Population: 39.93 mn.
GDP: $227.80 bn.
Debt: $5.23 bn.

The oil price crash hurts Algeria more than most, with foreign reserves falling from US$200 billion in mid-2014 to about $120 bn. in early 2015. Spending cuts will add to domestic pressure; parts of the south are rebellious and jihadists threaten the ageing regime of ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, while power-brokers jockey for position.

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  • Vol 56 No 1
  •  9th January 2015

The long goodbye

There is unease in Algiers where the focus on the President’s health is obscuring long-term political and economic reform

  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

Grim down south

Peace appears to be returning to the M'zab region (capital Ghardaïa) of southern Algeria where communal violence stoked tension in the run-up to April's presidential election. The clashes between the long-established Ibadite population (widely known ...

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Adrift in dangerous waters

Bouteflika’s infirmity symbolises a rudderless state. The regime lacks the strength to produce domestic reform or regional reliability

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Take the lead if you can

Reports of Algerian forces operating in Libya underline the size of the regional security challenge and raise questions about Algiers’ leadership

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Après moi, moi

Despite his infirmity, Bouteflika is set to run again in April for a fourth term. The ruling elite is bereft of political or economic ideas

  • Vol 54 No 19
  •  20th September 2013

Boutef's miracle return

After reshuffles to the intelligence services and government, the President is unexpectedly back from the dead

  • Vol 54 No 15
  •  19th July 2013

Leadership in limbo

Policy and politics are at a standstill as Bouteflika lingers on as President, with no solution to the succession

  • Vol 53 No 23
  •  16th November 2012

No spring in the step

Popular discontent remains widespread but unfocused. The looming presidential succession may sharpen choices and increase tension

  • Vol 53 No 11
  •  25th May 2012

Bouncing the Spring

The Islamist electoral challenge petered out but a low turnout and spoiled ballots dented the credibility of the polls

  • Vol 53 No 6
  •  16th March 2012

The neighbours start talking

A new warmth in relations could mean the reopening of the common border but agreement on Western Sahara remains problematic

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