With increasing austerity, and a destabilised region, will Bouteflika's bid for a fifth presidential term amidst a fractured opposition jeopardise the country's future?
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, who has been in office since 1999, is likely to win a fifth term as the Algerian opposition remains weak and fragmented.
The flow of migrants to Algeria has given the country access to financial assistance which allows the elite to neglect an internal humanitarian solution for migrants reaching their borders.
Libya's Tubu, part of a larger cross-border ethnic minority group, speak out against the "ethnic cleansing" of their community, after Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) launches a military offensive in the country's south.
Qatar's Almoez Ali scored a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the tournament to set his team on their way to a first Asian Cup triumph with a stunning 3-1 win over four-time champions Japan.
Turkey's involvement in Libya is based on humanitarian grounds, which allows it to play a positive role in finding a resolution to the conflict in the country.
Algeria’s current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika might be 81-years old and ailing, but that may not stop him for running for a fifth term.
Algerian authorities and archaeologists are now pushing to get the Jeddars listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in the hope of assuring their preservation and study.
Except for Qatar, the oil producing gulf countries are adamant on raising oil prices to fill budget deficits.
The president of Gabon has not been seen in public for months, leading to speculation about his continuing ability to rule the country.
The UN has finally managed to bring Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the region's separatist group Polisario to the negotiating table, hoping to make some progress on the four-decade-long dispute.
As Morocco’s king offers to hold direct talks with Algeria, we take a look at the issues that keep the two countries at odds — contentious border issues dating back to French colonisation and the territory of Western Sahara.
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