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.

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 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

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.

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