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Is Algeria next? - By James Fallon

Is Algeria next? - By James Fallon | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

As protests in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya captured international attention, riots swept Algeria earlier this year. But as unrest elsewhere reached a crescendo, the turmoil in Algeria went quiet. Since then, Algeria has escaped the world's attention, but long-term damage has been done.

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Powder in The Eyes In Algeria

Powder in The Eyes In Algeria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
By Wided Khadraoui The endgame unfolding in Libya is having profound effects throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
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France remembers Algerian massacre 50 years on

France remembers Algerian massacre 50 years on | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
François Hollande among those at event to mark anniversary of day protesters died at the hands of the police...
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Libya tumult fuels Algeria power struggle -

Algeria, a major oil and gas producer, appears to have ridden out the political upheaval gripping the Arab world, largely because the government has bought some time by pledging economic and political concessions.
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In Algeria, Popular Protests Still Simmer Beneath Surface

In Algeria, Popular Protests Still Simmer Beneath Surface | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Algeria is simmering with the same toxic mix of economic and political discontent that has exploded into revolts across the Arab world. But efforts to organize popular protests in this North African country have largely fizzled. For VOA, Lisa Bryant went to find out why - and has this report from Algiers.
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Clashes in Algeria over housing row

Clashes in Algeria over housing row | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Police disperse crowds who throw stones and petrol bombs to stop bulldozers demolishing dozens of illegally built homes
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Algerian president 'promises reforms'

Algerian president 'promises reforms' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Abdelaziz Bouteflika vows to open a new page of "political reforms" as security forces block pro-democracy protests.
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Youth and unemployed plan demos in Algeria

Youth and unemployed plan demos in Algeria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
ALGIERS — Algerian youths seeking political change and a movement of unemployed people say they plan to hold separate demonstrations in Algiers late this week, stepping up protests against the authorities.
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Antiterrorism meeting in Algeria signals regional worries about terror

North African leaders are concerned about the rising threats of loose weapons, the local Al Qaeda franchise, kidnapping, and rebellions – particularly since the fall of Libya's Muammar Qaddafi.
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European Aid Workers Abducted In Western Algeria

European Aid Workers Abducted In Western Algeria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Unidentified gunmen have abducted three European aid workers from an refugee camp in western Algeria, officials said Monday.
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AFP: Police use truncheons to stifle Algeria protests

AFP: Police use truncheons to stifle Algeria protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
ALGIERS — Truncheon-wielding Algerian police Saturday beat hundreds of pro-reform activists outside parliament and prevented another anti-government rally Saturday, the organisers said. Hundreds of teachers gathered in central Algiers but police beat them back and swooped down on marchers gathered about two kilometres away in another protest called by the National Coordination for Democracy and Change (CNDC).
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Thousands of police gather in Algerian capital

Thousands of police gather in Algerian capital | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
ALGIERS — About 2,500 Algerian auxiliary policemen gathered on Sunday to await President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's response to their demands for better pay and conditions issued at a huge rally a month ago.
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Algerian police clash with rioters in housing row

Algerian police clash with rioters in housing row | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A police spokesman said 50 officers were injured in the clashes during which rioters also set fire to a car and threw bricks down on police from nearby rooftops.
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Algeria's president promises political reform

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika promised political reform, in an attempt to ward off the kind of unrest that has toppled leaders in other parts of the Arab world.

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Algeria's president promises political reform

ALGIERS, March 19 (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika promised political reform, in an attempt to ward off the kind of unrest that has toppled leaders in other parts of the Arab world. Algeria, one of the European Union's biggest gas suppliers, lifted a 19-year-old state of emergency last month in a concession to the opposition.
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Algeria police use tear gas on protest in capital

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ALGIERS, March 16 (Reuters) - Police in the Algerian capital used tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a crowd of young men who were throwing petrol bombs and stones, a Reuters reporter said.
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