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Abdelaziz Bouteflika is wheeled into the polling station to cast his vote
18/04/2014 - Algeria

Bouteflika camp claims victory, Benflis claims fraud in Algeria presidential poll

Supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika claim he has won a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's president.

Police disperse Wednesday's Barakat protest
17/04/2014 - Algeria

Ailing Bouteflika votes in Algerian presidential election, protests broken up

Polling opened in Algeria on Thursday morning following a campaign marked by the absence of incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.


French press review 15 April 2014

Ukraine makes the front pages of Le Monde and Libération. Le Figaro falls out of love with Manuel Valls. La Croix looks at the church in Rwanda.


French press review 12 April 2014

President François Hollande’s shattered image of normalcy, next week’s Algerian presidential elections and a Papal apology for paedophilia in the Catholic church dominate ...


French press review 11 April 2014

The French press welcomes the unanimous UN Security Council vote to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR), where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered ...


African press review 13 March 2014

Another look at the diplomatic issues surrounding the murders of exiled Rwandans in South Africa, investment in emerging economies, and yesterday's strike at Kenyan public universities ...


French press review 12 March 2014

Islamist groups in the Sahel region, Venezuela after Chavez and the sexual assaults in the French army are the main topics in today's French newspapers.


French weekly magazines review

Divisions in Algeria about ailing President Bouteflika’s bid for a fourth term in office and the Ukraine crisis dominate comments in the French magazines.


French press review 26 February 2014

France is still  struggling with its budget deficit. Bouteflika is standing for reelection as Algeria's president ... but does he know?


African press review 24 February 2014

Presidents are making the news this morning in Algeria, Zimbabwe and Uganda.