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Algeria Constitutional Council Chief Quits

The head of Algeria's constitutional council stepped down Tuesday after weeks facing the ire of protesters, state television reported.

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Algerian Rights Lawyer Mustapha Bouchachi, a Leading Voice for Change

Emotion filled the voice of Mustapha Bouchachi as the Algerian veteran lawyer and human rights activist recalled the peaceful mass protests that swept aside President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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Algeria Activists Fear Tougher Police Tactics after Friday Clashes

Algerian civil society groups warned Saturday of toughening police tactics and reaffirmed their commitment to peaceful pro-democracy rallies, a day after officers in riot gear clashed with protesters.

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Bouteflika, Bashir... Will Other Strongmen Fall?

Strongmen in the Middle East and North Africa will be eyeing warily popular protests, fed by frustration with living standards and an elite perceived as corrupt, that helped push veteran Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and now Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir from power.

While recent events in Algeria and Sudan have been unique to those countries, analysts say the rapid downfall Bouteflika and Bashir are a warning to authoritarian leaders in the region that they will ignore popular anger, especially over economic grievances, at their peril.

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Algeria Protests Defy Police to Keep Up Pressure on Regime

Algerian police tried but failed to disperse protesters gathered for the first Friday protests since the announcement of presidential elections to succeed ousted leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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In New Mini-Arab Spring, U.S. Takes Back Seat

The United States initially cheered on the Arab Spring but as fresh popular uprisings sweep through Sudan and Algeria, President Donald Trump has taken a more passive role, convinced that strongmen can be his best partners.

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Protests as Algeria Lawmakers Elect First New President in 20 Years

Bouteflika Ally Named Algeria's First New President in 20 Years

Algerian lawmakers appointed a regime stalwart as the country's first new president in two decades Tuesday, dismaying protesters seeking sweeping change following the resignation of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. 

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Algeria's Tidy Revolutionaries: Cleanup after Mass Protests

Here's one way Algeria's protest movement is unlike any other: After massive pro-democracy demonstrations every week, the protesters themselves roam the streets picking up bottles, papers and other detritus left behind.

It's a powerful symbol of the movement's peaceful, hopeful spirit.

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Huge Demos as Algerians Urge Bouteflika Allies to Quit Too

A vast crowd of protestors flooded the streets of Algiers Friday, the first mass demonstrations since the resignation of ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and a show of strength by those pushing demands for reform.

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Could Algeria's Protests Set off Arab Spring 2.0?

The resignation of Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after huge protests has inspired activists in the region, but looks unlikely to spark a repeat of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Civil society figures in authoritarian Egypt and Sudan welcomed the toppling of a veteran president once seen as unassailable in dramatic scenes that recalled the wave of upheavals in 2011.

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