Algeria.. 914 infections and 15 deaths from the Corona virus

Algeria recorded 914 new cases of coronavirus during the past 24 hours, according to the latest toll revealed by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. The number of injuries decreased slightly compared to the previous outcome (923 cases), but it remains above the 900 mark for the second day in a r

Algerian prime minister is infected with COVID-19

 Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane is infected with COVID-19, Algerian state TV said on Saturday.The prime minister, who had just formed his new government on Wednesday, will quarantine for seven days, but will continue performing his duties virtually, state TV sai

Algeria forms new government; energy, finance ministers unchanged

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Monday named a new government, with the energy and finance ministers from the previous administration both keeping their jobs, the presidency said.It said Ramdane Lamamra was appointed as foreign minister, taking over from Sabri Boukadoum.

Algeria finance minister Benabderrahmane named new PM

Algerian Finance Minister Aimene Benabderrahmane was named prime minister Wednesday, the presidency said, following legislative elections earlier this month and as the country seeks to curb a deep socio-economic crisis.“Aimene Benabderrahmane has been appointed prime minister and charged wit

Ruling elite parties claim victory in Algerian elections with 23% turnout

Algeria's long-dominant National Liberation Front won the most seats at weekend parliamentary elections, it was announced on Tuesday. But the FLN had a significantly reduced number, following the country's lowest ever turnout of 23 per cent, the electoral board said. The vote was boyco

Algeria's FLN wins most seats in parliament, election authority says

Algeria's FLN, long the country's biggest political party, won the most seats in Saturday's parliamentary election, the head of the electoral authority said on Tuesday.However, its 105 seats were far short of the 204 needed to secure a majority in the 407-seat parliament, with the Islamist MSP win

Algeria awaits results after voters snub elections

Algeria on Sunday awaited the results of a parliamentary election boycotted by the long-running Hirak protest movement and marked by widespread abstention.Turnout was just 30.2 percent, electoral commission chief Mohamed Chorfi announced after Saturday’s vote — the lowest in a legislat

Election for ‘new Algeria’ gets low turnout amid opposition boycott

Voter turnout was low midway through the day as Algerians voted on Saturday for a new parliament in an election with a majority of novice independent candidates running under new rules meant to satisfy demands of pro-democracy protesters and open the way to a “new Algeria.” Tension su

Algeria votes for new parliament for first time since Bouteflika’s exit

Polling stations opened Saturday in Algeria's first parliamentary election since a popular uprising forced longtime autocratic president Abdelaziz Bouteflika from office in 2019. The vote is meant to satisfy demands of pro-democracy protesters and turn a new leaf for the troubled, albeit gas

Algeria to elect parliament amid protest movement boycott

 Algeria holds a parliamentary election on Saturday under the shadow of a protest movement boycott and deep skepticism the North African nation can escape political paralysis and worsening economic crisis.The poll comes as authorities seek to bolster their legitimacy and take the wind out of

Algeria: president praises protest movement and condemns normalisation with Israel

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has told Al-Jazeera that the Hirak protest movement saved the state thanks to its peaceful nature. In his first interview with the broadcaster, Tebboune also criticised the normalisation agreements between Arab states and Israel in the absence of p

Algerian medics fear new infections as borders to reopen

Algerian medics fear next week’s reopening of national borders will trigger a new surge in COVID-19 cases despite health measures, as people living abroad rush home to see family.The borders have been mostly closed since the global pandemic struck in early 2020, marooning thousands of Algeri

Algeria: Healthcare workers migrate to private sector for wages 10 times higher than public sector

Professor Rachid Belhadj, director of medical and paramedical activities at Mustapha Pacha University Hospital, confirmed on Friday that the migration of healthcare workers to the private sector is explained by the fact that private healthcare facilities offer wages ten times higher than the publi

Algeria remembers victims of French rule

Algeria on Saturday honored thousands killed by French forces in 1945, as the North African country waits for Paris to apologize for its colonial era crimes.Pro-independence protests broke out after a rally on May 8, 1945 marking the allied victory over Nazi Germany.The rioting triggered two weeks

Algerians stranded for 3 weeks in Paris airport

 Twenty-six Algerians returning home from the UK have been trapped in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for three weeks because of COVID-19 measures. The 26 people, including two young girls and a 75-year-old woman, have appealed to Algeria’s president to help them get home. Their

Algeria starts exceptional review of electoral lists

The Algerian authorities on Tuesday initiated an exceptional review of electoral lists in preparation for early legislative election scheduled for June. The announcement follows an earlier decision by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to dissolve parliament. According to the National Independent Aut

Thousands protest in Algiers after election date announced

Thousands demonstrated in Algiers on Friday, rejecting early legislative elections announced the day before, as weekly rallies by the resurgent Hirak pro-democracy movement gain momentum.Protesters defied a coronavirus-related ban on gatherings to rally from different parts of the capital, converg

Algeria prepares law to withdraw nationality of people threatening state

Algeria plans for the first time to deprive of nationality citizens who commit acts abroad that are liable to "seriously damage the interests of the state or harm the national unity", the prime minister's office said yesterday, Reuters reports. The measure will apply to people who join,