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Lamine Chikhi

In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy

Jun 17 2019

HAIZER, Algeria While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.

Algerian council scraps July 4 presidential election

Jun 02 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's constitutional council scrapped a presidential election planned for July 4 citing a lack of candidates, prolonging a period of political transition and risking more anger from protesters.

Algeria to take months to make final Total deal decision

May 29 2019

ALGIERS, May 29 Algeria could take months to decide if Total can buy Anadarko's assets in the North African country as officials focus on the political transition after April's ousting of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, two Algerian energy industry sources said.

Algeria to block Total from buying Anadarko's Algerian assets: minister

May 26 2019

ALGIERS Algeria will block Total from acquiring Anadarko's assets in Algeria, energy minister Mohamed Arkab told reporters on the sidelines of a conference on Sunday.

Algeria's army chief says he has no political ambitions

May 22 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's army chief of staff said on Wednesday he had no political ambitions in response to democracy activists who say that he intends to copy the authoritarian model of Egypt.

Algeria election may be postponed, protests continue

May 17 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday to demand the removal of the nation's ruling elite.

Algerian police arrest brother of former president, two former intelligence chiefs: sources

May 04 2019

ALGIERS Algerian police have arrested Said Bouteflika, the youngest brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and two former intelligence chiefs, Generals Bachir Athmane Tartag and Mohamed Mediene, security sources said on Saturday.

Algeria's ruling party names relatively young new leader amid protests

Apr 30 2019

ALGIERS Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party has elected businessman Mohamed Djemai as its new leader, state television said on Tuesday, a month after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in the face of mass protests.

Algerian army chief says big corruption cases to be revealed

Apr 30 2019

ALGIERS Algeria's army chief of staff said on Tuesday several big corruption cases would come to light in a crackdown on systemic graft, private channel Ennahar TV reported.

Algerian protest leader calls for six-month transition period

Apr 27 2019

ALGIERS Algeria needs six months to prepare free elections, a protest leader said on Saturday, and called for the transition from 20 years of rule by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be managed by a former minister respected by protesters as well as Islamists.

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