Algeria

Algeria cancels France 24’s operating license: State media

The government alleged the outlet had shown ‘clear and repeated hostility’ towards Algeria and its institutions.Algeria cancelled the accreditation of France 24, the communications ministry said on Sunday, a day after parliamentary elections in the former French colony. The move was due to the satellite news channel’s “clear and repeated hostility towards our country and…

Algeria: Election Gets Low Turnout Amid Opposition Boycott

Algeria held its first parliamentary election since a 2019 uprising. But the women-led Hirak movement boycotted the vote, citing repression and “old guard” networks. Algeria’s election authority head Mohamed Chorfi said late on Saturday that the turnout in the country’s parliamentary elections had reached 30.2%. The vote, earlier in the day, was the first legislative…

Algeria: Nation Votes in Parliamentary Elections Amid Disillusionment, Repression

Algeria is holding its first parliamentary election since a 2019 uprising. There are 24 million eligible voters, but the woman-led Hirak movement is boycotting it, citing repression and “old guard” networks. Algerians headed to polling stations on Saturday for the country’s first parliamentary election since former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune shrugged…

Algeria arrests prominent journalists, activist before election

Amnesty says arrests of Khaled Drareni, Ihsane El Kadi and Karim Tabbou are evidence of ‘chilling escalation’ in the clampdown on dissent.Authorities in Algeria have arrested two prominent journalists and a well-known opposition figure, just days before the country’s parliamentary election. Algeria is set to hold its first legislative election on Saturday since former President…