Algerians hold anti-government protest, jump on police vans

Africa 05/17/19, 12:04

Protesters flooded the streets of Algeria for the 13th straight Friday, climbing atop police vans that were blocking the main demonstration site in the capital in a bold show of defiance.Security forces earlier fired tear gas into the crowd in Algiers to keep them out of the central post office ...

Algerians march for 12th week seeking broad political change

Africa 05/10/19, 13:03

Protesters filled the streets of the Algerian capital and other cities on Friday for the 12th consecutive week, and the country's army chief was the prime target of their opposition.In Algiers, people gathered by the hundreds at the landmark Grande Poste building and crowded into a major avenue for the ...

Algeria military court jails ex-leader’s brother, 2 generals

Africa 05/05/19, 11:23

The influential brother of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two generals once in charge of intelligence have been jailed while under investigation for plotting against the state, a military tribunal said Sunday.A statement from the tribunal in Blida, south of Algiers, said the prosecutor appointed a judge to investigate ...

Brother of Algeria’s ex-president reported detained

Africa 05/04/19, 12:15

A security official in Algeria says the influential brother of the country's former longtime president has been detained for questioning.The official on Saturday confirmed Algerian media reports saying Said Bouteflika was detained along with two generals, both former chiefs of Algeria's security services.The official was not authorized to speak publicly ...

Algerians rally for 11th week to remove elite from power

Africa 05/03/19, 13:46

Tens of thousands of Algerians rallied for an 11th straight week Friday to maintain pressure on the old guard in government to leave office a month after the country's president of two decades was forced to resign.Demonstrators waving or wrapped in Algeria's national flag repeated "Everyone must go" and "Gang ...

Algerian ex-prime minister summoned in corruption probe

Africa 04/30/19, 08:40

Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has gone before a prosecutor as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation that has targeted figures in the entourage of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, forced to resign after two decades in office.Ouyahia was being questioned on Tuesday on counts of "dilapidation of public funds" and ...

10th week of Algeria protests aim for ex-president’s brother

World 04/26/19, 05:14

Algerians are massing for a 10th week of protests against their country's ruling class, calling for the ex-president's brother to be put on trial.Friday's protest took aim at Said Bouteflika, whose brother Abdelaziz was Algeria's president for two decades until swelling protests forced him to resign instead of seeking a ...

Algeria takes action against corruption, questions tycoons

Africa 04/25/19, 11:32

Algerian authorities are embarking on a "Clean Hands" campaign aimed at rooting out corruption that has been linked to top tycoons and current and former government officials.Corruption is a major complaint of the masses of protesters who helped drive longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika from office earlier this month. New protests ...

Wit and grit: Algeria’s sizeable youth lead fight for change

Africa 04/23/19, 01:11

They're on the peaceful front line of the protest movement that toppled Algeria's longtime ruler, facing down water cannons with attitude, memes — and fearless calls for shampoo.Oil-rich Algeria is one of the most youthful countries in the world with two-thirds of the population under 30.They are politically engaged, educated, ...

Young Algerian protester dies of injuries; police accused

Africa 04/20/19, 06:20

A young Algerian protester has died from head injuries that his family and friends believe were caused by a police beating.Friend and neighbor Lyes Lamara says that protester Yettou Ramzi died and was buried Friday after several days in an Algiers hospital.The neighbor told The Associated Press that Ramzi was ...

Algerian constitutional council head quits; students march

Africa 04/16/19, 11:18

The head of Algeria's Constitutional Council has quit under pressure from protesters.State news agency APS reported that Constitutional Council President Tayeb Belaiz submitted his resignation to Algeria's interim president on Tuesday.Belaiz is one of three power figures named by pro-democracy protesters in their demands for a government cleanup. They're seen ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 04/13/19, 04:00

Photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes boys playing soccer in the historic Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria; a horse-drawn carriage traveling next to a highway in Frankfurt, Germany; ...

Update: Algerian police fire water cannon at protesters

Africa 04/12/19, 07:54

The Latest on the protests in Algeria (all times local):1:55 p.m.Algerian police are firing water cannon at protesters in the capital as tensions mount on the eighth week of protests against the country's leadership.Female protesters wrapped in Algerian flags walk past during a demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, Wednesday, April 10, ...

Algerians march anew as anger mounts at army, interim leader

Africa 04/12/19, 04:08

Police are deployed around Algeria's capital to deter protesters arriving for an eighth straight Friday of demonstrations against the country's leadership.Protest organizers are encouraging Algerians to come out in Algiers or other cities to show that they're not satisfied with the departure of longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and want wholesale ...

AFP says Algerian government expelled its bureau chief

Africa 04/10/19, 04:20

The Agence France-Press news agency said the Algerian authorities have expelled its bureau chief amid nationwide protests against the government.AFP chairman Fabrice Fries said in a statement Wednesday that the "arbitrary decision" of not renewing Aymeric Vincenot's press accreditation is "unacceptable" and that it is "out of the question for ...

Update: Algerian police fire tear gas at protesters

Africa 04/09/19, 06:19

The Latest on Algerian protest (all times local):1 p.m.Algerian police have fired tear gas and water cannon to break up a group of students protesting in the country's capital, less than an hour after the country's parliament chose an interim leader.FILE - In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Algeria's ...

Algeria parliament names interim leader after protests

Africa 04/09/19, 05:13

Algeria's parliament has named an interim leader to replace former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week under pressure from a pro-democracy protest movement that won the army's backing.The parliament on Tuesday named Abdelkader Bensalah, the leader of parliament's upper chamber, as president for a maximum 90 days as is ...

Algerian Parliament to make president’s resignation official

Africa 04/06/19, 14:57

Both houses of Algeria's Parliament are meeting next week to take official note of the country not having a leader after the resignation under pressure of its president.A senator from former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's FLN party, Abdelouahab Benzaim, says the two houses plan to meet on Tuesday.If the president's office ...

Algeria’s tidy revolutionaries: Cleanup after mass protests

Africa 04/06/19, 01:40

Algeria's protesters roam the streets picking up bottles, papers and other detritus left behind, after massive pro-democracy demonstrations conclude every week,It's a powerful symbol of the movement's peaceful, hopeful spirit.After the protests started Feb. 22 against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his entourage, organizers started sending messages on Facebook calling ...

Algerian protesters: President’s exit was only first step

Africa 04/05/19, 08:57

Algerians whose pro-democracy movement forced out longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika chanted, sang and celebrated their victory Friday — and demanded that other top figures leave too.Tens of thousands of people massed in Algiers boulevards and marched toward the central post office, a symbol of a movement that has upended this ...

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