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Vol 40 No 13

Published 25th June 1999


Algeria

Bienvenue à Alger

After some tense weeks following the controversial elections, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is promising a peace deal facilitated by an improbable alliance between radical Islamists and senior security officers. He hopes this will outflank his domestic opponents, still angry about the 15 April polls, and improve conditions in Algiers, which hosts the Organisation of African Unity summit on 12-15 July - its biggest international event since the Front Islamique du Salut went underground in 1992 and the terror campaign started.

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