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Hamid Ould Ahmed

Ex-premier elected Algerian president; thousands march in protest

13 Dec 2019

ALGIERS A former prime minister was elected Algeria's new president in a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but protesters who toppled his predecessor marched again on Friday, vowing their movement would not stop. | Video

Algerians protest through day of disputed election

12 Dec 2019

ALGIERS Thousands of people took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting "No vote! We want freedom!" as Algerian authorities held a presidential election that protesters view as a charade to keep the ruling elite in power. | Video

Algerian protesters march in last Friday rally before election

06 Dec 2019

ALGIERS Tens of thousands of Algerians took to the streets on Friday, making a show of strength of their last weekly protest before a presidential election that they have rejected as meaningless.

Weeks before vote, Algerian protesters pile on the pressure

22 Nov 2019

ALGIERS Tens of thousands of Algerians marched through the capital and other towns and cities on Friday as their months-long campaign of protests gathers steam ahead of an election they demand to be canceled.

Weeks before vote, Algerian protesters pile on the pressure

22 Nov 2019

ALGIERS, Nov 22 Tens of thousands of Algerians marched through the capital and other towns and cities on Friday as their months-long campaign of protests gathers steam ahead of an election they demand to be cancelled.

UPDATE 2-Algeria lawmakers approve reforms to oil industry, other sectors

14 Nov 2019

* New laws aim to bolster energy output capacity (Adds new central bank governor, Sonatrach head)

UPDATE 2-Algeria to slash spending, seek foreign debt

01 Oct 2019

ALGIERS, Oct 1 Algeria plans to seek foreign loans in 2020 for the first time in years and cut public spending by 9.2%, the finance minister said on Tuesday, as it grapples with years of low revenue from energy sales.

Algeria jails top figures of Bouteflika era

26 Sep 2019

ALGIERS Algeria on Wednesday jailed its once-untouchable spy chief, its former de facto ruler and two other figureheads of the ruling elite, as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers.

Algerian economy creaks at the seams after six months of turmoil

27 Aug 2019

ALGIERS On the face of it, Algeria's state-dominated economy has weathered six months of turmoil well, with flightloads of public sector workers heading abroad for holidays even as protesters who ousted the veteran president in April now target his allies.

Algeria court orders former ministers held over corruption allegations - state TV

05 Aug 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's supreme court on Monday ordered two former ministers to be taken into custody over suspected corruption under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported.

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