Aid workers rescue more African cyclone survivors, death toll mounts

BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds...

Ethiopians cheer as London museum returns plundered royal hair

LONDON (Reuters) - A London museum has handed back locks of hair cut from the corpse of an Ethiopian emperor during a British invasion 150 years ago, after a campaign by activists seeking the...

U.S. military may join Mozambique cyclone rescue, aid agencies told

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. military teams could join the cyclone rescue effort in Mozambique, a representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said, according to the minutes of a humanitarian meeting published...

Burundi authorities detain schoolgirls accused of scribbling over president’s picture

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundian authorities have charged three schoolgirls accused of defacing a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza, spokeswoman for the country’s Supreme Court, Agn├Ęs Bangiricenge, said on Thursday. The three girls were among...

Aid workers widen search for Mozambique cyclone survivors, death toll mounts

BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Rescue workers extended their search in Mozambique on Thursday for survivors of devastating floods following a powerful cyclone that ripped through southern Africa a week ago, killing hundreds and destroying...

Faeces in the kitchen: South Africans call for better sewage systems

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Raw excrement, condoms and sanitary products regularly spill into homes and parks, South Africans said ahead of Friday’s World Water Day - just some of about 4.5 billion people...

Zimbabwe raises public workers pay by 29 percent, averts strike for now

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s public workers have accepted a 29 percent salary hike for the lowest paid employees, which the government says will cushion them against double-digit inflation, unions said on Thursday, and likely...

Boeing, FAA face more pressure from US lawmakers over 737 MAX accidents

CHICAGO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Boeing Co in Washington as U.S. lawmakers called for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets, even as the world’s biggest planemaker worked to return the...

Cyclone Idai: UK charities launch joint appeal

Media playback is unsupported on your device 'It has become an inland sea' An appeal to help the survivors of Cyclone Idai has been launched by the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). At least 300 people are...

Testosterone rules for female athletes ‘unscientific’

New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded "unscientific". Last year, athletics chiefs ruled women with levels of five nanomoles per litre or more must have hormone treatment before...

Student football team abducted in Anglophone Cameroon

An entire university football team has been kidnapped in the Anglophone region of Cameroon. Gunmen abducted the 15 students from the University of Buea, in the southwest of the country, on Wednesday morning. It is...

Fergal Keane: Flying over Mozambique’s submerged farmland

As Mozambique counts the cost of Cyclone Idai, the BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane joined a helicopter flight over some of the worst-affected areas. The pilot pointed towards the east across the expanse of brown...

Cyclone Idai: Flying over flooded Mozambique

As Mozambique counts the cost of Cyclone Idai, the BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane joined a helicopter flight over some of the worst-affected areas. The pilot pointed towards the east across the expanse of brown...

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali soldiers have vacated at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed pay, a military officer and residents said on Wednesday, in what could be a boost...

Algeria’s Bouteflika will step down after new vote: deputy PM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will hand over power to a democratically elected successor after a new constitution is approved and a national conference is held, Deputy Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra said...

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia investigation

ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA (Reuters) - The world’s biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles on Wednesday to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies, while details emerged of an Indonesian crash with potential similarities...

Tunisian president wants to amend constitution to dilute PM power

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s president called on Wednesday for changes to the new constitution to give the presidency more power, in the latest escalation of a dispute between the two highest offices in the...

Pumza Fihlani meets cyclone survivors still waiting for help

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Youngest captain, loving son: Ethiopian pilots honoured in death

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew. Handsome, cosmopolitan Yared Getachew was to marry another plane captain this year....

Cyclone Idai: The hotel manager providing a safe haven in Zimbabwe

A hotel in Zimbabwe's south-eastern town of Chimanimani is providing shelter for those who have lost their homes in Cyclone Idai, which has devastated huge swathes of southern Africa. Mandla Mataure, the general manager of...

Alaa Al Aswany: Egypt ‘sues novelist for insulting state’

The bestselling author Alaa Al Aswany has said he is being sued by military prosecutors in Egypt for insulting the president, armed forces and judiciary. Aswany, who lives in the US, said the lawsuit was...

Air strike kills four people in Somalia -relatives

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - An air strike near the Somali town of Afgoye killed four people, a relative of one of the victims said on Tuesday. The United States frequently carries out such attacks that...

Zimbabwe tobacco output set to dip to 240 million kg after drought

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean farmers are expected to sell up to 240 million kg of tobacco this year, a 5 percent dip from 2018 due to drought, an industry official said on Wednesday at...

South Africa’s FDI inflows reach five-year high in 2018; central bank

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa’s foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows rose to a five-year high of 70.7 billion rand ($4.9 billion) in 2018 from 26.8 billion rand the prior year, the central bank said...

