Algeria: An army chief, an ailing president and a political crisis
Algeria's army chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah, has urged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. Many Algerians support the move, but question whether the army has the legitimacy to take that kind of action.
Scores dead in Algeria plane crash
An Algerian military plane crashed near an airport outside the capital Algiers on Wednesday (April 11), killing at least 100 people according to local media.
Massive bore pipes wash up on the English coast
Large Norwegian-made bore pipes on their way to Algeria are found wash up on England's Norfolk coast.
Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat
Gambians celebrate on Twitter after long time President Jammeh is beaten in elections.
OPEC agrees to cut oil production
OPEC, the world's largest bloc of oil-producing countries, has decided to reduce output by 750,000 barrels a day to stabilise falling global oil prices.