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.
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.
Following the recent dismissal of police chief General Abdelghani Hamel over cocaine scandal, the Algerian Ministry of Defense announced a new secretary-general amid extensive reports of a major reshuffle in the country's military establishment.