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Voters apathy derails Algeria referendum

Associated PressFewer than one in four Algerian voters took part in Sunday’s constitutional referendum, officials said, despite government efforts to encourage high turnout as part of a strategy to turn the page on last year’s political unrest.President Abdelmadjid Tebboune...

Algeria votes on new constitution amid opposition boycott

Associated PressAlgerians voted Sunday on whether to approve a revised constitution that imposes term limits, promises new freedoms and is aimed at answering demands from pro-democracy protesters who pushed out their long-serving, autocratic president last year.However, opponents of the...

Algeria president Tebboune moved to German hospital amid Covid-19 fears

AFPAlgeria’s president was transferred from hospital in Algiers to Germany on Wednesday, officials said, days after the 74-year-old went into self-isolation following reports of suspected coronavirus cases among his aides.“The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune was transferred......

Total halts bid to buy Occidental Petroleum assets in Ghana

Total has called off a plan to acquire Occidental Petroleum’s assets in Ghana, which was conditional on the completion of the acquisition of Occidental’s other assets in Algeria, the French energy company said on Monday.The deal was part of...

Schools, universities shut after first coronavirus death in Algeria

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered schools and universities to close until April 5 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, state media reported on Thursday, after the country’s first registered death from the disease.Algeria has confirmed 24 cases...

Algeria reports 1st death from coronavirus

Algeria has registered its first death from the coronavirus and Africa's second after death of a tourist in Egypt, the health ministry announced on Thursday.No further details on the death were provided in the ministry statement, cited by the...

More coronavirus cases detected in Algeria and Senegal

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Algeria has jumped to 17 after nine new cases were registered on Wednesday night, meanwhile Senegal recorded two more cases involving travellers from Europe. Senegalese authorities reported two new cases of coronavirus on...

Egypt and Algeria detect 3 new cases of coronavirus

Egypt’s health ministry announced that one foreigner was tested positive for the new coronavirus strain inside Egypt, while Algeria confirmed 2 new cases involving a mother and her daughter.Egypt ministry of health said that the person, whose nationality was...

Algeria confirms first case of coronavirus, 2nd on African soil

The Algerian health minister has confirmed the country's first case of the coronavirus in an announcement on state-owned ENTV on Tuesday evening.The minister Abdel Rahman Ben Bouzid said the patient is an Italian man who arrived in the country...

Algeria to deport head of Qatari telecom company for sacking Algerian workers

Algeria has issued an order to deport the country head of telecommunications company Ooredoo for the offense of sacking 900 Algerian workers, according to the Algerian channel An-Nahar on Twitter.Algerian President Abdel Majid Taboun ordered the immediate deportation of...
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