Algeria


More Algerian women work, but husbands control wages

2017-03-25 12:02

More and more Algerian women are challenging traditional norms by getting jobs, but many see their salaries confiscated by their husbands despite a law against the practice.

Wanted: Female candidates for Algeria's parliament quota

2017-03-05 15:30

Algerian law requires the next parliament to be made up of 30% women - but political parties across the spectrum are struggling to come up with enough female candidates to fill the quota.

Algeria's invisible president to mark 80th birthday

2017-03-01 22:25

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has rarely appeared in public since a crippling stroke in 2013, marks his 80th birthday amid persistent doubts over his health.

Islamic State claims failed suicide attack in Algeria

2017-02-28 17:58

Algerian authorities are trying to confirm the identity of a failed suicide bomber who attacked a police station in the city of Constantine

Police foil Algeria suicide attack

2017-02-27 12:00

A policeman has managed to foil an attempted suicide attack in eastern Algeria, opening fire on the bomber and triggering the explosives belt he was wearing, officials said.

North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

2017-02-20 21:37

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighbouring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats say

Libya PM regret 'missed opportunity' to meet rival

2017-02-16 21:37

Libyan unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj has said a "precious opportunity" had been missed when his rival, military strongman Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet him for Egypt-backed talks this week.

Polisario says on alert along W Sahara sand barrier

2017-02-08 19:28

Behind a long sand wall winding through the disputed Western Sahara, leaders battling for the independence of the former Spanish colony say they are on alert.

ANC says AU's decision to re-admit Morocco is 'regrettable'

2017-01-31 11:04

The ANC has described as "regrettable" the African Union 's decision to re-admit Morocco into the regional bloc.

Morocco says more African states back bid to rejoin AU

2017-01-29 19:02

Morocco has obtained the "unconditional support" of 42 members of the 54-strong African Union to rejoin the bloc at a summit which opens Monday, a senior Moroccan diplomat said.

 

Algeria's ailing Bouteflika makes first appearance in month

2017-03-20 10:00

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appeared on television for the first time since a visit by Germany's chancellor was called off last month because of the Algerian leader's ailing health.

'Algeria's Orwell' urges writers to fight fundamentalism

2017-03-03 17:25

Algerian writer Boualem Sansal, whose novel "2084" depicted a dystopian state governed by religious law, says writers and artists need to join the fight against Islamic extremism.

Nine jihadists 'neutralised' in Algeria: ministry

2017-02-28 19:23

The Algerian army "neutralised" nine Islamists in the North African country's restive eastern Kabylie region , seizing weapons and ammunition, the defence ministry has said.

Algeria president 'doing well' after health scare: party chief

2017-02-27 17:28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is "doing well" despite a health scare last week which forced him to postpone a meeting with the German Chancellor, the general secretary of his party said.

Algeria reacts to new Bouteflika health scare

2017-02-21 20:58

Speculation has mounted over Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health and political future after acute bronchitis forced the 79-year-old to postpone a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

14 killed in Algerian army anti-extremist operation

2017-02-17 21:52

Algerian military forces have killed 14 suspected Islamic extremists in an ongoing operation in one of the country's last militant holdouts.

Algeria buckles up for homegrown auto drive

2017-02-12 14:31

Once one of Africa's biggest car buyers, Algeria is embarking on an ambitious programme aimed at replacing hundreds of thousands of foreign imports with domestically produced models to keep drivers on the road.

Morocco's king attends AU summit for first time in 33 years

2017-01-31 18:11

Morocco's King Mohammed VI took a seat at the African Union headquarters Tuesday for the first time in 33 years after being re-admitted by the bloc.

African Union decides to readmit Morocco: presidents

2017-01-30 20:45

The African Union has agreed to readmit Morocco 33 years after it quit the bloc, following a difficult debate over the status of Western Sahara, according to presidents attending the summit.

SA 'not opposed to Morocco re-joining AU', - official

2017-01-28 07:03

A South African official at the African Union has told News24 that SA is not opposed to Morocco re-joining the AU but "will have to accept Western Sahara as an equal member of the organisation".

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