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Algerian journalist dies during hunger strike against prison sentence

Algerian journalist dies during hunger strike against prison sentence

A lawyer says an Algerian journalist on a hunger strike to protest a two-year sentence for offending President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died in a hospital in the capital.

Harsh Facebook Posts, Jail and Now Death: A Man’s Fate Angers Algeria

The country’s government is coming under criticism after the death of a journalist imprisoned under a new law that criminalizes offending the president.
Editorial: Extinguishing Free Expression in Algeria

Editorial: Extinguishing Free Expression in Algeria

The funeral of the British-Algerian journalist Mohamed Tamalt in Algiers on Monday.
Germany Aims to Deport Record Number of Rejected Asylum Seekers in 2017

Germany Aims to Deport Record Number of Rejected Asylum Seekers in 2017

Nearly half of 700,000 asylum requests made in 2016 had been rejected.
IS group claims foiled suicide attack in Algeria

IS group claims foiled suicide attack in Algeria

A policeman managed to foil an attempted suicide attack in eastern Algeria on Sunday, opening fire on the bomber and triggering the explosives belt he was wearing, officials said. The botched attack
The Interpreter: Echoes of Colonial Conflict in Algeria Reverberate in French Politics

The Interpreter: Echoes of Colonial Conflict in Algeria Reverberate in French Politics

The French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, right, during a visit in February to the Bologhine cemetery in Algeria, a country that France ruled for 130 years.
Algeria parliament poll looms, but voters busy watching France

Algeria parliament poll looms, but voters busy watching France

Algeria is holding legislative elections on May 4, but voters are far more curious about France’s presidential race. Algerians worry that a victory for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen could be
Bouteflika party, coalition allies win parliamentary majority

Bouteflika party, coalition allies win parliamentary majority

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's party and its coalition ally have won a clear majority of seats in parliament, results released by the interior ministry showed on Friday.
Jean-Jacques Susini, Right-Wing Extremist in Algeria, Dies at 83

Jean-Jacques Susini, Right-Wing Extremist in Algeria, Dies at 83

Jean-Jacques Susini in 1972 in Marseille, France.
Suicide bomb attack in Algeria kills two policeman

Suicide bomb attack in Algeria kills two policeman

A suicide attack on a police station in western Algeria killed two policeman after one officer jumped on the attacker to protect his colleagues from the blast, state news agency APS and police said on

Colonial Postcards and Women as Props for War-Making

Sarah Sentilles on what the staged photographs in Malek Alloula’s book “The Colonial Harem” reveal about France’s patronizing attitude toward Algeria.
Gay Algerians seek 'rainbow marriages' to elude rigid society

Gay Algerians seek 'rainbow marriages' to elude rigid society

As it does every year, Algeria’s LGBT community celebrated TenTen, its national day of solidarity, on October 10. FRANCE 24 spoke to Amelle, a 31-year-old lesbian about to enter into a marriage of
Adrift in Algiers: African migrants marooned in a new transit bottleneck

Adrift in Algiers: African migrants marooned in a new transit bottleneck

With Libya’s civil war closing off usual routes to Europe, desperate sub-Saharan migrants are turning to neighbouring Algeria, where there is little supportResidents say the house feels like a prison.
Emmanuel Macron’s Anti-Terror Law Is a Throwback to the Bad Days of Colonialism

Emmanuel Macron’s Anti-Terror Law Is a Throwback to the Bad Days of Colonialism

During Emmanuel Macron’s campaign for the French presidency, one of his promises was that the country’s state of emergency—initially declared by his predecessor Francois Hollande in response to the

Ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate sues Canada for $50 million

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee is suing Canada’s government for its alleged complicity in abusive treatment he suffered at the hands of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Cuba, his lawyer told VICE News
Algerian National Team Coach Screams At Reporter, Tells Him To Retire

Algerian National Team Coach Screams At Reporter, Tells Him To Retire

The Algerian national team played a friendly against the Central African Republic this week. The 3-0 win for Algeria suggests a rather boring affair, but there was plenty of action after the
Low turnout expected as Algerians head to the polls

Low turnout expected as Algerians head to the polls

Algerians trickled to the polls Thursday to vote in local elections after a low-key campaign that has brought no expectation of change in the North African state.
Photographer of the year 2017: Zohra Bensemra

Photographer of the year 2017: Zohra Bensemra

This year the picture desk has chosen the Reuters photojournalist Zohra Bensemra as agency photographer of the year. From the drought in Somalia to the conflict in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State
There was some good news but also plenty of bad with Africa’s digital space in 2017

There was some good news but also plenty of bad with Africa’s digital space in 2017

This year marked a crucial turning point for digital progress and internet freedom in Africa. Here are the big trends that shaped the digital space…