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Bouteflika steps aside as Algerians push to reclaim and own their history

Algerians protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria, 29 March 2019. EFE/Mohamed Messara Dounia Mahlouly, SOAS, University of London Algeria’s long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has agreed to step down following a series of mass protests against his original plan to bid for a fifth term. After weeks of uncertainty, the country’s military chief Ahmed Gaed Salah declared the 82-year-old ...

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Cyclone Idai Kills Over 1000 In Mozambique, 89 In Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai caused more havoc than initially reported as Mozambique said over a thousand people may have been killed as the cyclone smashed into the central part of the country. In neighbouring Zimbabwe, Idai left 89 dead and at least 150 more missing. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai’s full wrath on Thursday before the storm ...

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Algerians March Against Their President Again

Algerians returned to the streets of Algiers Friday asking President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. It was the fourth consecutive Friday protest by the people, against the 82 year-old ruler, who had spent 20 years in power. With police standing back without intervening, men, women and children gathered Algiers’ landmark Grand Poste square in a festive atmosphere, in numbers that ...

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At Least 49 People Killed In Mosque Attack In New Zealand

At least 49 people have been killed and 40 seriously injured in co-ordinated terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand. Innocent worshippers were shot at point blank range in Christchurch during Friday prayers. Officers responded to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch about 1.40pm local time (12.40am GMT), and urged people in the area to stay indoors. One ...

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Protesters in Algeria use nonviolence to seek real political change

Ghaliya Djelloul, Université catholique de Louvain Until Monday, March 11, it was the people of Algeria against the country’s 82-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He has been in power since 1999, and the state news agency announced in February that he would run for an unprecedented fifth term, and this despite his poor health and the country’s deep economic crisis. Previously ...

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Families Mourn As France Receives Ethiopia Crash Black Boxes

Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry. Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from 35 nations in the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new ...

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Outrage As Japan’s Minister Apologises For Being Three Minutes Late

Japan’s Olympics Minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, has publicly apologised after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting on Thursday. Opposition MPs said his tardiness showed disrespect for his office and boycotted a meeting of the budget committee for five hours in protest. They have been highly critical of Mr Sakurada after a series of gaffes. Last week, he said he ...

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