Algerian riot police use water cannon to disperse  anti-government protesters in Algiers on Tuesday. Photograph: Ryad  Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images

Algeria’s interim president was immediately rejected by thousands of protesters on Tuesday after he was named by parliament to take charge during a v(...)

Men seen on an armed vehicle during a protest near the defence ministry building in Khartoum, Sudan, in a still image taken from a social media video on Tuesday. Photograph:   Mohamed Musa via Reuters

About 20 people have been killed and many injured during attempts by troops loyal to Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, to disperse demonstrators dema(...)

Protesters rally in front of the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Sudanese soldiers have intervened to protect demonstrators demanding the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in a sign that the security apparatus a(...)

Protesters face riot police during a massive anti-regime demonstration in Algiers on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding radical change marched through Algiers for a seventh successive Friday, as Algeria’s spy chief was repo(...)

 Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned as Algeria’s president on Tuesday after weeks of mass protests against his 20-year rule. Photograph: Mohamed Messara

Algeria’s president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a groundswell of public pressure after weeks of mass protests against his (...)

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (right) with Algeria’s army chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah. Photograph: Canal Algerie/AFP/Getty Images

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28th, state news agency APS said on Monday, bowing to weeks of ma(...)

Lieut-Gen Ahmed Gaid Salah, chief of staff of the Algerian armed forces. His announcement could pave the way for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s ousting. Photograph: Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images

The head of Algeria’s army has demanded that Abdelaziz Bouteflika be removed from office, signalling the end of the ailing president’s nearly two deca(...)

Algerian flag flutters as people protest at  President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to postpone elections in Algiers, on March 15th. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra

Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday in the biggest demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year r(...)

Photo taken on November 23rd, 2017, of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers. Photograph: Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images

For the Algerian protesters who have peacefully demonstrated for weeks against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s move to seek a fifth term in office, t(...)

Algeria’s deputy prime minister Ramtane Lamamra speaks during a joint news conference with newly appointed prime minister Noureddine Bedoui in Algiers, Algeria, on Thursday. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Algeria’s new prime minister has urged the opposition to “accept dialogue” during a transition period ahead of postponed presidential elections, and s(...)

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