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Algeria gas plant marks five years since bloody hostage siege

2018-01-16 21:39

Workers at Algeria's In Amenas gas plant have gathered around a black marble memorial to mark five years since a deadly raid by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists left 40 hostages dead.

Algeria probes migrant death in Spain

2018-01-05 10:17

Algerian prosecutors have opened a probe into the death of a migrant from the North African country in a Spanish jail, after police said he hung himself.

One dead as fans clash after Algeria derby

2017-12-17 16:01

Clashes between rival football fans after a derby in eastern Algeria have left one person dead, an official at the country's football federation said Sunday.

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.

Dozens support Algerian newspaper director on hunger strike

2017-11-21 15:41

Dozens of Algerian journalists and human rights activists have gathered in support of a newspaper editor, who has been on a hunger strike for a week.

Algeria, Mauritania to open first border post

2017-11-09 17:05

Maghreb neighbours Algeria and Mauritania are to open their first border post more than 50 years after independence from France, the Mauritanian news agency AMI has reported.

Killers of French journalists in Mali 'in Algeria': campaign group

2017-11-01 19:15

A campaign group for two French journalists murdered in Mali four years ago has said they had received information that "two or three" people involved in the killings may be in Algeria.

New UN envoy in Morocco to restart talks on disputed Western Sahara

2017-10-17 11:10

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, is visiting Morocco as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front.

'Thirsty protests' hit Morocco over water shortages

2017-10-15 18:06

Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the country's king.

Algeria eyes return to controversial shale gas exploration

2017-10-02 20:32

Algerian authorities have called on state-owned oil giant Sonatrach to restart shale gas exploration work suspended after protests by locals in the Sahara desert, state media has reported.

 

Berbers: North Africa's marginalised indigenous people

2018-01-12 20:00

The Berbers - descendants of pre-Arab populations across North Africa - are currently celebrating their New Year festivities.

Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as 'half-women'

2018-01-02 09:52

As if losing a breast to cancer was not traumatic enough, Algerian mother-of-three Linda was then spurned by her husband for being "mutilated" and a "half-woman".

French President Macron visits Algeria to boost cooperation

2017-12-06 16:00

French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Algeria for a one-day working visit aimed at strengthening the security and economic cooperation between the two countries

Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

2017-11-23 14:41

Algerian voters are choosing new local leaders in an election marred by frustration over growing poverty caused by low oil prices.

Algeria journalist charged with foreign 'intel' links: watchdog

2017-11-13 21:23

An Algerian freelance journalist and fixer has been indicted on accusations of intelligence contacts with a foreign power, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has said.

Refugees in Algeria yearn for homeland in Western Sahara

2017-11-04 13:27

Selembouha Dadi can only imagine the homeland she dreams of but has never seen, agonisingly out of reach beyond the Algerian refugee camp where she has spent her whole life.

Morocco recalls Algeria envoy over 'hashish money' jibe

2017-10-21 19:36

Morocco has recalled its ambassador after the Algerian foreign minister accused the kingdom's banks of "laundering hashish money" in Africa, in the latest diplomatic spat between the North African rivals.

Western Sahara: disputed territory in North Africa

2017-10-17 10:04

Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony mainly controlled by Morocco, but whose territory is claimed by the pro-independence Polisario Front.

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.

In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

2017-09-18 15:34

By donating one of her kidneys, Nawel gave her husband Boubaker Ziani a new lease on life after he had undergone 16 years of dialysis.

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