ALGIERS A vote on a new constitution in Algeria in November marks a turning point for a country that has been rocked by huge protests and political upheaval and which is now struggling to move on from the tumult.
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ALGIERS, July 21 Algeria expects its oil and gas
revenue to fall to $23 billion this year from $33 billion in
2019, energy minister Abdelmadjid Attar told state radio on
ALGIERS Algeria faces one of the biggest fiscal crises of any oil producer as a result of slumping energy prices, but after major political protests last year the government is trying to avoid big spending cuts that could stoke more dissent.
ALGIERS/DUBAI Some OPEC ministers had a conference call on Tuesday to discuss the oil price rout and possible extra measures to support the market but it took place without the core Gulf nations, highlighting a growing split inside the organisation.
ALGIERS Algerians are watching the collapse of oil prices with alarm as the energy markets on which the North African nation relies for most of its export revenues have been plunged into turmoil by the coronavirus crisis.
ALGIERS An Algerian court has sentenced one of the most prominent figures in the protest movement that toppled longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to a year in prison, leading rights lawyers said on Tuesday.
ALGIERS, March 24 An Algerian court has
sentenced one of the most prominent figures in the protest
movement that toppled longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to a
year in prison, leading rights lawyers said on Tuesday.
ALGIERS Algerian protesters heeded a presidential order over the coronavirus, and the pleas of some of their own leaders, by not staging their weekly demonstration against the ruling elite on Friday for the first time in over a year.
ALGIERS Algerians are watching to see whether a global epidemic will do what the ruling authorities they describe as le pouvoir - the powers that be - have failed to achieve, and quell a year of mass protests.