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Algerian president sacks influential police chief

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday sacked the country's police chief, Abdelghani Hamel, until now seen as a likely successor to the head of state.

No indication of the cause of Algeria deadly air crash

Algerians on Thursday mourned 257 people killed in a military plane crash the day before, the country's worst-ever aviation catastrophe, with no indication yet of the cause.

President Buhari condoles Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerians over military plane crash

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the people of Algeria over Wednesday’s military plane crash near the Boufarik military airport in Algiers which claimed many lives.

Ailing Algerian leader’s backers urge him to seek 5th term

Algeria's governing party is urging President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term even though the 81-year-old has been debilitated by a stroke for years.

Algeria backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

The Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports has announced his country's official support for Morocco's bid to host the World Cup in 2026.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan hails Algeria trade deals on Africa tour

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the signing of trade deals with Algeria on Tuesday as he visited the country on the first leg of a tour of Africa.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan looks to bolster Africa links in 5-day tour

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started a five-day trip to Africa aimed at boosting his country's influence on the continent.

Relinquish power if you lose in 2019 – Senator Ekweremadu tells President Buhari

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to accept in good faith the outcome of the election should he and his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, fail to win next year’s presidential contest.

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Algeria to boost cooperation

French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Algeria for a one-day working visit aimed at boosting the security and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Russian premier Dmitri Medvedev talks up Morocco gas projects

Russia and Morocco hope to co-operate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said on Wednesday during a visit to Rabat.

Former Algerian FM Ahmed Ibrahimi says Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office

Three Algerian public figures including a former foreign minister said on Sunday that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika "is no longer able to lead" and should be barred from seeking a fifth term.

Algeria’s premier sacked after less than three months in office

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him, according to a presidential statement carried by state media.

Buhari’s pictures, video meant to deceive Nigerians – protesters

The #ResumeOrResign protesters on Monday said they were not impressed by the pictures and video of President Muhammadu Buhari released last Saturday, saying they were meant to deceive Nigerians.

Buhari lacks faith in Nigeria’s health system – BBC

BBC has included President Muhammadu Buhari in the category of five African presidents who have “an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home”.

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