Protesters gathered in thousands to take part in marches and demonstrations against the government and the current political system in the country, which the people claim is rife with corruption and inefficiency
Independent trade union activities in Algeria have, for all practical purposes, been criminalized by the state which is facing intense pressure from mass movements for democratization
Thousands of Algerians, including students and teachers, participated in mass protests in the capital, Algiers, on Tuesday, December 17, against the country’s newly elected president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune
The elections held on December 12 after months of protests against the existing political system saw a very low voter participation rate
The elections will be the first after Abdelaziz Bouteflika who served four consecutive terms as President was forced to abandon his bid for a fifth term by the popular protests in April this year.
Ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for December 12, tens of thousands of people took to the streets against the continuing presence of associates of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in power
Interim Algerian president Abdelkader Bensalah has announced the next round of presidential elections, scheduled for December 12. Any such plan is being strongly rejected by the protesters, till the old members of the previous Bouteflika regime are completely removed from positions of power in the country.
In this episode of Around the World, we go to Sudan, Algeria, and Honduras.
Protesters who brought down Abdelaziz Bouteflika from presidency had boycotted the elections on the grounds that an election overseen by the same regime they are seeking to overthrow will only result in its reconsolidation.
Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha discusses what impact the continuing protests in the North African countries of Sudan and Algeria can have on the region.
In the capital city of Algiers alone, about 3,000 protesters reportedly assembled before the main post office to press on with the demand for the ousting of the entire ruling elite.
Abdelkader Bensalah, the speaker of the upper house of parliament, was declared interim president following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The decision was greeted with massive protests as people demanded the dismantling of the entire regime