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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

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 ‘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.

Parallel economy and tax evasion costs Algeria billions

Experts have reported that Algeria's economic growth is being stunted, partly by businesses' reliance on the black market.

Algerian troops enter Mali to fight al-Qaeda

Algerian troops have crossed into Mali to help government forces combat groups affiliated to al-Qaeda, officials and witnesses have said.

Algeria teachers take demands to president’s doorstep

For nearly two weeks Algerian schoolteacher Hamou Benhamou has spent his days protesting outside the presidential administration.

Algerian youths riot over food prices, unemployment

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in several cities in Algeria, including the capital, over food price rises and chronic unemployment.

Dozens killed in Algeria bombings

A twin car bomb strike rocked Algiers on Tuesday killing at least 62 people and devastating a United Nations office where staff were trapped for hours after the blasts, hospital officials said. It was the worst of a series of bombings in the capital and other major Algerian cities this year. All the past attacks were claimed by al-Qaeda.

Algerian employers oppose ‘antiquated’ weekend

Many Algerian employers are lobbying for a return of their country's weekends over Saturdays and Sundays, rather than Thursdays and Fridays, saying the current policy is cutting into foreign trade revenues. Algeria began observing its weekend from Thursday to Friday in 1976, in recognition of the fact that Friday is a holy day under Islam, the state religion of Algeria.

Low HIV prevalence not a problem? Think again

Coverage of Aids in Africa typically focuses on the dire situation in countries south of the Sahara, which are home to almost two thirds of people infected with HIV globally, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids. But what of the countries that lie further north and along the Mediterranean? In the case of one of these nations, Algeria, concern about the pandemic is mounting.

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