Tag: Bouteflika

Bouteflika Leaves, Regime Stays

April 4, 2019

The abdication of ailing President Bouteflika has been met with celebrations on the streets of Algiers but his downfall only confirms the power-grab of the ... Read More

Algeria: Defense Ministry denies Army Chief of Staff sacked amid feud with Bouteflika’s entourage

April 2, 2019

The Algerian defense ministry Monday brushed aside a statement from President Abdeelaziz Bouteflika’s office that Deputy Defense Minister, General Ahmed Gaïd Salah has been sacked. ... Read More

Impotent Bouteflika to resign before April 28

April 1, 2019

Following six weeks of protests, Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he will resign before April 28, the date his fourth term ends. The 82-year-old, ... Read More

Algeria: Is Bouteflika stepping down Tuesday?

April 1, 2019

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika might step down from power Tuesday, April 2, two days after he named a caretaker government that will lead the country through ... Read More

ExxonMobile halts with Sonatrach due to protests

March 21, 2019

The limbo in Algerian politics is throwing its weight on the oil and gas industry in the country, which represents 95% of the North African ... Read More

Bouteflika abandoned by his own party’s dignitaries, caciques of his clan

March 18, 2019

As consultations are still ongoing to form a new government in Algeria in a bid to address the wrath of the people standing against the ... Read More

Algerian protesters say no to Bouteflika’s proposal to extend fourth term

March 12, 2019

Students poured to the streets of Algiers after ailing President Bouteflika announced Monday in a letter that he will not run for presidential elections, which ... Read More

Infirm Bouteflika seeks presidency for life or an exit on his own terms

March 5, 2019

As was expected, ailing president Bouteflika announced in a letter that he will succeed himself for a fifth term, but promised early elections within a ... Read More

Algeria: Protests Grow against Bouteflika’s 5th Term

February 18, 2019

Thousands of Algerian protesters staged demonstrations in several provinces over the weekend to express their opposition to the candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a ... Read More

Algeria: Bouteflika, a ghost-candidate in a presidential race!

February 14, 2019

In power since 1999, Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffered a stroke in 2013 that affected his ability to walk and to speak. Nailed in a wheelchair, he ... Read More