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Algeria’s military calls for removal of President Bouteflika

Algeria’s army chief of staff has called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after almost a month and a half of sweeping protests. “We must find a way out of this crisis within the framework of the constitution,” Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaid Salah said on Algerian state-owned TV. Bouteflika previously announced that he …

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Detentions, injuries in Friday’s Algerian demonstrations

Algerian security forces detained 75 protesters, and 11 policemen suffered from minor injuries during last Friday’s demonstrations against the extension of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s fourth term, according to security forces. Several Algerian cities witnessed mass demonstrations after performing Friday prayer. Algerians called for a million-man march against the extension of Bouteflika’s fourth term, after …

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Bouteflika returns home after medical check-up in Geneva

Local Algerian media outlets announced that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned to the country on Sunday, after undergoing medical check-up in Switzerland Bouteflika has ruled the country since 1999 and is currently bidding for a fifth term despite his deteriorating health. This led to mass protests across the country. Also on Sunday, Algeria’s ruling FLN …

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Thousands of Algerians continue to protest amid Bouteflika’s warnings

Thousands of Algerians took to the streets of the capital for the third consecutive week on Friday to protest against the candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term. This came one day after Bouteflika warned Algerians on Thursday against domestic or foreign groups infiltrating or breaking through their marches. The Algerian authorities halted …

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Bouteflika vows not to complete 5th term, if re-elected

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika promised to call for early election within one year if re-elected for a fifth time in April, Algerian state-run TV channel said on Sunday night. Bouteflika, who is currently receiving medical care in Switzerland, has ruled the country since 1999 and is currently bidding for a fifth term despite his deteriorating health. This …

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Ailing president eyes fourth term in Algeria vote

AFP-  Algerians will vote in a presidential election Thursday with Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has ruled the oil-rich North African nation for 15 years, the firm favourite for re-election despite chronic health problems. The 77-year-old president has been conspicuous by his absence from the campaign trail, looking frail on the rare occasions he has appeared in …

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