Bouteflika back in Algeria after medical visit to Geneva

2016-04-29 17:55

Algeria's state news agency says that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned to his country after visit to Geneva for what his office described as a "periodic medical check-up".

Algerian government, opposition rally

2016-03-31 19:06

Political tensions are bubbling between Algeria's governing party and the opposition amid the dueling threats of Islamic extremist violence and low oil prices.

Algeria president in France for medical tests

2015-12-04 05:32

Algeria's veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has travelled to France for medical tests.

Algeria to try former counter-terrorism chief - lawyer

2015-11-23 16:28

Algeria's former head of counter-terrorism is to appear in military court Thursday in the country's first trial of a high-ranking officer in the secret services, his lawyer said.

Bouteflika is in full control: premier

2015-11-09 21:20

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is in full control of running Algeria, his premier says in response to doubts raised by prominent public figures.

Algeria president paving way for succession

2015-09-14 22:16

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his allies will have free rein to prepare for the ageing leader's succession with the removal of the once-powerful intelligence chief, experts and local media say.

Algeria leader replaces powerful intelligence chief

2015-09-13 22:43

Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced his powerful intelligence chief, confirming his domination over the armed forces after a security shake-up.

Algeria power struggle intensifies with arrest, sackings

2015-09-04 13:10

Algeria's security services have been rocked by the arrest of the anti-terrorism chief and sackings of top officials in recent weeks, as a behind-the-scenes power struggle intensifies.

Algeria's Bouteflika names new trade, agricultural ministers

2015-07-23 15:18

Algeria's president Abdelaziz Bouteflika have appointed new trade and agriculture ministers, the second cabinet reshuffle this year, the presidency says.

Zuma to visit Algeria

2015-03-30 05:57

President Jacob Zuma will visit Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika this coming week, the presidency says.


Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for health

2016-04-24 21:20

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has travelled to Geneva for a 'routine medical check, his office has announced.

Algeria proposes new draft constitution with term limits

2016-01-05 22:34

Algeria's government has released a new draft constitution that would limit presidents to two terms and recognise the language used by Berber minorities as official.

Algeria ex-presidential head gets 3 years

2015-12-03 22:02

A military court has sentenced the former head of Algeria's presidential guard to three years in jail over a shooting at President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's residence.

Algeria's Bouteflika denounces Paris attacks

2015-11-14 17:55

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has condemned the Paris attacks branding them a "crime against humanity" and urging international solidarity in the face of extremism.

Algeria spy chief axing renews accession debate

2015-09-17 05:45

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's ousting of a powerful spy chief once regarded as Algeria's "kingmaker" has strengthened the veteran leader's allies.

Algeria press: Intelligence chief departure end of an era

2015-09-14 18:04

The replacement of Algeria’s military intelligence chief, seen as a behind-the scenes” political kingmaker for a quarter of a century, marks the “end of an era”, reports say.

Algeria's Bouteflika sacks generals

2015-09-10 19:59

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sacked several top generals, security sources say, in his latest move to curb the power of the DRS military intelligence service.

Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife

2015-08-04 16:24

Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the country’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, nears death and rumours of coup attempts swirl.

Algeria sees leadership vacuum

2015-04-17 21:56

The Algeria president has been virtually absent since election a year ago despite grave challenges.

Heavy security prevents opposition protests in Algiers

2015-02-24 20:34

Heavy police presence prevents anti-shale gas protests in Algerian capital

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