Tunisian forces kill three Islamic State militants near Algerian border

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian special forces killed three suspected Islamic State militants on Tuesday after clashes in mountains near the Algerian border, a security official told Reuters. Days earlier, Islamic State had released pictures...

Kenyan police seize $20 mln of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police have seized $20 million of counterfeit banknotes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate of criminal investigations...

Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures

Cyclone Idai has ravaged parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in what the UN says could be the worst weather-related disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Entire cities have been destroyed. Millions of...

Lenders and travellers stick with Ethiopian Airlines, for now

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Financiers, passengers and industry partners are, for now, still backing Ethiopian Airlines’ quest to become Africa’s dominant carrier, despite a March 10 crash that killed 157 people. The causes of the...

Ethiopian crash crew’s voices may unlock high-stakes Boeing inquiry

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) - The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry...

Robots compete with child jockeys in Egyptian camel races

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Remote-controlled robot jockeys lined up at a major camel racing festival in northeastern Egypt, as owners came under pressure from campaigns to stop using child riders. Organisers fielded around 20...

Two killed in accident at Glencore’s Zambian mine

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Two workers died in an accident at Glencore’s Zambian operation Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) on Tuesday, prompting it to suspend production pending investigations, the company said. “All operations at the South...

Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A new group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists called on Algeria’s powerful generals to stay out of politics as it pressed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the government to...

Gunmen kill five miners in Ethiopia, TV says foreigners among dead

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen in Ethiopia have shot and killed five workers from a mining company in the restive west on Tuesday, residents said, with a TV station reporting two foreigners among the dead....

Kenyan anger over Turkana ‘starvation’ being ignored

Kenyans have accused their government of ignoring drought victims following reports that at least 10 people have died of hunger in the north-western Turkana region. The hashtag #WeCannotIgnore has been trending on Twitter in the...

At least 10 migrants die when boat sinks off Libyan coast – official

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 10 migrants died when their boat sank off the Libyan coast near the western town of Sabratha on Tuesday, a Libyan security official said. About 17 others were rescued,...

Uganda investigates UN food aid after three die, police say

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said. The food...

Mali weekend attack killed 23 soldiers in total – army

BAMAKO (Reuters) - The final casualty toll from a weekend attack by suspected jihadists on a Malian army base was 23 soldiers killed, the army said in a statement on Monday. Gunmen attacked and...

Uganda probes UN relief food after three deaths -police

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said. The food...

Ethiopia crash investigators return home after reviewing black box data -sources

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian air crash investigators have returned to Addis Ababa from Paris where they had reviewed the black box data from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet, two sources familiar with the...

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000 – president

MAPUTO/HARARE (Reuters) - The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current...

Number dead in Mozambique cyclone, flooding could rise to 1,000, president says – state...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The number of people killed in Cyclone Idai and recent flooding in Mozambique could rise to around 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi said on state broadcaster Radio Mocambique on Monday. The president...

Uganda food aid halted over poisoning fears

A fortified porridge given to refugees and malnourished Ugandans has been removed from distribution over fears it may have killed an elderly woman. Nearly 200 other people were also hospitalised after the product, called super...

At least 157 dead in Zimbabwe, Mozambique as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

HARARE (Reuters) - At least 89 people have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of the country, a government official said on Monday, creating a humanitarian crisis...

Ahmed Rouaba: Beating the president not enough for young Algerians

Weeks of protests in Algeria have pushed long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to drop his plans of running for a fifth term as president. However, he remains in office and protests have continued, with calls...

Uganda’s ruling-party MPs back country’s aging leader for another term

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Members of parliament from Uganda’s ruling party are backing President Yoweri Museveni’s attempt to win another term, according to a resolution adopted at their ongoing meeting late Sunday. A victory at...

Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive and horrifying damage’ in Mozambique

Cyclone Idai has had a "massive and horrifying" impact on Mozambique's port city of Beira, the Red Cross says. It made landfall on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid...

What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

(Reuters) - More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia...

At least 89 dead in Zimbabwe as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

HARARE (Reuters) - At least 89 people have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of the country, a government official said on Monday, creating a humanitarian crisis...

Algerian unions refuse to support PM’s efforts to form government

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thirteen independent Algerian unions have refused to back the newly-appointed prime minister’s efforts to form a government he hopes will placate protesters who are pressuring President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his inner...

Zimbabwe death toll rises to 64 after Cyclone Idai pounds country

HARARE (Reuters) - Cyclone Idai has killed at least 64 people in eastern Zimbabwe and destroyed homes, bridges and roads, making rescue efforts difficult, a government minister said on Sunday. The tropical storm has...

Ethiopian Airlines: Empty coffins buried after Boeing 737 Max 8 crash

Ethiopian Airlines has offered the relatives of 157 victims of last Sunday's Boeing 737 Max plane crash bags of scorched earth to bury in place of their loved ones, reports say. Earth from the crash...

