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Algeria election goes ahead in defiance of protests

Polls opened in Algeria on Thursday for a delayed presidential election that is opposed by a mass protest movement which wants the vote put off until the entire ruling elite steps down and the military quits politics.The army, the...

Protesters in Algeria demand cancellation of next week’s election

A big crowd of protesters marched through central Algiers on Wednesday to demand that a presidential election planned for Thursday be canceled, chanting that they would not vote in a poll they regard as a charade.Thousands of people crowded...

Algeria jails Bouteflika-era PMs in landmark corruption trial

An Algerian court jailed two former prime ministers for corruption on Tuesday, two days before a presidential election which protesters want cancelled.Ahmed Ouyahia, who was prime minister four times, received a 10-year jail sentence and Abdelmalek Sellal, who was...

Algerian anti-election protesters vote with their feet

Algerians are due to elect a new president next month but a huge protest movement bitterly rejects the vote, fearing it will cement in power politicians close to the disgraced old guard.Candidates have been loudly heckled during rare and...

Former PMs, 3 others to run in Algeria presidential election

Five candidates will run in Algeria’s presidential election next month, including two former prime ministers, the head of the election authority said on Saturday, amid mass protests rejecting the vote.The authorities have repeatedly said the Dec. 12 vote would...

Algeria court hands ex-president’s brother 15-year jail term

A military court in Algeria on Wednesday jailed for 15 years two former intelligence chiefs, the brother of a former president and the leader of a political party for “conspiring against the army”, private television channels said. The court in...

Early morning fire kills eight infants in Algeria hospital

Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said. "We managed to rescue 11 babies, 107 women and 28 staff" after the 3:50 am (0250 GMT) fire...

Algerian army chief bans public protests in the capital

Algeria's army chief has ordered police to block and seize buses and cars bringing protesters into the capital, Algiers, after months of mass protests. The order is the latest in a series of measures aimed at quelling weekly demonstrations demanding...

Five people killed in stampede at a rap concert in Algiers

At least 5 were killed in a stampede at a packed concert in Algeria  capital on Thursday night where thousands had gathered at the concert of local rap star Abderraouf Derradji, known as Soolking, in a stadium in Algiers At...

Algeria’s interim president calls for dialogue to prepare new elections

Algeria’s interim President Abdelkader Bensalah called on Thursday for all parties to launch an “inclusive dialogue” to prepare for presidential elections, following the constitutional council’s scrapping of a vote set for July 4. 
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