Tag: Algeria

Al-Qaeda in North Africa kills French hostage

Al Jazeera News Channel reported on Sunday that Al-Qaeda’s wing in North Africa, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), said it had killed Michel Germaneau, a French hostage in response to a raid last week by French troops against a base in the Sahara…

AQIM built shelters to protect from air raids in Sahara

Media reported on Thursday that terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are building fortified bunkers in the Sahara desert of Algeria and Mali to protect themselves against any possible aerial attacks.

Algeria/Terrorism: Explosion in the police barracks kills four

Algerian Police Officials stated on Friday that at least four people, including two police officers were killed in an explosion in the Algerian police barracks next to a major highway in the village of Ammal.

Algeria Launches Nation-Wide Counterterrorism Offensive

Terrorism Monitor With al-Qaeda activities in the Sahel/Sahara region of Africa creating havoc with commerce, trade, resource extraction, tourism and general security, the nations of the region appear ready to mount a coordinated military approach to the elimination of Salafist…

Autonomist party establishes provisional government and warns about the risk of bloodshed in Kabylie, Algeria

Ferhat Mehenni, the President of the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie (MAK), announced on Sunday during a gathering in Paris that his movement had formed a “provisional government”. Its composition will be announced on Tuesday, on the occasion of 30th anniversary…

Algeria politics: Where’s Boutef?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Abdelaziz Bouteflika on April 9th marked the first anniversary of his landslide election victory for a third term. There was not much cause for celebration. The president has been out of the public eye for…