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2M condemns Algeria’s decision to ban its envoys from covering presidential election

Rabat - Moroccan TV channel "2M" strongly denounced the decision of the Algerian authorities to ban its journalists from covering the presidential election slated for Thursday in Algeria. "2M" said in a statement that it sent a request to the current Ambassador of Algeria in Rabat on April 7 to allow two special envoys Abdelhamid Morabit and Nabil El Baradei to cover the election. Following these unprofessi ...

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Amnesty International Accuses Algerian Authorities of Silencing Election Critics

Rabat- Amnesty International issued a media briefing on Monday accusing the Algerian authorities of silencing critics and curbing freedom of expression as the country prepares for the presidential election. Two days ahead of the Algerian presidential election that will take place on April 17th, NGO Amnesty International called on Algeria to “stop avoiding scrutiny of their human rights record” in the run-up ...

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Thanks to President Bouteflika We Have Potatoes and Tires in Algeria: Cheb Khaled

Taroudant, Morocco- In a new video posted on YouTube, famous Algerian singer Cheb Khaled, renewed his support to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in power since 1999. After he had said that he supports Bouteflika’s bid because he allows him to find whisky in Algeria, the king of Rai comes with another argument to justify his support to his favorite candidate. This time around Cheb Khaled said that th ...

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Algerian Ali Benflis Wants to Reopen Algeria’s Borders With Morocco

Rabat- During a meeting in Annaba,Algeria Algerian Former Prime Minister and the independent candidate for Algeria’s presidential election, Ali Benflis, promised on Wednesday to re-open Algeria’s borders with Morocco if he is elected president. Using normalization of relations with Morocco as a tool ahead of the April 17th presidential election, Benflis  promised to achieve an open Moroccan-Algerian border ...

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Algeria Distorts, Inaccurately Translates Kerry’s Speech on Presidential Election

Fez- Two days after US Secretary of State, John Kerry's visit to Algeria, Washington issued a communiqué saying that Kerry’s statement at the opening of the US-Algeria Dialogue during his first visit to Algeria earlier this week was distorted. Following the speech delivered by John Kerry, Algeria’s official news agency released a report in which it stated that the United States “expresses its satisfaction w ...

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Mohamed Amamou, First UMA secretary general passes away

Rabat - Mohamed Amamou, the first secretary general of the Arab Maghreb Union (regional grouping comprising Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia) passed away Sunday in Tunis, the UMA Secretariat general announced.  The obituary published Monday deplores the death of a Tunisian national "whose contribution, as the first secretary general of the UMA, was "considerable in laying the bases of the Mag ...

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Tunisia police deny rape, accuse ‘victim’ of seeking sex

TUNIS - Two Tunisian policemen accused of raping a young woman in 2012 denied the charge on Monday, instead accusing the alleged victim of seeking to have sex with them. "They denied everything," Radhia Nasraoui, the lawyer of the young woman known by the pseudonym Meriem Ben Mohamed, told AFP. One of the accused claimed instead that the young woman had tried to perform oral sex, Nasraoui added. Koutheir Bo ...

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Libyan fund sues France’s SocGen for $1.5 bln: court papers

LONDON, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Libya's sovereign wealth fund is suing French bank Societe Generale in a British court for $1.5 billion (1.1 billion euros) for allegedly channelling bribes to allies of the son of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi, officials said on Monday. he Libyan Investment Authority is seeking compensation from the bank and from Walid Giahmi, an alleged associate of Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, fo ...

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Kadhafi son Saadi asks for forgiveness in prison video

TRIPOLI - Slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son Saadi has asked Libyans for forgiveness in an interview released by prison authorities three weeks after his extradition from neighbouring Niger. The videotaped interview, which was aired by state television late Thursday, was filmed by warders at the capital's Al-Hadba prison, where Saadi and several other Kadhafi regime figures are being held, with the blessin ...

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Ex-Tunisian leader, family milked economy: World Bank

WASHINGTON - Companies controlled by ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family garnered 21 percent of all his country's private sector profits, according to a new World Bank report. The report, released Thursday, depicted the huge extent to which the Tunisian strongman of 24 years took control of much of the country's economy and enriched his family, feeding the resentment that led to ...

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Algeria’s Bouteflika offers ‘democracy’ if re-elected

ADRAR, Algeria - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's campaign chief promised on Sunday that constitutional changes would create a "broad democracy" if the ailing incumbent wins re-election next month. Former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal gave scant details of the long-promised changes as he opened the re-election campaign with a speech in the southern desert town of Adrar. Sellal was one of six sen ...

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Bouteflika website cyberattack as Algeria vote campaign opens

ALGIERS, March 23, 2014 (AFP) - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's website was inaccessible Sunday at the start of campaigning for Algeria's April 17 election as his camp reported a cyberattack. Another website, El-Watan2014 set up for the presidential election, said the message "Ali Benflis will be our future president" had appeared on the site before it was taken down. Benflis is the main challenger to Bout ...

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