Algeria

Arab Spring moment?

Print edition : April 12, 2019

A demonstration near the May 1 Square in central Algiers on March 15 demanding that President Bouteflika step down. Photo: AFP

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a handout still image taken from a TV footage released on March 11. Photo: REUTERS

Abdelaziz Bouteflika's brothers Said Bouteflika (right) and Nacer Bouteflika, a May 2017 photograph. Said is said to hold enormous influence in the presidential apparatus. Photo: Sidali Djarboub/AP

Algeria faces its moment of truth, with civil society and the opposition protesting against the government and the power behind it, Le Pouvoir.
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