Algeria


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".

Algeria's Islamists unify ranks ahead of April poll

2017-01-20 15:18

Algeria's Islamist parties are joining forces ahead of April parliamentary elections in hope of reversing a long political decline and having a greater say in the future of the North African country.

Dozens of Malians flown out of Libya recount prison ordeal

2016-12-31 09:00

Dozens of Malian migrants kept locked up in Libyan jails after failing to make it onto boats bound for Europe have arrived home, with some reporting maltreatment by authorities in the unstable north African nation.

Algerian blogger jailed over Facebook poem dies

2016-12-11 21:00

A British-Algerian journalist has died after having staged a hunger strike to protest a two-year jail term for offending Algeria's president in a poem posted online, his lawyer says.

WATCH: Huge sinkhole swallows 5 cars on Algerian highway

2016-11-20 11:44

An Algerian highway collapse has created a sinkhole that swallowed five cars and left 11 people injured.

 

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.

Mortar attack kills UN peacekeeper in Mali

2017-01-24 21:29

A mortar attack in restive northern Mali has killed one United Nations peacekeeper and seriously wounded two others in their camp near the Algerian border, the UN has said.

Bus crashes kill 19 in Morocco, Algeria

2017-01-08 13:22

Two major bus crashes in Morocco and Algeria have killed a total of 19 people and injured almost three dozen more, media reports say.

Algeria announces tax hikes in 2017 budget

2016-12-29 14:00

Algeria has adopted a 2017 budget that will see taxes raised to compensate for falling revenues from its key oil sector, officials have said.

Algeria premier rues low regional trade in Africa

2016-12-04 11:04

Algeria's premier says regional trade in Africa was much lower than in other continents as the oil exporter seeks to diversify its revenue stream because of low crude prices.

Algerian president in France for medical checks

2016-11-08 06:00

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has flown to the southern French city of Grenoble for what the presidency said were "periodic" medical checks.

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