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Africa’s  ‘dinosaurs’ are dying out

Countries in political transition have very little time in which to deliver socioeconomic and political change

Algeria: six months of anti-regime protests

From anti-Bouteflika to no democracy: Here is a timeline of the events that have occurred in Algeria

Algerian presidential elections ‘impossible’ on July 4

The planned vote has drawn widespread protests, with Algerian demonstrators demanding Bouteflika allies step aside before any elections are held

How democratic revolutions are being subverted in Algeria and Sudan

One of the most misleading myths about African politics is the idea of the all-powerful leader who rules on their own through their cunning and wit

Former Algerian PM questioned in widening probe into longtime elite

Ouyahia served four times as prime minister from 1995, three of them during Bouteflika's two-decade rule

Guinea’s Condé eyes third term

Even as Algeria and Sudan have rid themselves of their long-standing leaders, Guinea may be about to create a new president-for-life

Sisi, Egypt’s undisputed leader

Sisi, as a champion of stability, commands the support of Western powers

Bouteflika’s mosque seen as monument to megalomania

Built with the nation's vast oil wealth, the monument on the Bay of Algiers will be the world's third biggest mosque and Africa's largest

Women take leading role in Sudan protests

Demonstrations against Omar al-Bashir started in December, but the women of Sudan are now taking the lead

Algeria’s Bouteflika resigns after weeks of protest

The 82-year-old finally resigned from office and Algerian citizens took to the streets to celebrate

Algeria’s Bouteflika to resign ‘before mandate ends’

Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign as president before his mandate expires on April 28.

Algerian protesters unrelenting

Despite president pulling out of election race, demonstrators continue to call for his departure

Football fans, Algeria’s invisible catalyst

Protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been fanned by football followers, whose stadium chants have been heard across the country

Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term after protests

"Peacefully, we have overthrown the puppet!" people sang in Algiers following the president's decision

Bouteflika ‘returns’ to strike-hit Algeria from Geneva

Bouteflika has been in power since 1999 and his rare public appearances since his stroke have been in a wheelchair.

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