Algerian president Bouteflika hospitalised in France

2014-11-15 11:16

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been admitted to hospital in the French town of Grenoble, a French government source says.

Bouteflika consolidates curbs on state intelligence agency

2014-10-24 13:44

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has signed a decree to curb the presence of Algeria’s military intelligence service in public institutions, government sources say.

Algeria's ill president makes rare appearance

2014-10-08 21:06

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose ailing health has raised concerns, held talks with Algeria's veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi.

Bouteflika first public appearance since April

2014-07-05 20:28

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has taken part in independence celebrations and appeared in public for the first time since he was sworn in for a fourth term in April.

Algeria's Bouteflika offers reforms

2014-05-15 21:47

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, newly re-elected despite suffering a stroke last year, has proposed a raft of reforms including setting a two-term presidential limit.

Algeria's Bouteflika names new cabinet

2014-05-05 21:23

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has named the first cabinet of his fourth term in office, without managing to win over opposition figures.

Bouteflika sworn in as Algeria president

2014-04-28 18:59

Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been sworn in as Algeria's president for a fourth term, a year after suffering a mini-stroke that was expected to end his 15-year grip on power.

Algeria polls: Anti-vote youths, police clash

2014-04-17 21:03

Clashes have erupted in Algeria’s restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to the presidential election, leaving at least 40 people wounded, sources say.

Ailing Bouteflika favourite in Algerian polls

2014-04-17 10:38

Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is standing for a fourth term in the country’s presidential elections, is widely expected to win despite his frail health preventing him from even campaigning.

Algeria presidential campaign winds up

2014-04-14 10:43

Final campaign rallies have been held for Algeria’s presidential election after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words.

US, Algeria to work together to fight terror

2014-04-03 14:01

The US and Algeria have pledged to work together to battle terrorism, as US Secretary of State John Kerry paid his first visit to the north African country.

Fatalism looms over Algeria vote

2014-03-05 11:43

A key challenger to ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term registered Tuesday for Algeria's April election despite other candidates dropping out as fatalism sets in.

Algeria's Bouteflika to run for fourth term

2014-02-22 20:20

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fourth term in April's election, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal says.

Algerian polls set, where are the candidates?

2014-01-17 11:00

Algeria has formally set its next presidential election for 17 April, but three months before what could be one of the most important votes in the country’s history, no one is sure who is running.

Trial of Moroccan who tore Algeria flag delayed

2013-11-21 15:19

The trial of a Moroccan protester who broke into the compound of Algeria’s consulate in Casablanca and tore down the country’s flag during a diplomatic row has been adjourned until 28 November.

Morocco-Algeria ties hamstrung

2013-07-05 15:07

An outburst of hostile rhetoric between Morocco and Algeria reflects a historic animosity rooted in differences over Western Sahara, with analysts saying political factors are reinforcing the deadlock.

Algeria's Bouteflika in rehab

2013-06-11 20:48

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was flown to France 46 days ago after suffering a mini-stroke, is undergoing a period of "functional" rehabilitation in a Paris hospital.

Algeria stuck in limbo

2013-06-07 11:48

Forty days after Algeria's president was hospitalised, the country is stuck in limbo with its normally predictable politics thrown into disarray.

Bouteflika moved to new Paris facility

2013-05-22 07:51

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been transferred to a new facility in Paris to continue his recovery after treatment in a French military hospital, France's defence ministry says.

Call for ill Bouteflika to appear

2013-05-21 10:31

The head of Algeria's main Islamist political party has called for the country's ailing president to appear on television to dispel rumours over his health after a three week absence.

Algeria says president needs more rest

2013-05-08 08:11

Algerian government has broken its long silence about the health of its hospitalised president to say his condition is "improving" but he still needs rest.

Algeria's Bouteflika well after stroke

2013-04-28 21:27

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is "responding well" after he suffered a stroke and there was no irreversible damage, a doctor says.

Zuma arrives in Algeria for talks

2013-04-15 08:00

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria for bilateral talks with his Algerian counterpart, the presidency says.

Algeria supports Western Sahara freedom

2013-02-26 22:34

Algeria's president has told Western Sahara separatists he hopes they attain "legitimate" self-determination, as the movement marked its unilateral declaration of independence from Morocco.

France wants new ties with Algeria

2012-12-20 11:49

French President Francois Holland is on a landmark visit to Algeria and says he is not there to say sorry for crimes committed during colonial rule, but to begin a new era in relations.


