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Online facet of 2015 elections
The constitution and Electoral Act in Nigeria do not allow for voting in the Diaspora, a feature of elections in Algeria and Tunisia, which has also been proposed in Angola. Nonetheless, Nigerians in the Diaspora who are interested in the 2015 elections have had to take to the internet to (...)
[The Nation] 01/04/2015

 
South Africa: President Zuma to Visit Algeria
[SAnews.gov.za] President Jacob Zuma will on Monday undertake a two-day State Visit to Algeria at the invitation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Presidency announced on Sunday.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2015

 
Cyclist Amanuel Gerezgiher wins International Tour de Constantine
Amanuel Geregiher, member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team, became champion of General and Youth Classifications in the International Tour de Constantine, Algeria. Asmara, 28 March 2015 – Amanuel Geregiher, member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team, became champion of General and Youth (...)
[Shabait] 28/03/2015

 
Eritrean cyclists register success in International Tour de Constantine
Eritrean cyclists Amanuel Gerezgiher and Mekseb Debesai, members of the National Cycling Team, currently taking part in International Grand Tour of Algeria 2015, yesterday won 1st and 2nd rank in the first stage of International Tour de Constantine respectively. Asmara, 26 March 2015 – Eritrean (...)
[Shabait] 26/03/2015

Hadi is second at stage 4 of d’Annaba Tour
Team Rwanda Captain Janvier Hadi continued to deliver top class performances at the ongoing Tour International d’Annaba in Algeria after he finished second at stage 4 from Annaba to Seraidi, a total distance of 117km. The 24 year old persisted at the front coming second to eventual race winner (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 25/03/2015

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's absentee president
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's absentee president
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Monday flew to Algeria for a state visit amid a growing chorus for him to cut down on his now frequent foreign travels.
[Africa Report] 23/03/2015

 
One Tunisian soldier killed in blast
One Tunisian soldier was killed and two wounded in a landmine blast late on Sunday in a central region bordering Algeria where security forces have been fighting Islamist militants, authorities said. Tunisian forces are on high alert after gunmen stormed the Bardo museum in Tunis last week, (...)
[The Nation] 23/03/2015

Zimbabwe: I Am Tired - Mugabe
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who flies out to Algeria Monday, says he is experiencing sleepless nights due to both his hectic work schedule and resultant troubled thoughts.
[AllAfrica] 23/03/2015

Algeria: Algiers Agreement Is 'Evolutionary Framework' to Address Challenges Facing Malian People
[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -The agreement signed in Algiers as part of the inter-Malian dialogue offers an "evolutionary framework" to address the challenges facing the Malian people, said Wednesday in a communiqué of the Mediation as part of the process of (...)
[AllAfrica] 19/03/2015

Retail: French supermarket chain Carrefour returning to Algeria
Retail: French supermarket chain Carrefour returning to Algeria
Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart, is preparing to return to Algeria after a six-year absence, as part of a drive to tap booming consumer demand in Africa.
[Africa Report] 19/03/2015

 
Algeria: Mass Wedding for 25 Orphan Girls in Blida
[Algerie Presse Service] Blida -Twenty-five orphan girls, aged between 20 and 28 years old, have been married in Blida (50-km south of Algiers) in a mass wedding ceremony held Tuesday evening by Kafil El Yatim charitable organization.
[AllAfrica] 19/03/2015

Algeria: CMA Calls On Mediation to Consider Its Observations Allowing Signing of Algiers Agreement
[Algerie Presse Service] Kidal -The Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) called on the Mediation to consider a number of observations to allow it to sign the peace agreement of Algiers, said CMA in a statement released Wednesday.
[AllAfrica] 19/03/2015

Eritrean cyclist Mehari Tesfatshion wins second stage of Tour de Setif
Mehari Tesfatsion, member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team currently participating in Grand Tour of Algeria 2015, has won the second stage of Tour de Setif. Asmara, 18 March 2015 – Mehari Tesfatsion, member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team currently participating in Grand Tour of (...)
[Shabait] 18/03/2015

