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An Algerian journalist that was sentenced to three years in prison was acquitted and is expected to be released after spending over a year in jail.

Nearly 500 refugees were picked up at sea off Algeria, whilst 10 drowned.

Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

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Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has lashed out at media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, accusing it of trying to ‘destabilise’ the country after it condemned the jailing of journalist Khaled Drareni.

Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

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Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

Abdelmajid Tebboune on Sunday said early legislative elections will be held after the scheduled November 1 constitutional reforms.

Algeria ex-policeman turned protester gets 2 years jail

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Algeria ex-policeman turned protester gets 2 years jail

Former Algerian policeman Toufik Hassani was convicted of "threatening police agents"

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The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

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UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

The UN has called for the release of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni.

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Algeria parliament adopts constitutional reforms

The reforms will be put to a referendum in November.

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Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

Khaled Drareni has appealed his sentence of three years in prison over his coverage of anti-government protests in Algeria.

Algeria adopts draft constitutional reforms as crackdown continues

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Algeria adopts draft constitutional reforms as crackdown continues

The government had promised to press for reforms during elections late last year after the resignation of long-time leader Abdelaziz ...

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Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

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Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

Algerian activists have gone on a hunger strike and claim they have been abused in detention.

Algeria sets date for referendum on new constitution

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Algeria sets date for referendum on new constitution

Algeria's president has set the constitutional changes set to be voted on in November will reduce his authority, but demonstrators have called ...

Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

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Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the ...

Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid ...

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Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch

Coronavirus and tumbling oil revenues have affected Algeria's economy.

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Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.

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Jailed Algerian ex-minister dies of coronavirus in prison

Former Algerian telecommunications minister Moussa Benhamadi has died of Covid-19 at the El Harrach prison, where he was awaiting trial on ...

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Algeria's new economic reforms aims to save $20 billion

The North African country is launching an economic plan that would help it out of its financial strait.

Algerian politicians sentenced to 12 years for corruption

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Algerian politicians sentenced to 12 years for corruption

The Algerian elite have been culled as key figures have been jailed on corruption charges.

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Algeria's government shaken up amid oil, coronavirus troubles

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune, elected in a partly boycotted vote last year, has reshuffled the cabinet amid economic woes spurred by a ...

Five jailed after banned Algeria demonstration

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Five jailed after banned Algeria demonstration

Lawyers accused the Algerian regime of attempting to repress peaceful anti-government protesters through banning demonstrations on the pretext ...

Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

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Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

Algeria has intensified its crackdown on an anti-government protest movement in a bid to discourage demonstrations once coronavirus restrictions ...

Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

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Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across ...

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