Latest Abdelaziz Bouteflika News

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

Jul. 3, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria on Friday in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president. A 21-gun salute thundered from Algiers’...

Activist Karim Tabbou holds a Algerian flag is greeted by supporters as he is released from the prison of Kolea, west of Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Activists Karim Tabbou and Amira Bouraoui have been released from the prison of Kolea, west of Algiers, following decisions from Algerian courts. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

Two Algerian major opposition figures released from jail

Jul. 2, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Two of the most prominent figures in Algeria's anti-government protest movement were released from prison Thursday following court decisions in their favor. Activists Karim Tabbou and Amira Bouraoui were freed from the prison in Kolea, west of Algiers, and placed under judicial...

Algeria's government shaken up amid oil, virus troubles

Jun. 24, 2020 5:51 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's president has reshuffled the government to try to fix growing economic problems linked to the country's dependence on oil revenues and fallout from virus-related restrictions on production, travel and trade. State news agency APS announced the changes by President...