Veterans who fought alongside Algeria's president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in the 1954-1962 war of independence against France say it is 'duty of Algerian society' to protest against his seeking a fifth term in office.
The announcement by the President of Algeria, Abdelazizi Bouteflika, to run for a fifth term in the upcoming elections has caused hundreds of demonstrators to take to the streets to protest this decision.
OPEC and its allies unlikely to agree official output increase but will feel the pressure to avoid a spike in crude oil prices ahead of US sanctions on Iran taking effect. The organisation's members will meet this weekend in Algeria.
The Italian Ambassador in Algeria announced that the Algerian Army has deployed its troops on the southern and east borders of the country. The Algerian authorities have announced before that the country's borders are being used by illegal immigrants.
The protests that began last November in Algeria by the Autonomous Collective of Algerian Medical Residents (CAMRA) have become the longest labour protests that Algeria has seen in its history. Union members demand improved conditions and the abolishment compulsory civil services.
Algeria exported 27.2 million tonnes of crude oil in the first quarter of 2018 as part of strategy to slash costs on imported petroleum goods. The costs of imports dropped from 188.2 million to 51.3 million after the shift.