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2014-04-23 Eleven Algerian Soldiers Die in AQIM Ambush
[Magharebia]Algiers -The Algerian army on Monday (April 21st) continued hunting al-Qaeda terrorists responsible for the Saturday slaying of 11 soldiers in Kabylie.

2014-04-22 Algerians Take Stability Over Change, and Who Can Blame Them?
[Daily Maverick]Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika personifies much of what is wrong with African governance: the corruption, the patronage, the sheer longevity of his time in office have all stunted his country's development, keeping Algeria and Algerians from reaching their full potential. But they could do so much worse, as a quick glance in the direction of Egypt and Libya reveals. Over the objections of a spirited opposition, Algerians have overwhelmingly preferred stability to change, and given the ailing Bouteflika

2014-04-20 Soldiers Killed in Mountain Ambush
[Deutsche Welle]In the deadliest attack in years, 11 Algerian soldiers have been killed while returning from a mountain patrol. The attack follows last week's presidential poll.

2014-04-21 Marzouki Congratulates Bouteflika On Re-Election
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage, -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki sent a message to congratulate Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on re-election.

2014-04-22 Bouteflika Wins Fourth Term
[Magharebia]Algiers -In a result that surprised no one, 77-year-old Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected with 81.53% of the vote.

2014-04-21 PM Congratulates Bouteflika On Re-Election
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa sent a congratulatory message to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on his re-election.

2014-04-21 Algeria "Satisfied" With UN SG Report On Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria welcomes "with satisfaction" UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's report on Western Sahara, presented to the Security Council, said Monday the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.

2014-04-21 Bouteflika Poised for Fourth Term
[Magharebia]Algiers -Polling stations across Algeria closed their doors at 8pm Thursday (April 17th) and supporters of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika are already claiming victory.

2014-04-21 Xi Congratulates Algeria's Bouteflika On Re-Election
[Focac]Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Abdelaziz Bouteflika Saturday on being re-elected president of Algeria.

2014-04-21 U.S. State Department Daily Press Briefing: Algeria
[State Department]Excerpt from the U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 

2014-04-21 Fourteen Soldiers Killed in Ambush
[VOA]Fourteen Algerian soldiers are dead after an attack late Saturday by suspected Islamist militants.

2014-04-19 Bouteflika Wins Fourth Term
[Deutsche Welle]Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been re-elected for a fourth term. But the 77-year-old is seriously ill and barely able to communicate. Doubts over whether he is still able to lead his country are growing.

2014-04-21 HM the King Congratulates Algerian President On Re-Election
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a congratulation letter to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika following his re-election to the presidency of his country.

2014-04-21 Election-Eve Crackdown - Return to Repressive Practices After a Short Lull
[HRW]Beirut -Algerian authorities on the eve of the April 17, 2014, presidential election forcibly dispersed a demonstration against a fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The authorities should abandon such repressive practices by rescinding the 2001 decree banning all demonstrations in Algiers, the capital, and by allowing people to exercise their right to peaceful assembly anywhere in Algeria.

2014-04-18 Officially, Bouteflika Trounces Benflis to Win Fourth Term As Algerian President
[Deutsche Welle]Algeria's president has won a fourth term. Abdelaziz Bouteflika can serve another five years following an election that opponents have dismissed as a stage-managed fraud to keep the ailing leader in power.

2014-04-18 Bouteflika Camp Claims Polls Win
[RFI]Supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika claim he has won a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's president. His main rival claims there has been "massive fraud".

2014-04-18 Refugee Family Visits Resume
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency announced today that following many months of suspension, family visit flights between Sahrawi refugees living in camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and their families in the territory of Western Sahara has resumed.

2014-04-17 Algerians Vote in Presidential Election
[VOA]Cairo -Algerians went to the polls to decide who will govern the country for the next five years, as ailing President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika seeks a fourth term. He faces strong opposition from former Prime Minister Ali Benflis.

2014-04-17 Algeria Votes in Tense Election
[Magharebia]Algiers -Polls opened across Algeria at 8am Thursday (April 17th) as millions prepared to cast their ballot for president.

2014-04-17 President Bouteflika Turns Up to Vote As Election Hit By Low Turnout
[Deutsche Welle]Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has cast his vote in the country's elections. He is widely expected to win a fourth term in a poll that is being met with low turnout.

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