final was well deserved. As the first time the nation has won the cup since it hosted the tournament in 1990 ...

News Algeria Politics: Algeria victory in African Cup final fuels Hirak

Published on: Wednesday 24 July 2019
Algeria victory in African Cup final fuels Hirak
News source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/07/algeria-football-africa-win-protests-violence.html

With Algerians continuing to protest the political elite, the state tried to win points by co-opting the national fervor over soccer, which is intrinsically linked to the Hirak movement, subsidizing travel to shuttle fans to see the national team play in the Confederation of African Football final in Cairo.

News Algeria Politics: AFCON 2019: Algerian fans switch their focus from politics to football

Published on: Thursday 18 July 2019
AFCON 2019: Algerian fans switch their focus from politics to football
News source: https://punchng.com/afcon-2019-algerian-fans-switch-their-friday-focus-from-politics-to-football/

Algeria’s African Cup of Nations final against Senegal will mark the climax not only of the Desert Foxes’ campaign on the field but of their fans’ recent political campaign in the stands. ...

News Algeria Politics: Algeria: Political Figures to Lead Government’s Dialogue with Protest Movement

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Algeria: Political Figures to Lead Government’s Dialogue with Protest Movement
News source: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1818306/algeria-political-figures-lead-government%E2%80%99s-dialogue-protest-movement

Algerian activists from dozens of associations and organizations held several meetings which resulted in suggesting various figures to mediate the upcoming rounds of dialogue between the government ...

News Algeria Politics: Algerian fans switch their Friday focus from politics to football

Published on: Thursday 18 July 2019
Algerian fans switch their Friday focus from politics to football
News source: https://sports.yahoo.com/algerian-fans-switch-friday-focus-politics-football-140255387--sow.html

Algeria's African Cup of Nations final against Senegal will mark the climax not only of the Desert Foxes' campaign on the field, but of their fans' recent political campaign in the stands. In April, long-standing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned after weekly Friday protests against

News Algeria Politics: Algeria: Head of State, Bedoui Examine Country's Political, Social Situation

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Algeria: Head of State, Bedoui Examine Country's Political, Social Situation
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907170696.html

Head of State Abdelkader Bensalah received Tuesday Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui who made, as part of following up the government's work, a presentation on the country's political, economic and social situation, said a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic.

News Algeria Politics: Campaign to Reopen Moroccan-Algerian Border Emerges after Algeria’s CAN Qualification

Published on: Monday 15 July 2019
Campaign to Reopen Moroccan-Algerian Border Emerges after Algeria’s CAN Qualification
News source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/07/278217/campaign-reopen-moroccan-algerian-border-algeria-can-qualification/

Morocco closed the border following a 1994 Islamist militant attack in Marrakesh, which it blamed on Algeria's secret service, and the border region remains tense. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (MOROCCO - ...