Algerian students demonstrate in the capital Algiers on March 5, 2019 against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term. Algerians yesterday dismissed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's promise to quit early if re-elected for a fifth time in April and eyed fresh protests to push him from office. The ailing leader, who suffered a stroke in 2013, vowed in a letter read out on state television late Sunday to organise a "national conference" that would set a date for further polls which he would not contest.
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Algerian students demonstrate in the capital Algiers on March 5, 2019 against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term. AFP

Algeria: Army says there will be no breakdown in security as thousands return to streets


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