Algeria

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  • Former leaders Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were both given lengthy jail terms on Tuesday [Reuters] 2019-12-11 10:54

    By Hana Saada

    Algeria’s landmark televised trial: Court convicts, imprisons 2 ex-PMs, ministers, tycoons for corruption

    ALGERIA - For the second time since Algeria’s pro-democracy mass protests, following the first trial with long prison terms handed to former spy chiefs, leftist political party SG, and the brother of the ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, over charges of plotting against the state and undermining the army, senior political officials and oligarchs, including two former Algerian prime ministers, went on live trial on groundbreaking corruption charges in the most high-profile act of transparency and accountability.

  • Algeria 2019-12-02 13:16

    By Hana Saada

    "No to foreign interference": Algerians dissipating disaccord in face of European Parliament’s resolution

    ALGERIA - Algeria, "free and sovereign "in its decisions, accepts no interference or diktat and submits to no bargaining whoever the parties," this is how responded Algeria’s lieutenant general, chief of Staff of the People's National Army, to the non-binding resolution, adopted by the European Parliament, on Thursday, November 28, 2019 on the so-called the grim reality of human rights in Algeria, calling on the North African country to put an end to the criminalization of dissent, arbitrary arrests, and violations of minority rights.

  • Algeria 2019-10-11 13:43

    By Hana Saada

    “This is an attack on national sovereignty”: Algeria warns French MP Mathilde Panot 

    ALGERIA - Algerian Foreign Minister reacted to the controversy over the participation of the French MP Mathilde Panot at the popular movement in Algeria.

  • Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah 2019-10-06 12:14

    By Hana Saada

    Algeria Army lambasts EU interference in country’s affairs, vows to flout external dictates 

    Algeria’s People’s National Army’s Chief of Staff, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah responded to the statements by the president of the European Parliament's subcommittee on human rights, saying that what was happening in Algeria was a strictly internal affair.

  • 2019 Algerian protests 2019-09-16 11:56

    By Hanaa Saada

    Algeria’s political impasse: What is next?

    ALGERIA - Seven months after a wave of protests began in Algeria; people are still pilling onto the streets of the Algerian capital “Algiers” and other cities nationwide every Friday, reiterating their main demands: the departure of the regime and its symbols and the application of Articles 7 and 8 of the Constitution stating that the constituent power belongs to the people.

  • Media 2019-04-27 10:16

    By Alan Macleod 

    Dictator: Media code for ‘Government we don’t like’

    FAIR - Let’s start with a quiz: Quick! Name some dictators! I’m willing to bet most of you responded with just a few of the same names: Assad, Putin, Castro, Kim Jong-un, Gaddafi, Maduro. This is not because they are the only dictators in the world (far from it), or that all of them even necessarily qualify for the title, but precisely because these are the figures most constantly labeled as such by our media.