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Algeria Presidency Says State Budget to Be Slashed by Half

The Algerian government decided Sunday to reduce the state budget by half due to a financial crisis caused by the global collapse in oil prices and worldwide coronavirus lockdowns. 

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Algeria Rules Out IMF Borrowing to Ease Financial Woes

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has declared his country will not approach the IMF for loans, despite a financial crisis triggered by a collapse in global oil prices and coronavirus lockdowns.

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'True Friend' China Helps Algeria Battle Coronavirus

As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa's largest country.

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Algeria's Bouteflika Languishes at Home a Year after His Fall

A year after the unexpected downfall of Algeria's longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing octogenarian remains holed up in his plush and medically adapted home, with his detractors still demanding justice.

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Algeria Registers First Coronavirus Death

Algeria has registered its first death from the novel coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Thursday. 

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Algeria on Cusp of Change as Protest Movement Marks One Year

Algeria's peaceful "smile revolution" unseated the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage and struck hard at the corruption they bred. But a year later, the pro-democracy movement is still holding its weekly marches, hoping to make further dents in the establishment.

This North African nation, whose powerful army has shadowed its rulers — or ruled outright — in an opaque system of governance since independence from France in 1962, is on the cusp of a new era, with no certainty what the future will look like.

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New President Sworn in to Lead Protest-Hit Algeria

Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria on Thursday, a week after winning a widely boycotted election.

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Bouteflika-Era PM Elected President of Protest-Hit Algeria

A former Algerian prime minister who served under deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country after a vote marred by unrest and low turnout, results showed Friday.

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Algeria Holds Presidential Vote Fiercely Opposed by Protesters

After almost 10 months of political turmoil, Algeria on Thursday held a presidential vote bitterly opposed by a protest movement that sees it as a regime ploy to cling on to power.

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Algeria Presidential Vote Faces Brick Wall of Berber Opposition

In Algeria's disaffected Kabylie region, the brick has become the symbol of the anti-vote campaign ahead of unpopular presidential elections set for Thursday.

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