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Algeria

Ramtane Lamamra

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


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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...


Boutef's miracle return

Another longstanding cohort of Bouteflika’s, Mourad Medelci, leaves the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to be replaced by a younger diplomat and international civil servant, Ramtane Lamamra...


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