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Algeria: Bouteflika's brother, intelligence chief arrested | news

Algerian police arrested the youngest brother of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflica, along with two former intelligence chiefs [1] according to local media sources. Saadd Bouteflika and Generals Bachir Athmane Tartag and Mohamed Media were arrested on Saturday, Ennahar TV reported. The younger Bouteflika, who has served the President as a consultant for more than a decade, is considered by many …

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Virus photo shows hope as dictators fall in Sudan and Algeria

More than eight years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa, the fall of the autocrats in Sudan and Algeria could begin. The Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir was released from power on Thursday for a week in which thousands of demonstrators camped in the capital Khartoum. Earlier this month protests in Algeria led …

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika from Algeria returns after mass protests | news

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned with immediate effect, according to state media, and had given up power in the face of massive street protests against his 20-year reign. The ailing, 82-year-old leader announced that he is kicking in a letter released Tuesday by the APS news agency, just hours after the army chief demanded immediate action to remove him from …

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Algeria: Hundreds of thousands march on the removal of President Bouteflika

Copyright EPA Caption Protesters demand the resignation of President Bouteflika Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Algeria to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. According to estimates, the population in Algiers reached one million people. It is the sixth Friday in a row that mass protests are going on against the government in the …

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Algeria closes universities since Bouteflika | news

Universities across Algeria will close two weeks before a scheduled holiday, authorities said. Obviously, she tried to defuse student-led protests against ill President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is seeking a fifth term. The Ministry's decision on Saturday came one day after tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the center of Algiers to challenge the twenty-year rule of the ailing leader in …

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Protests resumed in Algeria while candidates prepare to submit bids

Students in cities throughout Algeria have resumed protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's fifth term offer, as well as officially announcing his candidacy for the April election. In the capital Algiers, where protests are officially banned since 2001. The police used water cannons and tear gas on Sunday to disperse . More than 100 students gathered near the main campus of …

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Algeria protests: students gather against Bouteflika's fifth term

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Signature Students oppose students who again oppose the president's plan . Students from Algeria are again protesting against the plans of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office. The 82-year-old president has signed up for Sunday's election at midnight Sunday. The police have guarded the offices of the Constitutional …

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Stone tools found in Algeria provide evidence that human origins have been spread throughout Africa

A collection of prehistoric stone tools and slaughtered animal bones was discovered in 1992 at the archaeological site Ain Boucherit on the northeastern High Algerian plateau to 2.4 million years. This dating challenges the current evolutionary paradigm that East Africa was the "cradle of humanity," as it is about the same age as the oldest known tools found in Gona, …

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The history of human origin has changed again thanks to new discovery in Algeria

An Oldowan core was removed from the Ain Boucherit site. Image: M. Sahnouni The discovery of 2.4 million-year-old stone tools and slaughtered bones at a site in Algeria suggests that our distant relatives of hominins in the northern regions of Africa spread far earlier than the Archaeologists suspected. The discovery makes the emerging suggestion that ancient hominins live and evolved …

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