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Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

2017-11-24 20:38

Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has made a rare public appearance to encourage turn out in the country's local elections that have been marred by voter frustrations amid rising poverty.

Venezuelan president in Algeria amid political crisis

2017-09-11 16:42

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is on a trip to Algeria to talk about the oil market and boosting relations, as his country faces international isolation and political crisis

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.

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.

Algerian campaign haunted by money scandals

2017-04-15 18:46

Algerian politicians have kicked off their campaign for parliamentary elections to be held next month, but the main problem seems to be voter apathy.

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.

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Africa, Guinea

2017-02-15 20:02

Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru has moved to consolidate her position in the crisis-riddled ZimPF party, and an analyst says the AU lacks the new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it.

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.

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.

 

Former Algerian FM says Bouteflika unfit for office

2017-10-09 09:00

Three Algerian public figures, including a former foreign minister, have said President Abdelaziz Bouteflika "is no longer able to lead" and should be barred from seeking a fifth term.

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

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.

Algerians vote amid anger over economy

2017-05-05 06:04

Algerians have voted for a new parliament amid soaring unemployment and a deep financial crisis caused by a collapse in oil revenues.

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 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.

Merkel scraps Algiers trip 'at last minute' due to Bouteflika health

2017-02-20 18:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a visit to Algeria "at the last minute" because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering acute bronchitis, the two countries have announced.

AU 'far from its vision, lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos to drive it'

2017-02-15 10:04

The African Union lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it, analyst Sibusiso Nkomo from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation has said.

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.

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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