Ailing President Expected to Win Election
[VOA]Algerians cast ballots Thursday in a presidential election that incumbent President Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika is widely expected to win.
Authorities Urged to Allow Reporters to Cover Election Freely
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders urges the Algerian authorities to allow both Algerian and foreign journalists to freely cover tomorrow's presidential election.
Algerian Candidates Differ On Morocco Question
[Magharebia]Algiers -Ahead of the April 17th presidential election in Algeria, the six candidates are divided about re-opening the land border with Morocco.
Pre-Election Clampdown Exposes 'Gaping Holes' in Human Rights Record
[AI London]Mounting curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to Algeria's upcoming elections underscore disturbing shortcomings in the country's overall human rights record, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.
Algeria "Satisfied" With UN SG Report On Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria has welcomed "with satisfaction" UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's report on Western Sahara, presented to the Security Council, said Monday the Algerian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.
Al-Qaeda Propaganda Targets Algeria Vote
[Magharebia]Casablanca -Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) chose the Algerian presidential election campaign to post a new video criticising the government, calling for Sharia law and an Islamic caliphate.
Violence Mars Algeria Campaign
[Magharebia]Algiers -Several acts of violence marred Algeria's presidential election campaign over the last week, as voters prepare to head to the polls April 17th.
Algeria, Ecuador for "Fair" and "Lasting" Settlement of Sahrawi Issue
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria and Ecuador have called for a "fair" and "lasting" settlement for Western Sahara issue, based on a mutually acceptable political solution which guarantees the right to self-determination of the Sahrawi people.
Algerian Bloggers Prep for Presidential Vote
[Magharebia]Algiers -With the Algerian presidential election just around the corner, the blogosphere is abuzz with activity.
Top U.S. Diplomat Tours Morocco, Algeria
[Magharebia]Rabat -The top US diplomat just wrapped up a whirlwind tour of Algeria and Morocco.
The Algerian Presidential Elections - the Burlesque, the Tragicomic and the Farcical
[Fahamu]In the run up to Algeria's presidential elections on 17 April, a tragic comedy unfolds in which presidential candidates contest against a rigid regime with false stability. The outcome of the election is predetermined; and the people will lose, no matter which candidate wins
Mask of Gorgon to Be Returned to Algeria Next April 13 - Ministry of Culture
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The Mask of Gorgon will be returned to Algeria next April 13 at a ceremony to be chaired by Minister of Culture Mourad Sakli in Sidi Bousaid Museum, in the presence of Algerian Culture Minister Khalida Toumi.
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry At U.S.-Algeria Soccer Event
[State Department]Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S.-Algeria Soccer Event
President of Republic Decorates Chairmen of Algerian Solidarity Committee
[SPS]Smara -President of the Republic, Secretary- General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdel Aziz decorated Dr. Saeed Ayashi, chairman of the Algerian Committee of Solidarity with the Saharawi people, and Mohamed Mehrez Ammari, former chairman of the committee, with the Medal of the Republic during a ceremony held friday in the Wilaya of Smara, Sahrawi Refugee Camps.
Presidential Campaign Gets Off to Slow Start
[Magharebia]Algiers -Despite the sluggish kick off to Algeria's presidential campaign, the six candidates competing in the April 17th poll have not held back from complaining about irregularities.
Algeria for UN Efforts to Resolve Western Sahara Conflict
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria's Foreign Minister Mr. Ramtane Lamamra has voiced his country's full support to the efforts underatken by the Personal Envoy of the UN's Secretary General for Western Sahara Mr. Christopher Ross aimed at resolving Western Sahara conflict.
U.S. Secretary Kerry Participates in Strategic Dialogue With Algeria
[State Department]The U.S. Delegation to the U.S. -Algeria Strategic Dialogue, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, focuses on economic and political reforms and strategic security cooperation, including counterterrorism.
U.S. Secretary Kerry, Algerian FM Lamamra Joint Press Availability in Algeria
[State Department]Algiers, Algeria -Joint Press Availability with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry And Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
U.S. Secretary Kerry At Opening of U.S-Algeria Strategic Dialogue
[State Department]Algiers -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry At the Opening Plenary Sessions of the U.S-Algeria Strategic Dialogue
U.S., Algeria Work to Improve Security in Maghreb, Sahel
[Leadership]The United States and Algeria have said that they are working together to combat terrorism in North and West Africa by strengthening both security and economic opportunity.