Algeria hasn’t heard news of its President for weeks, making the country seem leaderless. If Tebboune does not resurface by 12 December 2020, he could face the same constitutional charge that saw his predecessor removed for “impairment”.
Granting himself unparalleled sweeping powers, Tebboune’s new constitution promises an entrenched state that cuts off the public’s legal avenues for change not in line with the executive’s wishes.
Algerian President Tebboune received the remains of 24 of the independence fighters killed during the Algerian popular resistance against French colonialism between 1838 and 1865.
Algiers and Ankara boosted their diplomatic ties by signalling cooperation on the Libyan crisis, while the former fears Libya’s unrest may spill over into its territory.
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