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Algeria

Ramtane Lamamra

Date of Birth: 15 June 1952
Place of Birth: Amizour, Béjaïa Province


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Diplomatic differences

He has been on the defensive ever since his fellow Algerian Ramtane Lamamra who was the Peace and Security Commissioner between 2008 and 2013 returned to the AU in October 2017 as High Representative for Silencing the Guns (AC Vol 59 No 11 The Sahara conflict is back)...


Rabat's Cold War manoeuvre

Algeria has strong diplomatic representation in Addis Ababa and remains under Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra – a possible successor to Dlamini-Zuma – a force in world diplomacy...


Drawing a line in Libya

Optimistic Western diplomats see signs of Algiers taking a greater regional role under Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra re-engaging with the Mali peace process and agreeing to host the 40-country African Mechanism for Police Cooperation (Afripol)...

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Rumblings among the rivals

With its diplomacy in the skilled hands of Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra Algiers has re-emerged as a major player in the Malian peace process (AC Vol 56 No 13 A peace deal against all odds)...


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A peace deal, against all odds

Algeria's Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra who has played a leading role in the negotiations and will chair the implementation committee was the most optimistic hailing 'a new beginning a new destiny for Mali ' (AC Vol 55 No 3 No end to deadlock)...

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More war, more talks

At a joint press conference on 19 February in Algiers with his counterpart Ramtane Lamamra British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond argued 'We don't believe that military action can solve the problem in Libya ' adding 'the Algerian position and the British position are identical...

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Joining up security in the Sahel

Usually President Abdelaziz Bouteflika shows little interest in Sub-Saharan diplomacy but for the first time he has a foreign minister with a real understanding of African issues and extensive contacts – Ramtane Lamamra the former African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security whom he appointed in September...


No end to deadlock

Foreign Affairs Minister Ramtane Lamamra has a formidable reputation as a diplomat and international civil servant with a sharp interest in the Sahara (AC Vol 54 No 19 Boutef's miracle return)...


Security crises threaten economic success

The veteran Algerian diplomat Ramtane Lamamra the outgoing AU Peace & Security Commissioner and now Foreign Minister in Algeria left a legacy of hard-headed engagement with Africa's worsening security wrangles...


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