14 Algerian soldiers killed in ambush attack

2014-04-20 21:54

Fourteen Algerian soldiers have been killed and a dozen wounded when they fell into an ambush in the restive Kabylie region east of Algiers.

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.

Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

2014-04-17 14:00

Algerians are trickling into voting booths to elect the president of this oil-rich North African country in an election expected to be dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term.

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

2014-04-16 22:09

Algeria's elections has been confronted by widespread disillusionment among the young population, with boycotting being the main form of protest against the election.

Algeria presidential campaign winds up

2014-04-14 10:43

Final campaign rallies have been held for Algeria’s presidential election after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words.

Violence threatens Algeria presidential poll

2014-04-08 05:45

Violence is threatening Algeria's presidential election campaign, independent media outlets are warning.

Algeria ex-leader in hint for president to quit

2014-03-20 11:06

Algeria’s former president has issued a big hint that the ailing incumbent should withdraw from upcoming elections in April because of his failing health.

PM quits to run Bouteflika poll campaign

2014-03-13 13:43

Algerian PM is set to resign to become campaign director for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ageing independence leader who is running for re-election, a source says.

Algerian opposition urge election boycott

2014-02-25 13:46

Three Algerian opposition parties have called for a boycott of polls in April after the government announced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would run for a fourth term to extend his 15 years in power.

Morocco king weighs in on Mali peace process

2014-02-18 19:48

Morocco's King Mohammed VI is due to start a five-day tour to support Mali's peace process, with Rabat aiming to wrest the diplomatic initiative from its more dominant regional rival Algeria.

Hunt for clues as Algeria mourns plane crash dead

2014-02-13 07:35

Search teams have combed the wreckage of an Algerian military plane for clues to why it crashed in a mountainous region killing all but one of 78 people on board.

Army plane crashes in Algeria, 99 dead

2014-02-11 15:34

An Algerian military aircraft has crashed in the east of the country, killing at least 99 people.

Algeria party head slams powerful spy chief

2014-02-04 10:16

The head of Algeria’s largest political party has questioned the leadership of the powerful chief of the nation's intelligence service and urged him to resign.

Unrest grips south Algeria town

2014-01-20 21:03

Weeks of heightened tensions between rival communities in the flashpoint oasis town of Ghardaia in southern Algeria have erupted into violence, leaving one person dead.

Algeria to double gas production - minister

2014-01-17 09:01

Algeria plans to double natural gas production and hike oil output by 50% within 10 years, says Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi.

Algerian leader in Paris for 'routine' check-up

2014-01-15 10:53

Algeria’s ailing president is in a Paris military hospital for what his office says is a routine check-up as he continues to recover from a stroke last year.


Algeria ailing president wins 4th term

2014-04-18 21:41

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81% of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced by the Algerian government.

Algeria polls: Anti-vote youths, police clash

2014-04-17 21:03

Clashes have erupted in Algeria’s restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to the presidential election, leaving at least 40 people wounded, sources say.

Ailing Bouteflika favourite in Algerian polls

2014-04-17 10:38

Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is standing for a fourth term in the country’s presidential elections, is widely expected to win despite his frail health preventing him from even campaigning.

Benflis vows to monitor Algeria vote

2014-04-15 19:17

Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis says thousands of his supporters will monitor Algeria's election, vowing to protest if it is rigged in favour of ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Anti-Bouteflika group livens up Algeria campaign

2014-04-08 21:56

A protest group, founded just two months ago when ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika controversially decided to seek re-election, has livened up a lacklustre campaign.

US, Algeria to work together to fight terror

2014-04-03 14:01

The US and Algeria have pledged to work together to battle terrorism, as US Secretary of State John Kerry paid his first visit to the north African country.

Algeria desert city on edge

2014-03-19 17:46

Despite the deployment of 10 000 security force members, schools and shops remain shut in Ghardaia, a once-popular tourist destination in central Algeria.

Investor buys state in Algerian bottler

2014-03-14 11:37

An Africa-focused investor is buying 33% of Atlas Bottling Corp, an Algerian firm which bottles PepsiCo's drinks.

Fatalism looms over Algeria vote

2014-03-05 11:43

A key challenger to ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term registered Tuesday for Algeria's April election despite other candidates dropping out as fatalism sets in.

Algeria's Bouteflika to run for fourth term

2014-02-22 20:20

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fourth term in April's election, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal says.

Algeria: Plane crash recovery operations over

2014-02-13 14:36

The head of Algeria’s civil defence says recovery operations for a military transport that crashed early this week are complete despite the difficult conditions.

Algeria plane crash survivor found

2014-02-11 20:38

One survivor has been found after the crash of an Algerian military aircraft which had more than 100 people on board.

PPC to enter Algerian cement market

2014-02-10 09:47

Cement firm PPC says it will buy a stake in an Algerian cement company as part of its drive to boost sales outside its home market.

Algerian forces flood desert city to calm violence

2014-01-22 15:10

Algeria has arrested seven people and sent thousands of police to clam weeks of ethnic clashes in a southern desert city.

Algerian polls set, where are the candidates?

2014-01-17 11:00

Algeria has formally set its next presidential election for 17 April, but three months before what could be one of the most important votes in the country’s history, no one is sure who is running.

Fears linger at Algeria gas plant

2014-01-15 20:17

Algeria has ramped up security along the borders and at energy facilities countrywide, but concerns linger over safety at the Amenas gas plant one year after dozens died in a bloody hostage attack.

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