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

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'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.

Mali premier urges swift deal in Algiers peace talks

2015-02-11 14:04

Mali's Prime Minister Modibo Keita has urged a swift agreement in negotiations with rebels in Algiers, saying progress was 'looking very good' toward a definitive peace deal in the north.

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.

Soldiers end protest by Algerian police

2014-10-17 06:16

Soldiers have ended the unprecedented protest by police in Algeria.

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.

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