Algerian former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika salutes the crowd. Photograph: Alfred de Montesquieu/AP Photo

The burial of the former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday marked the passing of the historic generation that fought for independence (...)

 Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died aged 84. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died aged 84, state television announced Friday. Mr Bouteflika fought for independence from France(...)

A  man sits at  a bus stop covered with  posters of a candidate of the Future Front political party in  Algiers on Friday. Photograph: Ryad Kramdi/AFP via Getty Images

Algeria’s president and the generals backing him hope Saturday’s parliamentary election will mark an end to two years of upheaval, but in the capital’(...)

Tunisians  gather at Mohamed Bouazizi Square in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17th 2020, during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Bouazizi’s self-immolation which triggered a wave of protests across the North African country. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

When a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight a decade ago to protest over the confiscation of his handcart and fruit by police, he never imagined (...)

Algerian president Abdelaziz Tebboune (left) with the newly appointed prime minister Abdelaziz Djerad in the capital Algiers. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images/HO/APS

Algeria’s president Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Saturday named a university professor and former diplomat as prime minister as he builds a new government(...)

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was declared the winner of  Algeria’s presidential election on Friday. Photograph:  Ryad Kramdi/AFP via Getty Images

Abdelmadjid Tebboune was declared the winner of Algeria’s presidential election on Friday as thousands of protesters poured into the centre of the cap(...)

Ballot papers sit on a desk at a polling station in Algiers on Thursday. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

A thin trickle of Algerians cast ballots in the country’s presidential election on Thursday as police cars filled the centre of the capital, Algiers, (...)

Former Algerian prime ministers Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal  were sentenced to 15 and 12 years in prison respectively. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

An Algerian court jailed two former prime ministers for corruption on Tuesday, two days before a presidential election which protesters want cancelled(...)

Protesting students demand the removal of the ruling elite in Algiers. Photograph: Ramzi Boudina/Reuters

While Sudan’s civilian uprising is crushed in a bloody crackdown, Algeria’s peaceful protest movement continues unabated and might even yield results (...)

A Sudanese demonstrator protests against the army’s announcement of a military-led transitional council, in Khartoum on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Sudan’s ruling military council on Friday promised a new civilian government, a day after the armed forces overthrew President Omar al-Bashir, but mis(...)

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