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Tindouf camps in turmoil

The Tindouf camps are in turmoil following bloody clashes Saturday between factions of the Rguibat tribe over ownership of a plot of land at the intersection of the Farcia and Jdayria circles, in the so-called “Smara” camp. The clashes caused serious material damage, according to concordant sources and videos relayed on social networks. Three people […]

Algeria: Army Chief of Staff vows to protect ‘legitimate right’ of demonstrators

The head of the Algerian army Ahmed Gaid Salah Tuesday pledged that his forces will double efforts to ensure that Algerians enjoy their full rights at present and in future, few days after forcing his former Chief Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. “The army (ANP), thanks to Allah The Almighty, will continue to make further […]

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Algeria confirms Bensalah as interim president

Algeria’s parliament has appointed on Tuesday the upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president for the next 90 days following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Bensalah who also concurrently serves as the President of the Council of the Nation, an office he has held since 2002, just three years after the beginning of the […]

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Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika (finally) resigns!

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned with immediate effect, after a two-decade rule, according to a statement relayed by the state news agency APS. The ailing 82-year-old leader announced he was stepping down, just hours after the army chief demanded immediate action to remove him from office. The announcement prompted celebrations in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, […]

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Algeria’s Bouteflika to resign before April 28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28, state news agency APS said on Monday. The announcement comes a day after protest-hit Algerian president named a new government headed by recently appointed Noureddine Bedoui. Ailing Bouteflika, who has rarely been seen in public since a 2013 stroke, has come under […]

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Bouteflika will hand over power to elected President, FM Lamamra assures Russia

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will surrender power to future elected Algerian President, Foreign Minister and Vice-Prime Minister has told Russia, reports say. Algeria has been embroiled in political crisis since February after country’s leader, Bouteflika announced his plans for a fifth term in office. The oil-rich country has witnessed repeated massive demonstrations even after the ailing […]

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Algeria signs $1,03 billion deal to develop Ain Tsila gas field

UAE-based Petrofac International LLC and operating joint venture Groupement Isarene have signed engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to develop a gas field, located in the Illizi basin in Algeria. Ain Tsila gas field was discovered in 2012 and developed by Petroceltic International. Located around 1,100 km south-east of Algiers, Ain Tsila gas fields will […]

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Algeria to increase electric power to 33,000 MW by 2022

Algeria plans to increase its electric power from 21,000 MW currently to 33,000 MW by 2022, Energy Minister, Mustapha Guitouni said. These new capacities aim at meeting growing national energy needs, Guitouni said. He stressed the need for digitalization of the network so that it can easily integrate the production of renewable energy plants. The […]

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Algeria’s long-awaited Sidi R’cine oil refinery inaugurated

The long-awaited Baraki modernized Sidi R’cine oil refinery has been officially inaugurated, local media reported. The rehabilitation and extension work on the pre-existing refinery had been awarded to French company, TechnipFMC in 2010, but in 2015 the contract was broken due to considerable delays. China Petroleum Engineering and Construction has been selected to complete the […]

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Algerians denounce Bouteflika’s candidacy for a fifth term

Hundreds of Algerians staged demonstrated Saturday in several provinces and also in some European capitals, including Paris, to voice opposition to President Bouteflika’s candidacy for a fifth term in office despite his poor health condition. Demonstrators in Bejaia, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tizi Ouzou, Jijel, Oran and Annaba took to the street holding placards reading “no […]

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