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Algerians press Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step aside

Thousands demonstrated in Algeria on Tuesday, demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power but stopped short of stepping down. Huge...

Algeria beauty queen Khadija Ben Hamou condemns racial attacks

The newly crowned winner of Miss Algeria beauty pageant has hit back at critics who have hurled racial abuse at her because of her skin colour. "I will not back down because of...

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision. The country has been split between moderate and more radical forms of...

Algeria’s Bouteflika flown to Geneva for medical tests

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika left on Monday for Geneva for regular medical tests, the presidency said in a statement.Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is in Geneva for a routine medical checkup, the...

9 Tunisian security forces killed in attack near Algeria border

Nine officers from the Northeastern Ghardimaou region were ambushed and killed by "terrorists" between the Al-Fawja Reserve and Al-Suraya area, close to the border with Algeria, state news agency TAP reported on Sunday. Militants present in rural parts of Tunisia occasionally target security forces,...

Algeria says no pressure to send troops to Mali, Niger

Algerian official on Thursday denied the existence of external pressure to force the country to militarily interfere beyond its border, including in Mali and Niger, to track down terrorism. In an interview with the Algerian national radio, Minister of Foreign...

UN urges Algeria to stop expelling African migrants

The United Nations has criticised Algeria for expelling sub-Saharan migrants and refugees, mostly coming from Mali, Cameroon and Nigeria. After Algeria had requested help from the UN to support a huge influx of migrants, the UN on Tuesday urged the...

Algeria worried about rise in illegal migrants as Europe tightens controls

Algeria expects to get more illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after the European Union made it more difficult to reach Europe by boat, a senior official in the country’s interior ministry said on Thursday. A 2016 EU agreement with Turkey...

Algerian military plane crash in Algiers killing over 250

Over 250 people have been killed after a military plane crashed in a field near the Algerian capital on Wednesday, state media said, with witnesses saying they saw a wing catch fire shortly after the plane took off. Dozens of...

Minor earthquake hits Northern Algeria

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook northern Algeria on Tuesday night, with no damage or casualties reported so far. The quake epicenter was at the locality of Oued Djer in Blida Province, about 50 km south of...
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The U.N. migration agency says the bodies of at least six migrants were found on Libya’s Mediterranean coast.The U.N.’s...
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DRC inaugurates museum for African heritage looted in the colonial era.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is due to inaugurate its grand national museum on Saturday, that realistically opens door to addressing the passionate issue...

Attack in eastern Mali: 13 more bodies discovered, 43 killed in total

The Malian army on Thursday discovered bodies of 13 missing soldiers after Monday's attack in Tabankort, near the Niger border, bringing the death toll...

Presidential election could resolve Guinea-Bissau political impasse

After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a...

Ethiopian Airlines passenger arrested after bomb claim

An Ethiopian Airlines flight in Burundi was disrupted when a man locked himself in a bathroom on the plane and claimed to have a...