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Lamine Chikhi

Some OPEC ministers discuss implementing agreed oil cuts immediately

21 Apr 2020

ALGIERS/DUBAI Some OPEC ministers had a conference call on Tuesday to discuss the oil price rout and possible extra measures to support the market but it took place without the core Gulf nations, highlighting a growing split inside the organisation.

Weary Algerians fear fresh economic turmoil as oil prices dive

21 Apr 2020

ALGIERS Algerians are watching the collapse of oil prices with alarm as the energy markets on which the North African nation relies for most of its export revenues have been plunged into turmoil by the coronavirus crisis.

Algeria jails opposition figure Karim Tabbou for year - activists

24 Mar 2020

ALGIERS An Algerian court has sentenced one of the most prominent figures in the protest movement that toppled longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to a year in prison, leading rights lawyers said on Tuesday.

Algerians forego weekly protest amid coronavirus

20 Mar 2020

ALGIERS Algerian protesters heeded a presidential order over the coronavirus, and the pleas of some of their own leaders, by not staging their weekly demonstration against the ruling elite on Friday for the first time in over a year.

Algerian protest movement faces new threat - coronavirus

12 Mar 2020

ALGIERS Algerians are watching to see whether a global epidemic will do what the ruling authorities they describe as le pouvoir - the powers that be - have failed to achieve, and quell a year of mass protests.

Racked by protests, Algeria bars political gatherings over virus

10 Mar 2020

ALGIERS Algeria's government has cancelled political gatherings because of the coronavirus, it said on Tuesday, though it was not immediately clear if this would entail a ban on the mass protests that have convulsed the state for more than a year.

Algerians say oil price crash shows need for reform

10 Mar 2020

ALGIERS Plunging oil prices have increased the urgency for Algeria to reform its economy, politicians and business leaders said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Algerians say oil price crash shows need for reform

09 Mar 2020

ALGIERS, March 9 Plunging oil prices have increased the urgency for Algeria to reform its economy, politicians and business leaders said on Monday.

Algerian protests blunted without a shot fired in anger

30 Jan 2020

ALGIERS While uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East have been quelled by deadly force, Algerian authorities are on the way to becalming a powerful protest movement without a shot fired - at least for now.

Hundreds of thousands turn out to mourn Algeria's powerful army chief

25 Dec 2019

ALGIERS The body of Algeria's powerful army chief - the former independence fighter who became his country's de facto ruler - was carried to his grave on a tank on Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of mourners looked on.

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