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Algeria's president sacks prime minister

2017-08-15 19:26

Algeria's official news agency says the gas-exporting country's stoke-afflicted president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has fired Abdelmadjid Tebboune as prime minister

Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86

2017-07-29 20:02

Redha Malek, the last surviving member of Algeria's negotiating team of the March 1962 peace agreement that led to its independence from France, died aged 86, state television has said.

Turkish plane is rerouted to Algiers after false bomb alert

2017-07-25 21:41

A senior Algerian aviation official says a Turkish Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Algiers airport after a false bomb alert on board

Algerian relative, ex-colleague of Notre Dame attacker astounded

2017-06-07 20:58

A relative and former colleague of the Algerian suspected of attacking a policeman outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have said they struggled to believe he was a jihadist.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Buhari, DRC

2017-06-06 19:32

Zimbabwean opposition has taken a swipe at President Robert Mugabe for attending the UN oceans conference in New York, and Nigeria's first lady says the President Muhammadu Buhari's health is improving.

Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, Algeria, Sudan

2017-06-06 06:05

The MDC has castigated Mugabe over his recent threats to embark on fresh land grabs ,and Algeria has arrested three suspects over a bomb attack that killed two soldiers.

Algeria army kills two suspected Islamists

2017-06-02 20:02

Algeria's army shot dead two suspected Islamists south of the capital Algiers days after gunmen in the same region wounded four policemen, the defence ministry has said.

Algerian minister sacked three days after appointment

2017-05-28 19:54

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked his tourism minister days after he was appointed to the post, the presidency has said, with one television channel claiming he had a criminal record.

Algeria president replaces PM in wake of polls

2017-05-24 20:33

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appointed a new prime minister, replacing his confidant Abdelmalek Sellal in the wake of parliamentary elections.

Algeria Islamists allege fraud in parliamentary polls

2017-05-06 20:01

Algeria's main Islamist coalition, which came third in this week's legislative elections has accused the ruling coalition of ballot box stuffing, threatening and committing violence against its supporters.

 

Algerian army kills six armed Islamists: ministry

2017-07-31 17:30

The Algerian army killed six armed Islamists during an ongoing security operation west of Algiers, the defence ministry has said.

Algeria arrests jihadist linked to Paris attacker

2017-07-27 19:38

Algerian security forces have foiled a "terrorist plot" masterminded by a militant with links to France-based jihadist Amedy Coulibaly and the Islamic State group.

Donkeys at dawn: a rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah

2017-06-19 18:38

It's a rubbish job, but someone has to do it. Or some animal: in the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tonnes of trash every day.

Syria refugees still stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOS

2017-06-07 17:22

Dozens of Syrian refugees remained stranded in no-man's land between Morocco and Algeria, non-governmental groups have said, despite an Algerian offer to help.

EXCLUSIVE: Why 'ailing' African leaders won't open up about their health

2017-06-06 08:30

African leaders often seek medical attention from abroad. However, it is the lack of transparency on their ailments that leaves many with questions, News24 speaks to ISS political analyst Jakkie Cilliers.

Algeria arrests three suspected Islamists after blast

2017-06-05 10:01

Algeria has announced the arrest of three suspected Islamists who confessed to planting a home-made bomb that reportedly killed two soldiers and patrolling near the border with Tunisia.

Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border

2017-06-01 20:56

Algeria has agreed to take in 41 Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighbouring Morocco, the foreign ministry says.

Syria refugees stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOs

2017-05-25 12:00

A group of around 50 Syrian refugees trapped between Morocco and Algeria face a "catastrophic situation" as they are unable to move in either direction, rights watchdogs warn.

3 dead in Algeria military helicopter crash

2017-05-22 18:59

Three Algerian naval officers were killed when their helicopter crashed after striking power lines during a night patrol southwest of Algiers, the defence ministry says.

Algeria ruling coalition wins legislative elections

2017-05-05 17:07

The party of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and its coalition ally have won a clear majority of the seats in parliament, results released by the interior ministry show.

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