Algerian PM starts talks to form new government

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s newly-appointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government, the state news agency (APS) reported on Sunday. The new cabinet will include experts without political affiliation and will...

Algerian PM has started talks to form new government – state news agency

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s newly-appointed prime minister has started talks to form a new government, the state news agency (APS) reported on Sunday. The new cabinet will include experts without political affiliation and will...

Gunmen attack Mali army base, kill at least 16 soldiers-sources

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked and briefly seized a Malian army base overnight, killing at least 16 soldiers and destroying five vehicles in central Mali’s Mopti region, two local councillors in the area where...

Pope reactivates plans for South Sudan trip

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has asked aides to resume plans for a visit to South Sudan, a trip that had to be scrapped in 2017 because of the civil war in the...

Experts begin examining Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators hunting for the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France’s BEA air...

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 31 people dead

HARARE (Reuters) - At least 24 people have died in south eastern Zimbabwe as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, the country’s information ministry said on Saturday. Cyclone Idai, which...

Fire kills at least 8, destroys homes in northeast Nigeria camp

GENEVA (Reuters) - A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a northeast Nigerian camp for people displaced by a war against Islamist insurgents, aid group...

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 24 people dead

HARARE (Reuters) - At least 24 people have died in south eastern Zimbabwe as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, the country’s information ministry said on Saturday. Cyclone Idai, which...

Boeing 737 MAX software patch expected before end-March – sources

SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing Co plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said. The U.S. planemaker has been working on a...

Congo ex-leader Kabila’s coalition wins decisive senate majority

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s coalition won a clear majority in senate elections on Friday, officials said, further undermining his successor Felix Tshisekedi’s ability to govern independently. Opposition...

Zuma-era officials feature on South Africa’s ANC election list

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has included two prominent politicians linked to corruption under former President Jacob Zuma in its list of candidates for parliament ahead of an election...

In Kenya push, France seals business deals worth over 2 bln euros

NAIROBI (Reuters) - French firms signed contracts in Kenya worth some 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion) during a visit on Thursday by President Emmanuel Macron, who wants to deepen France’s economic ties with Anglophobe...

Burkina army investigating claims its troops carried out executions

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso’s military has launched an investigation after a rights group accused the army of carrying out executions during a recent operation in which it said it had killed nearly 150...

Nigeria school building collapse killed 20 people -Lagos health official

ABUJA (Reuters) - The collapse of a building housing a school in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Wednesday killed 20 people, while 45 others survived, the Lagos state health commissioner said on Friday....

Cyclone Idai lashes Mozambican port, hits communications

MAPUTO (Reuters) - A powerful tropical storm made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday evening, battering a coastal city with heavy rain and wind at speeds of up to up 170 km an hour and...

Algeria ruling party turns its back on Bouteflika: he is “history now”

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s ruling FLN party showed more signs of turning its back on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday, with one senior party figure saying in an interview overnight that the long-serving leader...

Cyclone Idai batters Mozambique coastal city, several injured

MAPUTO (Reuters) - A powerful tropical storm made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday evening, battering a coastal city with heavy rain and wind at speeds of up to up 170 km an hour and...

Ex-president Banda pulls out of Malawi presidential race

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Malawi’s scandal-hit ex-president Joyce Banda has withdrawn her presidential bid and endorsed opposition frontrunner Lazarus Chakwera, the two candidates’ parties announced on Thursday. Banda, who served as president between 2012 and...

Botswana’s High Court postpones decision in gay sex case

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana’s High Court on Thursday postponed its ruling on a case challenging the criminalisation of gay sex, which is being scrutinised by campaigners hoping the law could be overturned. Judge Abednico...

Vedanta to shut Namibian zinc refinery for five weeks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Vedanta Zinc International, a unit of diversified miner Vedanta Resources, said on Thursday it would close its zinc refinery in Namibia for five weeks after a strike by its mining contractor...

Rescuers try to account for children after Nigerian school collapses

LAGOS (Reuters) - Rescuers were trying to find a register of children to work out how many died when their school building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, an emergency official said on...

France takes Ethiopia crash black boxes, families grieve

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - 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...

New Algerian PM says new government will be ‘technocratic”

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s new prime minister, Noureddine Bedoui, said on Thursday he would form an inclusive and technocratic government that involved young Algerians who have been staging protests to push for quick political...

More people die after Nigeria building collapse -emergency agency official

LAGOS (Reuters) - More people have died after being taken to hospital in the wake of the collapse of a building housing a school in the Nigerian city of Lagos, an emergency agency official...

Lion on the lam locked-up in South African jail

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A young lion captured after being on the run for almost a month spent the night in a South African police cell before being moved back to its national park...

