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Algeria’s Bouteflika confirms he will run for 5th term

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared he will seek a fifth term in April elections in a message published by state media Sunday, after he was endorsed by his party and the ruling coalition. Bouteflika uses a wheelchair and has rarely been seen in public since …

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Hundreds injured in months of Algeria football violence

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | More than 300 people were injured in football-related violence during the first four months of Algeria’s football season, with hundreds arrested, police said on Sunday. Algeria has for years seen nearly weekly violence at football stadiums between supporters, while police and players have also been …

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Over 60 wounded in Algeria football clashes

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | More than 60 people, mostly police officers, were wounded in clashes with supporters at a football match in Algeria, local authorities said on Wednesday. The fixture between top division club MC Alger and third league Village Moussa was marred by repeated stone-throwing before the referee …

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Vipers bow out of CAF Champions League

TODAY 4PM ✅ CAF Champions League ▶Vipers 🇺🇬 0 CS Constantine 2  🇩🇿 ▶Constantine Advance 3-0 on aggregate Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vipers Sports Club had a disappointing Saturday, bowing out of the Total CAF Champions League at the hands of Algerian outfit Club Sportive Constantine. Despite a brilliant start, …

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Vipers SC set to defend solid home record, seek 2 goals

▶TODAY 4PM ✅ CAF Champions League ✅ Vipers 🇺🇬 vs CS Constantine 🇩🇿 ✅ St Mary’s Stadium Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Venoms have won two of their three home continental matches and know they must keep this record intact, if they are to stop CS Constantine and march into the …

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Vipers SC off for Algerian mission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vipers SC will face an up-hill task when they battle Algeria’s SC Constantine in the first round of the CAF Champions League at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui on Friday. The team without suspended skipper Taddeo Lwanga and Geoffrey Wasswa traveled this afternoon on an Emirates …

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East Africa may lose its crown as ‘cradle of mankind’

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Archaeologists in Algeria have discovered stone tools and cut animal bones that may be up to 2.4 million years old, bringing into question East Africa’s title as the cradle of humanity, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science. The artifacts — more ancient …

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Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for Cup of Nations

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria trounced Togo 4-1 in Lome on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon. Mauritania, for the first time, Guinea and the Ivory Coast later raised to 13 the number …

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UN takes 1,500 economic migrants to Niger from Algeria

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Around 1,500 economic migrants have been taken from Algeria to Niger in recent days by the UN’s migration agency, its Niamey chief said on Thursday. Giuseppe Loprete from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told AFP around “600 Cameroonians, two large groups of Malians …

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