Algeria’s President Bouteflika fires election campaign director amid protests
04 March 2019 | 5:39 am
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is facing unprecedented protests as he prepares to stand for a fifth term in April elections. Opponents say the ailing 82-year-old is unfit for office.
11 Mar 2019
Algeria's ailing and embattled president has returned home after being treated at a Swiss hospital for the past two weeks. His return comes amid a strike and mass protests against his decision to run for another term.
24 Dec 2019
Residents of Algiers react to former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune being sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria, a week after winning a widely boycotted election.
11 Jul 2020
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune says there is an opportunity to achieve "appeased relations" with France. He believes that French President Emmanuel Macron is "honest" and "proper" with regard to the country’s colonial past, welcomes the return of Algerian resistance fighters' skulls and hopes for further gestures in this direction.
24 Feb 2021
Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune dissolved the parliament and announced a government reshuffle in a highly anticipated address to the nation. The new elections are likely to take place by the end of the year.
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Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
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Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.
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Child trafficking is often described as modern day slavery. despite legal and social measures aimed at combating the practice, it remains rife in a number of west african countries.
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Java's northern coast is slowly subsiding into the sea — mainly because of groundwater exploitation. Without a wholesale change in the provision of water, the city of Pekalongan could be submerged by ocean waves by 2030.