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Population: 41.32 mn.
GDP: $170.37 bn.
Debt: $5.7 bn.

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The highway on trial

As the graft wars intensify between factions of the Algerian government, several officials are appearing in court in connection with irregularities on contracts with Chinese comp...

East-West Highway to trouble

Political rivalries in Algiers deepen as Chinese companies are named in an anti-corruption probe into Africa’s biggest road project

State prosecutors have ordered more arrests this month, as investigations intensify into the Chinese companies and European middlemen dealing with Algeria’s US$12 billion East-West...

Football fuss

Algeria and Egypt stopped just short of war over qualification for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa. We hear that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had considered a special...

Victory in a vacuum

This time, rigging the election turnout was more important than rigging the vote

Since there was no heavyweight candidate to stand against him, it was little surprise that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected with 90.24% of the vote in the 9 April elec...

The contenders

According to the official result, confirmed by the Constitutional Council on 14 April, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected with 90.24% of the vote, from a 74.6% turnout. ...

Electoral juggernaut

Bouteflika’s parliamentary allies have changed the constitution to allow him to stand for a third term and he will not face any serious electoral opposition

The financial position is much better in Algeria, which amassed over US$130 billion in foreign reserves during the oil boom. Despite free-falling prices for crude oil exports, offi...

Boutef, the Life President

The latest constitutional changes abolish presidential term limits and weaken parliament

If the willingness of a parliament to rubber-stamp the extension of presidential powers and the diminution of its own signals the atrophy of a country’s political system, then Alge...

Another third term in Africa

Algeria’s 12 November constitutional amendment consisted of two main proposals: to remove the limit of two five-year terms for the president, and to change the title and role of ‘h...

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