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Electorate summoned to vote on May 17

Parliamentary elections Electorate summoned to vote on May 17 El Khabar, 17 February 2007 President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has yesterday summoned the electoral body to parliamentary polls on May...

Authorities ban conference

Foreign human rights activists were to take part in Authorities ban conference El Khabar, 8 février 2007 Authorities obstructed yesterday, foreign and Algerian lawyers to organise a conference...

Security cooperation between Algeria and Germany

Algeria-Germany Security cooperation between Algeria and Germany El Khabar, 5 February 2007 German Interior Ministry spokesman discloses, in a press statement, yesterday, Germany and Algeria intend to reinforce...

Algeria president plays down rebel attacks

Algeria president plays down rebel attacks Reuters, 15 march 2007 MADRID, March 15 (Reuters) – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika played down recent rebel attacks targeting the country’s key...

Hydrocarbons law amendment anger Americans

Hydrocarbons law amendment anger Americans Anadarko may resort to international arbitration El Khabar, 6 February 2007 Richard Holmes, Chief executive Officer of US Company Anadarko didn’t ruled out...

Constitution revision to take place in 2007

Abdelaziz Belkhadem Constitution revision to take place in 2007 El Khabar, 4 January 2007 Secretary General of National Liberation Front (FLN) Abdelaziz Belkhadem has confirmed referendum for constitution’s...

Al-Khalifa bank creation based on false documents

Khalifa trial Al-Khalifa bank creation based on false documents El Khabar, 10 January 2007 President of hearing, Fatiha Brahimi, opened the second day of Khalifa trial yesterday by...

Algeria’s biggest bank scandal trial starts

Algeria’s biggest bank scandal trial starts Khalifa Bank scandal trial opens with its owner Rafik Khalifa, six other defendants on the run. By Abdellah Cheballah – BLIDA, Algeria,...

‘5+5 Forum’ discusses relaunch of Med Union

‘5+5 Forum’ discusses relaunch of Med Union Senior officials from 10 countries meet in Cordoba to discuss relaunch of Mediterranean Union. Middle East Online, 21 avril 2009 CORDOBA...

Reconciliation – Amnesty

Reconciliation – Amnesty Families of Algeria’s disappeared say government compensation not enough (Herald Tribune, 02.10.06) National Reconciliation: The deadline is not to be extended now (EK, 10.09.06) Algerian...

Bouteflika and the Parody of Algerian Democracy

Bouteflika and the Parody of Algerian Democracy About.com, Thursday April 9, 2009 Algeria pretended to have a presidential election today. Two-term president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 72, in power since...

Bouteflika’s Triumph and Algeria’s Tragedy

Bouteflika’s Triumph and Algeria’s Tragedy Jacob Mundy, Merip, April 10, 2009 http://www.merip.org/mero/mero041009.html (Jacob Mundy is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of...

Introducing Algeria’s President-for-Life

Introducing Algeria’s President-for-Life Ahmed Aghrout and Yahia H. Zoubir, April 1, 2009, http://www.merip.org/mero/mero040109.html (Ahmed Aghrout is research fellow at the University of Salford in Great Britain. Yahia H....

Algeria’s security tied to political freedom

Algeria’s security tied to political freedom * Bouteflika hopes to use third term to end violence * Former rebels lack political voice * Bouteflika victory expected as reward...

Mauritania: US dirty tricks in the Sahara area

Mauritania: US dirty tricks in the Sahara area by Charlie Kimber, 20 August 2005 http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php?article_id=7150 The fall last week of Mauritania’s leader, president Taya, emphasised how fragile the...

US targets Sahara ‘terrorist haven’

US targets Sahara ‘terrorist haven’ By Catherine Fellows,BBC, Mauritania, 8 August 2005 US airmen cross the air base in Bamako, Mali, during operation Flintlock 2005 Critics say the...

U.S. Expresses Concerns Over Algerian Elections

U.S. Expresses Concerns Over Algerian Elections By REUTERS, The New York Times, January 25, 2004 ALGIERS (Reuters) – The United States is concerned by reports that presidential elections...

The French connection

The French connection by Gordon Campbell, New Zealand Listener, February 14-20 2004 Helen Clark has kept the Americans at arm’s length over Iraq. So why is she now...

Poll fraud claims as Algerians re-elect president

Poll fraud claims as Algerians re-elect president By Roula Khalaf in Algiers, Financial Times, April 10 2004 Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika yesterday won a second five-year term after...

An Algerian Presidential Free-for-All

An Algerian Presidential Free-for-All Youcef Bouandel*, Merip, April 6, 2004 http://www.merip.org/mero/mero040604.html The Algerian presidential elections coming up on April 8 have captured the imagination of the electorate like...

Resentment and relief in quieter Kabylia

Resentment and relief in quieter Kabylia Algeria Interface, 13 March 2003 Two years after the Kabyle Black Spring uprising there is both resentment and relief in provincial capital...

Caged Prisoners leave Algiers cold

Caged Prisoners leave Algiers cold Algeria Interface, 21 March 2003 The Algerian authorities have shown not the slightest concern nor paid a single visit to Algerians being held...

Interview: Roger Clark of Amnesty International

INTERFACE INTERVIEWS Roger Clark of Amnesty International Algeria Interface, 28 february 2003 Algiers, 28/02/03 – Roger Clark is head of Amnesty International’s delegation to Algeria. It has just...

Interview with Eric Goldstein of Human Rights Watch

INTERFACE INTERVIEWS Eric Goldstein of Human Rights Watch Algeria Interface, 5 march 2003 Paris, 05/03/03 – Eric Goldstein is North Africa and Middle East Research Director for US-based...

Quake Demolishes Confidence in Algerian Rulers

Quake Demolishes Confidence in Algerian Rulers By Craig S.Smith, New York Times, 30 May 2003 ERGANA, Algeria, May 28 — More than just buildings collapsed in the earthquake...

Interface Interviews rights activist Ali Yahia Abdenour

Interface Interviews rights activist Ali Yahia Abdenour Algeria Interface, January 15, 2003 Algiers, 15/01/2003 – Ali Yahia Abdenour presides the independent human rights watchdog, the Algerian League for...

New rights watchdog has little bark, less bite

New rights watchdog has little bark, less bite Algeria Interface, January 29, 2003 Algeria’s former human rights watchdog was seen as a lapdog of the authorities. Its successor,...

Sahara warning as 31 tourists vanish

Sahara warning as 31 tourists vanish Paul Webster in Paris, The Observer, April 13, 2003 http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,935828,00.html The endless dunes and towering rock formations of the southern Sahara have...

Commando raid frees Algeria hostages

Commando raid frees Algeria hostages Staff and agencies, The Guardian, May 14, 2003 Detail from a German poster showing tourists missing in Algeria since February 2003. 17 of...