Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika meets with the French prime minister at his residence during an official visit in Zeralda, a suburb of the capital Algiers. Photo: AFP

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacks his campaign manager hours before election deadline, state media confirms

  • Abdelmalek Sellal oversaw Bouteflika’s past three successful re-election bids
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika meets with the French prime minister at his residence during an official visit in Zeralda, a suburb of the capital Algiers. Photo: AFP
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Protesters clash with police in the streets of Algiers, Algeria on Friday, March 1, 2019. Photo: AP

Algerian police fire tear gas at mass protest against president

  • Marches reported in cities around the country by thousands angry at the ailing president’s attempt to prolong his 20 years in power
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Protesters clash with police in the streets of Algiers, Algeria on Friday, March 1, 2019. Photo: AP
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