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Anti-Bouteflika protests shake Algeria's business community

Bouteflika's long-time strategic partners, from members of the governing FLN party to trade unionists, have abandoned the president, peeling away layers of his ruling elite. The 82-year-old president also relied on influential figures like Ali Haddad, who has made billions through public works projects awarded by the government and investments in the media. "Voices inside the FCE exist and they have publicly called for an extraordinary General Assembly to replace Ali Haddad," said Laid Benamor...
Tags: Science, Algeria, General Assembly, FLN, Bouteflika, Anti Bouteflika, Ali Haddad, Laid Benamor


Bouteflika at bay: Why protesters are taking on Algeria's ruling system

Protesters say this is not enough. The immediate cause was Bouteflika's candidacy. After Bouteflika abandoned plans to stand but stopped short of stepping down -- raising the prospect that he would stay in power for the rest of the year -- the protests swelled.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika


Anti-Bouteflika protests shake Algeria business community

Bouteflika's long-time strategic partners, from members of the governing FLN party to trade unionists, have abandoned the president, peeling away layers of his ruling elite. The 82-year-old president also relied on influential figures like Ali Haddad, who has made billions through public works projects awarded by the government and investments in the media. The forum for entrepreneurs has been hit by a series of resignations from members who have turned their backs on Bouteflika since the prot...
Tags: Science, Algeria, FLN, Bouteflika, Anti Bouteflika, Ali Haddad


Struggle for Algeria hits business community

Bouteflika's long-time strategic partners, from members of the governing FLN party to trade unionists, have abandoned the president, peeling away layers of his ruling elite. The 82-year-old president also relied on influential figures like Ali Haddad, who has made billions through public works projects awarded by the government and investments in the media. The forum for entrepreneurs has been hit by a series of resignations from members who have turned their backs on Bouteflika since the prot...
Tags: Science, Algeria, FLN, Bouteflika, Ali Haddad


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
Tags: Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika


Algeria general praises public's 'noble aims' in sign of distance from Bouteflika

Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah said the month had been "marked by the deeds of noble aims and pure intentions, through which the Algerian people has clearly expressed its values ​​and principles of sincere and dedicated work to Allah and the motherland". The general's comments, made on Tuesday during a tour of a military district and carried by Algerian media on Wednesday, came as an influential party in the governing coalition publicly turned on Bouteflika and those around him. Bouteflik...
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika, Ahmed Gaed Salah, Seddik Chihab, National Rally for Democracy


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!” […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Bouteflika, ALGIERS Algeria


Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

In the first direct message to the army from leaders emerging from mass protests against Bouteflika, the National Coordination for Change said the military should "play its constitutional role without interfering in the people choice". Generals have traditionally wielded power from behind the scenes in Algeria but have stepped in during pivotal moments. In 1992, the army canceled elections an Islamist party was set to win, triggering a long civil war that killed an estimated 200,000 people.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika, National Coordination for Change


Algeria's Bouteflika defies pressure to step down immediately

Bouteflika, 82, last week bowed to demonstrators who say he unfit to run Algeria by announcing he had reversed a decision to stand for another term. In a letter reported by Ennahar television, the veteran leader repeated an earlier plan for a national conference to reform the political system, which would be held shortly. The scenario broadly reflects a timetable for change that Bouteflika mapped out on March 11.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika


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


Nabil Bentaleb: Algeria international disciplined by Schalke

Algeria international Nabil Bentaleb is dropped to Schalke's Under-23s team on disciplinary grounds, according to the German Bundesliga club.
Tags: News, Algeria, Schalke, Nabil Bentaleb


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.
Tags: News, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika


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.
Tags: News, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika


#Algeria Joins Iran Venezuela in OPEC "Shaky Six" Oil Nations - Bloomberg

Algeria Joins Iran Venezuela in OPEC "Shaky Six" Oil Nations - Bloomberg:Meet the exclusive group of oil producers that nobody wants to join.Algeria’s deepening political crisis has made its future oil production extremely uncertain. So, ignominiously, it is now the latest OPEC member to have become so vulnerable that it forms part of the “Shaky Six” group of nations suffering involuntary output cuts or at risk of seeing their production fall.This adds yet another complication for the OPEC+ oil ...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Algeria, Baku Azerbaijan, Iran Venezuela, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OPEC Shaky Six Oil Nations Bloomberg


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.
Tags: News, Algeria, Demonstrations, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Bouteflika, Protests and Riots, Abdelaziz, Algiers (Algeria


Omar Colley returns to boost The Gambia's Afcon bid

Former skipper Omar Colley is back to face Algeria in a must-win game for The Gambia as they bid to reach a first Nations Cup.
Tags: News, Algeria, Gambia, Omar Colley


Algerians demand Bouteflika quits in biggest protest yet

Protesters crammed streets and squares in the capital after Friday prayers, many draped in Algeria's red, green and white flag. "Bouteflika and his men must go as soon as possible," said student Yazid Ammari, 23. Reuters journalists estimated the crowd at hundreds of thousands of people but there was no police estimate.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Reuters, Bouteflika, Yazid Ammari


Algerians hold biggest anti-Bouteflika protests

Protesters crammed streets and squares in the capital after Friday prayers, many draped in Algeria's red, green and white flag. "Bouteflika and his men must go as soon as possible," said student Yazid Ammari, 23. Bouteflika on Monday reversed a decision to stand for another term after weeks of demonstrations against him but he stopped short of relinquishing office and said he would stay on until a new constitution is adopted.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Bouteflika, Yazid Ammari


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...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers


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 […]
Tags: News, Nation, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algiers, Bouteflika, ALGIERS Algeria


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...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika


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...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika


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 […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ALGIERS Algeria, Noureddine Bedoui


New Algerian PM says new government will be 'technocratic''

Algeria's new prime minister, Noureddine Bedoui, said on Thursday he would form an inclusive and technocratic government that involved young Algerians who have been staging protests to push for quick political changes. Bedoui was appointed premier on Monday after Ahmed Ouyahia resigned.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Ahmed Ouyahia, Noureddine Bedoui, Bedoui


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.
Tags: Science, Algeria, Reuters, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Fodil Boumala


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


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