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OPEC Conference – Algeria Advocates Immediate Reduction In Oil Production

OPEC Conference – Algeria Advocates Immediate Reduction In Oil Production

Algeria, which chairs the presidency of the OPEC Conference, urged Sunday oil-producing countries to seize the opportunity of the meeting scheduled on 9 April in order to agree on “a global, massive and immediate” production cut. “Algeria calls upon all oil-producing countries to seize the opportunity of the meeting scheduled to be held on April […]

Algeria Election May Be Postponed, Protests Continue

Algeria Election May Be Postponed, Protests Continue

  Algeria’s imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday to demand the removal of the nation’s ruling elite. After two decades in power, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit last month under pressure from protesters and the army, but demonstrations […]

Abdelkader Bensalah Announces July 4 Presidential Election

Abdelkader Bensalah Announces July 4 Presidential Election

Algerians will head to the polls to vote for a new president on July 4. It comes after former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ended his 20-year reign following mass protests. Algeria’s newly appointed interim President Abdelkader Bensalah on Wednesday announced the country would head to polls on July 4 to vote for a new president. Bensalah […]

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika To Resign By April 28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika To Resign By April 28

The president’s office made the announcement after weeks of street protests, delays, resignations and political discussions. The powerful military had also called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to go. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is to resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said Monday. The president will take “steps to ensure state institutions continue […]

The Power Tussle In Algeria

The Power Tussle In Algeria

Algeria’s army chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah, has urged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. Many Algerians support the move, but question whether the army has the legitimacy to take that kind of action. On Tuesday, Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah called on the country’s top court and parliament to trigger Article 102 of the […]

Algeria Sets Presidential Election For April 18

Algeria Sets Presidential Election For April 18

Algeria on Friday said its presidential elections will hold on April 18, ending speculation that the vote could be postponed. “Bouteflika has issued a decree tasking an electoral commission with preparing for the April 18 polls,” the presidency said in a statement. It is not clear yet, if incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a […]

Economy To Improve in 2018 As Energy Exports Recover – Ouyahia

Economy To Improve in 2018 As Energy Exports Recover – Ouyahia

Algeria’s economy will improve this year, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said on Saturday, as revenue from the OPEC member’s oil and natural gas exports picks up after falling by half since 2014. “2017 has been a difficult year, but 2018 will be much better,” Ouyahia told reporters, adding that unemployment had risen to 11.7 percent […]

Algeria Bans Imports Of Cell Phones, Veg And Other Goods To Curb Trade Deficit

Algeria Bans Imports Of Cell Phones, Veg And Other Goods To Curb Trade Deficit

Algeria has temporarily banned the import of 900 products including cell phones, household appliances and vegetables in a bid to cut a ballooning import bill following a fall in energy earnings, according to an official document seen by Reuters. The OPEC member has been trying to cut spending since crude oil prices started falling in […]

Government Should Wake Up To End Domestic Violence

Government Should Wake Up To End Domestic Violence

“I would beat her,” the Algerian man confirmed, “not hard, just normal.” His response to the question, “Would you beat your wife?” aired on Ennahar, an Algerian TV channel in March, alongside several similar answers. sparked outrage on social media. The show betrayed an acceptance of domestic violence among many Algerians that contributes to abuse […]

Women’s Representation in Parliament – Algeria Ranks 29th Worldwide

Women’s Representation in Parliament – Algeria Ranks 29th Worldwide

 Algeria is ranked 29th worldwide in female representation in the parliament said Monday, in Ain Temouchent, the Deputy Minister to the Minister of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry, in charge of Craft Industry Aicha Tagabou. Speaking at the opening of the UNFA Summer University, the minister said that thanks to the latest revision of […]

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