ALGIERS- South Africa will host the SADC Solidarity Conference on Western Sahara, scheduled fo5 to 26 March 2019 in Pretoria. The conference will be in support of Sahrawi people’s right to freedom and self-determination.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

BERLIN – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra said Wednesday in Berlin (Germany) that the Algerian State was "seeking to preserve the sustainability of the constitutional institutions," adding that the "constructive dialogue" is the solution to the current situation.

"The solution to the situation prevailing in Algeria is the dialogue with all the political trends and the civil society as well," Lamamra told a news conference held jointly with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

The minister expressed optimism with "the capacity of Algeria to surmount this sensitive period," pointing that "any solution must ensure the Algerian state continue to accomplish its duties."

"The constructive dialogue is the only way which would allow efficient solutions and respond to all the aspirations of the Algerian people, along with the accomplishment by the Algerian State of its responsibilities in the country and regarding its geopolitical neighborhood," added Lamamra.

The "dialogue is the key to a better future," he said.

Speaking about the plan proposed by the president of the Republic, Lamamra said that this roadmap "clearly stipulates that President Bouteflika doesn’t intend to be candidate and commit not to stand in the future presidential election," adding that the "National Inclusive Conference’s mission is to fix the date of the election."


See also: President Bouteflika ready to hand over power to elected president


"Once this Conference takes place and the new Constitution is written with the contribution of all the political trends, a new presidential election will be organized, in virtue of which President Bouteflika’s term will expire and the power will be handed over to a new president the people will democratically elect," added the Deputy Prime Minister.

"All the Algerians want that this quantum leap leads to a new regime of consensus," he added.

"All the parties strive for this transition is conducted without conflicts of between the various forces in the country."

Besides, Lamamra hoped that everyone would move from "the stage of expressing positions to the stage of dialogue so to agree on the path which will allow the end of this situationn and forge ahead towards a better future."

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

ALGIERS - Algeria has become "a model" to follow in the field of the fight against terrorism and the "total" mastery of the means for securing the borders against all the dangers, said Thursday Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Deputy Minister of national defence, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army.

 Thursday, 21 March 2019

ALGIERS – Peaceful marches have been staged in the capital Algiers and many other cities of Algeria, for the fifth consecutive Friday. The demonstrators demanded "change of the system" and called for "the preservation of the country’s unity," APS reporters said.

Under a rainy sky, hundreds of demonstrators, of which may draped in national flags, started early in the morning to gather in Algiers downtown. Several gatherings were reported in the main Post Office la Grande Poste, the Place du 1er-mai (‘1st May Square) and Maurice-Audin Square.

In the early afternoon, thousands of citizens marched through the main streets of the capital, holding the national flag and repeating the same slogans demanding the "deep change of the system", the "respect of the Constitution" and the "rejection of the extension of the president’s term."

The marches, overseen by large number of policemen, have been marked by the presence of many national political figures and men of culture, as well as remarkable presence of media organizations.

In other cities, thousands took to streets to demand the "immediate departure of the system in place" and calling for the "respect of the people’s will" under the watchful eye of police officers deployed to avoid excesses.

Friday, 22 March 2019

ALGIERS- The National Plan on Water running until 2035 allowed to double and diversify water collection and distribution capacities in the benefit of inhabitants which 98% are now supplied with drinking water, said Thursday in Algiers general secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources.

Friday, 22 March 2019

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