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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.

Algerian students still pushing for change after general's death

24 Dec 2019

ALGIERS Thousands of Algerian students protested on Tuesday, pressing their demands for wholesale change despite calls for a pause in their rallies after the sudden death of the country's powerful army chief.

Algeria's powerful army chief dies at pivotal point in political crisis

23 Dec 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's powerful army chief, who masterminded the state's response to mass protests this year, died suddenly of a heart attack on Monday, and a likely successor quickly emerged from the same old guard the demonstrators want swept away.

Algeria swears in new president, protest movement debates response

19 Dec 2019

ALGIERS Algeria swore in Abdelmadjid Tebboune as president on Thursday as the Hirak protest movement debated its response to his offer of dialogue to end a months-long political crisis.

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

Algeria's new president Tebboune faces tough challenge

13 Dec 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's new president faces the country's biggest political crisis in decades, a hostile economic climate and attacks on his legitimacy after winning an election with low turnout opposed by a massive protest movement.

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

Algeria set for presidential election denounced by protesters as charade

10 Dec 2019

ALGIERS Algeria holds a presidential election on Thursday which protesters say offers no real choice and will keep in power the ruling hierarchy they have been trying to oust in 10 months of demonstrations.

Algeria set for presidential election denounced by protesters as charade

10 Dec 2019

ALGIERS Algeria holds a presidential election on Thursday which protesters say offers no real choice and will keep in power the ruling hierarchy they have been trying to oust in 10 months of demonstrations.

Algeria set for presidential election denounced by protesters as charade

10 Dec 2019

ALGIERS, Dec 10 Algeria holds a presidential election on Thursday which protesters say offers no real choice and will keep in power the ruling hierarchy they have been trying to oust in 10 months of demonstrations.

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