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Algeria

Algeria

Population: 40.6 mn.
GDP: $159.05 bn.
Debt: $5.46 bn.

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Boutef's miracle return

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

Enfeebled by an illness that hospitalised him in Paris between April and July, and limited public appearances to stage-managed photo-shoots, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika began th...


Leadership in limbo

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

The return of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Algiers on 16 July after nearly three months of medical treatment in Paris resolved neither the questions about his health nor the f...


Alger, la Chinoise

Chinese companies are displacing European powers in African countries where ties were considered to be strongest, and China is set to become Algeria’s largest trading partner ahea...


No spring in the step

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

Many Algerians feel that 50 years of independence have left them with little worth celebrating. Yet while dozens of protests about housing, job shortages and other grievances take ...


Bouncing the Spring

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

The Alliance d’Algérie verte (Green Alliance) of ‘moderate Islamist’ parties was severely disappointed by its poor showing in the 10 May elections. The parties had not been alone i...


The neighbours start talking

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

Several high-level diplomatic meetings initiated by Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane in recent weeks have raised hopes that Algeria and Morocco might finally reopen their border,...


Hang up and call later

On 6 June, Algeria’s courts ruled that Chinese telecoms companies Huawei and ZTE are banned from participating in public tenders due to their inappropriate relationship with a form...


Zoning in and zoning out

The Chinese special economic zone in Algeria is yet another case where plans to replicate successful Asian policies met with unpredictable local conditions.


Waiting for a breakthrough

Islamists are manoeuvring to take centre stage in Algeria, where efforts to create a national protest movement have been stifled.


No springtime in Algiers

The ageing elite which supported Gadaffi to keep revolutions at bay now faces much bigger challenges at home

There is no prospect of Algeria’s rulers voluntarily ceding power to a new generation. The Libyan crisis has galvanised them. Much as Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi has been a chronic ...


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