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Algeria: A Young Nation Reinventing Itself

Sasha Toperich | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Sasha Toperich

What we are hearing now on Algeria's political and economic front is about a young nation on the path to reinvent itself and, if successful, to become a great source of stability, prosperity and democracy in North Africa.

Algeria's Ailing, 77-Year-Old President Sworn In For Fourth Term

AP | By AOMAR OUALI | Posted 06.28.2014 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Facing an increasingly united opposition calling for political changes, Algeria's president promised national reconciliation...

Bouteflika for Now -- But What's Next?

Charlotte Florance | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Charlotte Florance

If Algeria is not opened-up to moderate multiparty democracy and the free-market system, it will become a breeding ground for religious extremism. Algeria needs political change, and it needs it quickly.

Learning From Mubarak's Mistakes in Algeria

Daniel Nisman | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Until now, Bouteflika has successfully outmaneuvered his political rivals and even his own ailing health, but at a severe cost to his regime's image among the general population. If 2014 elections are to run smoothly and North Africa's last dictatorship is to be preserved, Bouteflika and his allies will need to tread carefully.

Algerian President Hospitalized After Mini-Stroke

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria's president was hospitalized Saturday after having a mini-stroke without serious complications, the state news agency...

An Open and Diverse Economy to Benefit All Algerians

Christine Lagarde | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Christine Lagarde

The goal of continued stability -- and certainly the hope for more broadly shared growth -- cannot be taken lightly. Everybody I spoke to in Algiers agreed the country needs a more open and diverse economy to create a bigger pie, and to ensure that all Algerians get their fair share in it.

Islamists Dismiss Troubled Vote

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — Islamists suffered a surprising defeat in Algeria's parliamentary elections, bucking a trend that saw them gain power across ...

When Algeria, Like France, Looks Its Past in the Face

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Algerian independence was a just cause. A struggle against colonialism that should have won over all that France counted as humanists, on both the left and the right. Except that sometimes it happens that a just cause employs unjust means.

Students Protest In Algerian Capital

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ALGIERS, Algeria — About 500 students have rallied in Algeria's capital, part of the wave of unrest in Arab world to register discontent with na...

The Domino Theory Strikes Again: Who's Next?

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

The next regime to go is Algeria. You may ask, "How do you know this? Didn't the police there just beat the crap out of the demonstrators a day or two...

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Favored To Win Reelection Today

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika cast his ballot Thursday as millions in the oil-rich north African country voted in polls in which Bouteflika ...