Algeria police protests sign of deep divisions

2014-10-28 10:05

Recent demonstrations by the Algerian police force are a sign of deep divisions rocking the north African country, analysts say.

Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

2014-10-01 16:03

The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health.

Talks open to revise Algeria constitution

2014-06-01 21:14

Consultations have opened to reform Algeria's disputed constitution, which President Abdelaziz Bouteflika amended to win a third term in office in 2008 and a fourth in April.

9 'terrorists' killed near Algeria-Mali border

2014-05-06 10:32

Algerian armed forces have killed nine armed Islamists near the Malian border, the defence ministry says.

Bouteflika 'flunked' inauguration oral exam

2014-04-29 14:57

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika “flunked” a test of his oral skills at his inauguration, reports say, raising doubts about the stroke victim’s ability to effectively carry out his duties.

70 injured as Algerian youths, police clash

2014-04-18 14:08

Clashes in Algeria’s restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to the presidential election have wounded at least 70 people, sources say.

Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

2014-04-17 14:00

Algerians are trickling into voting booths to elect the president of this oil-rich North African country in an election expected to be dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term.

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

2014-04-16 22:09

Algeria's elections has been confronted by widespread disillusionment among the young population, with boycotting being the main form of protest against the election.

Anti-Bouteflika group livens up Algeria campaign

2014-04-08 21:56

A protest group, founded just two months ago when ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika controversially decided to seek re-election, has livened up a lacklustre campaign.

Algeria ex-leader in hint for president to quit

2014-03-20 11:06

Algeria’s former president has issued a big hint that the ailing incumbent should withdraw from upcoming elections in April because of his failing health.

Algerian opposition urge election boycott

2014-02-25 13:46

Three Algerian opposition parties have called for a boycott of polls in April after the government announced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would run for a fourth term to extend his 15 years in power.

Algeria party head slams powerful spy chief

2014-02-04 10:16

The head of Algeria’s largest political party has questioned the leadership of the powerful chief of the nation's intelligence service and urged him to resign.

Algerian leader in Paris for 'routine' check-up

2014-01-15 10:53

Algeria’s ailing president is in a Paris military hospital for what his office says is a routine check-up as he continues to recover from a stroke last year.

Bouteflika eyes extended or new mandate

2013-09-27 12:34

Abdelaziz Bouteflika's sweeping cabinet changes and a rumoured purge of the military intelligence services indicate Algeria's ailing president will run for re-election or extend his term, politicians and newspapers say.

Photos of Algeria's Bouteflika released

2013-06-12 20:36

The first pictures to emerge of Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since he was hospitalised in France in April after a mini-stroke have been published by the national APS news agency.

Algeria war leader urges army to end crisis

2013-06-11 15:25

A father of Algeria's independence has urged the army to end the country's leadership crisis, calling ailing and incapacitated President Abdelaziz Bouteflika a despot.

Algerian president recovering in Paris

2013-05-31 22:07

French President Francois Hollande says his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, remains in France and is convalescing at a Paris hospital.

PM says Bouteflika convalescing

2013-05-21 14:44

Algeria's PM, reacting to reports that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seriously ill, says the 79-year-old is recovering in France but has been ordered to take complete rest by his doctors.

Health of ailing Bouteflika improving – PM

2013-05-21 09:11

Algerian PM Abdelmalek Sellal has broken official silence on the health of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, saying he is convalescing in Paris after a mini-stroke and was "never in danger".

Bouteflika to return to home after stroke

2013-04-29 13:48

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, hospitalised in France after suffering a mini-stroke, is in good health and will return to Algeria within a week, his doctor says.

Algiers - Zuma stresses security concerns

2013-04-16 00:36

South Africa and Algeria have called on fellow African nations to pay "greater attention" to the continent's security issues, during a visit to Algiers by President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma to visit Algeria, Nigeria

2013-04-12 20:02

President Jacob Zuma is set to visit Algeria and Nigeria for talks, the department of international relations says.

Algeria's FLN confronts internal crisis

2013-01-31 09:02

Members of Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front are set to meet to confront their biggest internal crisis in a decade, as pressure builds on FLN party chief Abdelaziz Belkhadem to resign.

Bouteflika backs foreign help in Mali

2012-12-11 14:10

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika says it is normal for Mali to get global support in its fight against “terrorism”, while urging talks with moderate rebels.

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