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Washington Denounces Impunity & Restrictions on Freedoms in Algeria

US State Department has denounced restrictions imposed by Algerian authorities on the freedom of the press, assembly and association as well as the lack of judicial independence and impartiality. In its latest report on human rights in the world, Washington condemned the excessive use of force by Algerian police, torture, widespread corruption and lack of […]

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Polisario losing last remaining strongholds in Africa

As Morocco’s relations with African countries are gaining momentum thanks to its African strategy underpinned by south-south cooperation, based on co-development and solidarity, and as the Kingdom’s return to the African Union is hailed as a landmark event for the development and stability of the continent, the Algeria-backed Polisario is losing its last remaining strongholds […]

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Algeria: terrorist attack against police station in Constantine

A terrorist attack involving a bomber targeted Sunday a police station in the eastern Algerian city of Constantine with official accounts announcing two officers injured, while some press reports put the number of the injured at a dozen, including three policemen. “An officer who was in front of the police station, in a building that […]

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Morocco Would Seek Alternative Partnerships if EU Fails its Commitments

Morocco has warned the European Union against the negative repercussions that failure to implement the bilateral farm deal may entail and said it would seek alternative partnerships if the EU does not honour its commitments towards the Kingdom and thus draw a new trade map. The European Union must ensure the necessary framework in order […]

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Algeria: Dynamite Explosion Kills Four Security Forces in Cheffa

Four security forces lost their lives Saturday as a result of a reckless handling of a dynamite explosive near one of the tunnels connecting the towns of Cheffa in Blida governorate and El-Hamdania in Médéa. Four other security forces were injured in the blast, local media El Khabar reports. The incident took place during drilling […]

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Germany: Chancellor Merkel Determined to Fast-Track Deportation of Illegal Maghreb Migrants

German chancellor Angela Merkel has renewed determination to deport Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian asylum seekers who have seen their applications turned down as she urges parliament to confirm the three North African countries as safe countries. Brewing since end of 2015, the situation of Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian asylum seekers has been tabled again after […]

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Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez Crowned King of African Football

Algerian international Riyad Mahrez has been crowned 2016 African Player of the Year in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The Leicester winger polled 361 votes to beat last year’s winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund into second place (313 votes), while the Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mané came third (186 votes.) “It’s a huge honor to receive this […]

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Polisario Has no Standing to Represent Saharans’ Economic Interests

The Algeria-backed separatist Polisario front has no standing to represent the economic interests of Western Sahara or to bring proceedings on behalf of the Sahrawi population. This is the gist of the ruling delivered on Wednesday by the Court of Justice of the European Union after examining in appeal a verdict issued in a first […]

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Algeria: Government’s Critic Mohamed Tamalt Dies in Prison

Algerian freelance journalist Mohamed Tamalt died Monday in hospital while serving his two-year prison sentence after he was charged for insulting the president on his blog. Tamalt died of health complications caused by long months of hunger strike, an official statement announced. The freelance journalist and blogger who also holds British citizenship was arrested in […]

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Algeria: Global Outcry at Summary Deportation of Sub-Saharan Migrants

Algerian authorities’ recent move to round up and deport hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants has produced a global outcry, all the more so as the measure was carried out indiscriminately and even concerned sub-Saharans who were legally settled in the country or having refugee status. Several local and international NGOs have decried the measure as well […]

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