Angola: Oil Price Drop - Yousfi, Angola and Nigeria Representatives Assess Situation
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi on Monday here met with Angolan Petroleum Minister Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, and Nigeria ambassador to Algeria Haruna Ginsau with a view to assess the situation oil market marked by sliding crude (...)
[AllAfrica] 17/03/2015

Africa: 'China's Arms Trade With Africa At Times Questionable'
[Deutsche Welle] China is now the world's third biggest arms exporter after the US and Russia according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Sudan, Morocco and Algeria are China's main clients in Africa.
[AllAfrica] 17/03/2015

Eritrean Mekseb Debesai emerges winner in 5th round of Tour de Setif
Mekseb Debesai, member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team presently taking part in Grand Tour of Algeria 2015, yesterday emerged 1st  in the 5th round of Tour de Setif. Asmara, 16 March 2015 – Mekseb Debesai, member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team presently taking part in Grand Tour of (...)
[Shabait] 16/03/2015

Mali rebels spurn peace proposal
Rebels in northern Mali have rejected a preliminary peace deal drawn up after months of talks in Algeria.
[IOL] 16/03/2015

Algeria: Peace Agreement in Mali - Malian President Expresses Gratitude to Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Cairo -Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita expressed Friday his "profound" gratitude to the international community in general and Algeria in particular for their efforts that enabled the signing of the Algiers peace and reconciliation Agreement in (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/03/2015

Nsengimana is second at stage 3 of Blida tour
Team Rwanda rider Jean Bosco Nsengimana finished second after clocking 3:13:37 at stage 3 from Zeralda to Chrea at the just concluded Tour International de Blida in Algeria. Nsengimana crossed the finish line microseconds behind winner Hichem Chaabane of Algeria to secure a podium place and (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 14/03/2015

Mekseb Debesai wins 1st stage of International Blida Tour
Mekseb Debesai, member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team currently participating in Grand Tour of Algeria 2015, yesterday won the 1st stage of International Blida Tour. Asmara, 13 March 2015 – Mekseb Debesai, member of the Eritrean National Cycling Team currently participating in Grand Tour (...)
[Shabait] 13/03/2015

Hadi finishes third at stage 1 of Blida tour
Rwandan rider Janvier Hadi finished third at stage 1 of the Tour International de Blida in Algeria from Blida to Djbabra yesterday. Hadi, who won the Grand Prix de la Ville Oran on Tuesday, achieved his second podium finish at this year’s Grand Tour d’Algerie in fashion but most importantly added (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 13/03/2015

Algeria jails blogger for insulting army
An Algerian court has sentenced a blogger to a six-month jail term for expressing “contempt” of the army, a report said.
[IOL] 12/03/2015

Kenya Prisons and GSU falter in continental championships
Kenyan sides in the ongoing men’s Africa Volleyball Club Championship in Sousse, Tunisia, tumbled, losing their third matches of the event on Monday evening. General Service Unit (GSU) lost 3-2 against Bourj Bouaririj of Algeria while Kenya Prisons were handed their second defeat of the (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 10/03/2015

Algeria: Algeria 'Reasonably Optimistic' About Outcome of Inter-Libyan Dialogue in Algiers
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria is "reasonably optimistic" about the outcome of the inter-Libyan dialogue which will be held Tuesday in Algiers, said Foreign Affairs Minister Ramtane Lamamra.
[AllAfrica] 09/03/2015

Algeria: Libyan Political Leaders, Activists to Meet in Algiers On Tuesday
[Algerie Presse Service] Cairo -Algiers will host, next Tuesday, a meeting bringing together Libyan political leaders and activists as part of the inter-Libyan dialogue, sponsored by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in accordance with the statement issued on 3 March, (...)
[AllAfrica] 09/03/2015

