Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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  • Algeria 2020-04-08 14:53

    By Hana Saada

    Algeria, one year after the fall of Bouteflika

    Algeria is marking the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of the longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced to resign following the outbreak of massive popular uprising, calling for fundamental political change.  

  • Algeria 2020-03-14 11:48

    By Hana Saada 

    Take an in-depth look at Algeria’s New Republic 

    ALGERIA - In February, 22nd 2019, millions of Algerians have taken to the streets in cities nationwide as well as abroad, shattering the wall of fear of silence, demanding the departure of the-then President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who proceeded to run for a fifth presidential term despite his poor health. This announcement sparked anger among Algerian citizens, giving birth to a massive grassroots movement in several cities, the biggest outpouring of dissent seen in Algeria for decades in 1988 due to social despair, which surprised the international community and observers of Algerian politics due to its peaceful nature.

  • Omar al-Bashir in a courtroom in Khartoum, Sudan. (Photo: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters) 2020-02-16 17:20

    Chronology of Sudan coup

    Here is the time line and some key events that led to the fall of al-Bashir.

  • Algeria's powerful Army Chief Major- General Ahmed Gaid Salah 2019-12-28 08:45

    By Hana Saada

    Algeria mourns its man of honour Gaid Salah, Army Chief of Stuff

    ALGERIA - Algeria mourns one of its defenders and great men. Algeria's powerful Army Chief Major- General Ahmed Gaid Salah, one of the last veterans of the 1954-62 independence war against the French colonization, passed away, on Monday, of a heart attack, announced the Algerian presidency of the Republic in a statement.

  • Abdelmadjid Tebboune 2019-12-14 10:35

    By Hana Saada

    Ex-PM Tebboune wins race to succeed deposed Bouteflika 

    ALGERIA - After two decades of Abdelaziz Bouteflika rule, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former prime minister, has been elected Algeria’s new president, after a crucial vote the authorities hope will serve as a way-out to the political deadlock the Algerian nation has been going through since the outbreak of the fierce pro-democracy popular protests in February, toppling his long-time predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

  • 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.