Protests in Algeria Heralding Another Arab Spring?
As tens of thousands of protesters hope to bring an end to the 20-year-long autocratic rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, some regional autocrats are cracking down on even the mildest of dissent, says analyst Marc Lynch.
Protesters in Algeria in 2019.
Algeria's constitution council has held a special meeting after Army Chief's Gaid Salah's call to remove the president, reports private TV channel El Bilad. Read more »
The government said the 18 April election would be postponed, but the people want President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his entrourage to leave power immediately. Read more »
The Algerian presidency says long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is 82, will not seek a fifth term as president, despite filing the paperwork to do so. The presidency also ... Read more »
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