ALGIERS- Algerian cyclist Hichem Chaabane (team Cevital) won, Friday, the International Rally of Algiers ahead of Moroccan Mraouni Salaheddine and Eritrean Mekseb Debesay.
ALGIERS- Algerian cyclist Hichem Chaabane (team Cevital) won, Friday, the International Rally of Algiers ahead of Moroccan Mraouni Salaheddine and Eritrean Mekseb Debesay. Chaabane finished the event, which covers over a total of 105 km finalized in 10 tours, in a time of 2h49:09, ahead of (...)
[Shabait] 08/03/2015

Mali: Group Claims Restaurant Attack As Revenge On France and West
[RFI] The jihadist group led by Algerian Islamist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for Friday night's attack on a restaurant in Bamako, which killed a Frenchman, a Belgian and three Malians. It said the attack was revenge for Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the prophet Mohammed and the (...)
[AllAfrica] 08/03/2015

APR lose opening game in Africa Clubs Championships
National league champions, APR Volleyball Club lost their opening game against Algerian side Bourj Bouaririj Pool C of Men’s African Clubs Championships yesterday at the Olympic Hall in Sousse, Tunisia. The Algerian champions won 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, and 25-14). APR will face GSU of Kenya in their (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 08/03/2015

Hadi second after day one of Tour d’Oraine
Team Rwanda Cycling captain Janvier Hadi clocked 2:54:28 to finish second on day one of the ongoing Tour International d’Oraine in Algeria yesterday. Hadi fought hard to maintain his position with the leading peloton and indeed his efforts paid off as he sprinted to the finish line, 16 seconds (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 08/03/2015

Algeria: OIC Hails Signing of Peace, Reconciliation Agreement in Mali Under Algeria's Aegis
[Algerie Presse Service] Geneva -The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Iyad Ameen Madani hailed Tuesday, in Geneva, the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali under Algeria's aegis.
[AllAfrica] 05/03/2015

Algeria: Sonelgaz, GE Award Winners of Energy Innovation Contest
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Sonelgaz Group and the US firm General Electric (GE) awarded Wednesday in Algiers, Algerian six winners of "Industry and Entrepreneurship Development in Algeria" (IDEA), launched in 2014 to identify start-ups in the field of energy (...)
[AllAfrica] 05/03/2015

Algeria: Inter-Libyan Political Dialogue - Libyan Political Leaders, Activists to Meet Next Week in Algiers
[Algerie Presse Service] Newy York -The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Tuesday that a meeting of representatives of the Libyan political leaders and activists will be held next week in Algiers as part of the Libyan dialogue (...)
[AllAfrica] 05/03/2015

Algeria: Qualitative Evolution in Algeria-Nato Relations
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -"Qualitative" evolution in relations between Algeria and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have been recorded over the past years, an official from the body said Tuesday in Brussels, Belgium, dubbing the bilateral cooperation (...)
[AllAfrica] 05/03/2015

National Cycling Team leaves for Algeria
The Eritrean National Cycling Team today left for Algeria to take part in the International Tour of Algeria 2015 from 6th to 30th of March. The 2.1 and 2.2 standard tour comprises nine different competitions. Asmara, 04 March 2015 – The Eritrean National Cycling Team today left for Algeria to (...)
[Shabait] 04/03/2015

Mali: 'Historic Step' Taken in Draft Agreement On Peace, Reconciliation
[UN News]The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) congratulated the parties involved in reaching a draft agreement on peace and reconciliation, which was initialled in Algiers on Sunday, according to the UN Secretary-General's spokesperson today in New (...)
[AllAfrica] 03/03/2015

Algeria: Arab League Welcomed Signing of Peace, Reconciliation Agreement in Mali
[Algerie Presse Service]Cairo -The Arab League welcomed the singing Sunday in Algiers of "the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali" under the aegis of Algeria.
[AllAfrica] 03/03/2015

Morocco: UN Organizations Urged Donors to Continue Aid for Sahrawi Refugees
[SPS]Algiers -The World Food Programme (WFP) and other United Nations agencies have urged on donors to continue their food aid for the Sahrawis living in refugee camps Tindouf (Algeria), warning of the insufficient funding to meet their needs in the second half of current (...)
[AllAfrica] 02/03/2015

