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Algerian president Bouteflika sacks state television head: Ennahar TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked the head of the state television, Ennahar TV reported on Monday. Lotfi Chriet replaced Toufik Khelladi, Ennahar added. (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed, writing by Nayera Abdallah; Writing by Angus MacSwan)
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Algeria faces economic crunch as oil and gas revenues fall short | Financial Times

Algeria faces economic crunch as oil and gas revenues fall short | Financial Times:Weeks of protests in Algeria have revealed popular discontent with Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing president. A less visible threat to Algiers is the looming economic crisis, as revenues from the north African country’s oil and gas exports continue to fall short of its expanding needs, politicians and analysts warn.“The debate is now focused on politics, but the real iceberg is the risk of an economic crisis in t...
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Algerian president’s party rejects his protest strategy

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s own party is rejecting his plans for a national conference aimed at quelling mass protests against his leadership. The spokesman for the FLN party said Sunday on private TV channel Dzair News that the conference idea is “no longer valid” because it would involve unelected figures and […]
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Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The acting head of Algeria’s governing party says it is throwing its support behind protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Critics viewed the move Wednesday as an effort to save the reputation of the FLN party, or National Liberation Front, amid increasing disillusionment with Algeria’s power structure. FLN interim leader Moab Bouchareb […]
Tags: News, Nation, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, FLN, ALGIERS Algeria, National Liberation Front, Algeria s governing party, Moab Bouchareb


Football fans, Algeria’s invisible catalyst

Protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been fanned by football followers, whose stadium chants have been heard across the country
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Powerful Algerian party abandons beleaguered Bouteflika

The National Rally for Democracy (RND), a member of the ruling coalition, has joined ruling party officials, unions and business tycoons who have abandoned Bouteflika in recent days, after nearly a month of street demonstrations protests. "The candidacy of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a new term was a big mistake," RND spokesman Seddik Chihab told El Bilad TV. "Extra constitutional forces have seized power in the past few years and ruled state affairs outside a legal framework." Boutefl...
Tags: Science, Rnd, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, National Rally for Democracy RND, Seddik Chihab, El Bilad TV Extra


Algerian protesters continue to demand Bouteflika stand down

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Organizers say 2,000 students, doctors, dentists and veterinarians have marched in the Algerian capital to demand that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down. Protesters wearing white coats and stethoscopes marched Tuesday from the central Algiers hospital shouting slogans including “You have ruined Algeria — you must leave,” and “Free and democratic Algeria!” […]
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New Algerian group urges Bouteflika to step down, and army not to interfere

A new Algerian group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists has called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down at the end of his term on April 28, and urged the army not to interfere in politics. In a statement titled "Platform of Change", the National Coordination for Change also pushed the government to resign, after more than three weeks of mass demonstrations against Bouteflika's 20-year rule. Algerian authorities have always been able to manipulate a weak opp...
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Algerian PM struggles to fill govt in Bouteflika backlash

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — New Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui is having trouble filling his cabinet as candidates don’t want to associate themselves with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the target of monthlong nationwide protests. Public doctors union boss Lyes Merabet declined a meeting on forming the new government, saying Monday “we are for a total break” […]
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Algeria chief of staff says army will tackle crisis

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika bowed to demonstrators last week by announcing that he had reversed a decision to stand for another term. "The army will remain a fortified fortress for the country," the chief of staff, Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaed Salah, said on state TV. There is no problem without solution." He added: "I’m confident the Algerian people are wise and able to overcome all difficulties." Bouteflika, 82, has ruled for two decades but has rarely been seen in public since sufferi...
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah


Algeria's President Bouteflika is going - but that's not enough for protesters

After 20 years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will stand down - but protesters are not satisfied.
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Ahmed Rouaba: Beating the president not enough for young Algerians

After 20 years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will stand down - but protesters are not satisfied.
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Algeria's President Bouteflika is going - but that's not enough for protesters

After 20 years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will stand down - but protesters are not satisfied.
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Protests Mount In Algeria, Even As President Promises Transitional Government

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced on Monday that he would not seek reelection to a fifth term. But Algerians are demanding that he resign immediately and not prolong his nearly 20-year rule.(Image credit: Sidali Djarboub/AP)
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Algerians Stage Largest Protest Yet, Rejecting President’s Offer

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters packed the streets of the capital, rejecting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s offer not to seek a fifth term.
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75 protesters arrested, 11 policemen injured in Algiers: police

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A total of 75 protesters were arrested and 11 policemen were slightly injured in demonstrations in the Algerian capital on Friday, police said. Hundreds of thousands of people crammed into central Algiers on Friday in the biggest protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's 20-year rule since unrest began last month. (Reporting by Abdelaziz Boumzar, writing by Hesham Hajali, editing by Andrew Heavens)
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Algeria protests grow as elite distances itself from ailing president

