National Liberation Front
18 Hirak activists freed on Algerian independence day

There are still close to 300 political detainees being held in prisons in Algeria. The president has indicated that more releases will take place in the days to come

Pro-establishment National Liberation Front takes lead in Algerian polls that saw record low turnout

The elections saw only 30.2% of voters taking part, with almost 18 million of a total of 24.5 million choosing to not vote, in line with the boycott call by the Hirak movement and some leftist parties

Cuba’s medical brigades in Africa embody a long tradition of solidarity

From medical to military, agricultural, educational, cultural support and more, the Cuban footprint in Africa dates back to the national struggles against colonialism. The work of the Henry Reeve Brigade is a continuation of this tradition

A new president elected in Algeria amid large-scale popular boycott

The elections held on December 12 after months of protests against the existing political system saw a very low voter participation rate

Protesters call for boycott of upcoming presidential elections in Algeria

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.

Algeria protests Algerians demand removal of all vestiges of Bouteflika regime

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

Faced with people’s wrath, Algeria’s interim president calls for polls on July 4

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

Algerian workers set to go on three-day strike to force immediate resignation of Bouteflika

The strike will also demand the constitution of a transitional government which includes opposition members. Massive demonstrations began a few weeks ago after president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he would contest another term

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