Zimbabwe: Algerian Envoy Meets President
[The Herald]Algerian special envoy Mr Abdelkader Messahel yesterday rubbished calls by Nigeria to invite the United States military to help fight the Boko Haram terrorist group, saying Africa has the capacity to deal with any (...)
[AllAfrica] 28/02/2015

Kenya looks to Algeria for answers to terrorism
The country will also help Kenya in managing its oil industry.
[East Africa News Post] 28/02/2015

Algeria: Sonatrach - Three Oil Fields Discovered Since Early 2015
[Algerie Presse Service]Oran -Three oil fields were discovered by the national hydrocarbon group Sonatrach since the beginning of 2015, said Wednesday in Oran Chief Executive Officer of the oil company Said Sahnoun.
[AllAfrica] 26/02/2015

Algeria: Amnesty International Underlines 'Qualitative' Progress in Women's Rights in Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Director of Amnesty International-Algeria- Hassina Oussedik underlined Wednesday in Algiers "qualitative" progress in women's rights in Algeria.
[AllAfrica] 26/02/2015

Algeria: Pan-African Parliament to Boycott Crans Montana Forum Scheduled in Occupied City of Dakhla
[Algerie Presse Service]The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) declined the invitation to participate in the Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South cooperation, scheduled for next March in the occupied city of Dakhla (Western (...)
[AllAfrica] 25/02/2015

Western Sahara: Saharawi Government Calls for Urgent Investigation Into Moroccan Human Rights Abuses
[SPS]Algiers -The Saharawi Government has called on the international community, notably the UN, to open "an urgent investigation" into Morocco's violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, said Monday Ambassador in Algeria Mr. Brahim (...)
[AllAfrica] 25/02/2015

Algeria: Crackdown On Labor Rights Defenders
[HRW]Tunis -Algerian courts have sentenced nine labor rights activists to prison since late January 2015 for engaging in peaceful protests to support unemployed workers. One was sentenced to 18 months in prison for "unauthorized gathering." The others received one-year sentences, six months of (...)
[AllAfrica] 24/02/2015

Oil and Gas: Algeria to drill first offshore well
Oil and Gas: Algeria to drill first offshore well
Algeria plans to drill its first offshore oil well by the end of 2015, having boosted annual refining output to 31 million tonnes at the end of last year, Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi said on Monday.
[Africa Report] 23/02/2015

 
Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay receives 2014 African Cyclist of the Year Trophy during Tropicale Amissa Bongo
Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay who was named the 2014 African cyclist of the year after his remarkable success in 2014, including his strong performance at the Tour of Algeria, Tour of Cameroon and the Tour of Rwanda, received the 2014 African Cyclist of the Year trophy on Sunday. Five-time Tour de...
[CapitalEritrea] 22/02/2015

Algeria/Egypt: ES Setif Claim Trophy After Ahly Penalty Heartache
[CAF]ES Setif became the first Algerian side to win the CAF Super Cup after beating Egyptian giants, Al Ahly, 6-5 on penalties on Saturday at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida.
[AllAfrica] 22/02/2015

Algeria: Summit On Countering Violent Extremism - Algeria Proposes to Host Workshop On De-Radicalization
[Algerie Presse Service]Washington (usa) -Algeria proposed in Washington on Thursday to host a workshop on deradicalization as an extension to the works of the White House Summit on countering violent extremism, the Algerian delegation (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2015

Algeria: Youcef Yousfi, Russian Counterpart Discuss Oil Market Situation
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi on Friday in Moscow discussed with Russian energy minister Alexander Novak, the developments in the oil market, said a statement from the Energy Ministry.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2015

Mali: Parties Reaffirm Commitment to Cease All Forms of Violence
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The Malian parties engaged in the dialogue process under the auspices of the Mediation team led by Algeria to restore peace in northern Mali, Thursday in Algiers reaffirmed their commitment to observe "an immediate cessation of all forms of (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2015



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