Home » Posts tagged with » Algeria

UN urges Algeria again to stop arbitrary expulsions of African migrants

The UN has reiterated its call on Algeria to immediately halt summary expulsions of African migrants, as authorities in the North African country continue to round up and expel thousands to Niger in harsh desert climate. The appeal was made by UN Special Rapporteur on migration Felipe González Morales, following his official visit to Niger; […]

Tunisian President Extends State of Emergency

Tunisian President and Nidaa Tounes party leader Beji Caid Essebsi last weekend announced the extension of the state of emergency for another month. The decision to extend the state of emergency was made after Essebsi on Friday discussed with Interior Minister Hisham al-Furati and Defense Minister Abdul Karim al-Zubaidi the country’s security situation. The state […]

Read More

Morocco responds favorably to invitation to round table on Sahara, UNSG urges Algeria to do the same

“The Kingdom of Morocco responded positively, on Oct. 2, to the invitation of my Personal Envoy (Horst Köhler) to an initial round table (on the Sahara issue) in Geneva”, next Dec. 5-6, the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told members of the Security Council Thursday. The UN Chief, who was presenting to the Security […]

Read More

Financial independence reform to top A.U. meeting in November

The African Union will hold an extraordinary summit next November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to focus mainly on the reform of the organization, AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat. The extraordinary summit held last March was dedicated to the African Continental Free Trade Area. Among the major axes of this reform is the financial independence […]

Read More

Algeria: Thousands of ex-soldiers march on capital Algiers

Thousands of retired Algerian soldiers clashed with security forces when prevented from entering capital Algiers to stage a demonstration to demand benefits such as social housing and medical treatment. The former soldiers, who fought in the bloody civil war in the early 90s, have long demanded that authorities revaluate their pensions and provide adequate medical […]

Read More

Migration: Angela Merkel meets Algeria’s invisible president, PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has rarely appeared in public since a crippling stroke in 2013. Algerian television channels showed images of Merkel and Bouteflika talking together during her one-day visit to the country on Monday. Initially set for February 2017, the meeting between the two leaders was […]

Read More

Libyan Renegade General Threatens to ‘Spread War’ to Algeria

Libyan army renegade general, allegedly connected to the CIA, has threatens to “spread” war to neighboring Algeria. In a video circulated on social media over the past 48 hours, Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar was seen saying that the “war could be spread, in moments, to the Algerian border.” Algiers “was exploiting” the […]

Read More

Algeria declares Cholera outbreak in central regions

Forty-one cholera cases have been confirmed in four regions of Algeria the state-run Algerian Press Service reported. According to the Algerian Health Ministry, the outbreak includes Algiers, Blida, Tipasa and Bouira. About 88 suspected cases have been reported, the Director General of Prevention at the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Dr. Djamel Fourar […]

Read More

Algeria’s state oil firm management gets facelift

The Chief Executive Officer of Algerian state oil firm Sonatrach has set up a new leadership team, aiming to reverse a flow of talent. The U.S.-trained Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, appointed by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last year, has chosen eight vice presidents from within the firm, according to Reuters. The team included experienced managers such as […]

Read More

Tunisia: At least six policemen killed in ambush near Algerian border

An ambush laid Sunday by a terror group to a unit of the Tunisian interior ministry forces resulted in the death of six forces in the west of the country near the border with Algeria, the ministry said. An unidentified terror group caught by surprise a unit of Gar Dimaou police in the region of […]

Read More