The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions
Due to its close ties and proximity to Europe, Algeria was the second African country to confirm cases of COVID-19 in late February. As of March 26, the total number of cases stood at 367 with 25 deaths having been reported
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.