Latest Algeria government News

Algerians question president for calling an early election without announcing his own campaign

Apr. 04, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Like many of the elections in more than 50 countries voting this year, the upcoming presidential race in Algeria was supposed to be a sleepy affair. With few viable opposition candidates capable of mounting a serious challenge, President Abdelmadjid...

Algeria's government pushes staples to subsidized markets to stave off Ramadan shortages

Mar. 28, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government has flooded newly opened markets selling subsidized goods with pantry staples to stave off shortages during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, when demand typically increases in Muslim-majority countries and prices tend to rise. Authorities...

French lawmakers condemn 'bloody and murderous' 1961 massacre of Algerian protesters

Mar. 28, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Thursday condemned an infamous 1961 police crackdown on Algerian protesters in Paris as a “bloody and murderous repression,” marking another step in the country's recognition of the massacre that authorities sought to cover up for decades. The...

Algeria sets election for September. The military-backed president is expected to seek a 2nd term

Mar. 21, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria will hold its next election on Sept. 7, giving first-term President Abdelmajid Tebboune more than five months to campaign should he decide to seek a second term leading the oil-rich north African nation. Tebboune's office announced the date in a...

Algeria will hold elections this year on Sept. 7, when President Abdelmajid Tebboune will ask voters for a second term

Mar. 21, 2024 13:54 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria will hold elections this year on Sept. 7, when President Abdelmajid Tebboune will ask voters for a second term.

Algeria scolds television stations for Ramadan advertising blitz and immoral programming

Mar. 19, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Officials in Algeria are chiding television stations over the content choices they’ve made since the start of Ramadan last week, injecting religion into broader discussions about how the country regulates content and advertising in media. Their criticisms...

Excitement and skepticism meet Algeria's decision to import beef to meet high demand during Ramadan

Mar. 11, 2024 04:30 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is importing massive amounts of beef and lamb to confront an explosion in demand for meat expected throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, hoping to stabilize prices as the country's economy continues to struggle. The oil-rich North African...

OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants

Mar. 03, 2024 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some members of oil cartel OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, and allied producers like Russia are again deepening their voluntary crude supply cuts. Announcements from several OPEC+ countries extend reductions of some 2.2 million barrels a day, the secretariat for the...

Algeria is in the spotlight as leaders of gas producing countries convene for summit

Feb. 29, 2024 07:31 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is looking to cast itself as a critical supplier of natural gas for European countries seeking to lessen their dependence on Russia as it welcomed Thursday envoys from energy rich nations to a key summit. For three days, Algeria will host leaders...

Algeria inaugurates Africa's largest mosque after years of political delays and cost overruns

Feb. 26, 2024 01:55 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria inaugurated a gigantic mosque on its Mediterranean coastline Sunday after years of political upheaval transformed the project from a symbol of state-sponsored strength and religiosity to one of delays and cost overruns. Built by a Chinese...