After Algerian protesters rejected President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s offer to step down after one year should he be re-elected, his latest announcement that he will extend his fourth term is being met with more anger.
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.
Amnesty International has warned the Algerian government against the use of excessive force ahead of the massive anti-government protests. Citizens of Algeria have been calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to renounce his plans to extend his 20-year presidency.
Basra residents, who have been protesting to demand services and jobs, are disappointed with the new government for not appointing any minister from Basra and call for the establishment of a Basra federal region.
Tunisian officials predict that approximately 8 million tourists will spend holidays in Tunisia this year. Of these 8 million tourists, the officials expect at least 2.2-2.7 Algerian tourists this season. The boost in the nation's security has increased the country's tourism earnings by 42%.