Libyan parties in Algiers urge ceasefire

2015-03-11 22:08

Libyan political figures have called for an 'immediate halt' to military operations, at the end of a UN-backed meeting in the Algerian capital.

Women lead fight against radicalisation in Algeria

2015-02-28 12:22

Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria's battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s.

Britain rules out lifting arms embargo on Libya

2015-02-20 05:00

Britain has rejected possible international military action in Libya and ruled out lifting an arms embargo on the country until it forms a unified government.

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.

Body of slain Frenchman flown home from Algeria

2015-01-26 15:22

The body of a French tourist who was kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in Algeria last September has been put on a plane to Paris after a brief ceremony in Algiers.

Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman

2015-01-15 21:09

Algerian troops have found the body of French tourist Herve Gourdel, months after he was beheaded by jihadists.

Africa's biggest news stories in 2014

2014-12-30 11:42

In 2014 Africa saw the Ebola outbreak, a number of presidential elections, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president. See our review of the continent's biggest news events.

Algerian mayor's throat slit by 'terrorists'

2014-12-13 08:20

The mayor of a town in Algeria has been shot dead and has had his throat slit by unidentified "terrorists", police were quoted as saying.

Algeria signs oil deals

2014-10-29 19:45

Three consortiums of foreign firms have signed contracts for gas exploration in Algeria, in the first such deals since a deadly attack on a gas plant in the Sahara.

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: 40 police injured in gas protest

2015-03-02 05:58

Forty police officers have been wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara.

Heavy security prevents opposition protests in Algiers

2015-02-24 20:34

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

Algeria aims to double diesel, petrol output

2015-02-17 12:00

Algeria plans to double its petrol and diesel output when three new oil refineries start production in 2018, says the head of refining department at Sonatrach.

Algeria fracking protesters fight on

2015-02-09 18:14

Algeria's shale gas opponents have vowed further protests as the oil company says excavations will not be stopped.

Algerian police, protesters clash over Charlie Hebdo

2015-01-17 07:12

Police have clashed with protesters in Algiers after rioting broke out at the end of a march against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Algeria looks to invest $70bn in shale gas

2015-01-11 16:28

Algeria's state-owned energy giant Sonatrach plans to invest at least $70bn over the next 20 years to exploit shale gas in the southern desert.

Algerian army kills militant behind tourist's murder

2014-12-23 10:56

Algeria's army has killed the leader of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading French tourist Herve Gourdel, a local television station reports.

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.

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.

Rare protest by Algerian police

2014-10-14 21:17

Scores of Algerian riot police have held an unprecedented demonstration over serving in a southern city.

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