Algeria: People await the arrival of Abassi Madani’s body from Qatar

People gather outside the house of Abassi Madani, founder of Algeria’s banned Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), in Belcourt neighbourhood in Algiers, waiting for the arrival of his body from Qatar where he lived in exile. IMAGES

Algeria lawmakers elect first new president in 20 years

Algeria’s speaker of the upper house Abdelkader Bensalah has been named by lawmakers as the country’s first new president in two decades, after the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika following mass protests. But the choice of a regime stalwart as interim leader has disappointed demonstrators, who are calling for deeper reform and regime change.

Thousands of demonstrators in Paris demand a shift in Algeria’s political system

Thousands of people of Algerian origin rallied in #Paris’s Republic Square on Sunday, demanding a shift in their home country’s political system after #Algeria’s President Abdelaziz #Bouteflika announced his resignation last week.

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Algeria students take to the streets day after Bouteflika announcement

Several hundred students demonstrate in the centre of Algiers, despite Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s announcement the day before, with many calling it a “ruse” to extend his fourth term as head of state for an indefinite period. IMAGES

Convoy believed to carry Algeria’s Bouteflika arrives at airport

A convoy previously seen leaving the hospital where Algeria’s ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was allegedly treated arrives at Geneva airport, where an Algerian government plane that transported the country’s president to Switzerland for treatment two weeks ago is waiting. IMAGES of the convoy

Protest in Paris against a fifth mandate of Algeria’s Bouteflika

Demonstrators waving Algerian flags occupy the Place de la République in Paris to protest against ailing Algerian president Adbelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term. IMAGES of the protest in Paris