Ethiopian crash black boxes sent to Paris as 737 MAX jets grounded globally

ADDIS ABABA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two black boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX airplane that crashed in Ethiopia were being taken to Paris for investigation, Ethiopian Airlines said, as regulators around the world awaited word...

Uganda probes refinery over alleged smuggling of gold

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating the country’s biggest gold refinery over recent imports of an estimated 7.4 tonnes of gold, worth some $300 million. Ugandan state-run media has...

Mozambique wants government guarantees on Proindicus debt cancelled – PM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mozambique is seeking the cancellation of government guarantees on debts run up by state-run security firm Proindicus which helped spark a debt crisis in the country, its prime minister was quoted...

One person killed, dozens of children feared trapped in collapsed Lagos building

LAGOS (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and dozens of children were among those feared trapped after a four-storey building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Wednesday....

Boeing faces crisis with worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jetliners

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States grounded Boeing Co’s money-spinning 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday over safety fears after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people, leaving the world’s largest planemaker facing...

Waihiga Mwaura: Are Kenyans still scandalised by scandals?

In our series of letters from African writers, Kenyan journalist Waihiga Mwaura asks whether Kenyans have lost hope of tackling the scourge of corruption in the country. Shocking revelations over the last month that Kenya...

Ethiopian Airlines: Ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, says CEO

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Ethiopia black boxes bound for Europe, crash pilot had in-plane issues

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian Airlines pilot whose jet crashed killing 157 people had reported flight-control problems, the company said on Wednesday, as it prepared to send the black boxes to Europe from...

Sudan’s Bashir reshuffles cabinet -SUNA

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has reshuffled his cabinet, appointing at least 15 new ministers, state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday. Changes included the ministers of petroleum, finance and the interior....

Jumia to be first African start-up on NY Stock Exchange

An e-commerce company based in Nigeria is to become the first African start-up to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Jumia could go public in the next month. The company, which was given a...

100 children, many others feared trapped in collapse of Nigeria building that housed school

LAGOS (Reuters) - As many as 100 children and many others were feared trapped on Wednesday after a building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos. A Reuters reporter at the...

In Ivory Coast, organic chocolate made with a bicycle

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Dana Mroueh’s chocolate factory is a rarity for Ivory Coast and not only because the world’s top cocoa grower produces precious little finished chocolate. In the middle of the floor of...

Malawi flooding death toll rises to 56, braced for Cyclone Idai

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - The number of people killed in floods in southern Malawi has risen to 56, an official said on Wednesday, with the country now also on alert for an approaching tropical cyclone....

Many people, including school children, feared trapped in Nigerian building collapse

LAGOS (Reuters) - Many people including children were feared trapped on Wednesday after a building containing a school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, an emergency agency spokesman said, as rescue efforts began. Ibrahim...

Black boxes from Ethiopia crash to go to Europe for analysis -airline spokesman

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The black boxes from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people, will be sent to Europe for analysis, a spokesman for Ethiopia Airlines said...

Hungry for change, Algerians press old guard to step aside

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thousands demonstrated in Algeria on Tuesday, demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power but stopped short of stepping...

Building containing school collapses in Nigeria’s Lagos

LAGOS (Reuters) - A building containing a school collapsed on Wednesday in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, an emergency agency spokesman said. There was no immediate information on any casualties, Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman for the...

Ethiopia crash brings wave of Boeing suspensions, Trump anxious

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain joined a growing wave of suspensions of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump waded into the debate over modern airplane design following a crash...

More than 500 Banunu killed in attacks by rival ethnic group in DR Congo...

GENEVA (Reuters) - The deaths of at least 535 men, women and children in fighting between two communities in Democratic Republic of Congo in December may amount to crimes against humanity, a The U.N....

One man killed, Lebanese construction worker kidnapped in Nigerian city

KANO (Reuters) - Gunmen in Nigeria abducted a Lebanese construction worker and killed another man in the northern city of Kano on Tuesday morning, a police official said. The attack and abduction in the...

Painting sow Pigcasso hogs the limelight at South Africa farm

FRANSCHHOEK, South Africa (Reuters) - Step aside Francis Bacon. Brandishing a paintbrush in her snout, Pigcasso enthusiastically tosses her head to create bright, bold strokes across a canvas propped up in her sty. The...

Macron warns of Chinese risk to African sovereignty

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday of risks to the sovereignty of African countries from China’s increasing economic presence as he began a visit to the east of the continent....

Kenya’s president signs petroleum law outlining revenue sharing

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s president signed on Tuesday a long-awaited petroleum bill into law to regulate oil exploration and production and outlining how revenues will be shared between the government, local communities and companies....

Thousands press for quick change in Algeria after Bouteflika concessions

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thousands protested across Algeria on Tuesday, demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power but stopped short of stepping...

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