Algeria's new prime minister pledges to regain trust
Algeria's new president on Saturday named as his prime minister an academic turned political insider who vowed to work to win back people's trust after months of street protests
Algeria registers 22 candidates for presidential vote
Algeria's election authority has registered 22 candidates for a December presidential election, including two former prime ministers under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the official APS agency reported Sunday.
Court sentences ex-Algerian president's brother to 15 years
An Algerian military court on Wednesday sentenced the brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and three co-defendants to 15 years in prison in a swift verdict delivered out of sight of the media. Said Bouteflika, widely seen as the real power behind the presidency after his brother suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013, went on…
Algeria army arrests five on suspicion of planning 'attacks'
The Algerian army has arrested five suspects for planning "attacks" against anti-government demonstrations that have swept the North African country since February 22, the defense ministry said on Sunday.
Algeria prosecutor requests 18 months jail for Bouteflika-era tycoon
An Algerian prosecutor requested Monday that a business tycoon linked to ousted leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika be sentenced to 18 months in prison for "forgery", according to an AFP correspondent. Ali Haddad, who owns Algeria's largest private construction company, has been detained since his arrest on March 31 while trying to cross into Tunisia, days before…
Can Algeria hold presidential polls on July 4?
Algeria's rulers are determined to hold presidential polls on July 4, seeing the vote as the only way out of the crisis that forced veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit after weeks of protests. But with no credible candidate in sight and criticism from various fronts, including protest leaders, the election appears to be uncertain.…
On the revolutions in Sudan and Algeria
There have been many comparisons between the current revolutions in Sudan and Algeria, and the “Afro-Arab Spring” that toppled mummified autocrats in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya in 2011.
Algeria's richest man held in jail in graft probe
Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not Niger Republic in West Africa. Saudi Arabia sits on top oil fields which are the envy of many nations and their rulers are accorded respect no-end as a result, were she a Niger Republic with no oil wells, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi wouldn’t have been taken…
Fall of Sudan’s strongman sends signals to Cameroon, Uganda, others
The fall of Sudan’s strongman Omar Al-Bashir yesterday elicited reactions from the global community with Mali’s Prime Minister Moussa Mara saying his “departure” shares the same principle with that of Algeria’s 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika who resigned as president following weeks of protest by citizens...