Senior figures in ruling FLN show signs of backing demands for Bouteflika to step downThousands of demonstrators have gathered in the centre of the Algerian capital for a fourth consecutive Friday, as the country’s nascent democracy movement began to search for representatives who can unite protesters in advance of a national conference and elections.With police keeping their distance, crowds gathered at Algiers’ Grande Poste square hours before the scheduled start of a demonstration calling on ...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, FLN, Bouteflika


Thousands gather for Algeria protest as movement eyes leaders

Movement for democracy begins search for unifying leaders to voice its demandsThousands of demonstrators have gathered in the centre of the Algerian capital for a fourth consecutive Friday, as the country’s nascent democracy movement began to search for representatives who can unite protesters in advance of a national conference and elections.With police keeping their distance, crowds gathered at Algiers’ Grande Poste square hours before the scheduled start of a demonstration calling on the 82-y...
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Heavy security in Algiers for protests against president

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Riot police vans are lining streets around Algeria’s capital and a helicopter is circling as the country braces for what could be decisive protests against longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Students, teachers, judges, unions and others say they are planning to join protests in Algiers and other cities demanding that Bouteflika step […]
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Algerian protest movement eyes unity candidates

Movement for democracy begins search for unifying leaders to voice its demandsAlgerian protest leaders have vowed to take to the streets for the fourth Friday in succession as the country’s nascent democracy movement begins its search for representatives who can unite hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in advance of a national conference and elections.The ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Monday withdrew his bid for a fifth term in office and postponed planned April elections to all...
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Algerian protesters to take to streets again as elections postponed

Movement for democracy begins search for unifying leader to voice its demandsAlgerian protest leaders have vowed to take to the streets for the fourth Friday in succession as the country’s nascent democracy movement begins its search for representatives who can unite hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in advance of a national conference and elections.The ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Monday withdrew his bid for a fifth term in office and postponed planned April elections to allo...
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Algerian prime minister promises new government in days

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s new prime minister is promising to create a government within days as the country faces mass protests calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui told a news conference Thursday that the government would be in place next week at the latest. He called upon all […]
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Sensing advantage, Algeria protest leaders hike pressure for change

Opposition activists have dismissed a decision by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika not to stand for a fifth term as at a half-measure aimed at placating popular anger and doing nothing to address decades of economic and social malaise. Algeria's government on Wednesday declared itself ready for talks with the protesters, saying it sought a ruling system based on "the will of the people". No negotiations," Fodil Boumala, one of the leaders of the demonstrators, told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Algeria leaders ready to discuss system based on 'will of the people'

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday reversed a decision to seek a fifth term in the face of weeks of mass rallies by protesters fed up with authoritarian rule and decades of economic and political stagnation. Earlier, Armed Forces Chief of Staff and deputy defense minister Ahmed Gaed Salah told Ennahar TV the army would preserve Algeria's security "in all circumstances and conditions". Tens of thousands of people from all social classes have demonstrated over the last three weeks against ...
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Ennahar, Earlier Armed Forces


Army says it will preserve Algeria's security in all circumstances

Algeria's army will preserve the country's security "in all circumstances and conditions", Deputy Defence Minister Ahmed Gaed Salah told Ennahar TV on Wednesday, amid continuing protests by Algerians demanding rapid political change. Gaed Salah is also the armed forces chief of staff. Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power but stopped short of stepping down, raising suspicions on the street that he is buying time.
Tags: Science, Army, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Ennahar TV, Gaed Salah


Algeria’s government ready for dialogue with opposition -Deputy PM

Algeria's government is ready for dialogue with the opposition, its Deputy Prime Minister said on Wednesday, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika reversed a decision to seek a fifth term in the face of mass protests. Earlier, Armed Forces Chief of Staff and deputy defense minister Ahmed Gaed Salah told Ennahar TV the army would preserve Algeria's security "in all circumstances and conditions".
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Ennahar


Why are Algerians still protesting after Bouteflika announcement?

Demonstrations have continued despite Abdelaziz Bouteflika saying he would not stand for a fifth term.
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Another Battle of Algiers

Protests have stopped President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from seeking another term, but it won’t change the military’s domination of the political system.
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Algeria: Opposition meets, teachers protest, tension simmers

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian teachers are demonstrating against their longtime president as political uncertainty grips this gas-rich North African country. Teachers gathered Wednesday outside the central post office in the capital, Algiers, to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to delay next month’s election. Algerian media reported teachers’ protests in other cities too. Opposition parties […]
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Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests

At 85, he is three years older than President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and from the same generation that has presided over Algerian politics since the 1954-62 war of independence against France. Bouteflika yielded to the protests on Monday by postponing elections and dropping plans to stand for a fifth term. Brahimi is now likely to chair a conference planning Algeria's future, a government source said.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Brahimi, France Bouteflika