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Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

Thousands of Algerians were killed during the Setif massacre.

Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

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Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

Algeria activist Bouraoui gets two years in jail

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Algeria activist Bouraoui gets two years in jail

The 45-year-old doctor was sentenced for 'offending Islam' and insulting the president.

Top Algerian opposition figure released on probation

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Top Algerian opposition figure released on probation

Karim Tabbou, a key figure in demonstrations that forced longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in 2019, was released on probation.

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Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

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Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

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Polisario demands UN seat, blasts France and Spain

Western Sahara's foreign minister criticises France and Spain for its position towards the territory's wanted independence.

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Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The proposed amendment that would see Algerian nationality withdrawn for dual nationals in case of 'prejudice' against the state has been ...

Algeria police probe teen protester's claim of sex abuse

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Algeria police probe teen protester's claim of sex abuse

Algerian police said Sunday they had launched an investigation after videos on social media claiming officers sexually abused a teenage boy ...

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Algerian opposition party to boycott legislative poll

The Socialist Social Front, an opposition group in Algeria, says it will boycott the legislative elections on June 12.

Algeria protesters demand independent judiciary

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Algeria protesters demand independent judiciary

Protesters across Algeria have called for an independent judiciary following the incarceration of regime opponents.

Algeria arrests 5 for planning attacks on Hirak protests

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Algeria arrests 5 for planning attacks on Hirak protests

Five people were arrested in Algeria on suspicion of planning "terrorist" acts against weekly Hirak pro-democracy protests in the country's ...

Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

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Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

During journalist Khaled Drareni's trial in September, his defence team said there had been "pressure (from the executive) on judges".

Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

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Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

Moroccan farmers who are living from date groves on the other side of the border with Algeria are now struggling as they have been expelled.

Sami Hamdi

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Comment: Far from prioritising a democratic transition, US policy in Libya is first and foremost geared towards impressing its own goals and interests on local actors, writes Sami Hamdi.

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Algerian protesters call for free press, judiciary

Journalists were assaulted at last week's Hirak demonstration and authorities have threatened to permanently withdraw France 24's media ...

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Travel ban strands Algerians for weeks at Paris airport

Algerians who had been seeking to fly from London to Algiers via Paris but are now stuck in Charles de Gaulle airport on the northern ...

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Moroccan border farmers protest over Algeria evictions

The border has been closed since 1994, but Algiers allows some Moroccan farmers to use an area known to Moroccans as Arjal and to ...

Media watchdog urges Algeria to probe violence against journalists

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Media watchdog urges Algeria to probe violence against journalists

RSF urged Algerian authorities to investigate violence against journalists at an anti-government demonstration.

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Algeria threatens to withdraw 'biased' France 24 press accreditation

Broadcaster France 24 has been threatened by Algerian authorities over alleged bias in its reporting of the pro-democracy Hirak protests.

Thousands protest in <em>Algiers</em> after election date announced

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Thousands protest in Algiers after election date announced

Algeria's resurgent pro-democracy movement has overwhelmingly rejected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's call for early legislative elections.

Thousands hit the streets in fresh Algeria protests

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Thousands hit the streets in fresh Algeria protests

A revived pro-democracy movement has taken root again in the North Africa country.

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

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