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Algeria: 5 candidate ministers suspended pending legislatives

Algerian President has suspended five cabinet members running for May 4 legislatives. The announcement of their suspension was made by the Presidency citing the constitution. The decision will go into force as of Saturday April 8; the eve of the electoral campaign. Ministers of Water Resources and Environment; Higher education and Scientific research; Relations with […]

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Algeria supports oil freeze continuation as stocks diminish

Algeria has voiced its support for the extension of the oil production freeze agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC members as it believes that “stocks in Europe and Asia as well as in the US are diminishing” and “that will reassure the market.” Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa is optimistic that a “clear impact” of the deal […]

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Algeria: President Bouteflika surfaces again on TV

After several months away from public appearance, Algerian state television featured Sunday a video footage of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika with Abdelkader Messahel, the country’s minister for African Union and Arab League Affairs. The health of the Algerian president has been of concern since he suffered in 2013 a stroke, which confined him to a wheel […]

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Western Sahara: Polisario caught diverting aid destined to Tindouf Camps

The Separatist Polisario front, supposedly fighting for the independence of Western Sahara, has been caught rerouting humanitarian aid destined to the refugees in the Algeria-based Tindouf camps. According to Moroccan newspaper Al Massae, Mauritanian authorities foiled a new attempt to divert humanitarian assistance by the Polisario after they seized on March 6 a shipment of […]

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Algeria: Two terrorists eliminated, two arrested in Dellys

The Algerian Defense Ministry announced Monday the killing of two terrorists and the arrest of two others in an army operation in the city of Dellys, 80 km to the East of Algiers. As part of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the efficient use of intelligence, a detachment of the Army (1st military […]

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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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